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Tech Tip #119: What do I do when computers are down?

Posted by on October 28, 2015

tech problemsYou know it will happen. One of the biggest reasons teachers don’t want to use technology is it isn’t reliable.

For me, the solution isn’t to avoid technology, but to adapt when it fails me. Here are two articles on what to do when that eventuality occurs:

What to do When Computers Are Down–This is a lot of suggestions on how to keep moving forward despite the failure of what was likely a cornerstone in your lesson plan

What to do when your Computers Don’t Work–These are suggestions I received from readers after I published the article above. Lots of great ideas that make a lot of sense.

Yes, I’m Resilient, but I Wish Computers Were More Dependable–This is a bit of a rant, but you may see a lot of yourself in my thoughts.

What would you add to these lists?

More on tech problems:

Tips on solving tech problems in your classroom

25 Techie Problems Every Student Can Fix–Update

Challenges to Implementing Computer Technology in Education

Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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