With all the new technology, there are many practical issues and this is a great place for us to share our ideas about how to create a smooth, efficient learning environment.

Ideas for cart management

  1. number the shelves w/ the computer numbers
  2. number the computers
  3. number the power cords
  4. keep power cords to the left so that it is easier to unplug w/out having to take the whole computer out in order to unplug
  5. have a fluid way for students to approach and leave the cart (a la buffet style)
  6. assign each student a laptop number to use for the entire school year

Establishing a CFF classroom environment - - What does that mean? What does it look like? What are the initial steps the teacher must take to foster a classroom that is truly CFF?

  1. Expectation of sharing
  2. Expectation of collaboration
  3. Emphasizing that social skills required to foster a class environment that honors #1 and #2 above
  4. A discussion of the ethical issues surrounding an open and collaborative classroom environment
  5. Having an AUP that addresses web 2.0 and student privacy

What can you do with the web-cam?

What can you do with the video camera in the classroom?

How to take a screen shot:

  1. use ctrl + prtsc buttons and then paste where you want
  2. to save an image - right click and click save image as

Best Keyboard shortcuts for Windows can be found here: http://www.mciu.org/mciu23/cwp/view.asp?a=13&q=435382