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Five Top Tips for getting teachers to use new technology effectively

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by edulitolearn, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. edulitolearn

    edulitolearn New commenter

    If you want your school to make more effective use of technology then here are some tips

    1. Start by having a clear pedagogical rationale of what you what to achieve. Once you are clear about your educational goals you can then begin to think how new technology can be used to support these goals.

    2. Don’t expect to get every single teacher to take on new ideas, start by encouraging a group of digital champions to model the use of new technology. Once your digital champions have demonstrated the efficacy of the new technology you’ll begin to draw in other teachers to your program.

    3. Don’t walk before you can run! start with small manageable pilot project that can then be grown to support education across the school.

    4. It’s not just about the teachers! You must involve all stakeholders in any change, including students, parents, governors and members of the local community.

    5. The leadership team need to take the lead. You will never get any new tech to work if the leadership team delegate the development to a middle leader. The leadership team should be up there with the digital champions modelling good practice.
  2. madcat

    madcat Occasional commenter

    So what course are you on then Teach First; NPQML; NPQSL; NPQH; oh no !!! not NPQEL ?

    ....There were another few words about your general tone use of jargon etc but TES would've have probably removed my post. So...

    Anyway I'm you'll hear a lot of the same invective, from others as you climb the greasy pole so I don't need to waste my time here
  3. kritisharma1

    kritisharma1 New commenter

    yes, I agreed. These are really good tips every school should follow them.
  4. tonyuk

    tonyuk Occasional commenter

    Yes basic change management however as schools have no funding most new technology is on the back burner.
  5. bonxie

    bonxie Lead commenter

    My top tip would be to make sure that all the technology you've got works and is reliable. If it isn't reliable it'll soon be abandoned by teachers who get frustrated having to fix problems in the middle of lessons.
    border_walker likes this.
  6. edulitolearn

    edulitolearn New commenter

  7. edulitolearn

    edulitolearn New commenter

    I agree - Fortunately cloud computing takes away some of the network issues as long as you have great WiFi and robust devices.
  8. JaquesJaquesLiverot

    JaquesJaquesLiverot Established commenter

    Why is this in the Computing subject forum?

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