This course is designed to guide teachers in developing effective procedures for managing the classroom with increased student access to and use of technology.

Clear Targets

  • I can identify procedures for effective and safe use of technology.
  • I can develop a plan for teaching procedures for use of technology.
  • I can teach digital citizenship and online safety effectively.

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Middle/High - July 18, 2017

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Effectively managed classrooms promote student achievement, lead to a positive classroom culture, and allow for teachers and students to make the most of instructional time. When the element of technology integration is added to a lesson, it becomes absolutely necessary that a teacher employs the best classroom management practices to ensure successful outcomes.

More technology in the classroom, what could possibly go WRONG?

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These very real concerns represent the "why" behind;

  • the need for consistent and appropriate adherence to the district Acceptable Use Policy for technology.
  • the development and implementation of classroom specific procedures for the use of technology.
  • the thoughtful and purposeful planning of powerful and engaging lessons.


Video - Successful DBL classrooms have mastered classroom management and how that aligns with the technology availability and use. What might an effectively managed technology rich classroom look like, and what procedures can you assume these teachers had in place based on evidence in the video?

Articles -
41 Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for a 1:1 Classroom - This article outlines the purposeful and thoughtful planning that goes in to making a digital age classroom work!

12 Structures to Keep Kids Focused When Using the Internet in Class - This article outlines simple steps that help students stay productive and focused while online.

Develop Classroom Procedures

Consider the following as you plan your management strategies and develop your classroom procedures for BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER any lesson using technology.
  • Rules vs. Procedures
    • Rules are explicit regulations governing conduct. Rules are non-negotiable. Breaking of rules results in a consequence. District rules and consequences for breaking those rules are outlined in the Acceptable Use Policy.
    • Procedures are an established way of doing things and often involve a series of actions conducted in a certain order or manner.
    • *As you develop your classroom behavior plan, consider how fairly your consequences are distributed in relation to rules vs. procedures.

Internet Safety

  • It is the responsibility of the teacher to do everything possible to help our students stay safe while using technology.
  • Modeling safe practices is ONE way to highlight the importance of internet safety.
  • Best practice would be to provide students with an Internet Safety refresher at the very beginning of the year, prior to your first online lesson and then revisit the expectations often.
  • Teachers are responsible for monitoring student internet use while in the classroom. Consider the importance of:
    • clear and consistent adherence to the AUP.
    • classroom design or arrangement.
    • monitoring student use of technology.
      • Walk around.
      • Look at screens often.
      • Learn to identify 'suspicious' activity.
  • CommonSense Media Internet Safety Information by Grade Level
  • Internet Safety Resources

*Modify your teacher/student procedures to include Internet Safety.

Digital Citizenship

*Modify your teacher/student procedures to include Digital Citizenship.

Resources for Classroom Management

Class Dojo
Randomly App

Turn In Your Teacher and Student Procedures Here

Overview of Blended Learning - Khan Academy video tutorials featuring content from the Christensen Institute

Common Sense Media

SOS Strategies - For a great list of classroom strategies shared by Discovery Education, visit