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ERIC Number: EJ1116698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
The Techy Teacher/Escaping the Lesson-Planning Doldrums
Tucker, Catlin
Educational Leadership, v74 n2 p83-84 Oct 2016
With a teacher's busy schedule, it is easy to get stuck in the lesson planning doldrums. However, as this is an era when teachers can easily learn from and share with educators all over the world, and are interacting increasingly with connected and tech-savvy students, their interest in all things digital can be leveraged for learning by teachers willing to think outside the box, beyond their traditional lesson plans. This article offers suggestions on the use of tech tools like Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, Periscope, or Voxer as avenues to help build personal learning networks (PLNs) full of innovative educators who generously share their ideas. As learning and refining any skill requires practice, personalizing practice to make it more meaningful is also becoming easier to do with technology. Teachers today can use web tools for grammar practice, which allows students to select topics of interest, like books, movies, and celebrities, so that all of the grammar practice is wrapped in topics they enjoy. Technology tools can give teachers new energy for designing curriculum and planning lessons; for connecting with other educators online via social media; and can be an important step for planning lessons that place students at the center of learning.
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Language: English
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