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In Class Tech Guru

by Neil Finney

Tap into your students’ technology genius.

Do you ever start your lesson with computer, projector, or internet problems? There are many technological hiccups that threaten to impede our teaching. To resolve these in a more manageable way, try this:

Choose a student in your class who is particularly adept at technology and problem solving. Nominate them to be your “in class tech guru.” It is now their job to maintain the equipment in your class and leap into action when a problem occurs. This is a great opportunity to choose a student who needs the responsibility and could use the confidence builder!


How do you resolve your in-class technology problems when they happen?





During Neilʼs 9 years of teaching experience, he has taught in London, England; Ontario; public and private schools; elementary and secondary; junior; intermediate; core french; developmental skills; and now junior gifted (grades 4,5,6). He is a Reading Specialist that has been incorporating technology in his practice consistently throughout his career. Neil has recently published his first book entitled “Ignite. Incite. Inspire.” – Examining 21st Century Issues in Education, which is a collection of teaching articles and posts written from January to December 2011.

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