Jeff Grinvalds, of the Nebraska Writing Project, just published an informative article for the NWP on reducing technology glitches in the classroom (what? I never have glitches, do you? Hmmm) that gives some practical advice for teachers considering technology.
He begins with a personal story of working to create a movie project with his students, only to realize that, “After the show was over and we went to watch the tape of the acts, and I realized to my chagrin that I had not run an audio cable from the video camera to the VCR, so we had this wonderful footage with no audio.”
Check out Jeff’s article: Technology in the Classroom — How to Reduce the Glitches.
Peace (with the writing project),
It appears that continuing education must, of necessity, include sharpening one’s skills in the area of classroom technology. Shelby