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5 Ways To Encourage Technology Integration With Your Classrooms

5 Ways To Encourage Tech Integration

Are your teachers finally settling into the long school year and starting to get a little relaxed in their focus on Technology Integration? In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff discusses 5 things that every tech coach (and school district) can do to encourage teachers to become innovative and creative in their classrooms through technology integration.

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5 Ways To Encourage Tech Integration For All Staff Members

  • Define what tech integration is for staff members
    • Using technology in the classroom?
      • Simple: Kahoot / BrainPop
      • Advanced: Web Design / Coding
    • Going fully digital (paperless)
      • LMS / Google Classroom
    • Using tech for tech or using tech to replace a previous non-tech item
      • SAMR
      • TPAC
  • Work with teachers inside their classrooms to model technology integration
    • Focus on one or two applications in a building at any one time so you can focus your communications, newsletters, pd trainings on a smaller group of tech items
    • Offer to teach about Digital Citizenship
    • Highlight your tech-infused teachers and what they are model. Invite other teachers to watch them teach or use the tech in their own classrooms. 
  • Focus on the curriculum and not on the tech.
    • Teachers are more comfortable talking about curriculum rather than tech
    • Help them expand an idea, a lesson, or a project to incorporate a tech component that enhances the goal.
    • Encourage teachers to share their lesson plans with you and invite your assistance in remixing it. 
  • Provide simple, step by step guides (written/video)
    • SMORE
    • Slide decks
    • Google Sites
    • Include an area in these “crib/tip sheets” where you share 1-3 example lesson ideas incorporating the tech.
  • Don’t overcomplicate things when having conversations
    • Listen to what they are asking … give them only what they want
    • Don’t jump into your first conversations by giving teachers a ton of new ideas that might overwhelm them
    • Simply ask why. What is the goal? Sometimes no tech is better than MUST tech. 

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    • Episode 69: 5 Simple To Use Applications That Make Tech Integration Achievable For All Teachers

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