Practical Ideas You Can Use With Your Own Class!
Educators at every level appreciate a little support here and there, especially support that has the potential to make their job a little easier.
Today, we’re happy to make available to you, two free e-books designed to help in the classroom in two different areas:
- The Digital Communication Skills Your Students Need to Succeed
- How to Successfully Manage Students and Computers in the Classroom
Both books are straightforward and packed with practical recommendations, courtesy of educators’ experiences in their own classrooms. They’re available to download in PDF format.
Book 1: The Digital Communication Skills Your Students Need to Succeed
This eBook gives you an overview of four of the most important skills a young person needs to succeed in the classroom, and once they enter the professional world, including:
- Touch Typing
- Document Formatting
- Context Awareness
- Proofreading and Editing
It clearly breaks down the different digital communication skills that students should learn, making it easy for you to determine which abilities you need to focus on for your classes.
The content also includes information about the soft skills (aka, “people skills”) that should accompany the more practical lessons. There are numerous suggestions you’ll appreciate such as ideas you can use to help your students understand “context” and how it relates to written communications.
Book 2: How to Successfully Manage Students and Computers in the Classroom
This guide offers approaches to ensure students focus on their work (spoiler: it can be done if you’re prepared!). It has great advice you can apply so your computer classes don’t turn into an “Animal House” rerun. Alright, we may be exaggerating a tiny bit, but unless you’re armed with the right tips and tricks, things can quickly turn chaotic. Included is information on:
- Setting Classroom Rules for Computers
- Helping Students with Passwords
- Keeping Students Focused at Their Computers
Although aimed at teachers responsible for classrooms with computers, this manual provides enough common-sense strategies to benefit all educators. You’ll find this little gem is a valuable teacher’s companion, touching upon many topics: from seating arrangements, to audio advice, as well as tips on keeping students busy if they finish working before others.
We hope you find many opportunities to implement the strategies and tactics offered. As always, we’d love it if you let us know how they were of use to you, either in planning your curriculum or making your classes more manageable. In addition, remember to let us in on your own methods of dealing with all these subjects; perhaps you’ll see them included in the next editions!