Monthly Archives: September 2012

Tricks for Teaching Tech Quickly (The Series)

Technology can certainly help a teacher manage her classroom, or keep track of student progress. And there are students who will benefit from becoming computer experts by taking computer classes. But the most powerful use of technology in schools is … Continue reading

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Kids Teaching Kids: Tricks to Teach Tech Quickly (4 of 4)

This is the fourth in a series of posts on teaching technology quickly so technology-based learning activities can be focused more on the curriculum than on the technology. Kids Teaching KidsAnother effective strategy is “Kids Teaching Kids.” This strategy is … Continue reading

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Cheat Sheets: Tricks for Teaching Tech Quickly (3 of 4)

Below, is the third of four posts highlighting techniques that will help insure that teachers are helping students succeed with their work by teaching them the technology skills they need, but doing it quickly, so that most of the time … Continue reading

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“Just in Time” Lessons: Tricks to Teaching Tech Quickly (2 of 4)

This is the second in a series of posts on teaching technology quickly so the focus of technology-based learning activities can be not on technology, but rather on the curriculum. “Just in Time,” not “Just In Case”The mistake the Health … Continue reading

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Tricks to Teaching Technology Quickly: Mini Lessons (1 of 4)

Yesterday, I suggested that teachers sometimes make one of two mistakes when designing technology-based activities for students: either spending too much or too little time teaching the technology skills necessary for the activity. I am not referring here to how … Continue reading

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The Two Mistakes Teachers Make When Teaching With Technology

Even though we may be working with “Digital Natives,” students do not necessarily have the technology skills to do the work we want them to do with their laptops and tablets. In an environment where the technology is in service … Continue reading

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