We all know that without classroom management, students can go a little haywire. Kids tend to get distracted and start doing things other than their schoolwork. So, we instill classroom management strategies into our daily routines to keep our classrooms running smoothly.
Typical classroom management strategies include things like establishing rules from the get-go, modeling ideal behavior, praising good behavior, having cues to get your students’ attention, establishing routines, and more.
When you add technology to the classroom and create a digital environment, you have to add some other classroom management strategies to your normal classroom management lineup.
Let’s take a look at them!
Establishing Rules Around Device Use
Just as establishing basic ground rules in your classroom is important, so is establishing ground rules around device use. Students need to know what appropriate use of school-provided computers looks like, when they should start their computers up and shut them down, how to take care of their computers, and more.
Have Students Help with Tech Support
We all know that tech issues come up with computers. Designating students in the classroom that can help other students when issues come up will be extremely helpful when it comes to time management. Instead of taking the time to figure out tech issues by themselves, students can call on the designated “tech support” to help fix the issue in a smaller amount of time.
Integrate Technology into Your Teaching
Technology is amazing and scaffolds students’ learning in so many ways. BUT it doesn’t replace the teacher. Students are more likely to stay on task and complete their work when using technology if teachers are present and involved in the class.
Make Use of Classroom Management Software
A great way to supplement the “typical” classroom management strategies is to implement classroom management software into your classroom. So, what exactly is classroom management software?
It allows you to monitor and manage your students' school-provided devices. Classroom management software usually includes features such as web filters, messaging, and screen monitoring. Vision by Netop is a classroom management software that showcases features such as:
• Viewing Student Screens – See everything your students see on their computers. At a glance, see who is on task and who needs assistance.
• Sharing Teacher’s Screens – Facilitate learning by sharing your screen on every student device. No need for projectors and handouts – give everyone a front-row view.
• Showcasing Students – Students can display their screens directly on the other student computers, practicing their presentation skills and enhancing collaboration.
• Blanking Screens – Refocus student attention with the push of a button, locking screens and keyboards.
• Web Filters – You decide which websites are available or off-limits.
• Messaging – remind your students to get back on track or lend them some extra help.
Getting Started with Classroom Management Software
Getting started with Netop’s classroom management software is easy! Follow the button below for your free trial and we will get you set up.