Searching for Balance

What do you want to do?

posted Sep 9, 2011, 9:23 AM by S Miller

Many of us teachers are use to craziness coming down from the top. New standards for the third year in a row, more data to keep track of, more paperwork to do, its easy to lose track of what you're really there for. 

Unfortunately, technology in the classroom tends to be one of those top-down decisions. It shouldn't be. The place where effect educational technology integration starts is with the students and the teacher. 
So what do your students want to do?
What do you want to do (even if it has nothing to do with technology)? 

Finding a Place to Start

posted Sep 8, 2011, 6:52 AM by S Miller

One of the most difficult things to do when tackling a new project is finding a place to start. When dealing with technology in the classroom, this is the first place many throw their hands up in frustration. Like staring at a blank page, the task seems insurmountable and its tempting to wait for "inspiration". 

As any ELA teacher will tell you, its better to write the wrong words rather than give up. For years, I've helped the technophobic integrate meaningful technology into their classroom. Anyone can do it. 

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