Practical suggestions for embracing classroom technology this year

09/13/2011 | Edutopia.org

Adam Bellow, director of educational technology for the College Board Schools, encourages educators to start small when implementing new technology or programs in the classroom, aiming to try one new thing each week and just one new thing at a time. He also suggests taking advantage of free digital tools, such as Skype and Google Docs, to foster collaboration -- a key 21st century skill. Educators also should seek out effective training, embrace mobile technology and involve all stakeholders in decisions on school policy, he writes.

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