Though it sometimes seems like today’s kids are tech-savvier than adults, there are still plenty of things for students to learn about using technology. Especially now that many kids are using tech for online learning. Use these classroom technology anchor charts during in-person or virtual learning to help teach safe internet use, best practices for using tablets and computers, and more.
1. Provide a list of keyboard shortcuts
The person who invented ctrl+z deserves a medal, don’t you think?
2. Control the crazy clicking
Kids master touchscreens at a young age, but mouse skills might need a little explaining.
3. Develop their internet browser skills
Kids need basic browser skills as they explore the web. (Don’t forget to teach them about the magic of reopening closed tabs!)
4. Help them create strong passwords
This is a skill they’ll need for life.
5. Remind them to T.H.I.N.K. before they post
Make the internet a safer place, free from cyberbullying.
6. Set expectations for classroom technology use
Digital citizenship comes with responsibility, so set classroom technology expectations high.
7. Understand safe and respectful social media use
If you’re maintaining a class social media page, these guidelines help kids remember to respect each other.
8. Teach good commenting guidelines
Comments online can quickly get out of hand. Set expectations for meaningful, respectful comments on class posts.
9. Protect classroom technology devices
Classroom technology is expensive! Even little ones can learn to take care of it properly, though.
10. Lay out important keyboarding skills
Keyboard skills are essential if students want to use so many forms of classroom technology successfully, so help them get it right from the start.
11. Sign in to Google
They’ll probably master this one quickly, but it’s helpful to have a reminder.
12. Post procedures for uploading to Google Classroom
Google Classroom is a terrific tool, so make sure students know how to use it properly.
13. Spell out good Skype manners
Skype can be a neat way to communicate with other classrooms around the world. Ensure your students are well behaved when you’re using it.
14. Give tips on using Alexa devices
“Hey, Alexa! Display my using Alexa anchor chart!”
15. Get ready for GoNoodle fun
GoNoodle is a terrific way to have fun with classroom technology, but make sure students know what you expect when you’re using it.
16. Go over the rules for Kahoot!
Do you Kahoot!? This classroom technology makes reviews so much fun, but be sure to set the ground rules in advance.
17. Cover basic Twitter skills
Vocabulary lessons for the 21st century!
18. Establish classroom technology experts
Cut down on the number of classroom questions by making your students experts on classroom technology topics.
19. Explain the parts of an email.
Remember learning to write a business letter in school? These days, writing an email is a more valuable skill.