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How to Sell Education Technology to Even the Most Technophobic Teachers

How to Sell Education Technology to Even the Most Technophobic Teachers | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
  Dear Technology Integrator: Most modern teachers already use digital technology - yes, even the most technophobic ones: They email They surf the web for resources They use text messenging They cr...

Via Becky Roehrs
rodrick rajive lal's insight:

I guess, we will contninue to need to sell technology to even the most Technophobic teachers. Technology is no just about checking emails, surfing the web for quick fix solutions!

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 22, 2015 2:25 PM

Short and sweet-how to get teachers on board with technology..

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8 Great Ways to use Technology in the Classroom to Create Lessons That Aren’t Boring

8 Great Ways to use Technology in the Classroom to Create Lessons That Aren’t Boring | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Dozens of free web tools and ideas that can pack a technology integration punch and kick those lessons up a notch Are you tired of delivering the same old

Via Elizabeth E Charles
rodrick rajive lal's insight:

Teachers definitely need to be innovative enough in order to make their class room sessions more interesting, although a note of caution is that this needs to be done taking into consideration the amount of the syllabus that needs to be covered, time limits, and yes, remember, 'familiarity breeds contempt!' Most twenty-first century skills ready schools will have WiFi access and overhead projectors in their classrooms. This technology in itself is useful in making lessons more interesting. In many cases, students can themselves be called to the docking station and surf the net for specific information. One catch though is that the facilitator needs to have a strong control over how technology is used, and he or she should have a good enough idea about which sites to viisit, whether it is Ted Talks, or Khan Academy, or any other such site. In many cases it has been noticed that the use of technology has made students lazy, as for example, they refer to ready made notes available on the net, like Spark Notes, for the teaching of literature without even thinking of understanding the question and what they are reading on the net. Some students would even copy paste material from the net ditto. That is when they need to be told about the harms of Plagiarism. Simulation is another wonderful tool that can help make learning more interesting. Take for example role play or drammatisation of plays in the syllabus. Role play or drammatisation can be supported by a screening of an except from a particular play and then students can be asked to model their performance on the basis of what they have been shown in class.

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