1 - Resources
An Introduction to the One Computer Classroom
- Disc on Lab vs. Classroom
Labs Versus Classroom Integration Of Computers -
...This article argues for the advantages of classroom computers versus
having computers only in the computer lab. Think of four benefits of
having the computer in your classroom.
Computers: Classroom or Lab - http://www.seattleschools.org/area/it/compplacement.xml
...The author lists four reasons why computers should be placed in the
classroom instead of the computer lab. Links to research
studies are provided to support these claims. In addition, four
essential conditions for full integration of technology are
outlined. Think about the issues that you must address to integrate
technology into your classroom.
debate: Should School
Computer Labs be Phased Out? – http://www.nea.org/neatoday/9909/debate.html
- A classroom teacher outlines her reasons why the computer lab
should be phased out while a computer lab instructor argues for the
continuation of this model. At the end of the article is a closed
discussion forum where readers have voiced their opinion. Think
about the pros and cons of each model. Are there times when each
could be to your advantage?
for Allocating Computers - http://www.ed.gov/pubs/EdReformStudies/EdTech/computer_
...This article looks at 5 different methods for allocating
computers: Distribution among the regular classroom, Computers in
labs, Mobile Computer Labs, Incremental Roll-out, and
School-within-a-school. Which method, or combination of methods,
would work best for your school?
The One Computer Class: Getting Organized -
... 10 ideas from a Teacher-2-Teacher mailing list. Identify 3
organizational ideas for your classroom.
...Examples given on how to: Plan instruction that
incorporates technology, Organize resources and arrange computers to
facilitate classroom management, Direct student behavior and keep
students on task when using computers and participating in cooperative
groups, and Create a time-management plan. Use this resource to
prepare before you use the computer in your classroom.
Not a Drinking Fountain or How to Survive in a One Computer Classroom - http://www.ncrtec.org/tl/digi/onecomp/index.html
...This article from NCRTEC outlines seven ways to avoid the
"waiting my turn for the computer" syndrome that plagues many
one computer classrooms. Use this resource to anticipate the
possible problems in your one computer classroom.
in the One-Computer Classroom Tips for Using One Computer with 25
Students - http://www.techtrain.org/curriculum/1c_uses.htm
...Ideas are listed from novice user to proficient user. Find a
tip that fits your comfort level.
for the One Computer Classroom - http://danenet.wicip.org/mmsd-it/tlc/1comprm.html
... Specific ideas for Room Arrangement, Management and Scheduling, and
Classroom Modeling are outlined on this web page. Apply these ideas as
you set up your classroom for computer activities.
Strategies to Enable More Independent Work at the
Computer - http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/~jscaplen/integration/english/
...Lists 8 strategies. Which ones can you incorporate to make your
job easier and the students more independent?
Learning Solutions: One Computer Classroom -
Strategies for 1-4 computers, computer lab, and cooperative
groups. Find one that works for your situation.
Management Strategies - http://k12science.ati.stevens-tech.edu/ike/classmanagement.html
...This article focuses on Group or Project Based Work, Periodic Gathering
of Data, Teacher Presentations, Publishing Student Work, and Room
Arrangement. There are links to two projects with the challenge of
adapting it for the one-computer classroom. Think of a project that
you have done or would like to do. Keeping these five areas in mind,
how could you adapt the project for your classroom?
Options in the Classroom - http://members.aol.com/maestro12/web/class.html
...Six strategies for using the Internet in the One Computer Classroom are
outlined. Internet Resources for Interpersonal Communications
and using the Internet in the Classroom are given. Are there any
websites that would fit into your curriculum? What options would you
use for using that site in your One Computer Classroom?
Technology Resources and Curriculum Goals
Computer Use - Overview
and Applications for the One Computer Classroom - http://www.lburkhart.com/elem/strat.htm...Six
different categories of classroom computer use are listed with applications
and strategies for each. The strategies listed should help in the
smooth application of the one computer in your classroom.
I Don't Have a Computer Lab!: Using
One Computer in the Classroom - http://www.serve.org/seir-tec/present/onecomptr.html
... This article lists seven categories of classroom computer use.
Four issues that teachers may face and additional resources are also
included. Use this resource to start thinking of different ways to use
your computer in your classroom.
One Computer Classroom - http://www.remc11.k12.mi.us/bcisd/classres/onecomp.htm
... Using the Computer for Classroom Discussions, Cooperative Learning,
"Smart Chalkboard" and Teacher Tool are outlined with links for
each example. Seven Classroom Management Tips are listed. Think
about the software you currently have to incorporate into these
structures. If there were extra money available for more software,
what titles would benefit you and your students?