Friday, October 9, 2015

Classroom Management in a Technology Rich Classroom


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Classroom Management in a Technology Rich Classroom

As schools ready for the introduction of Waukesha One to their buildings, we often hear questions regarding what classroom management will look like in a technology rich, 1:1 iPad environment.

The truth is that classroom management, with or without technology, does not fundamentally change.  The foundational rocks stay the same.  Offering a safe, respectful, engaging environment that students feel connected to is essential.  Building community in your classroom is critical.  Offering students opportunities to stretch their thinking, share their ideas, and be heard (by peers and possible beyond) is central.

With that said, there are some unique challenges that come with the introduction of technology in the classroom.

The Instructional Technology Coordinator team has put together a presentation that covers some of the classroom management strategies we recommend to keep kids focused as you work with them.

These are NOT new ideas.  They are also not high tech solutions.  They are, however, effective and are employed by teachers across the district to keep the focus on teaching and learning.

It may be worthwhile to review this presentation with colleagues, your PLC, in a staff meeting, or as a collegial study just to discuss, calibrate a consistent plan, and learn from others to find out what they do in their work with students.


Slide Presentation: Classroom Management Strategies in a Tech Infused Classroom

Video Presentation of Classroom Management Strategies in a Tech Infused Classroom