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  • Time, Tips & ToolsManagement Made Simple
  • Planning for Managing… Identify objectives (curriculum) Determine underlying skills needed Organize classroom environment Set student expectations and define outcomes Provide tools for evaluation along the way Provide supports for success
  • Management of Materials
  • MaterialsOpen Storage  Access
  • Use images…What SHOULD it look like when...?
  • Label Everything!Maybe color-code too!
  • Some Online SourcesLabels and Such:  http://www.eichild.com/r_pages.cfm?ID=232Fonts:  http://www.fontspace.com/category/school  http://www.dafont.com/theme.php?cat=602  http://desktoppub.about.com/od/freefonts/tp/Free_Handwr iting_School_Fonts.htm
  • ExpectationsHorizontal Movement of Information
  • MethodsAsk three before meTeach One, They Teach ManyClass Experts and Yellow PagesHonoring the sharing“Organic” spread of information
  • Expect and Encourage Helping Each Other No touching others computers or technologies.
  • Managing...but accounting for differences
  • Provide choicesNot what is learned, but how it is learned and how students will show what they know...
  • Plan for DifferentiationThe Differentiator http://www.byrdseed.com/differentiator/
  • Fair Doesn’t Mean Same
  • Dont be afraid to offer differentlearners different assignments anddiffering time limits.
  • TimersKitchen Timershttp://minutesplease.com/http://www.online-stopwatch.com/eggtimer- countdown/full-screen/
  • Working together
  • Turn Taking… Check list Sticks in a Cup Circle Chart Electronic name pickers (now apps too!)  http://classtools.net/main_area/template_loader.htm?fr uit_machine  http://www.barryfunenglish.com/tools.php  http://www.superteachertools.com/classroom- tools/group-maker.php
  • Managing it All…Let students have a limited time to "play" with new technologies, manipulatives, etc. BEFORE you give them tight timelines and deadlines.
  • Manage ExpectationsClearly define your expectations - both process AND product.
  • RubricsExpectations up front – no tricks! http://www.tltgroup.org/resourc es/flashlight/rubrics.htm
  • Rubrics“A rubric is an explicit summary of the criteria for assessing a particular piece of student work, plus levels of potential achievement for each criterion.” (source)But really RUBRICS are time-savers!
  • Rubricshttp://www.teach- nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/http://www.rubrics4teachers.com/ The BEST List of rubrics: http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schroc kguide/assess.html
  • RubricsRubric-Making ToolsRubistar: http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php
  • RubricsRubric-Making ToolsUtah Education Network:http://www.uen.org/Rubric/browse.cgi
  • RubricsGoogleDocs for Rubrics: http://sites.google.com/site/web20wednesdaych allenge/week-11-google-reader http://tbarrett.edublogs.org/2008/08/23/10- google-forms-for-the-classroom/ http://docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?a nswer=134592
  • PBL ChecklistsStudent Accountability (English and Spanish)  http://pblchecklist.4teachers.org/
  • Evaluation of ProcessNot just what you did but HOW you did!
  • Support and Plan for Success
  • No lost children…Signs with instructions where they are needed.Use pictures to support limited readersUse audio to support auditory childrenExpert “ads” where the needs are likely to be
  • Shift and Return….
  • Management…Managing materialsManaging expectationsManaging timeManaging students
  • In a Nutshell…Pick the right tools and resourcesProvide support to allow for rich learning experiencesEncourage horizontal movement of information“Automate” what you can
  • What is a teacher? A guide, not a guard. What is learning? A journey, not a destination. What is discovery? Questioning the answers. What is the process?Discovering ideas, not covering content. What is the goal? Open minds, not closed issues. What is the test? Being and becoming, not remembering and reviewing. What is school? Whatever we choose to make it.
  • Remember:There is no failure, only attemptsand unexpected outcomes.Gail LovelyGail@GailLovely.comFor Managing the Technology-rich Classroom:http://suddenlyitclicks.com/managing-learning.php