Effective Classroom Management
What is Classroom Management?
In short, it is a process that ensures teachers to run lessons smoothly, keeping students organized, productive, and focused on tasks.
Effective classroom management may be difficult to achieve for many teachers because it is almost impossible for them to eliminate disruptions of some students, especially when computers are used in the teaching process.
Use of Classroom Management Software
We have already talked about the challenges teachers have when trying to do teaching as effectively as possible.
Luckily technology can help with a wide range of different classroom management software. Thanks to such applications, teachers can keep students engaged while easily monitoring student activities because classroom monitoring capability is a part of every modern classroom management application.
Distraction elimination is one of the main goals of classroom management.
In those days computers are an essential part of many classrooms. While computers bring a lot of benefits, they offer also some temptations in the form of students trying to surf the forbidden web pages, play games, or try to install additional applications on the computer.
Advanced classroom management software can solve those challenges by allowing the teacher to temporarily lock computers, block illegal web pages, prevent certain application execution...
The teacher can sometimes feel powerless teaching a group of students when they are sitting behind the computers. It is difficult to know what each student is doing if you don't see their screens.
As mentioned such software offers a solution in the form of classroom monitoring where the teacher can see live computer screens of every student.
Additionally, the teacher can control when students are allowed to use the computers and when it is time to listen to the teacher or do some other exercise. Having control is crucial for successful classroom management.
Personalization, Differentiation, Individualization
As we all know students differ in their capabilities, interests, talents, learning approaches... Such differences require a personalized approach to individuals.
Here the classroom management software can help since the teacher can use it to easily track the progress of each individual student. Depending on the individual student progress, a teacher can decide to lead the class differently e.g. by providing additional assignments for students that already finished their tasks, or provide help to students that need it.