|(from SMART Technologies)|
|(photo by fplgnome @ flicker - CC licenced work)|
Don't flinch. You don't need it anymore. It's now an electronic copy, and is on a server backed up by another server. It's safe. And easier to share. And - you can put it on your SMART board.
This means that teachers can learn how to use a new tool, but use resources they are familiar with.
I don't believe in taking new tools and try to make them work in the same old ways. I think that we should use technology to do some great teaching in ways we couldn't do before we had it. But, in order to help teachers adopt these new technologies, I think it would be a good practice to take lessons and resources they know, and put them on the SMART board. It helps them to focus on learning how to use the tool, and feel comfortable that they are are going to be able to offer the same quality of instruction they did before they had the SMART board.
Besides, who knows how their old lessons will evolve once students and teachers can write all over them on the SMART board, add clip art, video, and link out to current resources on websites.
Who would have thought that the right photocopier can help shift teacher practice?