iPads, Chromebooks, Smartboards, digital cameras, phones, smart watches, laptops. The technology world can be an overwhelming world when you are first getting introduced. It can even be a lot when you are comfortable with it. The good thing I can tell you is you don't have to do it all. No, really, it isn't necessary!
Just like with everything else in life, the more you put on your plate, the harder it is to give attention to the things already there. Technology in education is the same way. Teachers are already so busy, but to then add the pressure of technology can be more than they can bear. The thing to keep in mind about technology and the classroom is to think about where it can easily be inserted into your day where it can help you. Need some ideas? You came to the right place!
Pick one of these and see if you can start them in your classroom! If you are ever unsure, go to your library media specialist for help. That's what we are here for and what we love to do!
Fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom, sharing my journey with technology in the classroom