Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 | technology, Tips
Are you a teacher who would like to improve your teaching in the classroom?
Have you considered using technology as a tool to do so? But you’re facing a dilemma – you’re not a technology boffin and you don’t know how to learn to use it?
Here are a few tips that may help you to get going:
A quick and easy way for you to learn to use technology is to buy it, switch it on, use it and ask for help when you’re stuck.
When you consider a technology training course, remember that Just-In-Time (JIT) training is recommended otherwise new skills can’t be reinforced and are soon forgotten.
You would likely respond best to face-to-face training; the comfort of the warm-body experience must not be under estimated.
A blended approach is possibly the best way of learning to use technology, using different available training options such as: enrolling for a training course; making use of e-learning material; trial and error discovery; and asking a friend for help when you’re stuck.
If you’re a technology novice, you may initially find entertainment available on a computer or a tablet (or even your smart phone) a painless introduction to technology. Play a game, or download a few videos, or start reading an e-book, or sign up for one of the social networks.