The Electric Educator: Should you teach technology in your classroom?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Should you teach technology in your classroom?

Do you have time to teach technology skills to your students? Unless you teach technology, probably not!

In a perfect world, students would learn how to use technology in tech class and would APPLY that knowledge in your class as you explore math, science, history, etc.

Sadly, fewer and fewer schools offer technology class on a regular basis. If your school does, you are one of the lucky ones.

That means that a lot of tech instruction falls to you, the content area teacher. The goal is to teach these basic skills so that you can use technology as a learning tool.

So, what are the ESSENTIAL skills that your students should know so that they can use Google Classroom, Drive, Chromebooks, etc in your classroom?

I put together a list of essential skills for elementary, middle school, and high school students, including some resources to help teach these skills. I would love to send it to you!

If you INVEST time early in the school year to teach these basic skills, you can build upon them throughout the school year, using them to do awesome things with technology.

Did I miss something? Was this a helpful resource? Leave a comment and let me know!

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