Category: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT Audience: ELEMENTARY / JH
Difficulty: LOW Setup Time: SHORT
Tools Needed: PROJECTOR, COMPUTER
Optional: Microphone, Interactive White Board
Website: www.classroomscreen.com
Description: ClassroomScreen.com gives access to several classroom management tools that can be useful in multiple target audiences within the classrooms. Essentially, classroomscreen.com turns your browser into an interactive smart board. It has built in widgets such as a noise level indicator, timers, stoplight indicator (set by the teacher), notepads, and student polling features.
Highlights:

  • Timers – Set up station timers that are visible to students and you as you are moving about the room.
  • Stoplight – Working with groups? Help students visually see quiet / instruction time vs open discussion / work time. When the light is on red, students are focused on the teacher and the instructions being given, when the light is green, students can engage in their activities among themselves.
  • Noise Level – Give students visual representation of their noise level. Project this widget on the board so students can visually see what is considered “too loud”. Combine this with stop light to indicate times where low level discussion is set to take place, followed by indicating students were too loud and are to stop talking until allowed to resume discussion.