Advice on a new tool

Discussion in 'Secondary Education' started by Scoutlier, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. Scoutlier

    Scoutlier New Member

    Apr 9, 2019
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    Apr 9, 2019

    I'm developing a free (grant supported) tool, but I'm having an impossible time getting anyone to give it a try. I know it's a difficult time of year with testing at every level, and I feel terrible asking my colleagues to add something else to their endless to-do lists when getting grading done is a stretch (and an incredible accomplishment!)

    I really believe this is a positive way to blend technology into class labs and activities, but if I don't get some feedback, I'll never be able to grow and sustain. So, I have two questions:

    (Q1) What makes you try something new in your classroom?
    (Q2) What do you absolutely love about a tool that you use, that keeps you coming back?

    I appreciate your thoughts and insight.
    Many thanks!
  3. creativemonster

    creativemonster Comrade

    Aug 29, 2006
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    Apr 12, 2019

    It depends what it does, and how it might add to my class.
  4. tchr4vr

    tchr4vr Companion

    Oct 13, 2015
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    Apr 13, 2019

    It really depends on the tool. Is for grading? Is for assessment? Is it for my use or student use, or both? Is it for presentations? I am the tech guru in the building, so I am always the first to usually try things. It has to be useful for me and easy to use. It has to make me turn away from something I already do because it's better, faster, easier. Be sure you before you spend tons of time creating whatever it is that isn't already something out there that does it.

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