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Jacqui Sharp 2009 Adapted from ‘Cuban, L. (2001) Oversold and Underused Computers in the Classroom. Harvard University Press.
Desks are in rows pointed to the front of the
Junior Tables are scattered around in the
centre of the classroom leaving a large mat
Very few or no small tables around the
walls of the room (if there is, it is for storage).
Nothing is hanging down.
Very little is on the walls and if it is… it is not
Teacher stands at the front of the class,
teacher desk is at front of the class.
Computer is usually covered.
Desks are in rows pointed to the front of the room.
Junior Tables are scattered around in the centre of
the classroom leaving a large mat area clear.
Some small tables, cupboards, cubby holes are
placed around the walls of the room (if there is, it is
Some artwork is hanging down.
Some of the children’s work is on the walls and very
little of it is has been created with a computer, if it
has it is Published writing.
Teacher stands at the front of the class and does
some moving around the desks, teacher desk at
front, maybe to the side of the room.
Computer is uncovered and is used periodically for
Wordprocessing or Commercial Maths games.
Children prefer to work alone.
Students may be using the internet occasionally for very
broad Internet searches but otherwise the teacher is not
very comfortable with them being on the Internet.
Adaptation Desks are in groups.
Junior Tables are scattered around in the centre of
the classroom leaving a mat area.
There may be some small tables, cupboards, cubby
holes around the walls of the room designating
specific areas of the classroom.
A lot of the children’s work is hanging in the classroom and
it is well presented.
A lot of the children’s work is on the walls. A significant
amount of it is WordProcessed.
The Teacher works with groups and moves around the
desks and tables, teacher desk is at the side of the room.
The ‘Computer Centre’ has been set up, children use it for
Wordprocessing and most days for Reading and Maths.
There is evidence of management systems in place.
Keyboarding and computer skills are being formally taught.
Internet is being used more for games and research.
Desks maybe swapped for tables.
Very little mat area, enough for at least ¾ of the class to sit
in. Teacher will be using a projector and laptop (and maybe
a mimio or IWB) frequently for teaching.
Tables around the edge of the room are curriculum
specific with learning centre activities.
The room is full of children’s finished work that is
both computer presented and hand done.
The teacher works with groups and moves around the
tables. The students also freely move around the classroom
from task to task. The teacher’s desk is not obvious in the
Children are rotating through the computer centre or are at
laptops around the room all through the day, following
management boards and timetables working on specific
tasks. They experiment with other digital equipment such
as cameras, iPods, the IWB etc.
Internet research skills are well developed. Students work
well collaboratively. HOT models are integrated seamlessly,
Classroom is divided up into curriculum areas with large
Invention tables holding resource material. Learning Centres are
being used freely.
There is barely any mat area, enough for a small group of
children. Projector/IWB/mimio is being used all day by
teacher and students.
The room is full of mixed media published work.
There maybe several computers scattered around the
classroom, other digital equipment such as iPods, tablets,
midi keyboards, game consoles and cameras are being
freely and confidently used.
Teacher and children move freely around the room,
teacher’s desk is not obvious in the room.
The teacher is an informal practitioner who involves students in the
planning of programmes and tasks. Students are highly independent
and self managing and are able to make choices themselves about
what they are going to do and how they are going to go about it.
Students learn the skills as they are needed. The teacher is
able to recognise when a skill needs to be taught.
Students are able to work collaboratively and co-operatively
with others. Internet skills are highly developed.
Jacqui Sharp’s Weblinks
http://www.jsharp.co.nz Main website
http://sharpjacqui.blogspot.com ICT Teaching and Learning (integration of ICT into
http://jacquisharp.blogspot.com Web2.0 and Education (Web2.0 tools that can be
used in Education)
http://mimioiwb.blogspot.com/ mimio and IWB blog
http://jacquiscourses.blogspot.com Course Support Blog
http://ipodsiphonesineducation.wikispaces.com/ How to use iPhones & iPods in the
http://jsharp.wikispaces.com trial site testing out the use of Wikis in the classroom
http://delicious.com/sharpjacqui Delicious website bookmarks
firstname.lastname@example.org Email address
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