In Episode 27 of the EdTech TV Podcast Brent talks about the tech we don’t use in classes, trello as a project management system in schools, and other bits of fun.
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The Tech We Don’t Use
It’s nearly impossible to use all of the technology that comes across our twitter feeds, facebook walls, e-mail inboxes, and more. We get more recommendations in a day than we can use in a year, which can overwhelm us. At the same time, teachers who like EdTech are often the first consulted on what technology to use, and questioned why we don’t use things. There is a lot of tech you shouldn’t use or won’t use in the classroom, and as teachers we need to think not only about why we use things, but why we don’t use them.
The truth is that there are many reasons we may not use certain technologies. In this episode I discuss some of those reasons:
Don’t see the value
Doesn’t work across platforms
Cost of entry
- Don’t like it
What technology don’t you use that other teachers do? Share your thoughts below!
Trello is a project management system that helps you visualize your projects one step at a time. While it’s developed for businesses, it’s ideal for teachers trying to keep track of their day to day processes.
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