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A Parking Lot

January15

The scene: Students have been issued a device off a cart, but they are very busy prepping physical props for their work that they are about to digitize. Materials are everywhere. Floor space is at a premium with students hustling and bustling to gather and refine their plans.

Sometimes you are in spaces where there are no tables, desks or high places to put a device if you need your hands for something else. Placing the iPad on the floor even for a second could be dangerous with the the amount of activity and movement going on in the room.

Hmmm… so where do the iPads go?

The solution: In a make-shift parking lot.

Create a boundary (in our case today, an extension cord not plugged in against a wall in the music room), and have students place devices into the space whenever they feel that they need assistance with their responsibility of keeping their issued device safe.

It’s amazing how many students take advantage of using a parking lot on and off during a work session. Plus, sometimes getting the device out of the way helps with focus on the prepping and planning that needs to happen. It’s great for the students to be regulating that on their own as well.

Maybe, you can try out a parking lot the next time you are in a non-traditional space? It’s those little things… I think I’ve written in a post or two… that may make a difference.

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4 Comments to

“A Parking Lot”

  1. January 15th, 2019 at 5:59 pm       Stephanie Gosselin Says:

    Great idea!


  2. January 15th, 2019 at 6:42 pm       Lori McDermott Says:

    Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!


  3. January 16th, 2019 at 8:25 am       Jen Tietze Says:

    Perfect!


  4. January 16th, 2019 at 8:38 am       Priscilla Schultz Says:

    Sweet! How simple! Love the self-regulation and respect of a safe space with something as simple as an extension cord.


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