Classroom Tech Made Simple
Hi, my name is Corey Knight and I created Classroom Tech Made Simple as a blog and resource that is dedicated to help teachers integrate technology in the classroom to benefit student learning. The classroom has changed dramatically in recent years and I am committed to maximizing your potential growth as an educator. I have created a system that takes the guesswork out of trying to implement technology in your 1 to 1 classroom and I have broken it down into easy to follow steps to help you and our students in the 21st century classroom.
At Classroom Tech Made Simple I am committed to using research based strategies to implement different programs and applications on both student and teacher devices. Throughout the flagship course I frequently reference Webb’s Depth of Knowledge Levels (DoK) to increase classroom rigor. This research categorizes classroom activities into levels based on how complex the task is. Using technology acts as a catalyst for increasing rigor and promoting overall success for our students.
If you have not already done so, please check out and download our Free Depth of Knowledge with Technology Cheat Sheet. This cheat sheet will help you distinguish what apps and programs to use in accordance to each level of Webb’s Depth of Knowledge. We are positive that this piece alone will increase rigor in your classroom.
When you sign up for our online course you will be given specific information in our detailed “how to” style course videos. As the primary content developer, I will go through a step by step process explaining what and how to use iPads and other similar devices effectively and efficiently. You will be given opportunities to actively participate and apply the skills you learn to increase rigor, participation, and understanding in your own classrooms in our 10 unit course. To learn more or sign up, click here.
My name is Corey Knight and I am the primary content developer. I have extensive experience in the classroom with technology. After graduating from Indiana University with a degree in secondary education I became a classroom teacher at an urban middle school in Indiana. After two years, I began working on my post graduate degree which I earned from Ball State University in Educational Technology and Curriculum.
I was immediately offered a job to be a tech coach for the district I work at, but I kindly rejected the offer in order to stay in the classroom and continue working with students. I have real experience with students and applying iPad technology in the classroom and I want to share that with you. While working in the classroom, I found that there was a need for teachers to learn how to apply technology in their classrooms in a meaningful way. The development of Classroom Tech Made Simple is the direct result of that need being met.
I continue to teach in the classroom today and I enjoy working with students and teachers alike to help make the classroom a fun, challenging, and rigorous environment for learning.
“I want to help you change your classroom into a technology rich environment that benefits student learning and prepares students for the jobs of the future.”