1:1 Digital Classroom Expectations

Here we see a fearless teacher, taming such wild creatures such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and the King of the Beasts, Google. Photo Credit: https://www.google.co.kr/search?site=imghp&tbm=isch&q=lion+tamer&tbs=sur:fmc&gws_rd=cr&ei=e67aVObYCtOA8gX56oLABw#q=lion+tamer&newwindow=1&tbs=sur:fc&tbm=isch&imgdii=_&imgrc=fQuqBz3UqflCIM%253A%3BpJSaCUaZnqfnoM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fupload.wikimedia.org%252Fwikipedia%252Fcommons%252Fa%252Fae%252FThe_lion_queen%252C_1874.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fcommons.wikimedia.org%252Fwiki%252FFile%253AThe_lion_queen%252C_1874.jpg%3B7636%3B5467


It’s a brave new world out there, the world of technology. As such, teaching professionals have to lay out rules for exploring that world. You can’t go explore the Amazon without ground rules for how to avoid ravenous creatures, right? Likewise, students could really get lost or become online victims without proper management. Below I have listed what I would use as classroom guidelines for being explorers of learning in an technological world:

  • Students first and foremost will be aware and act according to the rules of Digital Citizenship. These will be our Northern Star, our guiding light. Any violation of these guidelines will result in disciplinary action.

  • Students should bring their mobile device to class everyday and fully charged so that they can do work.

  • Device accessories like headphones or keyboards are allowed if their use does not disturb others (music too loud, noisy keyboard, take up too much space).

  • All devices must have the proper MDM installed on their device. Tampering with the MDM will result in disciplinary action.

  • Students should not be on non-classroom related websites or applications during class time.

    • If work is finished early (and appropriately) and teacher has approved work, you can use appropriate websites.
  • DO NOT share passwords or personal information with others online or face-to-face. DO help your classmates if they are having difficulty.

  • There will be no excuses for incomplete work. If there is an issue with the technology immediately contact the teacher and work to arrange alternative methods for submitting or doing your work.

  • If any of the above rules are not respected, student will lose the privilege of using their devices in class for a day. Each offense will incur a longer punishment.

    • It should be noted that if you are not able to use your device in class, you will not be able to do the work and this will be reflected in your grade.

It’s important to note that while these are my current expectations, as I incorporate technology into the classroom and see what works or doesn’t, these expectations will almost certainly change.


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