Internet access using mobile computer and projector
had been striving to get away from the traditional "lecture"
mode and was afraid this type of presentation might be too much like
students were assigned to navigate certain web pages for the
entire class so that I didn't have to do all the talking. In
general, I found that class discussions were easier to initiate and
sustain.In the future, I might also ask students to take turns
"presenting" a web page or web site in lieu of me doing
it. This would require students previewing and learning material
ahead of time so they could adequately teach it to the rest of the
had never tried to coordinate a project with the social studies
teacher and wasn't sure how
it would work.
was fortunate that our 9th grade curriculum is set up so that each
student must take the general science class and social studies. I
didn't have to worry about some students not taking one of the
classes. The social studies teacher and I met at the beginning of
the school year to decide the time frame and lessons for the
project. While the project was underway, we tried to talk
once a day to compare how the lessons were going.
didn't feel tech-savvy enough to hook up the computer and projection
system each time.
I asked for student volunteers to do
the computer setup for me.
was afraid some students might send
inappropriate email messages.
I reviewed the school's AUP with
students prior to the project. I also displayed students' emails
using the projector so that everyone could read them.