Welcome to the Teacher Tech Talk blog!
I set up this blog as a conversation vehicle for teachers coming into the Microsoft Education site to learn about technology and Microsoft solutions to leverage in the classroom. Please use this as a tool and an opportunity to share ideas with other teachers as well as with Microsoft to help us understand what you need in the classroom and how we can address questions you may have about how to apply our solutions into your learning environments.
Many teachers I speak to have a varying degree of technology knowledge from those who set up podcasts for individual learning and creating web pages to those teachers who are still trying to find the power buttom to the PC their IT manager gave them six months ago. There are just as many ways teachers apply technology to the learning environment and a lot of it is based on the type of technology available to them such as:
- Do you have a PC?
- Do your students have a PC in the classroom?
- Do you have an electronic whiteboard?
- Do you podcast?
- What software do you have access to?
These are just some basic questions and I’m sure you’ll agree there are just as many variations to how technology is applied based on the variations of equipment and technology available. So, based on what you have, what do you use? This is just to initiate the conversation. If there are other topics you’d like to see covered in the blog please let me know!
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions. In the meantime, when I have information that I think you’ll find helpful to use I’ll bring it to your attention. Also know we have set up the Teacher Tech Tuesday webinar series to highlight great technology to use in the classroom and to learn how to apply it in a learning environment.