Techy Teacher Resolutions

ResolutionsBy Ashley McFadin — The first of the new year has come and gone (seriously, how is it already 2013?!). And I am ALL about making New Year’s resolutions and lists.

Lots and lots of lists.  We are halfway through the school year, which means that I’ve had a whole semester’s worth of experience as a 1-1 teacher.  Looking back, I didn’t use them as much as I could or should.  But I have the whole spring semester to make up for it.  So, without further ado, my techy-teacher resolutions…

  • Have a specific goal in mind when using the computers for a simulation and be more explicit in telling the students what they should be looking for.  Not everything has to be complete and total inquiry.
  • Use Google Docs more often.  Not only with this cut down on my copying, but the kids will be less likely to lose it!
  • The computers should facilitate the learning of science content, not be new content in and of themselves.
  • Let the students be creative so they can show you what they know in their own way.  Let them take pictures, make videos, record songs!
  • Teach digital organization and study skills using programs like Evernote, Quizlet and Google Calendar.

In essence of SMART Goals, these are all specific, measureable and attainable.  You’ll hear teachers say that they “don’t have time” to do all of this, but it’s frankly a matter of making time so our students (and teachers) can be successful in the 21st century world of education.  To technology and beyond!

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