Building a 1:1 Routine
Use your Learning Management System (Google Classroom) to post your Daily Objective each day. Make it a habit that students open their computers and check the objective before/at the very beginning of class each day.
Ways to Build This Routine:
Incorporate a St udent Task (for immediate completion, or something they will do during the class) Into The Objective: If instructions for students are incorporated into the objective, there is purpose in checking it
Put Entertainment into the Objective: Linking a meme, quote, link, infographic or something that engages students as a hook can encourage them to check the objective (or even look at your supplementary material)
Remind and Reinforce: Place it on your syllabus, classroom rules signs and frequently verbally encourage (read: nag) students to open their computers and check the objective every day
Incorporate Links From Previous Lesson: Include student feedback from previous lessons (Google Forms responses are very easy) in the objective to serve as a springboard for discussion and to hook students.
Tools to Help Build This Routine:
Article: Learning Objective Tips (Actions and Content Area)
Planbook.com - Use your district subscription to Planbook.com, a lesson-planning program, to write/record your Daily Objectives ahead of time, then just copy and paste them each day. You can also upload any supplementary materials you're attaching to your objective. These can also be archived and used from year to year.
ReciteThis - Use this very simple program to quickly create your own quote image.
Pinterest - There is no better site to find inspirational and/or funny quotes, infographics, image-based tips to supplement lessons and other materials to quickly and easily attach to objectives that this. There is also a wealth of educational material available on the site. Many teachers also use it to store/organize resources and materials.
Students can use their computers to complete Bell-Ringers or Exit Tickets. These can help focus students, easily and simply incorporate technology daily, and help you perform formative checks on students every day, in a easy-to-use and easy-to-track format.
Tools to Use for Bell-Ringers/Exit Tickets:
Student Response Systems - There area variety of programs that allow teachers to post questions and have students respond to them. They vary in how interactive they are, what type of responses they allow and how they share data back.
Plickers - This is very game-based, and responses can be shared in real time
Kahoot - This program is similar to Plickers, and is also used by grade 9 teachers.
Socrative - This is a more complicated system, but allows for a wide range of question types and can store/find patterns in individual student responses.
Quizlet - Quizlet can absolutely be used for bell-ringers and exit tickets, but can be a tool that can be incorporated to an even great level. It is great for review, practice and differentiation. It's definitely worth a look!