It is very important to have a digital tools, which is why this month the ICE Communications and Professional Development teams are focusing on helping our members build and share their digital toolbox. If you don't have tools ready to support your teaching, it can be very difficult to use technology. Having tools available to you make it easier to focus your efforts on the content and instruction.
But, just like with any toolbox, the tools that are available to us are only helpful if they are used in a meaningful way. Hammers are vital to the building process, unless, of course, you are trying to paint the walls. In that case, you really need a paint brush. As you build your digital toolbox, make sure to add a variety of different tools. Consider ways you can those tools in meaningful ways so that they improve your instruction.