- Tech based lesson planned? Run through the lesson before hand. This is a tip that is common across all lesson plans. The more hiccups in the lesson, the more distractions there will be.
- The importance of going over respect rules, this is important regarding lab classes where students can listen to music/ work at their own pace. Rules and guidelines such as make sure technology is away when someone is speaking.
- Print out copy of step by step directions to navigate longer assignments even in the technology lab.
- Key stroke cheat codes on a wire ring are helpful at all ages because these rule vary widely between software programs.
- Students should be rewarded for teaching the instructor technology ideas to further class direction.
Other than the harvested tips mentioned above, I found the website very much outdated and lacking in real shortcuts. The shortcuts article was posted in 2013, but still uses cheats that require print offs and lamination. It is a do it yourself teachers site that gives tips regarding all k-12 subjects. I do like some of these concepts that may be in an attempt to bridge the technological divide for younger students, but I don’t think that these would be as applicable at the high school level. Kids are being exposed to new forms of technology in the classroom at a younger age than ever before. Kansas middle school students are being given chrome books to be able to lead their own learning experiences. This is something that creates a factor of intimidation for older teachers. I think this is partly to blame for this website still being referenced and relevant. I found this site through Pinterest as tool for teachers in computer lab settings.