It is Thursday, and I'm excited to link up with iTeach 1:1 and Learning to the Core for their Tune into Technology linky party. This weeks topic is Technology Management and Organization. Those of you that have followed my blog for a while know that I love using ipads in the classroom. Last year about half way through the year we received a class set of ipads. Before that time (and even after) I allowed my kiddos to bring in their own electronics from home. Many of my kids brought their electronics to use on the bus, and they would leave them in their bags in the cubby area.
After having a conversation with my kiddos about what a privilege it would be for them to use their electronics for activities in school I allowed them to actually "bring" them to class.
Since the students knew it was such a privilege to use their own electronics (I was the only class that allowed it) they knew if they didn't follow the rules they would loose the priviledge. So what were my rules?
1. They were only allowed to play the assigned/approved apps
2. They were not allowed to play on any other student's personal electronics
3. They were not allowed to download any new apps in school and any updates needed to be done with me. (Didn't want any parents mad about charges they didn't know about!)
4. When I called for electronics to be put away they needed to do it right away.
What are your technology management or organization ideas? Do you allow your kids to use their personal electronics in school?
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