First, I watched the video on the Dell Netbook. I saw an overview of the device and where the important physical components are. I also learned that as an opening activity, I should have all the students log into all of the netbooks because the first time you login, it takes extra time to load all of the credentials.
Next, I looked at Kathy Schrock's website, iPads in the Classroom. I became quickly overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information available. I found links to tutorials and to lists of apps. I will spend time on her site!
I then reviewed how to login to iTunes, but I had already created an Apple ID when I used my iPad earlier this summer.
I finally looked at the information about classroom management.
I will need to create routines and procedures including:
- Using the technology to complete only assigned tasks
- Consequences for misuse
- How to retrieve and return the technology during class using assigned small group roles
- Parameters for use as enrichment or remediation