Learning Tech for FYC

How does someone who is not particularly tech-savvy go about learning about technology for a first-year composition course?

Good question! I am glad someone asked.

I was told to “just play around” with the tech and see what I could come up with.

That was not particularly helpful for me.

What I did was:
1. go to tech presentations at conferences
2. experiment after that with ideas I learned about and build on them
3. ask my tech-savvy husband for input
4. attend professional development courses on tech topics
5. search the net for ideas

Though I didn’t do those things in that order, I think that about covers how I decided to bring tech to my classroom.

Useful site
A tweet introduced me to a new site recently that not only was useful for people who don’t know anything about tech, but also added tech I’ve never heard of.

Why don’t you play around on that site yourself?

Go to Montclair SU’s Center for Writing Excellence.

What do you know already? What have you never heard of?

I would LOVE to play with bubbl.us in the classroom. I may have to see what I can do about that.

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