If your students are like my students, they love technology - especially when we use it in the classroom! Hands Free, Look at Me is a simple routine that can be taught to help students refocus from the screen back to the teacher. It's "Give Me Five" with a technical twist.
HFL@M is a "cooler" version of the routine for slightly older students. Posters and reproducibles are included that will work for a range of grade levels.
The Hands Free / Look at Me Routine:
When the teacher needs the attention of the class, she raises her hands and says "Hands Free, Look at Me." (Younger students may repeat back "Hands Free, Look at You.")
Students are taught by the teacher to go through the next five steps:
*1- Device Sleeping - The student might close a laptop, put a tablet to sleep, or simply turn the tablet
*2- Hands Still - Hands are off the technology.
*3- Eyes on the Speaker -Students make eye contact with the speaker.
*4-Mouths Closed - Conversations with others end.
*5-Ready to Listen
Table of Contents:
PAGE 2 HANDS FREE / LOOK AT ME POSTER (OPTION 1)
PAGE 3 HFL@M (OPTION 2)
PAGE 4 Reflect: The What and Why of the Routine - Student Reproducible
PAGE 5 Thinking Further...When is it important to be Hands Free? -Student Reproducible
PAGE 6 COLORING PAGE- Student Reproducible