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It pays to know how to use educational technology

One teacher-blogger’s school has an Elmo document projector, which no one else seems to know how to use. But that’s okay with her (sort of):

When I arrived for the first day of orientation at my school, the principals were trying to figure out how to use this thing called the Elmo… … Since they made it look so hard, people might not ask to borrow it. This would leave it open for me. Today. I Pounced on it. Ms. B has fallen in love, and the Elmo is locked in our closet for another day. We are hoping to get to the point that we keep it until someone else comes and gets it from us. Otherwise, it just sits in the principal’s closet not being used. My school loves their technology. Mostly, they love their technology as a display. The idea of technology in the classroom doesn’t quite make any sense.

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