I wanted to share some of my thoughts, ideas, suggestions, helpful tips on embarking on our digital learning initiative (aka 1:1 with Chromebooks) at the Senior High.
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This series of blog posts will give you some "food for thought" when it comes to each of your students having a device to use during your classes. I am by no means saying "Do it this way!" Rather, I am giving you some things to consider from the perspective of someone who has been there.
In the first post, I suggested establishing a routine for using the Chromebooks. My second suggestion is consider where your teacher desk is located. For most teachers, the teacher's desk is located at the front of the room. In my classrooms, my desk was located in the back of the room. Why? Because I wanted to know what the students were doing on their computers when I as sitting at my desk. Now if you don't care what students are doing on their Chromebooks you can leave your desk where it is at. Or if you do care and you don't want to rearrange your room, you will need to get up from behind your desk and walk over and see what your students are doing!
So think about how your classroom is arranged. Does it need to change? Do you care what students are doing on their Chromebooks? If so, how will you know?
The next post in this series will share my favorite apps for using Chromebooks with students, Two Feet and Two Eyes. Stay tuned!