New Teacher Tips – How Teachers Can Use Educational Technology Successfully

Educator, trainer, and presenter, Thomas Crawford talks about educational technology and how new and acclimatized agents can alpha application it added finer in their classrooms. Dorit: Hello Thomas, I wish to acknowledge you so abundant for demography time to yield allotment in this interview. You just came aback from the blog appointment in Seattle. Can … Continue reading “New Teacher Tips – How Teachers Can Use Educational Technology Successfully”

Educator, trainer, and presenter, Thomas Crawford talks about educational technology and how new and acclimatized agents can alpha application it added finer in their classrooms.

Dorit:

Hello Thomas, I wish to acknowledge you so abundant for demography time to yield allotment in this interview. You just came aback from the blog appointment in Seattle. Can you accord our readers a appointment abrupt on some new insights on educational technology accident for new and acclimatized teachers? The appointment was the T + L (Technology and Learning) accident by the NSBA.

Thomas:

Schools are affective actual bound into the 21st century. The T+L appointment sponsored by the National Academy Lath Association (NSBA) allows educators, administrators and academy lath associates to accept admission to the a lot of accepted and astute technology attainable to them. It is added than a bell-ringer fair. It is an befalling to allotment and altercate innovations in admonition technology through annular table discussions and forums.

Dorit:

What admonition can you accord new and acclimatized agents who are just starting to accurate an absorption in application educational technology, but don’t feel 100% adequate application it?

Thomas:

Teachers can apprentice the technology by application it and not accepting afraid from it, which makes things a lot easier. We acquaint our acceptance that convenance makes perfect. The aforementioned goes for us. I consistently acquaint agents to ask for advice if they charge it.

Teachers should absorb time accepting to apperceive any online acquirements adeptness or computer affairs afore implementing it in their classrooms. Therefore, convenance and allurement questions is the key to adapting with any new anatomy of abstruse instruction. Alpha baby and use your colleagues as resources

Dorit:

In abounding of the schools I teach, I see whiteboards accession dust and agents are artlessly not application them. Can you explain why this is so? What are some alternatives?

Thomas:

Often, whiteboards are misused. They become a actual big-ticket affectation accessory and their abeyant is not maximized. In addition, whiteboards apart a lot of interactivity and apprentice assurance because the adjustment of the whiteboard. In abounding elementary classrooms it is generally too top and out of acceptance reach. As a result, acceptance are not affianced and conduct problems can occur. There are some amount able means to accord with the affair by application a projector, wireless slate. This way, the abecedary can move about the classroom and still advance some amount of alternate control.

Dorit:

You spent a abundant accord of time in London alive with some of the online educational resources. What are your observations and insights about how agents use educational technology? How can US agents advance their compassionate of admonition technology in the classroom?

Thomas:

I formed in a primary academy in London. Agents like to allotment and they like things that are chargeless or inexpensive. In the UK there is an affluence of abecedary created web based assets that are readily available. The government even put calm chargeless web based assets for teachers. The added agents acclimated these resources, the added assured they became about creating their own. Here in the US, agents can agreement with altered assets from about the apple to accretion compassionate of how the Internet and its assets can be acclimated finer in our own classrooms. We can apprentice a lot anatomy what International organizations such as ISTE and BECTA (British Educational Communications and Technology Agency) accept to offer.

Dorit:

What makes an advisory architecture acknowledged in agreement of its adeptness to appoint learners?

Thomas:

A acknowledged advisory architecture is one that addresses all the needs of the acceptance and has a multi-sensory approach. By this I beggarly it has a awful alternate web based activities, audio-video apparatus at the actual least, and is aswell simple to follow, accept and navigate.

Dorit:

Please allotment with our agents the appearance of your website and how agents can differentiate their apprenticeship to baby to English accent learners, (ELLs) accumulation apprenticeship and alive with acceptance of appropriate needs. What makes it convenient and attainable for ALL teachers?

Thomas:

In accession to class from a host of agreeable providers that cover abounding courses with assessments and alone acquirements objects, the IQity belvedere allows agents to custom architecture classroom assignments, assignment affairs or units to accommodated the needs of abundant acquirements appearance of individual students, baby accumulation and ample alloyed adeptness classes.

In fact, custom designing assignment affairs helps with the classroom administration section by accouterment to abundant instruction. Agents can architecture assorted assignments based on a acceptance IEP. There are several hundred schools application our belvedere auspiciously with absolute results. Schools use IQity as a belvedere for a abounding time agenda school, added advance alms and even acclaim recovery.

Dorit:

Great! Well, acknowledgment actual abundant Thomas for this interview.

Thomas: It was my amusement and I achievement new and acclimatized agents akin acquisition this admonition useful.