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  • Try hard to get on the school technology committee or the LwICT committee. Kathy is an advocate for this as well.

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  • Let’s Talk About Techand Our Role in the School Library
    “What we need to remember - it is not about tech, it is about innovation, creativity. It is not an option”,+2009+-+7:00+PM+EST
  • Technology In Education Is Still The Hot Topic
    The following slides are mostly the result of November 17th Twitter conversations (tweets) marked with the hashtag #edchat
    The two slides about barriers and solutions for TLs were constructed from recent comments on the UnquietLibrarian Blog
  • Talk About Attitude
    tech knowledge isn't one of the main things I look for in a teacher. Willingness to experiment and learn is. [Administrator]
    start with 1 new thing, try it out, not overwhelming with the multitude of opps available which causes shutdown
    It's about a way of thinking, not a way of using tools
    #edchat on Twitter
  • Talk About Time Management
    Just start with something small. An IWB tip or trick, web resource that will extend, enrich, or reinforce a concept.
    I learned a long time ago that it isn't time, it's priority. If it's a high priority you will find the time
    Time is a big factor. In our school it often boils down to that.
    #edchat on Twitter
  • Talk About Tools & Techniques
    For me, wiki allows me to share with teaching colleagues/parents/students on their time (like blog)
    NMHS_Principal also has his tchrs subscribe to his delicious acct too.
    Animoto is bombproof. Effective way for reluctant teachers to successfully dip toes into tech integration
    Being on your toes and staying current and using new techniques is part of professionalism
    #edchat on Twitter
  • Talk About Working w Students
    How can you prepare students to be successful & NOT integrate tech into daily classroom learning?
    Decided to send out a tech site of the week each Monday.
    We formed "tech angels" group of tech-savvy stdnts 2 yrs ago... they know how to plug audio cords & orient SMART boards.
    Students are already finding the technology without us - I think this is more about their "school" experience being more relevant
    What if students provided PD for new tech on occasion?
    How do we encourage positive mistake making with our students? Model it for them, of course
    Nothing is more 'urgent' than helping our learners in the best ways possible.
    #edchat on Twitter
  • Talk About Working with Colleagues
    Need integration of ideas btweendepts tech, curriculum, library media, professional development, administrative teams with respect
    Show & Tell! Show a colleague a tech tool you love and tell them all about it!
    We're starting Tech Thursdays w teachers during common prep period to share tech resources - sharing encourages reluctant teachers
    See what those teachers are passionate about first then helping them develop a sense of understanding in how tech can aid
    From research on adult learners - they need hands on, handouts, & talk time during the workshops - don't feed them too much new info
    #edchat on Twitter
  • More Talk About Working with Colleagues
    We can mentor, invite them to join Twitter or a ning or attend a webinar, hold wkshps, start a tech club 4 new tchrs
    ALL school employees (not just teachers) were invited 2 learn new tech tools
    for those less willing -match up with colleague/friend who uses tech more to mentor trying out a tech project
    Use tech in prof dev ; admins modeling use; invite teachers to visit classrooms using tech; hold showcases
    Whatever it is in education- tech, new books, new lesson plan model- it all requires showing RELEVANCE for buy-in
    tchr initiative plays a huge role in this - no one "taught" us this stuff, we figured it out. reward the tchrs who TRY!
  • Talk About Developing Our Own Skill Sets
    TECH use for Teachers has to go past your hours of 9-4 you have to use it at home and in your daily life
    If students deserve differentiated instruction, then so do our teachers!
    Seeing is believing!
    Let's not pretend that tech is always easy to use.
    Build your posse
    Don't just show us how to use it, show us how to apply it.
    It's not about technology integration anymore. It's about effective teaching practices. That includes technology.
    #edchat on Twitter
  • Talk About Barriers
    Obstacles and roadblocks to change that may explain why school librarians may not cultivate a personal learning network:
    • basic internet access (or restricted access)
    • aging collections
    • fixed scheduling
    • no paraprofessional support
    • outrageous student to library staff ratio
    • test scores dictate instruction
    • money to travel to conferences no longer exists
    • filtering reigns
    • they may face administrators who don’t support them
    • teachers with no time to collaborate
    • few obvious opportunities to develop whatever a PLN is
  • Talk About Solutions
    keep our focus on what is best for students
    identify the problems and campaign for effective solutions that will provide the best possible learning environment for our students
    grass-roots advocacy and effective marketing of our library programs.
  • End