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UTC Presentation 2011

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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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