Technology Tricks,  Tips, and Tools for the  Busy Educator Cathy Nelson, Teacher Librarian, NBCT
Hard Fast Rules  about Technology
Technology is neutral.
Best practices should drive educational change, not technology.
Short-term fixes rarely fix anything and usually aren’t short-term.
PowerPoint doesn’t bore people: people bore people.
Machines are the easy part;  people are the hard part.
<ul><li>Cell phones are evil.  </li></ul><ul><li>(Exception to bias #1.) </li></ul>
“ More” and “better”  are not synonymous.
The IT Motto: Solving problems  with technology--- problems that you  didn’t have  before there  was technology.
 
 
What does it mean for Educators?
Learners First ~  Technology Second
 
For the first time in education our job is to prepare our children for a future we cannot clearly describe.
If kids inherently think global,  shouldn’t we?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Have you seen my…?
 
 
 
http://www.online-stopwatch.com/ countdown-timer/
… in praise of late adopters!
 
@cathyjo Facebook .com/cathy jonelson cathyjo nelson@ gmail.com
cathyjonelson.wikispaces.com/ttt
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  • The motto of most technology departments should be: Solving problems with technology that you didn&apos;t have before there was technology.
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  • UTC Presentation 2011

    1. 1. Technology Tricks, Tips, and Tools for the Busy Educator Cathy Nelson, Teacher Librarian, NBCT
    2. 2. Hard Fast Rules about Technology
    3. 3. Technology is neutral.
    4. 4. Best practices should drive educational change, not technology.
    5. 5. Short-term fixes rarely fix anything and usually aren’t short-term.
    6. 6. PowerPoint doesn’t bore people: people bore people.
    7. 7. Machines are the easy part; people are the hard part.
    8. 8. <ul><li>Cell phones are evil. </li></ul><ul><li>(Exception to bias #1.) </li></ul>
    9. 9. “ More” and “better” are not synonymous.
    10. 10. The IT Motto: Solving problems with technology--- problems that you didn’t have before there was technology.
    11. 13. What does it mean for Educators?
    12. 14. Learners First ~ Technology Second
    13. 16. For the first time in education our job is to prepare our children for a future we cannot clearly describe.
    14. 17. If kids inherently think global, shouldn’t we?
    15. 33. Have you seen my…?
    16. 37. http://www.online-stopwatch.com/ countdown-timer/
    17. 38. … in praise of late adopters!
    18. 40. @cathyjo Facebook .com/cathy jonelson cathyjo nelson@ gmail.com
    19. 41. cathyjonelson.wikispaces.com/ttt

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