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How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology

How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology
In my consulting as well as administrative technology work, I am often asked the same questions by different schools and officials. One of the most common is: “How do you get teachers who are hesitant or resistant to use technology?” I am keenly aware that many of my colleagues are not, for various reasons, gung ho about educational technology. And it’s interesting. Quite often, the teachers who are hesitant to adopt new technology are great — in fact, amazing — educators. They are frequently veterans and usually leaders in their academic field and within their institutions. In my role as tech advocate, I habitually find myself trying to coax these established educators to use new tools and incorporate new methodologies. 1. If you’re working with veteran educators, this is especially important. Instead, try this: observe what they do in the classroom that’s made them successful and build out from there. 2. 3. Teachers respond better to other teachers who share their situation. 4. 5. 6.

Padlet: now with the ability to download and print! What it is: Wallwisher has long been one of my go-to cool tools. Recently, Wallwisher got a bit of a facelift as well as a new name: Padlet. Padlet is a fantastic little web application that provides a virtual bulletin board of sorts.

12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education There are a couple dozen ways to ‘use’ technology in education. There are also a couple dozen ways to integrate technology in education. Think those two things are the same? A Must Have Checklist for Teaching with Technology So you decided to give technology much more room in your teaching this year. Well, we are glad you decided to do so and we are even happier to offer you help ( for free ) to better integrate it into your classroom instruction. In fact no two wise educators would ever argue over the importance of technology in education, but the how, when and why(s) of such use is where views differ and discussions heat up. Technology does not offer ready made recipes for teachers to use with their students. Sometimes a tool that works for a certain teacher turns into a complete fiasco with another, even the same teacher can notice marked differences in learning outcomes of two classes using the same technology.Hence, the importance of the effective beforehand planning for teachers. They need to scrutinize the learning environment, evaluate the possbile learning outcomes, and set clear goals for using technology.

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12 Things You Should Never Do When You Teach Online 453 Flares Twitter 133 Facebook 249 Google+ 36 LinkedIn 35 inShare35 453 Flares × You are never alone when teaching online. As a writer and teacher, I’m here to share my experiences and insights so that you will not hit the ground. We all know there are a lot of great articles out there on the web that talk about what you should do when you teach online. But sometimes what a new online teacher really needs is a list of what NOT to do when teaching online. Here are 12 things I recommend that online teachers do not do: How Do You Teach Digital Literacy? Literacy once was defined simply as the ability to read and write, but in the digital age, it's become much more than that. The American Library Association's Digital Literacy Task Force defines digital literacy as "the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills." But what's the best way to teach these skills? Inquiries Welcome

My Hugely Successful Techology Integration Strategy Written by Mark Brumley Starting Teachers with Technology Integration I have led about a zillion professional development sessions, both formal and informal, throughout the years. I always arrive with high hopes to engage teachers in the latest and greatest web 2.0 technologies and spur never before seen projects. I am always striving to push the envelope. It’s great to have high hopes but the reality is a lot of teachers are fearful of using technology that they view as overly complicated.