I am reblogging some tips written by Jennifer Carey for technology and classroom management. She makes some very good points that I think would help our faculty such as give clear expectations and the use of the “Two Eyes Two Feet App”. Read on to learn more!
When adopting technology in the classroom, one of the key concerns for teachers and administrators is classroom management. I am often asked if there is a way to “lock down an iPad screen” or “ensure students cannot go to inappropriate websites” (e.g. Social Media). In other words, how do we keep students on task and ensure that they are not distracted by the novelty of gadgets or communicating with friends via texting or social media? Often, teachers will take up devices (such as mobile phones) to avoid the issue of students texting or checking Facebook on their phones (eliminating access to a powerful, pocket computer in the process).
Classroom management is a challenging skill which I consistently strive to improve on a regular basis…
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