LwDT: Where shall I start?

19 Jan

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Technology can be incredibly overwhelming. There is an abundance of information and I can understand that teachers find it easier just to not use it at all, or continue simply using what they know.

The issue is often where do I start. Well perhaps here could be an answer in this reflection.

1. Talk. This seems so simple, yet it is so underutilized. Professional conversations in the staff room are the best form of professional development. Find a colleague and go ask questions about what they are doing in their classrooms. The one thing I love about teachers is how willing and excited they are to share what they know. Find a few new ideas, observe them in class. This works in not only with eLearning.

2. Try new things . The benefits of technology and the flipped classroom are just endless. Commit to trying one new tool every term and don’t just use technology for presenting information. Think how is this enhancing my teaching? Use it as a teaching tool. If you run meetings think how you can use it . I use padlet to great effect.

I would love to know some of you favourite tools. Let me know how you get on.

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