EdTech for Instruction

I am going to be sharing educational technology tools across the domains, the Danielson domains – that is! This is a curated list from preservice teachers at Grove City College. Each group was assigned a specific Danielson domain and they identified a tech tool that fits into the domain to justify why it’s a good fit for the specific Domain. Let’s dive in – here we go!



Domain 3 is the heart of the framework. Within this domain, we must engage students in learning and instruction. It pulls in features of teaching such as assessment, communication, and being a flexible educator of excellence.


Screencast-O-Matic Use this tool to record a lesson or presentation using this extension. Easy to share and embed in your class website or LMS.


Padlet or jam board This is one of my favorite tools to engage students in learning. Think of padlet as a virtual sticky note board. Students add their comments to a question, links, pictures, and videos to a sticky note. It is a great tool for an anticipatory set or notes out the door!


EdPuzzle or Playposit

This tool is fantastic for flipped learning. If you want to make sure that students listened or watched the video before class – assign it using one of these tools. You can embed questions or reflective pauses to let students digest the information. Embed it into your LMS or website and boom you got yourself an assignment and assessment in one!


Kahoot or Gimkit or Socrative

These two tools offer fun ways to incorporate a formative assessment. Who doesn’t love a review or as a way to gauge what students know before teaching a topic? Get students on the edge of their seats with these tools. Or have them work together to collaborate using Team modes.


How do you engage students in learning?
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