Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 | technology
Yes, as a teacher you should acquire your own equipment.
If you have never used technology before, it is important that you become comfortable with it before trying to use it in the classroom. Most people need time to adapt to the use of new things – it is not just a matter of taking a course, but rather one of practice, practice, practice. Technology in your home – available all the time – will make the learning process much easier.
Even if you are at ease with technology it is advisable to possess your own equipment. At home you can use it for admin functions, prepare lessons and create activities for your learners. In this way you’ll derive far greater value from technology than when using it sporadically.
Acquiring a laptop or a personal computer is a good place to start. The relative cost of these items is coming down and, while it may call for some sacrifice, you may find that you can afford some form of technology.
An investment in technology is one that you will never regret.
A netbook is an affordable introduction to technology
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