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Tool selection - Choose the right tool: Tech tools may seem similar but each has a unique set of strengths and weaknesses.  For example, both the LMS discussion board and social media offer places for conversation. However, there are advantages to keeping conversation within a course space, such as meeting archiving requirements. The more informed you are, the better you’ll be able to choose the best option for your teaching needs.

Tool fluency - Know how to use the tool: When you’re comfortable with the tool, you’ll be able to use it better, and possibly find new uses.

Tool literacy – Teach students to use the tool: Don’t assume that your students know how to use a particular technology.  Studies show that students are comfortable with email and social networking but are likely to be no more competent than yourself or your peers in the use of a particular technology.  Design activities that allow students to learn the technologies they need to use in your course.


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