What’s the ONE Piece of Tech Advice You’d Give a Techphobic Teacher? – SimpleK12: "Kylie Daemmrich said:
Education is the name of the game in a classroom and it’s okay if the teacher is learning right along with the students. Techphobic teachers negatively impact student learning when they don’t incorporate tech into the lessons. We ask students to step outside their comfort zones daily as they learn new things. It sets a good example for students when we model the same for them. Be honest and tell them you’re learning it right along with them. They are very supportive and catch on much quicker than most adults. They help each other and can help the teacher as well. Teachers need to stay up to date with technology appropriate for the grade they are teaching. After all, would you go to a doctor or dentist who wasn’t up to date with the latest learning and technology in their field? Would you want your car, appliance or furnace engineered and manufactured by people using know-how and technology from twenty years ago and afraid to move ahead? Teachers want respect but then some choose to not move along with the times. Time must be made, yes your own time out of school, to explore tech tools and progress in your learning."