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Technology Offers Opportunities & Challenges for Substitute Teachers

Not all substitute teachers benefit from classroom technology.
Not all substitute teachers benefit from classroom technology.

Some substitute teachers say that technology provided by classroom teachers can help them facilitate learning. “The teachers [will] leave stuff on their computer, which goes directly to the SMART Board…,” said Susan May, a substitute. “You can go on the computer and pull up whatever they need you to. Those are really nice substitute days.”

For other substitute teachers classroom technology presents challenges – not being familiar with school policies and not being trained to use the devices. 

How are your substitutes coping, and what are you doing to help?

Full Text: Technology Offers Opportunities, Challenges for Substitute Teachers – US News and World Report.

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