FAQ for Teachers
Be sure to review the FAQ for roles other than your own!
Just to highlight a few:
- Expands learning beyond the school building and school day
- Supports the concept that students become responsible for their own learning
- Enhances differentiation potential and targets a variety of learning modalities and styles
- Allows students more opportunities to use higher order thinking skills
- Provides access to experts such as authors, scientists and professors
- Provides our students and teachers with updated information and valuable research tools
Remember, though, that this is merely potential. Students are counting on us as educators to work collaboratively to design, model, and create opportunities for these things to happen!
As teachers, it is our responsibility to facilitate purposeful use of technology. The goal is to create high quality learning experiences infused with the dynamic use of technology; resulting in personally relevant student learning. Blended learning is a team sport. By creating an intentional shift to an online environment for a portion of the day, teachers can create more time to work together and, where most beneficial, create one-on-one and small-group learning experiences. Teachers should be asking themselves questions like...
- How can I purposefully use online environments to maximize effectiveness of face-to-face time with students?
- How can I purposefully use online environments to maximize face-to-face effectiveness for other teachers when we are “sharing" students?
- How can I best leverage the space, time, and technology to improve and personalize student experiences?
For Building-Based 1:1:
- Work with your building tech to report the damage and begin the repair process.
- Work with your Library Media Specialist or Library Assistant to arrange check-out of a loaner machine.
For Student-Based 1:1:
- The student should bring the device to the library to report the issue and receive a loaner. (There is a form submission to report the issue which the Library Assistant can help with.)
- Teacher contacted when repair is complete; student brings their loaner to the library in order to receive the repaired device
The intent of 1:1 is for the students to be individually responsible for their devices and therefore should not be shared with other students.
At a minimum:
Have your students complete the Learnbps module on Responsible Use
Collaborate with your LMS to model and support strong digital citizenship practices (strong passwords, responsible and appropriate technology use)
In order to support typing skills and digital fluidity, engage your students in authentic writing with digital tools.
Consider the following skills that MS teachers will be asking students to use:
- Typing and data-entry fluidity (don't forget Google Read & Write)
- Computer shortcuts (ctrl c/v, etc.), spell check
- Google Drive functions (file management, sharing, etc.)