Sunday, August 12, 2012

Tool #8

The tutorial device videos were a little too detailed for me, but there was very useful information, particularly in getting students to understand the responsibility of working with our new technologies in the classroom.  One of the tutorials that I found most useful was Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything, "ipads in the Classroom, Managing a classroom set of ipads."  Students must take ownership of the device and come up with procedures on how to handle those devices.  Once rules and procedures are established, students will be able to respect and protect our new learning devices.

There also has to be a way to minimize wasting time in getting started and storing the equipment while working in our classrooms.  I do believe that as long as we establish rules and procedures to follow, set up time limitations, understanding the value of our new learning devices, this new way of learning in our classrooms will be quite engaging.  Plus, we will have established an understanding of protecting our property, our tools.

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