This week I would like you to think about rules and procedures for students to follow while working on the computer whether individually or in groups. Make these for a one computer classroom. Remember that if you do not convey the behavior you expect the students will come up with their own ideas, so think about how you expect the students to behave before using technology/computer, during its use, and after completing the use of any given digital device.
- Create a set of basic rules. Keep it short, sweet, and clear. You should need no more than 5. Ex. No food or drinks at the computers.
- Create a set of procedures: Procedures explain what you expect. For example: When walking to or from the computer students will do so quietly and quickly without disturbing the other students. You may have one for gathering materials needed. Think like a teacher or parent and head off trouble. If students know what you want and how you expect them to behave in the classroom runs much better and everyone is happier. You should need no more than three procedures for this assignment.