Model effective classroom management and collaborative learning strategies to maximize teacher and student use of digital tools an resources and access to technology-rich learning environmentsISTE Coaching Standards (2014)
Maintain and manage a variety of digital tools and resources for teacher and student use in technology-rich learning environmentsISTE Coaching Standards (2014)
This seems so simple, but in reality- you must give careful consideration to classroom management and learning strategies when introducing a new tool to students. When I was developing my PD for Flipgrid, I thought back to my experiences using the tool with my students, in order to develop a set of norms that I could share with teachers. I share the example below with educators so they have some sort of baseline to create classroom norms with their students. I also encourage teachers to begin with a fun topic like saying “hi” or introducing their pets so that students can get their wiggles out in a non stressful entry task.
Other ways that I think a teacher can set his or her class up for success is to be organized. When teaching about beginning a Makerspace I like to highlight the way I keep materials organized and show them how to safely use tools. If students are organized and they are being safe, then the learning is the focus.