Dear Otto is an occasional column where I answer questions I get from readers about teaching tech. If you have a question, please contact me at askatechteacher at gmail dot com and I’ll answer it here. For your privacy, I use only first names.
Here’s a great question I got from Sandy:
- You could do the same thing, just with iPads. They could show the parts and uses (which is probably how your prior shows went–love the idea, btw).
- You might have students discuss a digital device they use (see the Digital Guy poster) and how it impacts their learning.
- Common Sense Media has a great poster about being a digital citizen (attached). You could build off of that–have students discuss how they stay safe while browsing the internet.
- You could have each student address a common techie problem they face using technology and how they solve it. The poster ‘Find my file’ might be too complicated for your age group, but it gives you an idea.
How do you-all wrap up the school year?
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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of dozens of tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is webmaster for six blogs, CSG Master Teacher, adjunct professor in tech ed, 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, a tech ed columnist for Examiner.com, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.