Snapshot 216AB, 1 of 2: The (Digital) Coffeeshop Classroom

Location: Room 216AB, Table 1

Listen and learn

[Listen and learn : Snapshot]

Monday, June 26, 10:00–11:00 am
Location: Room 216AB, Table 1

Jessie Boyce  
How getting rid of desks, replacing them with comfortable furniture and allowing students to work at their own pace changed student engagement and performance in the math classroom. Also included: using OneNote as a platform to allow the classroom to be completely paperless and run in a nontraditional, efficient manner.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: PC, Chromebook, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Personalized learning
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: Math
ISTE Standards: Teachers : Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
Teachers : Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity
Students : Empowered learner

Digital tote resources

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose and objectives of this presentation are to allow participants to have insight into a non-traditional classroom experience. I want participants to see that personalizing students' learning and allowing them to work in a comfortable and calm environment can greatly increase their engagement and performance. The presentation will focus on how Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook and one-to-one devices greatly aids in this experience, allowing students to work at the pace that they need to, freeing the teacher to work with individuals as needed.
Participants will be provided with resources to implement a personalized learning experience in the classroom - presentation will be delivered through Nearpod to allow participants to have closer access to what is being discussed.


Presentation will be given through Nearpod (I know that it is often difficult to see during sessions and this will allow everything to be right on participants screens)
*Poll: traditional classroom v. non-traditional classroom [5 min] - what does your classroom currently look like?
Purpose: to show what the norm is in secondary classrooms and to spark discussions on what it may look like to be "different."
*Presentation though my experience of getting rid of desks and personalizing learning in the classroom through use of technology [40 min] - the classroom setup and research behind it; examples of lesson plans and share experience of the ways that students access information and work through a almost completely student-led classroom; discuss the lack of whole group direct instruction; provide resources (nearpod, socrative, OneNote); showcase OneNote ClassNotebook and show examples.
*Question and Answer [15 min] - participants can live tweet throughout presentation as they think of questions - to be answered when convenient, but also time to address at the end.

Supporting research

Making Learning Personal by Barbara Bray & Kathleen McClaskey



Jessie Boyce, Pinellas County Schools

learning starts here

San Antonio

June 25-28, 2017

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