Bind Their Thumbs??! Second Screens in the Classroom
Texting, tweeting, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, oh my! Students are certainly exchanging and consuming information during your class— but is it the information that you hope them to engage with? How many small screens are distracting your students while you try to teach and hold discussions? What ground rules do you lay down in terms of these classic distractors? Join us for a dynamic conversation and exploration of when cell phones and second screens are appropriate in class, and when they are not. Get new ideas for handling and setting expectations for student-owned technology in the classroom!
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CiTE Standards & Expectations
Timeliness and attendance:
Workshop participants need to arrive on time. Admittance to the workshop may be denied if participants are more than 15 minutes late. We of course prefer that you 0 minutes late!
Why would we turn you away from a free faculty workshop, when we realize and appreciate that you have so much else going on? A couple of reasons:
Tardiness often causes unwanted distractions for the rest of the workshop attendees, thereby affecting their overall enjoyment and understanding of class material.
Tardiness often causes a situation where the class needs to totally “stop” in order to get the late participant(s) caught up. This is not only a distraction to all else in the room, but it hinders class progress and may even affect workshop learning outcomes.
**Part-time faculty participants who are more than 15 minutes late or leave more than 15 minutes early may be denied the workshop stipend.**
Distracting (web and mobile-based) activities:
Workshop participants must only work on workshop content during the duration of the workshop. We know it’s tempting to surf the web, check email, or even take care of personal business while you’re in our classroom. However, some workshop participants have been abusing personal web-surfing time—something their peers have said is extremely distracting. Please limit personal web-surfing and email-checking to the break (we promise we’ll give you one!) If you are repeatedly observed breaking this protocol, we will likely ask you to leave the workshop.