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Attention grabber and time saver


Clamshell, having students close their laptops to 45 degrees like a clamshell, is an attention getting strategy that prevents students from being distracted, allows the teacher to easily observe participation, and saves time since students will not need to log back in when transitioning back to work.

Pairing this strategy with a hand signal is an effective way to grab the attention of students wearing headphones because it is non-verbal, and easy for everyone see.

For additional strategies and support on how to blend/personalize your own classroom, check out Relay's free Blended Learning courses on Canvas.

Strategy Resources

How to Become a Blended Leader ( Relay GSE Course BL-201)

You're currently blending your curriculum and have seen how personalization helps push student growth, agency... Learn More

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Strategic Planning and Data Use (Relay GSE Course BL-103)

In a blended/personalized classroom, data can be overwhelming. This course will give you the tools... Learn More

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Building Blocks of Blended: Space, Routines, & Culture (Relay GSE course BL-102)

When rolling out blended/personalized learning in your classroom or school, there are three key pieces: space... Learn More

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Beginners Guide to Blended Learning (Relay GSE course BL-101)

This course will teach you about blended and personalized learning as a whole, and show... Learn More

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