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Tickling Tech: Teaching Teachers to Use Technology in Under 5 Minutes

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Sunday, November 29, 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Dr. Robbie Barber  
Jaime Poole  

The majority of teachers are generally too overwhelmed with school-specific requirements to spend time discovering and engaging with technology. Discover how to create a routine and playground space to allow teachers time to try something new without overwhelming them.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Attendees should have an internet accessing device. The more devices available, the more things you can try. The presenters will have some additional devices and screenshots available too.
Topic: Instructional design & delivery
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Digital Age Learning Environments
  • Maintain and manage a variety of digital tools and resources for teacher and student use in technology-rich learning environments.
  • Coach teachers in and model use of online and blended learning, digital content, and collaborative learning networks to support and extend student learning as well as expand opportunities and choices for online professional development for teachers and administrators.
Professional Development and Program Evaluation
  • Design, develop and implement technology-rich professional learning programs that model principles of adult learning and promote digital age best practices in teaching, learning and assessment.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Within this program, we’ll discuss:
• How to set up a space to let teachers try things out (playground)
• Frequency for the playground in your environment (is it daily, weekly, monthly?)
• Creating a flow of technology for the playground (does one session connect to the next?)
• Adding the silly (when teachers are laughing, they’re learning)

The overall goal is to leave with a plan that fits your environment that provides technology tool instruction to teachers, no matter their level or interest.


Introduction to Tickling Tech Tuesdays at Tucker High School.
Discuss barriers to learning & strategies!
Examples: How to introduce a tool. How to follow up. How to engage.
How-to layout (Provide chart)
Create a plan for your environment using the chart

Supporting research

Ertmer, P. A., & Ottenbreit-Leftwich, A. T. (2010). Teacher Technology Change. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 42(3), 255–284.

Ertmer, P. A., Ottenbreit-Leftwich, A. T., Sadik, O., Sendurur, E., & Sendurur, P. (2012). Teacher beliefs and technology integration practices: A critical relationship. Computers & Education, 59, 423–435.

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Dr. Robbie Barber, Tucker High School
Graduate student

Dr. Barber is an electrical engineer from Ga. Tech who wandered into a school library. As a teacher-librarian, she works with high school students and teachers on finding the best resources, using the technology available, and locating the perfect book. Dr. Barber does classes & presentations on tech-infused ideas in the classroom and Media Center.

Jaime Poole, Dekalb County School District

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