A reproducible collection of articles designed to help start your new lab, revitalize your existing lab, train new teachers, improve your lesson plans, and help new lab leaders get up to speed. It's GREAT for new teachers, and new labs and also makes a nice refresher course for experienced computer lab teachers and staff. This spiral bound reproducible resource contains:
* 20 Point Teacher Training Pamphlet
~ designed to be printed out and discussed with your teachers.
* Lesson Planning ‘101' for Computer Labs
~A 5 Page Guide to writing better computer lab lessons~
~Examples, Sample Questions, Suggested outlines~
Written to help the typical "techie teacher" who might not have much traditional lesson
* Getting Started
* Thoughts on Selecting Software - Early and Later on in your lab.
* Get Thee Behind Me Headphones - dealing with sound issues in your lab.
Contains many suggestions for "dampening" the sound level in your computer lab.
* Ten Most Common Mistakes in creating or teaching in a computer lab.
* Concept Before Construction - more thoughts & issues on putting together a great
lab, plus: a diagram of computer lab set ups.
* 2 or 3 Students per Computer? ...how to promote cooperative learning and help
that third kid at the computer 'get their turn.'
* Insights into How Kids Learn with a Computer...a new article giving your
teachers invaluable information and specific suggestions for taking advantage of how kids
want to connect with the computers. Updated January 2003.
* Creative Scheduling of your Students in the Lab
* Tips on Adapting your software to Preschoolers, Kindergarteners and First
Graders. This new several page article includes many specific examples from my own
computer lab lesson about using older kids software with younger children.
* An Update to the Book, Computers, Kids, and Christian Education.