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 Classroom Technology Rules

Classroom Technology Rules

 

Students are actively engaged in their learning when technology is incorporated into the curriculum. Using the internet as a learning tool requires teachers to add a new set of rules into their classrooms. Teachers need to establish clear guidelines as to how technology is to be used.

(Sanders, 2014)

Computer Rules

 

Computer rules need to be established so that students can maximize their usage in the classroom.

 

Computer Rules for the Classroom

  1. Students should not eat or drink near the computer 
  1. Remind students to print only when needed 
  1. Students should save their work often 
  1. Passwords and usernames shouldn’t be shared 
  1. Students should not change computer settings unless instructed 
  1. Remind students to only go to teacher approved websites 
  1. Students should be respectful of others and work quietly. 
  1. Remind students to always log off  

 

Video Link-   Computer Do's & Don'ts Video

 

 

 

 

iPad Rules

Using iPads allows learning to expand beyond the four walls of the classroom. Students gain the benefits of individualized instruction while using an iPad. (Hu,2011)

 

  • Provide clear guidelines 
  • Explain that the camera needs to be used for educational purposes only 
  • Remind them to close out of all apps/sites 
  • Eliminate distractions by having set lesson plans with designated sites 
  • Allow students to publish 
  • Consider Project-Based Learning 
  • Remind them to carry the iPads carefully 
  • Students should only go to approved sites or apps 
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Video Link-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30X2a2C7kM4

 

Great Apps for iPads

                                     

                         

 

    

 

 

 

 

   

Cellphone Rules

 

Cell phones can be a great learning asset when they are used for educational purposes within the classroom. (Sanders, 2014)

Provide Clear Guidelines

  • Establish a time when it is and isn’t an appropriate time to use your phone

  • Establish a class contract

Engage Students with the Technology

  • Provide students with interesting apps

  • Use apps as exit tickets

Monitor the classroom

  • Periodically walk the classroom to see if students are on task

  • Provide an area in the classroom where phones can be docked or stored if needed

 

Video Link 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBR65mIaxM4&t=136s

Additional Resources

 

Openly using cell phones during class as an instructional tool might facilitate a level of comfort for students to take cell phones out at inappropriate times. Here’s a tip to manage that potential problem.

            

 

 

References

 

Hu, Winnie. (2011, January 4). Education That Moves: Schools Embrace the ipad. New York Times.

 

Sanders, J. (2015, August 3). 10 Classroom Rules for Using Technology [Web log post]. Retrieved from whooosreading

 

Lynch, Matthew. (2018) How to Manage Cellphone Use in Your Classroom.

Retrieved from https://www.thetechedvocate.org/how-to-manage-cell-phone-use-in-your-classroom/

 

You Tube. (2014). Cell Phones In Class [online] Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBR65mIaxM4&t=136s

 

You Tube. (2016) Learn Computer Technologies [online] Available at:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNpJy4m18e4

 

You Tube. (2016) ipad Care for Grades k-3 [online] Available https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30X2a2C7kM4

 

Renard,L. (2017, April 28). 20 Incredible Apps Teachers Can Use in a Single iPad Classroom. {web log post]. 

 

Mulvahill,E. (2017, December 05). Cell Phones in the Class Driving You Nuts? Try One of These Clever Ideas. Retrieved from  https://www.weartteachers.com/managing-cell-phones-in-class/ 

 

 

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