Classroom rules for 1:1 schools!!!

Below you can find a list of rules my students agreed on during our first lessons. If you have computers in class, you may use them as a set of useful guidelines to spark a discussion and create your own rules.

Classroom ICT rules for 1-1 schools
1.    Make sure your tablet p.c. is charged.
2.  Turn it on as soon as you enter the classroom and open the coursebook file you worked on the previous day.
3.  No games should be installed without the teacher’s permission.
4.  Don’t overload your computer with “flashy” programs. They will make your “Ferrari” slower than a turtle.
5.  Don’t exchange or lend your computer.
6.  Share your computer if your partner’s gets stuck.
7.   Keep sound muted during the lesson. Listen only from the central audio system.
8.  Raise your hand if you need help. Visit the IT technical dept if necessary.
9.  Do not access the social media (Facebook, MSN,  Skype) or other files (photos) during the lesson.
10.Respect personal data. Don’t share/upload photos unless you have permission to do so by the school.


  1. Clear, direct and to the point as always! :-)

  2. Thank you! It is worth mentioning that the rules were discussed and decided by primary school pupils (4th, 5th and 6th graders)!!! L1 was used with weaker classes, L2 (English with stronger ones)

  3. Hi Dimitri!

    What a noce post - and I like that the students took part in creating them as well : ) Good work!

    Best wishes,

    1. Thank you very much Vicky! Integrating ICT into the syllabus requires a lot of discussion with students. It takes time to realize that their computer is not only a games console but also a powerful tool to learn and broaden their horizons!