The Innovative Educator: The Ten No Nos of Teaching with a Projector or Interactive Whiteboard

The Innovative Educator: The Ten No Nos of Teaching with a Projector or Interactive Whiteboard:

"Here are ten no nos to avoid as you teach with technology.

No no: Don't have your back to your participants
Description: This is one of my biggest pet peeves and something I see all the time. The teacher sets her laptop up so that to use it she is facing the screen or whiteboard. The teacher then instructs the class with her back to them. Awkward! Educators should not be talking to a board. They should speak to a class.
Solution: By simply flipping the direction of the laptop the teacher can see the entire class. Additionally, the laptop becomes her teleprompter as she addresses her students.
Advantage: The teacher can maintain eye contact with her participants providing for a more authentic discussion. She can also see their reactions and level of interest."

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