Get Ready to Integrate Technology:
Members of the Education World Tech Team offer advice to help your school take advantage of technology in the coming year. Included: Our Tech Team presents their top ten list of tips to help you expand the ways you use technology.
As a new school year begins, we asked the Education World Tech Team to share their best suggestions for things you can do to facilitate technology integration in the months ahead. Here are the Team's responses.
10. GAIN PERSPECTIVE
Put last year into perspective. To achieve this perspective, ask yourself these questions:
9. GET ORGANIZED
8. TAKE A COURSE
7. NETWORK WITH PEERS
6. EXPLORE THE LITERATURE
Subscribe to online or print publications, such as Learning and Leading with Technology (International Society for Technology in Education), Reading Today (International Reading Association), and Instructor (Scholastic), to learn more about integrating technology into your teaching and student learning! (Visit Educational Technology Journals for a list of online educational technology publications.)
5. EXPERIMENT WITH SOFTWARE
4. INSTALL TIMESAVING TECHNOLOGY
Locate, install, and practice using technology that can make your job easier. Consider programs such as an electronic grade book to record student work, an electronic lesson planner, a word processing program to create parent letters (add clip art for interest!), and a database program to create labels and mail merge word-processed letters.
3. CREATE A CLASSROOM CLIMATE
2. PUNCH UP EXISTING LESSONS
The number one way to prepare to use technology in the coming year --
1. PREPARE SOMETHING NEW
Article by Linda Starr
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