What to Do When Technology in the Classroom Fails

You spend hours and hours creating that perfect technology in the classroom exercise, one using all the bells and whistles that a well-equipped tech teacher can pull out to design the perfect lesson.

But when it’s time for you to execute that lesson, none of the computers work. Maybe it’s a system-wide virus, or an upgrade gone horribly wrong. Regardless of what caused it, now it’s time for you to tapdance. What do you do when the computers are down?

Today, tech teacher Jacqui Murray, a frequent TeachHUB.com contributor, guides us through a couple classroom management ideas for what to do in this kind of catastrophic situation, including:

  • Discuss Digital Citizenship
  • Build a Digital Citizen
  • Take the Tech Challenge

Elsewhere on TeachHUB.com today, Janelle Cox intones educators that improving the quality of the questions they ask their students will help them become better teachers.

Janelle offers up some great teaching strategies for improving teachers’ questions, including:

  • Plan Ahead
  • Keep It Simple and Straightforward
  • Avoid “Fishing” for an Answer

The best teachers use lower-order questioning as well as higher-order questioning. To help you learn what might work best for you, be sure to keep notes on which questions were most effective. This way you can look back and fine tune any questions at a later date, Janelle notes.

Beyond the classroom, did you know that TeachHUB can be your go-to resource to earn that graduate degree, the one that will propel your career into the academic stratosphere?

It’s true – we can set you up with a convenient, affordable graduate program designed for busy, working teachers. There are local and online options for master’s and doctoral program available for educators throughout the country.

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