Allow students to become the experts, to collaborate, and to create authentic learning opportunities with technology.
1. DEVELOP EFFECTIVE DEVICE PROCEDURES–The more you can plan your strategies and procedures before the start of the year, the better off you will be.
2. EMPOWER STUDENTS BY HOLDING THEM ACCOUNTABLE–Whenever possible, allow students to make the device their own.
3. CREATE AN ONLINE HOME–Whether it’s a Google Site, Schoology, Google Classroom, or another platform, an online home allows students to get started right away, maximizing instructional time and keeping students on task.
4. SET CLEAR EXPECTATIONS— for what goes on in the class during online work. What’s most important is to set clear and consistent expectations about productivity and digital citizenship that align to your vision and school’s policies.
5. KNOW WHERE TO TURN FOR SUPPORT–Identify that expert teacher, technician, and/or technology aide whom you can depend on. Make friends and then pay it forward.
6. DO WHAT WORKS FOR YOU–Finally, the big one. Try new things, take what works, and fix the rest. There’s no one way to go 1:1; what works for me might not for you.
For more details on these tips from Adam Schoenbart, please read his post on imagine easy solutions.