10 December 2012

Tech Tip: Forgive Yourself When Tech Fails

Here's my #1 tip to anyone looking to integrate more technology into the instruction and assessment in their classroom and curriculum.
Forgive yourself.

 No matter how many times you dry run through your lesson, double-check your setup, or go through the steps in your process, things may go wrong. The uncertainty of the technology factor is most intimidating to the slow adopters among us, but that's the most promising to me. 

I don't have to worry about having a perfect lesson because we work in environments that are rarely ideal, and "clients" that often don't want to be served. 

When using technology in our classroom is the ordinary, not the extraordinary, if a tech-related issue arises, we should shrug it off as simply as any other variable that derails any given lesson on any given day.

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Thanks for sharing!