Managing the ClassroomQuestion 1: What are some classroom rules that you would include aimed specifically toward computer use in the classroom?
Computer Learning Culture Helping one another solve problems Reinforcing each other for making progress Effectively working in physically close proximity to one another Extending the effective working relationships beyond the computer environment
Classroom Management Strategies Create a checklist and proposed timeline Frequently model effective and appropriate use of computers Grade student work in stages Give points/grade for productive lab time Define and communicate inappropriate use and enforce loss of computer privileges
Question 2 1. How do you think that you could use the Peer Modeling and Assistance method described on page 323 in order to assist your student with their computer skills?
Keeping Students on Task Implement the NTeQ Model Create interesting problems with real world emphesis Involve students in decision making Collaborative learning groups Provide individual assistance as needed Check internet sites students visit frequently Involve students in class computer rules
Question 3: 3. What are a few main points that we have read about throughout this book about teaching students skills for the 21st Century?
ACTIVITY Develop a 21st Century classroom layout. Choose either to make a poster or use the computer. On the computer suggested programs or websites: Paint http://teacher.scholastic.com/tools/class_setup/ http://classroom.4teachers.org/ Be sure to include the following:- How is the layout going to help you manage the classroom activity?-Will your students be sitting in groups and is so how many per group?- Will the students be moving in a group rotation or independent rotation?-Include anything else that you read about in the chapter and that you feel is of importance.