Here is my list of 10 things:
- You own the technology, the technology does not own you (Julia Osteen post on 1/12/2008 on the Olsen query).
- Play with whatever technology/app you are going to use before you try to teach with it.
- Always have a backup plan as technology will fail at the most inopportune time.
- Keep learning and use whatever is available.
- Trial and Error – sometime the technology will work in the way you want/thought it would and other times it won’t. If that happens, you might come up with a new idea/opportunity.
- Just because you created something does not mean you have to retain it. Cleaning up can be refreshing.
- Determine if the technology helped or was not really beneficial to the project. If it is not – throw it out, stop using it or find another way.
- Sometimes it helps to have detailed instructions and sometimes it is okay to just be free-thinking.
- Ask the students for their input when selecting an app as they might have better insight. Just keep in mind that you make the final decision.
- Last but not least – enjoy the technology.