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Module 4: Managing the Learning Environment Unit 5: Role of Families and Technology for Managing the Learning Environment Activity 1: Technology to Manage the Learning Environment Status open Project Description Overview Technology can play an instrumental role in managing the learning environment. The tools available to administrators, educators, students, and families assist in multiple ways including collecting and monitoring behavior data, empowering students to stay on track, and even communicating with families. In this activity, you will examine various technology tools that are designed to help you better manage the learning environment. Performance outcomes Candidates review technology applications and tools for managing the learning environment and determine tools appropriate and effective for their own classrooms. What will you do? Explore various digital tools from the list below, from recommendations by teachers, and from your own research for managing classrooms and monitoring student behavior in both physical and online classrooms. Some potential technology tools include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. Teacher’s Class BEHAVIOR Free 2. Smart Seat As a cohort, divide the list of technology tools and tools from your own research amongst yourselves so that each member has his or her own tools to analyze in depth. Select two to investigate (one for a physical classroom and one for online) in order to identify advantages and disadvantages of each. Determine the potential effectiveness of these tools in managing the learning environment such as student engagement, academic progress, monitoring student learning, etc. Explain how you would apply the selected tools in your own classroom (both physical and online). Create a Flipgrid video (max. 5 minutes) with your findings and video comment on your cohort members’ Flipgrid. In your review, comment on whether the videos convinced you to use the tools in your classroom. Complete ‘Technology Tools’ in your ‘Learning Environment Plan’ with at least 5 tools that you would like to implement in your physical and online classroom based on your and your peers’ findings. Report requirements Flipgrid Video (max. 5 minutes) with two technology tools review Flipgrid Video comments on peers’ tools review Complete ‘Technology Tools’ section of the Learning Environment Plan Notes New technology tools are being released all the time. You can use a search engine to see if there are new tools not listed above that would work well for you.