What teachers ought to know about technology
There is no denying that technology has penetrated education with the use of educational technology tools being on the rise. The technology is here to remain in schools. But it has to be integrated in the right way if it has to make a difference in the way students learn and teachers teach. What are some of the skills that are related to technology that teachers ought to have?
Every teacher needs to be knowledgeable when it comes to troubleshooting problems related to technology, which, in most instances, happen when classes are ongoing. A teacher ought to know that, when a computer starts behaving oddly, the best thing to do is to turn it off and then back on.
There are times when the disks get stuck in the drives, or the plugs loosen from their socket. Teachers using technology have to know how to handle basic troubleshooting tasks for the computer.
Every teacher should know where to go in case of facing a technical issue. There are times when you might experience technical problems that might be beyond your competence. If you are in the right school, it will have a skilled and responsive technical staff who is available full time. As a teacher using technology, you need to establish a good relationship with the technical team and be knowing how to get in touch with them should you have a technical problem.
As a teacher, you should be familiar with the information on the web in your subject area. The web is full of resources for learning and teaching, and it keeps improving daily. If you are a teacher using technology, you have to take some time to research whatever is available to enrich your learning experience so that your students benefit in the process.