“One to One” Classrooms

“One to One” Classrooms
Things to consider when setting up your class.
The “digital native” myth
Not all teens are “digital natives”
 Some have very little (or no) experience
with using computers.
 DIFFERENTIATE (just like you would in
ANY good classroom setting).
 Mixed ability teams
 Click on the “First Day” title at the
bottom of the page for lesson plan ideas.
A computer does NOT automatically
make for student engagement.
Giving kids a computer does NOT
automatically translate to engagement.
 You still must focus on learning objectives
and goals for the lesson.
 You have to establish technology rules
BEFORE students get their laptops.
 Click on the “Rules” titles to see some
examples different classroom rules.
Students and teachers learn
Teaching with technology is a
heterogeneous experience.
 Get students involved with
troubleshooting, problems solving and
helping others.
 Click on “Training” on the bottom of this
Have a back-up plan!
Murphy’s Law is strongest the first few
times that you try to teach in a 1:1
 Have a troubleshooting plan!
 Be ready to go back to paper and pencil if
need be.
 Click “Troubleshooting” on the bottom of
this page.
Have your web site ready!
It takes a LOT longer than you think to
get a room full of students on to the
same web page.
 You can use Moodle, Google Sites or
some other page as a place to manage
classroom traffic.
 Click on “Moodle” below to connect to
training resources.
Content is still king!
 Technology
should never be for
technology’s sake.
 Start with END in mind.
 Use benchmark data to plan
 Click on “Content” below to link to
a whole collection of resources.
Be ready to manage rather than
“It’s better to stand behind students than
in front of them.”
 There are LOTS of ways to extend or
enrich lessons using technology.
 If you feel that students “get it” be ready
to move on.
 Click on “Extensions” below to explore
some of the resources that make
extending the lesson or topic easier.