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Challenges and solutions for teaching with tablets

Creative Classrooms Lab - challenges and solutions for teaching with tabletsWhat kind of challenges teachers and schools using tablets for teaching face? Also, what kind of solutions they foresee to overcome the obstacles and challenges? In their third postcard the Creative Classrooms Lab teachers have been reflecting on challenges and possible solutions of different aspects of teaching: Organisational, Content, Sustainability, Assessment, Professional Development and Resources.

  • One teacher writes about challenges with content: One of the most difficult things about implementing a flipped classroom scenario is to focus the tablets on the learning the teacher intends to happen. It is easy to be distracted by various apps and to experiment with different things.
  • Another one wrote on organisational challenges: During our work with the tablets a class managment problem occured. The less motivated students are more interested in the free access to the Internet, the opportunity to engage in the activities behind teacher‘s back. We don't have a program for class management.
  • On sustainability, one teacher wrote: The number of tablets in school allows for the continuity of the project with one class, however it would be important to extend it to other classes of different grades.

Also, luckily many solutions and suggestions also exist:

  • We should try to become students again and take up a “playful” attitude in our approach to new technologies within education. Attending specific training courses and sharing with our colleagues the knowledges and experiences thus acquired can help us win the educational challenge that we are facing.
  • To organize a school’s event to show the results
  • More experienced students could play the role of tutors with new ones
  • Staff members have provided an internal conference for our staff including various workshops on the use of the tablets and how they can impact on learning in the classroom (with the chance to experience the tablets from a student perspective in the classroom).
  • Pupil and teacher feedback is crucial. We have introduced a lot of peer (teacher) classroom observation. We also must ensure that we regularly liaise with the national qualification authority.