When it comes to mobile apps, there’s a diverse range of software that falls under the umbrella of education.
Yes means No and No Means Yes
People say yes to too many things. You’re guilty of it. I’m guilty of it. When I say yes to something I’m also saying no to something else. If I say yes to one tech tool I’m saying no to another. Think PearDeck vs. Nearpod. Google Sites vs. Weebly. MAC vs Windows.
Whether you realize it or not you’ve made choices about the technology you use in your classroom and you might not be as open-minded as you think you are when it comes to your technology choices. It should be noted that sometimes we don’t get to make choices based on decisions made by those making decisions in our schools and districts. Some decisions are made for us.
EdTech enthusiasts, like me, do out best to keep up with the multitude of tools, apps, and resources out there but just because I keep up with everything that doesn’t mean I use everything under the sun.
I don’t think you should say yes to everything either. The reality is that we can’t. Do you know anyone who truly bounces back and forth between two tools that do pretty much the same thing? We all have our go-to tools. Our bag of tricks.
You should say yes to something and don’t feel bad that you said no to something else. Own your decisions and use the tools you want to use and feel comfortable using.
Sure, using technology isn’t difficult and you should be open to trying new things because you just might find something that works better for you or your students.
Just give it a try.
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