Today we have discussed some different parts of technology integration, but how do we handle it our classrooms? How does it change our classroom environment? What do we need to do to prepare for these changes?

The first days in a 1:1 or blended classroom environment could be overwhelming if you are not prepared. During the following activity you will encounter some "situations" that will help you become better prepared.




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Classroom Improv (5 min)

Each table has been given a set of classroom "roles". Each person should choose one role. One person must play the role of the teacher. All other participants will be students.

1. Read through your assigned identity and take a moment to "become" your character.

2. The teacher will start the activity by giving the class instructions.
3. Each student will then begin to interrupt with their assigned role, actions, and discussions.
4. Remember, this is improv...so HAVE FUN!



Finding Solutions Activity (10 min)


For each student question/situation that you encountered, as a group, brainstorm possible classroom solutions to either solve or prevent the problem. Record your answers on the form below.
Classroom Improv - Finding Solutions Responses

Share Out and Discuss (5 min)
Let's share out and discuss with others.
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Additional Resources:

Classroom Management

Best Strategies for Managing a 1:1 iPad Classroom
Strategies for 1:1 Classroom Management
First Lesson in a 1:1 Classroom
Classroom Management in a 1:1 Environment
Steps to Managing your 1:1 Classroom

Classroom Design & Layout

Classroom Architect
Class Set-Up Tool
Classroom Design




Agenda>> Benefits and Challenges>>Effective Search Strategies>>Integration>>Classroom Space and Management