LIMITED COMPUTER ACCESS
Here are several strategies you can use to implement this project even if you have a limited
access to computers in your classroom:
Periodic Data Collection
Each day a different student can take turns gathering Real-Time earthquake data from the Internet
and report back to class. Keep in mind that students may need written instructions on how to gather
the data so that they can work independently. Additionally, if they need to go outside the classroom to
access the Internet you may need to make special arrangements.
Students can access the earthquake data from home computers (when
available) OR by giving them a handout each day with latest
Teachers with 1 computer connected to a projection device can use the Internet to introduce or enrich a unit,
prepare students in the use of a web site before a session in the computer lab, or
even take their students on a virtual field trip.
Students can rotate through different activities during the course of one class or over a longer period of
time. Each student or group of students takes a turn working at a different activity or learning center.
For example, one group of students can access the Internet while another can research earthquakes
and volcanoes using books, etc.