• You don't have to be an expert.
First, if you're pressuring yourself to master technology, you're setting yourself up for disappointment--a major demotivator when it comes to embracing tech. Technology is constantly evolving, so everyone around you is always learning. All you need is a willingness to learn. It also helps to have a collaborative atmosphere and a principal who leads by example.
• Create an online PLC.
• Always have a Plan B.Expect the WIFI to go down and the whiteboard to go blank. Tech problems happen, so when you plan a lesson, always ask yourself, "Can I still do this lesson without technology? If so, how?" If not, have a Plan B ready.
• Let students lead the way.
Odds are your students will know the tech better than you. Don't be one of those teachers with a hands-off policy when it comes to tech. Instead, use it as an opportunity for students to take the lead, show their skills, make a contribution, troubleshoot problems, and feel appreciated for their knowledge.
- This student's brilliant recommendations is a must read for all teachers new to tech:
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