"I can't log in."
"The screen froze."
"My Apple TV keeps dropping."
"It didn't save and I lost my work."
These are all frustrating things we deal with as we strive to integrate technology in the classroom. I like to call them "technology tanks". Technology tanks are inevitable and can spell disaster for your lesson and discourage many teachers from wanting to use technology. However, these disasters can be averted, even when the technology tanks strike, if you have procedures set up in your classroom to help things run smoothly while you deal with an issue when it arrises.
Just like any lesson has the potential to go differently than you planned, so can your technology components. The trick is knowing how to deal with it in a way where you classroom can continue on beyond the speed bump. We can use these technology tanks as a learning experience so we know how to deal with the problem if it occurs again. The key is not to panic and transition to a back up plan. Here are a few helpful tips that may help ease anxiety about trying something new and dealing with technology tanks.
I also found this article about the pros and cons of teaching with technology from Edudemic interesting.