Rules for Technology in the Classroom
Using computers and iPads in the classroom is a great way to increase engagement, help students learn to use technology, and make your life easier as a teacher. In order to maximize the benefits of using technology in the classroom, it is important to have clear rules and expectations for appropriate computer and/or iPad use.
- Handle with care
- Do not run with equipment
- Do not slam equipment on desks
- No food or frink around the computers
- Do not change the settings
- Surf safely
- Log off
- Return to charging station and plug in
Cell phones offer security for students in times of crisis. The many features and apps available have also made cell phones a useful tool for many classrooms. Many school allow students to carry cell phones. However, the rules would probably be different depending on the age of the student.
- Cellphones are to be kept on silent
- Cellphones are to be be put up unless specified by the teacher
- No pictures are to be taken during class unless specified by the teacher
- No recording are to be taken during class unless specified by teacher
- No surfing of any kind on the web.
The following videos can be used to explain these rules in your classroom.
- Gecawhich, M. (2018, May 8). 10 Classroom Rules for Using Computers. Retrieved from. https://blog.typing.com/10-classroom-rules-using-computers/
- Christensen, P. (2014, June 6). iPad Rules and Expectations. Retrieved From. https://youtu.be/2lEeigANEOY
- Spike, J. (2014, January 30). Cell Phones in the Class. Retrieved From. https://youtu.be/GBR65mIaxM4