- Use peer teaching. Each
week have a different student in charge of the computer. They should have
learned whatever program is used that week.
- Intro the '3 before me'
concept. Tough for younger students to get the hang of (teachers are similar
to the All Knowing) but will eventually pay off.
- Have a different student
each week who serves as "Computer Assistant." If students have a question,
they are to go to the Computer Assistant for help. If the Assistant doesn't
know, then they can ask the teacher.
- Cooperative learning
groups get more students involved in using technology (or having a say in
- One student in charge
of keyboard, one in charge of mouse (KPS is heavy on mouse use).
- Encourage student Experts.
- Its easy to pre-
and post-assess students knowledge if you have the time to have students
sit down at the computer individually. Most of the time, you can have students
partner up. For most computer projects, one is in charge of the keyboard,
and the other takes over the mouse. Students can choose to change "jobs"
half way through their project if they wish.
- You can also show two
students a new program or computer operation during recess, giving them another
20-30 minutes to explore and become proficient. The next day, they are the
"experts" who teach other students the ins and outs of this new
skill. The "experts" you choose should not necessarily be the techies
in the class.