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The Paperless Classroom

My struggles with a paperless classroom and my recommendations based on what I learned.
by Steve Katz on 12 November 2013

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Transcript of The Paperless Classroom

By Steve Katz
Paperless Classroom
Objectives
Teachers will be able to implement paperless assignments in their classes.
Teachers will be able to decide between Google Docs & email for paperless assignments.
Improved learning environment
Improved organization
More efficient
Save the Earth?
Conditions for Success
1:1 computing
Bandwidth

E-mail (and Google Docs)
Method of disseminating information
(LMS, web site, wiki, blog)
Be prepared to fail
Reasons to go paperless
I'm not talking about
Not using books
An absolute ban
I don't hate paper.
Getting Started
1. Establish a routine
2. Collect email addresses
3. Create group email lists
Assignment Formats
1. Software-based documents (attached to an e-mail)
2. Cloud documents (Google)
3. Web 2.0
Benefits of Software-Based Assignments
Assignments are emailed to you or turned in to a drop box.
Due date easy to measure. (On Time?)
Teacher is in control of work handed in.
Students don’t name assignments correctly.
Students don’t put correct subject in email.
Many files on hard drive.
Problems
Google Docs (Cloud)
Access anywhere with Internet
Revision history
No email
Set permissions
Can copy docs
Collaboration
Benefits
No Internet
Student can erase file
Problems
Collaboration
Blogs, wikis, & social networks
Presentation
Voicethread, Glogster, Prezi
Google Form for turn in
Web 2.0
Paperless
http://stevenkatz.com
http://twitter.com/stevekatz
http://teachpaperless.blogspot.com/
Students create a folder to share with teacher
Teacher creates a folder to share with students
Naming conventions:
Class or period - assignment name - student name
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