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Ziva is teaching several themes in a digital environment. She has been contemplating how to best guide the students and ensure that they are performing the intended task in class.
Ziva understands that the task isn't always clear to the students, otherwise they wouldn't keep asking "haMora Ziva, where did you say we should click? What activity are we supposed to do?"
Here are a few tips we've assembled on classroom management in a digital environment:
Defining the digital task: Be sure that the task the students are required to complete is well defined. Teachers often explain the task, but children may forget the explanation; or, they may arrive at the computer station 40 minutes later following a rotation, and in the interim forget what the task was. It is important, therefore, that you keep the instructions visible on a board or poster, as demonstrated in the following images:
In subsequent blog posts we will discuss additional tools for efficient independent learning in a digital environment.