The NETS-T standard 3 (indicator A) states that the teacher will
3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
You may know more about technology than you give yourself credit for, simply because you have the ability to apply rules from other disciplines to computer issues.
So if you were making apple butter and needed 1/4 teaspoon of allspice but had none, do you panic? Well you can actually substitute 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon plus 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves for each full teaspoon of Allspice needed. While that has nothing to do with technology, it's the same problem solving procedure you use when in a bind. Use what you know and what you can use to solve your problems. Did I know that substitution? No, but I have the Internet at my fingers and I can look up food subsititutions.
Every day people use social networking to share parts of their lives with the world (some share too much, such as the MI6 wife who blew her husband's cover. Technological items (computers, web apps, etc.) are creeping into our daily lives, so why shouldn't tech stuff work its way into the classroom?
Learning to apply your knowledge and learning to learn new technologies can help you lead students in the directions they need to go.
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