What do you do when technology is not working for you?

//What do you do when technology is not working for you?

What do you do when technology is not working for you?

We’ve all had that moment in our classroom where the projector was not working, our laptop power went out or decided now was a good time to run updates, the internet connection was down, or our computer just plain froze. Here are the steps to take when this happens: 1) Use this as a teachable moment to your students by saying “Although things are not working well right now, let’s think about this together and try to figure out a solution”. 2) First, what is the problem – (then allow students to answer). 3) What is the solution – allow them to answer. 4) Take a deep breath – since by this time you are probably wanting to throw the computer against the wall. 5) Start with the basics and work your way up the ladder by saying: first I wonder if turning it off and on will help, second, I wonder if I really need this technology right now – or would I do better just moving on, next, lets try asking a teacher next door, or calling our technical expert, and lastly consider if you want to have a student help you.

By | 2015-09-23T05:30:30+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|motivational|0 Comments

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