5 Strategies For 1 to 1 Classroom Management

The fol­low­ing post was writ­ten by Rich Kiker who I was for­tu­nate to meet while in Philadel­phia for EduCon.

You may have heard already that dig­i­tal lit­er­acy and increased tech­ni­cal capac­ity are crit­i­cal com­po­nents of the K-12 edu­ca­tion.  I hap­pen to agree.  The prob­lem is that pub­lic edu­ca­tion hasn’t had suf­fi­cient means to put enough com­put­ing devices in the hands of stu­dents.  Com­put­ers have been expen­sive and if you have had a com­puter lab that you could visit with your class once a week then you had more than most.  Now with the evo­lu­tion of mobile plat­forms, net­books, tablets, and “Bring Your Own Tech­nol­ogy” pro­grams (like this one explained my @micwalker) there is a warm feel­ing in the edu­ca­tion com­mu­nity that mean­ing­ful 1 to 1 access in the class­room is pos­si­ble every­where. Teach­ers are excited, stu­dents are stoked, and tech­nol­ogy direc­tors are pet­ri­fied.  The pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less includ­ing live streams from our class­rooms, social media at the hands of every learner, and every stu­dent becom­ing the smartest kid in school because she can search Google on her iPad. I am ener­gized that the promise of edu­ca­tional tech­nol­ogy — a world of con­nected learn­ing, col­lab­o­ra­tion, and cre­ative design to engage and impact stu­dent achieve­ment — may finally be mature enough to imple­ment in all classrooms.

But before we start the parade let’s take a step back. Not every teacher, in fact, most teach­ers are not ready and will need sig­nif­i­cant train­ing to pre­pare for this world.  Fur­ther­more, let’s be real­is­tic in that this tech­nol­ogy can cause sig­nif­i­cant dis­trac­tions in the class­room if we do not craft a man­age­ment plan that ensures appro­pri­ate use.  I have man­aged 1 to 1 depart­ments and class­rooms for seven years and I would like to share 5 ideas I have for cre­at­ing a suc­cess­ful, con­nected envi­ron­ment for learning.

1. Use a LMS
Learn­ing Man­age­ment Sys­tems are basi­cally online class­rooms.  They allow teach­ers to cre­ate a class­room web pres­ence and will greatly enhance acces­si­bil­ity to the cur­ricu­lum.  1 to 1 is not just about what hap­pens in the class­room but cre­at­ing a mobile envi­ron­ment to enhance learn­ing with 24/7 access. A LMS will improve class­room orga­ni­za­tion, help stu­dents when they miss class, inher­ently build dig­i­tal lit­er­acy, and add many more ben­e­fits. There are the big play­ers like Moo­dle that are incred­i­bly pow­er­ful but can be a chal­lenge to admin­is­ter. If that is not your fla­vor, look into some free and sta­ble web options.  I used Edmodo for years and the more I used it the more dynamic my class became — not  to men­tion that other teach­ers saw how easy it was to use and began using it them­selves. Score.

2. Have a Class­room AUP
Step one: Make sure your school has a strong Accept­able Use Pol­icy.  A good AUP is crit­i­cal because it will sup­port you with behav­ior con­se­quences in the event that a stu­dent inap­pro­pri­ately uses her access.  I‘m a real­ist and stu­dents will mis­be­have with tech­nol­ogy.  The AUP, with clear expec­ta­tions, pro­vides fair guide­lines that can help ensure tech­nol­ogy is being used for edu­ca­tional pur­poses and keep a safe learn­ing envi­ron­ment for every­one.   If your school does not have one or you think it is weak, talk to your prin­ci­pal and ramp it up.  See these tips on AUPs from EdWeek and the Uni­ver­sity of San Diego.  The AUP will be incred­i­bly impor­tant dur­ing the roll­out of a 1 to 1 pro­gram.  That being said, the AUP may still not address all the pieces you need in your class­room.  Set up your per­sonal class­room rules to sup­ple­ment the efforts of the AUP.  Con­sider includ­ing pieces like “no tech­nol­ogy dur­ing dis­cus­sions” or “no more than 5 min­utes on email per class period”.  Keep your class­room dynamic but still man­age it the best way that works for you while pro­mot­ing stu­dent success.

3. Move to the Cloud
Again, the goal should be to use mobile devices and cre­ate mobile plat­forms for learn­ing. The LMS will get you started but it also becomes frus­trat­ing if the pro­duc­tiv­ity suite that you use needs to be installed, needs ver­sions coor­di­nated, and is unaf­ford­able to stu­dents.  Sure, access to these tools is avail­able at school but how would that be mobile?  My rec­om­men­da­tion would be to con­nect with Google Apps for Edu. This free suite con­tin­ues to expand in fea­tures and has been adopted by sev­eral state depart­ments of edu­ca­tion.  It meets the needs of file man­age­ment, sched­ul­ing, data stor­age, col­lab­o­ra­tion, and many more in a we-based option.  Learn more from the Google Apps and Apps Cer­ti­fied Trainer YouTube channels.

4. Be a Stew­ard of Tech­nol­ogy
The prin­ci­ples of good teach­ing do not change and mod­el­ing is one of those basic tech­niques that can effec­tively impact a stu­dent.  As edu­ca­tors we are charged with the respon­si­bil­ity of being change agents.  If we are going to ensure the adop­tion of pos­i­tive neti­quette by our stu­dents, then we need to dis­play these actions for them.  I am not say­ing that teach­ers should “friend” their stu­dents or post to social net­works a hun­dred times a day. In fact, I would dis­cour­age this prac­tice, when would you find time to teach? I am say­ing that teach­ers need to be hon­est.  Say some­thing like this to your students:

This stuff is new to me and I don’t know it all.  But I am excited to learn it and I know that it empow­ers you as learn­ers.  There­fore, I am will­ing to embrace tech­nol­ogy because I know it will make your edu­ca­tion more valuable.”

Yup, tell them that a teacher doesn’t know every­thing, put your­self in a vul­ner­a­ble posi­tion.  At the same time you will build a cul­ture of hon­esty, a value for life-long learn­ing, and dis­play a trans­par­ent and vested inter­est in the suc­cess of your stu­dents. Try new web tools from Go2Web20, join a Ning, and if you are really brave go to a edu­ca­tional tweetup. If it fails mis­er­ably then stand up, dust your­self off and be proud of your­self for try­ing some­thing and tak­ing a risk for your stu­dents. That is the worst that can hap­pen. But what if it is a huge success?

5. Weekly Dig­i­tal Cit­i­zen­ship
Lastly, make the endur­ing under­stand­ing of dig­i­tal cit­i­zen­ship a reg­u­lar com­po­nent in your class­room.  No mat­ter what your sub­ject, there is an oppor­tu­nity to pro­mote proper and mean­ing­ful use.  Our roles as edu­ca­tors will not be fully real­ized unless we are able to guide stu­dents toward becom­ing skilled and capa­ble cit­i­zens with an appre­ci­a­tion for knowl­edge. Lever­age resources that we know well like TED Talks and The Do Lec­tures. Per­haps you can pull the RSS feed from Mashable’s Social Good or Big Think and have stu­dents fol­low them. There are plenty of options for you to choose from.  I can tell you that as I made more efforts to increase my own capac­ity it was evi­dent that my stu­dents were ener­gized from it. Pulling con­tent and resources from all of these great sites helped me learn and engaged my audi­ence.  It kept my class­room vibrant and fresh and I hope you have the same experience.

Rich Kiker is an Instruc­tional Tech­nol­ogy & Design Con­sul­tant and Google Apps Cer­ti­fied Trainer spe­cial­iz­ing in  pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment for new media, web appli­ca­tions, 1:1 com­put­ing, online learn­ing, and tech­nol­ogy path­ways. For­merly a Media Tech­nol­ogy Chair and Tech­nol­ogy Coor­di­na­tor, he is now a con­sul­tant for sev­eral edu­ca­tional agen­cies, school dis­tricts, and a pro­fes­sor of instruc­tional tech­nol­ogy.  For more infor­ma­tion or to fol­low up please visit www.kikerlearning.com or he is also on Twit­ter with the user­name @rkiker.


  1. Dieter says:

    If you get Mas­ter Resell rights, it is pos­si­ble to sell the appli­ca­tion, e-book or PDF file,
    now and again video series at the same time for the money you select,
    or per­haps give it away to your sub­scribers. There are sim­ple sys­tems you’ll be able
    to applied to help you give atten­tion to your orga­ni­za­tion. Use
    online follow-up meth­ods like email and turn into happy to use direct mail.

  2. Good web site you’ve got here.. It’s hard to find hith
    qual­ity writ­ing like yours nowa­days. I really appre­ci­ate
    peo­ple like you! Take care!!

  3. retail boxes says:

    Great blkg yyou have got here.. It’s hawrd to find good qual­ity writ­ing like yours nowa­days.
    I seri­ously appre­ci­ate indi­vid­u­als like you!
    Take care!!

  4. Guadalupe says:

    After Yeast Infec­tion No More e book enough of those episodes,
    the physique adjusts its man­age­ment mech­a­nism within the pitu­itary gland
    to main­tain the next fixed Yeast An infec­tion No More
    pdf amount of cor­ti­sol within the body. Whereas cor­ti­sol can Glad we Yeast Infec­tion No More Free Obtain served
    effec­tively while we had been a bunch of knuckle drag­ging Nean­derthals com­bat­ing
    for our lives, life within the 21st cen­tury for essen­tially the most half
    pre­vented us to cope with harm­ful con­di­tions in every­day life.

  5. aliadams.ca says:

    I would like to warn you that cau­tion should be exe­cuted when­ever ser­vic­ing a bat­tery, as they con­tain acid that can burn less impor­tant things such as clothes but more impor­tant.
    It is typ­i­cally the case that folks pur­chase this kind of RC car body as a way to show­case the crafts­man­ship.
    Using sur­vey results for aver­age take-up rates for finance and leas­ing
    propo­si­tions at the point of sale, data for
    the size and growth of the auto­mo­tive finance and leas­ing mar­ket for con­sumers in China is pro­vided in terms of gross advances
    and assets leased for 2007 to 2011 with splits between finance for new and used
    cars and between finance organ­ised through deal­er­ships at the point of sale and
    directly with banks or other lend­ing institutions.

  6. gerzDof says:

    A big thank you for your blog.Thanks Again. Really Cool. ozza

  7. thats good. i enjoyed this arti­cle post.Really look­ing for­ward to read more. Awe­some. http://www.atakoyescortum.com

  8. smartphone says:

    They want to induce dif­fer­ent fea­tures in their phone so that they can work while trav­el­ling too.
    Buy it for any rea­son and use it in every sea­son and occa­sion.
    For exam­ple, if you are in a meet­ing and your phone rings, you can sim­ply turn the hand­set upside down which will
    silence the phone, with­out hang­ing up, so you won.

  9. berzDof says:

    Really enjoyed this blog.Really look­ing for­ward to read more. Will read on… ozza

  10. Jonathon says:

    Appre­ci­at­ing the time and effort you put into your web­site and in depth infor­ma­tion you pro­vide.
    It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same unwanted rehashed infor­ma­tion. Won­der­ful read!

    I’ve book­marked your site and I’m includ­ing your RSS feeds
    to my Google account.

  11. Jannette says:

    Yes! Finaly some­one writes about thorny.

  12. This web site truly has all the infor­ma­tion and facts I needed con­cern­ing this sub­ject and didn’t know who to ask.

  13. Over the road from Blacks is The Epi­cen­tre — 3 floor sur­faces of fash­ion­able out­door
    gar­ments and footwear and sev­eral camp­ing
    prod­ucts. Except the out­stand­ing high qual­ity of
    the mer­chan­dise you are sure to receive excep­tional cus­tomer sup­port here, the
    sales team is quite well trained and can give you all their
    atten­tion and explain how to choose the very best fit for shoes and boots or rec­om­mend you
    the right camp­ing equip­ment or cloth­ing with spe­cific attrib­utes.
    Bass Pro Shops , as the store is for­mally known, is estab­lished to give the sug­ges­tion of indi­vid­ual shops within the larger retail outlet.

  14. When some­one writes an arti­cle he/she retains the image
    of a user in his/her mind that how a user can know it. So that’s why this
    piece of writ­ing is out­st­dand­ing. Thanks!

  15. Erick says:

    A lot of Stun Guns pro­mote ridicu­lous claims of mil­lions of volts.

  16. Inter­course toys can actu­ally be help­ful and make it
    inter­course more fun and thrilling. If sex toys
    are nec­es­sary to please a woman through­out inter­course, it is
    a good fac­tor. Some inter­course toys help the person’s erec­tion, stim­u­late the female gen­i­tals to turn into more del­i­cate or pro­vide a dis­tinct really feel to ‘nor­mal’ sex.

    Low cost toys are low-cost for a reason.

  17. Micki says:

    I really like what you guys tend to be up too.
    Such clever work and cov­er­age! Keep up the good works guys I’ve
    you guys to my own blogroll.

  18. You can also enjoy the guided tour of the lighthouse.

    There is a col­lec­tion of ter­rific South Beach din­ing expe­ri­ences offer­ing deli­cious seafood, steak, pasta, hibachi, Brazil­ian Grille, Pizza, as well as authen­tic Cuban cui­sine.
    Miami may be best known as a party des­ti­na­tion for the young
    and beau­ti­ful, but the Top 5 Fam­ily Friendly Attrac­tions offer fun for vis­i­tors of all

  19. What’s up to all, as I am truly eager of read­ing this website’s post to
    be updated reg­u­larly. It car­ries good information.

  20. Teri says:

    Hmm it seems like your site ate my first com­ment (it was extremely long) so I
    guess I’ll just sum it up what I had writ­ten and say, I’m thor­oughly enjoy­ing
    your blog. I as well am an aspir­ing blog writer but I’m still new to every­thing.
    Do you have any help­ful hints for first-time blog writ­ers?
    I’d gen­uinely appre­ci­ate it.

  21. webpage says:

    I am reg­u­lar vis­i­tor, how are you every­body? This piece of
    writ­ing posted at this web page is truly good.

  22. I have read so many posts regard­ing the blog­ger lovers how­ever this post is in fact a pleas­ant para­graph, keep it up.

  23. Wake up now says:

    Pretty great post. I just stum­bled upon your weblog and wished to
    men­tion that I have really enjoyed brows­ing your weblog posts.
    After all I’ll be sub­scrib­ing in your feed and I’m
    hop­ing you write again very soon!

  24. What’s up, every­thing is going well here and ofcourse every
    one is shar­ing facts, that’s actu­ally fine, keep up writing.

  25. wakeupnow says:

    Amaz­ing things here. I’m very glad to look your post. Thanks
    so much and I am look­ing ahead to con­tact you. Will you kindly drop me a

  26. Sue says:

    This site was… how do you say it? Rel­e­vant!!
    Finally I have found some­thing that helped me. Thanks!

  27. Marian says:

    Hi, every time i used to check web­site posts
    here in the early hours in the day­light, because i
    enjoy to gain knowl­edge of more and more.

    web site (Marian)

  28. When you drive, you tend not to only con­cen­trate on the street but you also con­cen­trate on unique details this kind of as the sound from
    the engine, other sys­tems of one’s car as well as the diverse kinds of vehi­cles that also pass by.

    So, the pro­duc­tive bro­ker will gather the whole pack­age,
    sit down with it for twenty min­utes and make a cou­ple of deci­sions
    1. While you may hear of a NASCAR dri­ver get­ting into some trou­ble, like
    with speed­ing, if any­thing hap­pens it’s rel­a­tively trivial.

  29. While incred­u­lous as this may sound, it’s a viable pos­si­bil­ity,
    and Water4Gas is among the few legit­i­mate prod­ucts that allow
    you to do this. You have the abil­ity to locate other users and
    your­self with Google Map Inte­gra­tion, which there are cur­rently over 4000
    mem­bers right now so you’ll always have some­one to fly with.

    The 30 minute flight may not be as long, but you see plenty of great sights
    on your way to the North Rim and back, how­ever, the
    longer tour adds a jaunt over to the East Rim too and is
    much more comprehensive.

  30. That is just a hand­ful of great sport bikes that can be used by rid­ers
    of any level, even begin­ners. The most cru­cial moment where an ath­lete needs affir­ma­tion the most would be when­ever he or she expe­ri­ences defeat or a sub-standard per­for­mance.
    Keep your focus upon the strength exer­cises and inter­val train­ing to be able to burn

  31. Evoker Hack says:

    Your style is so unique in com­par­i­son to other peo­ple I have read stuff from.
    I appre­ci­ate you for post­ing when you’ve got the oppor­tu­nity,
    Guess I will just book mark this blog.

  32. Thanks for finally writ­ing about >5 Strate­gies For
    1 to 1 Class­room Man­age­ment | 1 to 1 Schools <Loved it!

  33. You pos­si­bly can race within the 4 dif­fer­ence loca­tions line Sub­Urb,
    Desert, Snowy and City evening. It presents 21 trendy auto­mo­biles and four
    var­i­ous kinds of Game modes.

  34. My part­ner and I stum­bled over here dif­fer­ent page and thought
    I might check things out. I like what I
    see so now i’m fol­low­ing you. Look for­ward to look­ing over your
    web page repeatedly.

  35. The best approach to kids PC games is for par­ents to play together wigh their chil­dren rather than leav­ing the child alone and decid­ing on how much time should be spent in front oof the
    comp­puter (many par­ent­ing web­sites list the rec­om­mended
    set amount of hours that chil­dren should spend online).

    Tere are also many other games like Magic Farm,
    cov­er­ing a wide vari­ety off dif­fer­ent sub-genres.
    Nev­er­the­less, though it may seem to get enslav­ing per­tain­ing to game enthu­si­asts to gen­er­ate more time bam­boo sheets links, time restrict are some
    things that needs to bee retained beneath watch.

  36. Tiffany says:

    A stock mar­ket is a very cru­cial ele­ment of the finan­cial sys­tem of an econ­omy.
    When a trade starts going sour, he hopes and hawngs on, and his loses pile up.
    Get all the facts bercause this is the key to your suc­cess
    tto win in the stock mar­ket loser’s game.

  37. You’re so cool! I don’t sup­pose I can learn some­thing like this before.
    So good to find some­body with some cre­ative ideas
    about this sub­ject. really thank you for bring­ing this up.
    this web­site is some­thing that is needed online, some­body with some­what
    orig­i­nal­ity. excel­lent job for bring­ing some­thing new to the internet!

  38. since all the time Its best use appears to be for reveal­ing and
    stor­ing documents.

  39. Corazon says:

    Howdy I am so happy I found your weblog, I reeally found you by mis­take,
    while I was brows­ing on Yahoo for some­thing else, Any­ways I am here
    now and would just like to saay thanks a lot for a incredik­ble post
    and a all round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I
    don’t have time tto read through it all aat the minute butt I have saved it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time
    I will be back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up tthe excel­lent work.

  40. Thanks for this post, I am a huge fan of this web­site would really like to go on up-to-date.

  41. Kelly says:

    I got what you mean, many thanks for post­ing. Woh I’m happy
    to dis­cover this website.

  42. Teddy says:

    Thanks for this great arti­cle, I’m glad I dis­cov­ered this site on yahoo.

  43. Google is my king as it assisted me find this fan­tas­tic website!

  44. It’s in point of fact a nice and help­ful piece of infor­ma­tion. I’m
    glad that you shared this help­ful info with us.

    Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  45. dejting says:

    This web­site was… how do you say it? Rel­e­vant!! Finally
    I’ve found some­thing that helped me. Kudos!

  46. qtujzamk says:

    That is sec­ond last in the league. This is after com­ing off a 2 week period before the injury where we held teams cauet mar­seille mail­lot psg
    to 97 pts per 100 pos­ses­sions. Good thing is our offense has exploded to 113 pts per 100 in those same 6 game. How­ever that is last year’s blaz­ers win­ning games with offense and not defense. We are 3–3 in this peri­odThis could just be a blip. AAA is still get­ting use to the schemes and where team­mates are and want/expect him to be. He is a good defender, but he doesn’t get as much steals as Wes, who was the lead­ing stls man for us this year at 1.3 a game. AAA has never aver­aged 1 stl a game, obvi­ously there is more to this than just stls, but that is some­thing we have lost and won’t be get­ting. I don’t know, will our D be as good as it was before, or is 22 games not enough to incor­po­rate AAA into our Defense and have back at here it was (3rd in the NBA) when the play­offs roll around?We are 3–3 in that period.

  47. erotic says:

    I jusxt сouldn’t depart youhr weeb sife prior tto sug­gst­ing tɑt I reeally loged thee usual infto ɑ per­zon spply tto youг guests?
    Is goo­ing tto bee bak sfead­ily inn rder tоօ chheck oout
    neww posts

  48. google says:

    Hi there to every one, the con­tents exist­ing at
    this web­site are gen­uinely remark­able for peo­ple expe­ri­ence, well, keep up the nice work fellows.

  49. Oh my good­ness, these look remarkable!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



order valium no prescription valium for sale order valium overnight buy soma buy soma without prescription buy soma without prescriptions cheap diazepam online diazepam online pharmacy buy diazepam rx order phentermine online phentermine online pharmacy cheap phentermine no prescription buy tramadol no rx buy tramadol no prescription purchase tramadol order xanax overnight buy xanax online without prescription order xanax online ativan no prescription buy ativan online without prescription ativan no rx buy klonopin overnight shipping klonopin online pharmacy cheap klonopin no prescription order provigil online overnight buy provigil no prescription buy provigil online mastercard overnight buy ambien online cheap buy ambien online without prescription ambien no prescription