Step 3: Look for Resources

This step is necessary because it will give you ideas that will help you answer these important questions:

  • Who can help you?
  • Which technology do you need?
  • Which educational technology is available?

Answering these questions is a first step to design the use of technology with your students. In every school there is at least one person responsible for technical support. This person knows all the software available in the school and should have on hand a list of them accompanied preferably with a short description. If this is not the case, check for the list of the software available on all computers in your classroom or in the lab by exploring the program menus. A colleague who has used certain software can give you a brief description of it. You can also get a description and examples of application of the software through the Ontario Software Acquisition Program Advisory Committee or through The Ontario Educational Resource Bank.


Step 4: Design your activity