Classroom Screen

If you haven’t tried, you need to check it out; It’s a game changer in the classroom! I display the classroom screen throughout the period which give students visuals that help them regulate their own behavior during an activity or assignment. has many tools to help with classroom management. In addition to being able to provide instructions for what students should be doing, it helps my students with time management, regulating their own volume, the appropriate conversation for the assigned task, plus more!

Today I had two screens; I put up one before our assessment and one after.

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This screen provides instructions, lets students know how much time they have left, indicates there shouldn’t be any talking and phones should be put away.

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This screen also provides instructions and lets students know how much time they have left but it also tells my students they can work together, use their phones for educational purposes or listen to music, and monitors their overall volume!

Here’s How it Works!

Start by choosing a background.

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Next add tools.

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Use text for instructions.

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The timer is great for time management.

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I was skeptical about the sound level tool but I let my students test it out to make sure it worked and they loved being able to interact with it! You can set it to ding then they get too loud!

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I use work symbols for students to know the appropriate type of conversation for the activity.

The other options are whisper, ask neighbor, and work together.

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I use the traffic light for phones usage.

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My classroom policy is the following:


  • No pictures of anything other than assignments.
  • Be appropriate.

Red: No Phones.


  • You can listen to music with 1 earbud and your phone down on your desk.
  • You can use your phone for an assignment.

Green: Use your phone at your leisure (this is usually only the last 5 minutes of class).


Other Tools:

  • random name
  • qr-code
  • drawing
  • clock
  • exit poll

You can also download your screen to use again!

Tips and Tricks: Write over your classroom screen with your smartboard or mimio!

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