Instructional Technology Specialist!

I am about to embark on a brand new journey on my life as a Obsessed Technology Teacher!  I have decided to revive this once tried blog again to chart my progress in my new role as an Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS)!  I am moving from teaching children to teaching teachers and I must say I am a bit nervous about the experience!  My school, King’s Ridge Christian School, is moving to be a technology leader and they are using the ITS position to take us there!  I loved using technology in my own classroom so this should be a journey and experience to help teachers see the value of technology in the classroom.  I am getting nervous about this new adventure and have been working this summer to this of ways that I could help teachers.  I know how much teachers hate sitting through IT training sessions during pre-planning so I am trying to come up with ways to show teachers how to do things that will use in their classrooms right away.  I decided first to make teachers a technology brochure – a guide where I have listed helpful instructions such as posting pictures to their websites, how to login to email from home, and how to create their online gradebooks.  Additionally, I have added basic computer shortcuts, important phone numbers, and helpful websites for lesson planning.  I also thought that during the IT training sessions we would get the the teachers activotes up and running and I would show them how to create agenda boards for their activboards.  What other helpful tips would you appreciate during an IT training session?

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