Plan B: Dealing with Tech Failures
Faculty Leader & Head of ICT at The British School of Kathmandu
#INZPirED co-founder, Google Certified Teacher
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We have all been there, planned a spectacular tech based lesson, tested it the night before and then BAMM!
How do we ensure that the learning experience does not suffer? Giving them a worksheet or getting them to do a bit of drawing or making a poster is not what this session is about. Based on my experiences and those of others we will look at strategies that can be put in place to deal with the most common tech failures without compromising the original learning objective.
From using Google Docs offline to collaborative learning, the discovery session will cover a wide variety of scenarios from Internet failures to device failure to panic mode i.e. when an observer walks in and your projector fails.
"No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking"
Resources discussed in the session:
Feel free to use our itunes account (UK store)
Apple Store ID: email@example.com
Reflector - Make your PC your Apple TV
Clipconverter - download YouTube/flash videos
App a day - app - one free app a day - try it
Push bullet - Sync all your devices
Periscope-Broadcast live and save your lessons
Tabitha's amazing Tackk on solving tech issues
Free app to use your phone as a Powerpoint clicker
Hotspot Shield - Unblocks YouTube
Avast - Great antivirus software for the Mac
Using Chrome in offline mode
Know it all. Try your luck with the Scatter Game on Quizlet
Plan B padlet - in full screen
The purpose of the DEEP Dive is to enable you to support not only yourself but more importantly colleagues back at school by compiling a list of personalised common tech failures & solutions for the takeaway project.
To do this bring your own tech issues and discover solutions for them.