Need your thoughts for an upcoming keynote. How can learning be transformed by introducing a laptop w/ internet & projector into a class that never had this?
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- Computer/projector is only one way I'm adding gaming, but a few examples that have worked well with a diverse, multi-age small group--either taking turns or playing cooperatively, with one computer:
Find the difference games
Dueling and making potions at Pottermore.com (in Beta)
Sugar, Sugar was a big hit (coolmath-games.com)
PC games like Portal and TropicoOct 29, 2011
- Several years ago, when we were on our first push to provide modern technology resources for every teacher, we ran some "Great Teaching in the One Computer Classroom" workshops for teachers that were getting classroom computers for the first time. Tom Snyder had half-day workshops for teachers so we hired them and offered voluntary sessions for anyone that wanted to attend. We had 90% participation and by most accounts it was a big success. Most teachers took comfort in learning with others that had a similar level of experience in teaching with technology.
There were very few projectors then - at $2000+ each, it was a luxury we could not afford.
There are some good articles by other educators on the one computer classroom e.g. "How to Thrive -- Not Just Survive -- in a One-Computer Classroom" http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech092.shtmlOct 30, 2011
- One teacher laptop or a class set of laptops for students?Oct 30, 2011
- Thank you all for your input. Here is a post I put together that addresses the topics about which I will be speaking. http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2011/11/6-ideas-for-turning-your-classroom-into.htmlNov 1, 2011
- Thanks for the share Lisa!Nov 1, 2011
- I would kind of think simple in the beginning like iTunesU K-12, Khan Academy, EduTube, Skype for the Classroom, Google Apps for Education (Collaborate w Docs, Sites, Bookmarks for content) web browser (discovery channel website, national geographic for kids, pbs kids, funbrain.com- games, Energy and Science http://apps.exploratorium.edu , Go to your local library page and look around, researve a book, XMind is a free mind mapping software that is very easy. Scoop.it is also great and they can create their own. Hope this helps.Dec 8, 2011