Try not to panic, 92% of teachers that are floundering with these all pervasive, complex, overwhelming classroom changes. Don't cry. You are not alone. Not really.
- Where can I find help? We're going to Chromebook. I'm a teacher with not much tech expertise.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
Understanding Google Certification
Chrome: Getting started
This is a quote from this page. DON'T YOU FEEL BADLY after reading it. If you are a teacher, such as myself, who has actually spent 24-7 planning and teaching and not sitting in your computer chair--this isn't that simple to you. So here is the smug quote:
It’s easy to get started with a Chrome device, whether you are an IT administrator, a teacher or a student. There’s no steep learning curve standing in the way of learning, teaching and sharing, and the web-based management console makes it easy to administer a fleet of Chrome devices.
I really despise the stuck-up attitude given by some of the ed tech community. We are not stupid, and we have legitimate questions. Don't you tell me, sonny, there's no steep learning curve. Anywho, ask for help, from your grade level, from the tech person, from family. You could pray about it. Don't give up. Some teachers I spoke to said they were retiring because of the changes with ed tech. Retire if you are ready, not to avoid learning something new.
- I'm a Principal and my teaching staff has the deer-in-the-headlights-look when we talk about ed tech at staff meetings. Its just about an emergency. What to do?
Office of Education Technology
Why Teachers Hate Tech Training ... and What to Do About It
Training Teachers to Integrate Technology
I want to use ed tech in my class, but we are not getting the ed tech equipment. I teach Special Education, and also need time for training in ed tech.
Red flag here. By my informal observation, special education classes are not receiving current ed tech. In the past, special education classes customarily received out-dated textbooks, inadequate or inferior classrooms, no equipment or it was shoddy, and somehow funding earmarked special education did not make it to the student even when in an IEP. I'm not naming names, or stating it happened under my watch (it didn't because I'm kind of a watchdog about that.) I have recently been in a Special Education for the Severely Handicapped/Autism Classroom that very effectively used iPads with the students. I would be very interested to see how Chromebooks with the simplified writing opportunities work with this student community. Do Special Education students have a right to ed tech like the other students? How about the teachers?
This is a Special Education legal website. Don't tell anyone I sent you.
Technology and Assistive Teachnology
Chromebooks for Special Education and Assistive Technology
What does edtech look like in the special ed classroom?
Ed tech looks so exciting online. Why does seem so dull in a real classroom?
News from Skype in the Classroomhttps://education.skype.com/news?page=2
Exciting Ideas for the Implementation of Educational Technology in the Classroom
Learn the Ins and Outs of Google Classroom from an Expert
Cool Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom
Teaching Is Learning Ed Tech
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Teaching Is...Learning Ed Tech II