#211 – Building Tech Foundations to Start the Year

Tech Talk For Teachers August 22, 2023 8 min

Building Tech Foundations to Start the Year

In today’s episode, we’ll explore eight ways that you can build a strong foundation of technology skills and procedures to begin the school year.

Read a transcript of this episode.

Paul Beckermann
PreK–12 Digital Learning Specialist
Podcast Host


  • Develop a learning management scavenger hunt.
  • Develop a consistent system.
  • Integrate class mixers into learning the technology.
  • Begin as you intend to proceed.
  • Prioritize tools and skills.
  • Create a tech station within your station rotation.
  • Build a tech experience into each playlist.
  • Gamify the learning of these skills.


  • Set a solid foundation.
  • Maintain one consistent set of routines.
  • Save time later by practicing now.
  • Leverage tech-rich learning sooner.
  • Save time by automating mundane tasks.
  • Streamline communication.
  • Provide 24/7 access to resources.
  • Empower students from the beginning.
  • Allow students to research, explore, and create.

For more information about this topic, explore the following AVID Open Access article: Establish Digital Study Spaces and Routines.