In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.
Today’s tip: #119–What to do when Computers are Down?
Category: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
Sub-category: Problem-solving, teaching
Here are six suggestions:
- discuss digital citizenship
- build a digital citizen
- review computer hardware
- assess student knowledge with a blank keyboard quiz
- play Tech Challenge
- play a tech-themed Jeopardy
For more detail, click the full article. For more ideas, check out these articles:
- 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.
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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 four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, 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.