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Classroom Management Classroom Computers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christina Apr 13, 2011. 5 Replies

Hi AllI am looking for some suggestions on managing elementary students on classroom computers. Most of the teachers and classrooms I work with have 3-4 student computers, but they rarely have them…Continue

Wiki intro video

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colleen Young Jan 17, 2011. 2 Replies

Does anyone have a video they use to introduce wikis to students who are intermediate to middle school age? I use the common craft one when I explain them to adults, but I wanted to see if anyone had…Continue

Google apps with Elementary

Started this discussion. Last reply by Katy Scott Mar 28, 2011. 6 Replies

I am trying to gather resources right now for using Google with Elementary students. I want to hear people's stories, AUPs, letters to parents, and so on. I am pretty fluent with Google applications,…Continue

Tags: tools, aup, intergration, elementary, googleapps

Ning in the Classroom

Started this discussion. Last reply by C Grinnell Feb 17, 2010. 56 Replies

I am interested in using Ning with students. What have people done or ideas they have had?Continue

Tags: ning, social_networking

 

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Christina replied to McDougleC's discussion Classroom Management Classroom Computers
"Since there are only 3 or 4 computers in your class you could try to partner the students up on the computers. Have them play interactive games together in pairs. That way it's not just one student staring at a computer screen being…"
Apr 13, 2011
Larry B replied to McDougleC's discussion Classroom Management Classroom Computers
"I think the key is just to always keep an eye on what activities the students are engaging in on the computers. Additionally, teaching them the potential dangers of the internet is also important. Teaching them to never give our information like…"
Apr 12, 2011
McDougleC replied to McDougleC's discussion Classroom Management Classroom Computers
"Thank you for the helpful links to the different monitoring software :)   The reason why I posted this question is because I am currently in an itinerant position (7 schools total) for supporting 4th and 5th grade gifted students. Most of the…"
Apr 12, 2011
Matt McGoldrick replied to McDougleC's discussion Classroom Management Classroom Computers
"I would have to agree with Christopher that proper direction is the key to purposeful use of the computers.  Providing students with clear and simple directions about what needs to be done while using the computers as well as establishing time…"
Apr 12, 2011
Christopher Casal replied to McDougleC's discussion Classroom Management Classroom Computers
"For staying safe, engaged, and learning nothing beats a solid teacher with good direction. Make the computers useful for a purpose, where the students have to use them to a result. Problems tend to arise when there is undirected "free…"
Apr 11, 2011
McDougleC posted a discussion

Classroom Management Classroom Computers

Hi AllI am looking for some suggestions on managing elementary students on classroom computers. Most of the teachers and classrooms I work with have 3-4 student computers, but they rarely have them on. I am trying to find advice from other teachers. What are people doing to make sure students are staying safe, engaged, and learning? Thanks!See More
Apr 11, 2011
Katy Scott replied to McDougleC's discussion Google apps with Elementary
"Nope! Anyone can become a certified trainer. You just have to take the free online courses and then take the tests."
Mar 28, 2011
McDougleC replied to McDougleC's discussion Google apps with Elementary
"Does your district need to be using Google Apps to become a trainer?"
Mar 27, 2011
Katy Scott replied to McDougleC's discussion Google apps with Elementary
"You might be interested in becoming a Google Certified Apps for Education Trainer. Basically, it's a program through Google where you learn all about Google for Education tools.   You can take all the classes for free but, to get the title…"
Mar 3, 2011
Tech Coordinator replied to McDougleC's discussion Google apps with Elementary
"We just implemented Google Apps for Education and rolled out accounts for all of the Elementary students in Jan.  It was pretty easy to setup and the price was right...FREE.  We were also able to separate the Elementary from the Secondary…"
Mar 2, 2011
Colleen Young replied to McDougleC's discussion Wiki intro video
"I agree with Catherine - hands-on experience works well. I have introduced wikis to all my students this way. I will be running a session for some staff this term and will do the same! I have created a training wiki which includes some pages of…"
Jan 17, 2011
McDougleC posted a discussion

Wiki intro video

Does anyone have a video they use to introduce wikis to students who are intermediate to middle school age? I use the common craft one when I explain them to adults, but I wanted to see if anyone had one that they used for more "school" purposes.  Thanks!See More
Jan 16, 2011
McDougleC replied to John Foote's discussion Integrating technology in Kindergarten
"I think a creating a class color book would be really fun with kindergarten. They could take pictures of different things they find at school of each color. Add some text and you have a very engaging book (physical and digital) for students. How do…"
Aug 19, 2010
McDougleC replied to Sara's discussion First Day Of Class
"Fun introduction activity (5 minutes) Introduce who I am (5 minutes) Procedures of how to come in, sit down, and leaving for the restroom practice (5 minutes) Learn the teacher signal for getting the classes attention and what the students need to…"
Aug 19, 2010
McDougleC replied to Mr. Huttenbrauck's discussion Google Sites Class Website Feedback Wanted
"Nice site. My only suggestion would be is you may want some of your links that are on your sidebar to open in a new window/tab vs. shifting focus from your site. Maybe ask the students their opinion after they spend some time on it. I also agree…"
Aug 17, 2010
McDougleC replied to McDougleC's discussion Google apps with Elementary
"Thank you! Do you mind if I share this information with my Graduate class? I bought my own domain (well at least I think) a few years ago from GoDaddy for a easy address for students to get to the website that I was using during student teaching. I…"
Aug 17, 2010

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