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Chapter 16: Purposeful Planning
- How are you getting the technology into the hands of your students?
- Does your school allow students to publish online to a global audience? If not, find out why! If so, how are you letting your students go global?
- How often do you find yourself going to plan B, C, or D?
- Do you have a central hub for students to use as their one-stop shop for your class? If so, how has it worked? If not, what’s holding you back?
- How do you package your digital assignments? In your experience, what have been the most important details to include?
- Think about how you select digital tools for use in your classroom. How can you improve your selection process?
- Have you ever had a lesson involving technology that frustrated you? What did you learn from that experience?
- What is the most difficult part of technology integration for you?
Chapter 16 Actions
- Brainstorm some ideas for a lesson you would like to try. Ask yourself these questions:
- What are the learning outcomes?
- What will learners learn and be able to do?
- Where do the Four C’s fit?
- Will this activity meet any of the ISTE Standards for Students?
- Do you want learners to create and publish online?
- What does the end of the experience look like?
- Build a classroom website, if you don’t already have one, using the digital tool of your choice.
- Try Google Classroom! It’s a great way to manage digital assignments and increase communication and collaboration. Check out my Google Classroom resources for tips, tricks, e-books, and more.
- Create a digital assignment with your students, and package all of the details. Share your links and reflection on Twitter with #ShakeUpLearning, or in the Shake Up Learning Facebook Group.
- Share one thing you learned in this chapter with a colleague who struggles with technology use.
- Go app fishing! Spend some time exploring and researching the best apps for your classroom. Here are a couple places to start: For Chrome Apps, go to shakeup.link/chromedb, and for iOS Apps, shakeup.link/appfishing. Share your findings on Twitter with the #ShakeUpLearning hashtag or in the Facebook Group.
- Is there a teacher in your school who always seems to have the best ideas or luck when using tech with kids? Ask that teacher for tips and advice for your classroom.
- How to Package Your Online Assignments – blog post by Shake Up Learning
- Getting Started with Google Classroom FREE Online Course
- Hyperdocs Website and Resources
- Google Classroom Resources from Shake Up Learning
- Google Classroom Help Center
- Communicate with Guardians in Google Classroom
- Weebly Website Creator
- Wix Website Creator
- Google Sites
- How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom
- The Chrome App and Extension Database for Teachers and Students
- Common Sense Media App Reviews
- Top 20 Tech Tips for Teachers – infographic and blog post by Shake Up Learning