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Top 10 Mistakes When Using Technology

Top 10 Mistakes When Using Technology
When you use technology with your class, do you think that you are you using it correctly? Or are you unknowingly making mistakes that you should avoid? Now is the time to learn what they are so you can avoid making these mistakes in the future. This information was shared during one of Jerry Swiatek's Teacher Learning Community's Webinars. Full-Access members, sign in to the Community and then click here to watch the on-demand recording to hear Jerry's tips on how to avoid making these mistakes in the future. Top 10 Mistakes Educators Make When Using Technology: 10.) 9.) 8.) 7.) 6.) 5.) 4.) 3.) 2.) 1.) Have you made any of these mistakes?

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