Your students are digital natives, but not the type you want them to be. They know TikTok and their phones like we knew MTV in 1985, but they aren’t familiar with the technology they have to use in your classroom.
That’s why you have to start familiarizing them with the tech they’ll use all year the minute they come back to school.
That’s easier said than done. There’s so little time, and you need to get to know each other and dive into the content. Most of us aren’t technology teachers. We signed up to discuss the Roman Empire and sentence diagramming, not digital citizenship.
But that’s where you are. In order to teach your students in the 21st century, you have to teach them how to use 21st century tools.
So why not blend your back to school routine and early content with tech tutorials?
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