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High School English Teacher from Navajo Nation

Supportive of technology but what about the limited resources?

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I am supportive of using the internet, digital cameras, cell phones and other forms of technology in my classroom but I also have my justifications clearly spelled out in my lesson plans. This helped me a lot in the beginning when I had to convince my principal or concerned parents that I wasn't just creating chaos. I think the bigger problem for me is the resources that aren't available. Many of my students do not own a cellphone or a computer and the school can barely keep a functioning computer lab open for the entire school. I want my students to interact more with technology and own the process rather than passively read a powerpoint presentation. Where could I find information on getting these resources?

Language-teacher from Denmark, working with tech in a 1:1-MacBook-School.

Exit?

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I like your analogy - good idea!
But... I am missing the safety instructions and an emergency exit :-)

In my opinion the plan lacks a sted 5 or 6.
What should the teacher do if the new tech in class won't behave? To whom should the teacher talk and where should he/she direct frustrations?

Thanks for some good insights!

-Peter

http://www.peter-holmboe.dk

I produce free Algebra tutorials on YouTube, and I sell ed. Tech.

Get an interactive whiteboard, or at least a digital projector.

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They save time, and are so expandable.

Middle School Principal in LAUSD

How about remaining seated

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How about remaining seated with seatbelt on? The classroom is not an airplane.

We feel the same way. They

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We feel the same way. They have the tech. Show them how to use it! As long as you are prepared to be flexible the results will be incredible. Students interact, critically think and respond to technology. As a result, it becomes our responsibility, as educators, to employ it to create critical thinking. All of our posts last week were about cell phones in the classroom and how to use QR codes to extend classroom learning and concepts. Educators have to be prepared to jump in!
http://wheretheclassroomends.com/non-fiction-lesson

Aubrey, www.wheretheclassroomends.com

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