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A Guide to Teaching and Thriving with New Technologies

March 29, 2023

A Guide to Teaching and Thriving with New Technologies

Educators are having to adjust to new technologies at a rapid pace. Here are four Share My Lesson resources to get you started.

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How are you equipping yourself with the resources to keep up with emerging technological challenges like generative artificial intelligence, disinformation and more? 

Being a technologically savvy educator is more important than ever before in today’s classrooms. These new tools, though often intimidating, play an integral part in the dynamic nature of education, providing new opportunities for teaching, learning, and collaboration with students and colleagues. And educators who embrace technology are better equipped to engage students and enhance their learning experience.

Although the 2023 Share My Lesson Virtual Conference is over, you can still sign up for one of our expert-led, free professional development sessions covering topics like ChatGPT, TikTok, disinformation and more. As a Share My Lesson member, you also have access to an array of free lesson plans and resources from the SML community that will help you get acclimated to new tech in the classroom. Start learning about some of the newest technologies affecting students and educators with these four free, for-credit professional development webinars now available on demand.

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Andy Kratochvil

Andy Kratochvil is an SML team member who loves hiking, video games, scary books, Mexican food, and finding great content for the Share My Lesson community.He studied political science and French at California State University, Fullerton and received his Master’s in International Affairs from Americ

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