EdublogsClub – short #7 Listicle for the How To #EdTech
This post is part of the #EdublogsClub – a group of educators and educational technology enthusiasts that blog around a common theme each week.
Are you new to #EdTech? Here are ten steps to incorporate Educational Technology for Learning in your classroom:
- Start small – consider one tech idea or app to increase technology and learning your classroom.
- Be willing to move out of your Comfort Zone.
- Join the #edtech conversation on Twitter* – contribute to tweet-meets and chats.
- Be Inspired to list future #edtech ideas – make the list accessible (see #10 on this list).
- Join a #edtech Network – join a school PLC or join an online community such as Microsoft Educator Community.
- Be Accountable to yourself – schedule weekly checks with colleagues or create a weekly “To Do’s” checklist and then check off that you tried something new.
- Just Do It – don’t wait, jump in and try (see #1 and #2 on this list).
- Monitor and adjust – you know your students, if students are engaged and learning then keep the #edtech, if not then don’t use it. Model a Growth Mindset to students that it is okay to try something new, learn what you can and move on if it doesn’t work.
- Share – be willing to share your new #edtech with your colleagues and students.
- Rinse and Repeat – don’t stop with just one idea, grow your inspiration and focus on student learning and technology in the classroom. Return to step #1 on this list.
*New to Twitter? See Teacher Twitter 101.