CONASTA 2012 - 1:1 Laptops in Science
Activity 1: Classroom management in a 1:1 laptop classroom.
For experienced teachers, one of the most confronting aspects of 1:1 computing is its impact on classroom management. Lessons begin and end differently to the way they used to before the laptops were introduced and previous measures of student engagement or completion of set work are no longer reliable?
Below are a few questions to get you thinking about the impact of 1:1 computing on classroom management:
- How do you ensure that students do not miss critical instructions?
- What happens when a student's computer doesn't work or has a flat battery? How do they participate in the lesson?
- How do you run practical lessons?
- How do you keep students on task during lessons?
- What about homework? It's so easy for students to email their friends a copy of their homework, how can you be sure each student has attempted the set homework?
Please contribute your thoughts about the above questions and other issues relating to classroom management in a 1:1 laptop classroom here.
For this discussion we used a Google doc. Other great tools for whole class brainstorming activities include dabbleboard. and Scribblink .
Topic: How do you use computers in your classroom?
Students use their slate computer in every lesson. OneNote is used to create student notebooks. Each faculty has a standard template for the OneNote notebook.
Having been to the USA STEM conference I am finding that my students do not seem to take up ICT as readily.They like the sound of apps and what they can do but not the involvement.
How did you get your students to engage,particularly the behaviourally challenged.
Hust looking for different ideas.
My students use OneNote daily. They write all their notes, create graphs and organise their time on the computer. I do like students to complete some hand written work.
OneNote - an option for electronic exercise books
The videos below show how to create a OneNote Notebook and insert the sections above as tabs in the notebook.
Student wikis - an option for e-portfolios