Chapter 1: We All have 1:1. Now What?
The opening chapter of Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning examines many of the questions you are probably asking as you move toward teaching with a computer or tablet for every student. What about those distractions on the internet? How will you learn what you need to know to teach this way? How will this change my classroom? What about students who do not have internet access at home? These are valid and common questions many of your colleagues are asking as well. The second part of the chapter addresses the things you need to think about first as you make this shift; acceptable use policies, management decisions, and tips for the early days in your 1:1 classroom. The chapter ends with a recap of the way a 1:1 classroom changes our work after students leave the room when we assess progress and make plans for the next day.
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In Chapter 1 we mention that it is important to get to know the acceptable use policy (AUP) that your school or district will be using. If you are looking to create your own we highly recommend you check out 1-to-1 Essentials - Acceptable Use Policies from Common Sense Media.