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If you’re a new teacher and thinking about using ed tech in your classroom, this is what you need to know or do.
Off-message advice coming up. This may upset people of a sensitive nature.
Establish yourself as the boss
This applies whatever subject or year group/grade you’re teaching, but is especially apposite when it comes to education technology. You need to establish your classroom as a safe environment, that is physically safe as well as psychologically safe. That means making sure the kids know who’s boss.
Thinking of asking the kids what they’d like to learn today? Don’t make me laugh. Want to give them five minutes free time to check their emails? What is this, a holiday camp?
cross-posted at www.ictineducation.org
Terry Freedman is an independent educational ICT consultant with over 35 years of experience in education. He publishes the ICT in Education website and the newsletter “Digital Education."