Discover How to Manage Your Classroom and Computer Lab Technology Effectively, Efficiently and Elegantly
Have you ever said...
"We have a lot of wifi problems and we can't connect to the Internet!"
"There aren't enough devices for my students!"
"My students keep going off-task and not doing their work!"
"My students don't have the basic tech skills"
"I need more training on how and what to use when integrating technology"
"I spend so much time troubleshooting that it cuts into our lessons!"
"We don't have tech support"
"I don't have enough time to learn anything new"
"There are so many apps out there, I don't know which ones to meaningfully use"
Now, you can stop being overwhelmed with technology!
We all know that excellent classroom management is essential in having a successful school year and management of technology is definitely a part of that. The way you manage your classroom technology can make or break your goals of integrating technology into the curriculum. This guide is designed to quickly help you and your students to develop good habits and skills in using technology more Effectively, Efficiently and Elegantly.
We created this guide for you in simple everyday language that goes straight to the point. Your time is extremely valuable and there is no need for extra stuff. We want to get you up and running.
Whether you have full class sets of iPads, Chromebooks, Windows machines or even just one device, we've included what to do with your situation. We've compiled the best practices, and more importantly, our own real world classroom experiences into one place for you to refer to at any place at any time.
This time-saving PDF guide will include:
Introduction & Overview
In this overview chapter, we’ll cover the goals and the mindset of using technology in your classroom.
1. Set Up for Success
We’ll cover the organizational processes that will give you and your students a positive learning experience with technology. You’ll learn how to set up a productive workflow with either individual, shared or 1:1 devices.
2. What to Do When You Don’t Have Enough Devices
The goal here is collaboration and respect of user and class time. You'll learn how to determine student device equity. A template will be included with this chapter.
3. How to Keep Students From Getting Distracted with Technology
In this chapter, we’ll give you strategies that will improve student focus and productivity. This will include expectations and technical restrictions if and when needed.
4. Get Your Students to Type Better and Faster
The goal in this chapter is to get your students to type faster and more accurately. We’ll share with you the best practices on typing as well as free sites and how to practice off-line.
5. I Forgot My Password!
You’ll get strategies on how to save, store and call up your passwords when lost or forgotten.
6. How to Get Your Devices Ready Before You Need Them
We’ll give you a checklist to use when projects require the use of technology.
7. How to Speed up Slow Devices
You'll get the simple but useful tips to help improve computer speeds and processing power for your devices.
8. Tame Long Website Addresses
Learn how to get your students onto websites as fast as possible without the hassle of typing in long web addresses.
9. The Top Keyboard Shortcuts You and Your Students Need
We’ll give you a list of the most popular and useful shortcuts that will help you and your students become more efficient and productive.
10. Search Better and Smarter is the Key
Go beyond the default and use advanced Google Search so your students can become more proficient at searching.
11. Using Wise Restrictions
Filters and restrictions are not perfect. Will give you the best information on what to do that will empower your students so they can make wise choices.
12. What to do when the Wifi Connection Sucks
What happens when the connection is offline? The computers are still working, but they just don’t have access to the Internet. This chapter covers how to reconnect to the Internet and what you can do when you cannot.
13. What to do when the sound isn’t working
Sometimes, when connecting devices to the projector or sound system, things don't always work. We'll give you tips on how to solve this.
14. Vetting new apps and resources
As the classroom teacher, you will need to go and vet the links, sites, apps and any piece of technology that will be used by your students and to make sure it is appropriate for your curricular goals.
15. How to Manage Parent/Teacher Communication
We'll give you the top strategies on how to maximize parent communication with as little stress as possible.
This is designed for:
New and veteran teachers and educators
Teachers who want the technology to work for them and their students
Teachers who are willing to learn new skills
School Technology Integrationists
Digital Literacy instructors
What are the requirements?
Basic computer knowledge
Basic Internet knowledge
What am I going to get from this course?
Learn how to effectively organize and manage classroom/school devices
Develop student independence using the technology tools
Implement best practices with technology
Identify how to do basic troubleshooting
Design a smooth digital workflow
Discover how to empower your students with the 21st Century Skills
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