Quick Victories for 1:1 Classrooms

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A workshop by Wesley Fryer. Content licensed under a Creative Commons (Attribution: 3.0) License (US). ;Creative

Our schedule on 18 January 2010 in Frontier PS, Oklahoma:

8:30 am - 10:00 am  Grades PK - 4 Certified Staff  (17 people)
10:00 - 11:30 am   Grades 9-12 Certified Staff  (14 people)
11:30 - 12:00  Lunch
12:00 - 1:30   Grades 5-8  Certified Staff  (12 people)


The term "quick victories" is one I've heard Marco Torres use to describe things teachers can readily learn and immediately apply in their classrooms to support student learning. The goal of this presentation and workshop is to share a variety of "quick victories" for secondary as well as elementary teachers in 1:1 classrooms. All the ideas and resources shared in this presentation are FREE to use.


This presentation is based on the "Powerful Ingredients for Blended Learning" framework by Karen Montgomery and Wesley Fryer. This is currently available in draft form as an eBook, and is being utilized in Spring 2010 in the "Technology 4 Teachers" course at the University of Central Oklahoma. The PI framework uses the following four stages for technology integration by educators:
  1. Awareness
  2. Personal Use
  3. Educational Replication (Professional Use: Copy an existing learning recipe)
  4. Educational Invention (Professional Use: Invent a new learning recipe)
Today we will focus on the AWARENESS stage or level.

Why should we do any of this?

  1. Increase student engagement by increasing motivation and time-on-task
  2. Increase parent involvement in their child's education
  3. Provide differentiated ways for students to access/learn content and demonstrate their mastery of content and skills.

10 Quick Victories for 1:1 Settings

1. Quickly direct students to a website

2. Access and Use Videos Created by Oklahoma Teachers and Students

3. Create and Share an Interactive Poll

4. Record and Share Audio Online

5. Find Copyright-Friendly Images to use in Student Projects

6. Integrate Geographic Literacy

7. Streamline Bibliographic Citations

8. Interactively publish student work online

9. Create a private backchannel for your class session

10. Get other fantastic ideas FREE from other K-12 Teachers via the K-12 Online Conference

More ideas similar to these are included in my presentation, "Digital Magic Tricks."