Presentation on theme: "The Lab Report Dobbs Elementary Volume 1, Issue 1 September 9, 2009 New and Improved Computer Lab Schedule Check out the 09~10 Computer Lab Schedule. Much."— Presentation transcript:
The Lab Report Dobbs Elementary Volume 1, Issue 1 September 9, 2009 New and Improved Computer Lab Schedule Check out the 09~10 Computer Lab Schedule. Much of it is similar to last year, but you will find a new addition - Flex Time. This is a 30 minute time slot, (2:15-2:45) four days a week (Mon-Wed., Fri). Flex Time is for: whole class technology enrichment an opportunity to finish projects that your class had started during your weekly lab time or for big research projects such as the Big6 LINKS Computer Lab Schedule Computer Lab Schedule *Flex Calendar *Tech Tuesdays *coming soon Please note - this is teacher supervised and is intended for technology projects and/or research (no games). I will not be in the lab during Flex Time, I will be with the Sixth Grade BUZZ Leadership Group. You will be able to sign up for one session a week, and may start signing up the previous Friday. I'm excited about this option for you - please let me know if you would like suggestions for enrichment activities to do with your class during this time. Click on the arrow to go to the next page.
We have a wonderful color printer in the lab for printing student work and also for you to print school related projects. Here are a few guidelines to follow: Always use ink conservatively - if you are able to use a small picture (ex. wallets) instead of 8½ x 11 please use that option. Confirm you are printing only what you need - check the number of pages that you want to print and double check when the printer dialogue box opens. When students are printing to the color printer, they must have approval first. Depending on the grade level, they may print after following the guidelines above...or we may print for them. The color printer is not intended for class sets of color worksheets. technology Tuesdays update The Lab Report p. 2 Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant. ~Mitchell Kapor You now have a schedule with color coded Technology Tuesday sessions planned for the year ~ what are my choices you may be asking? I do have a topic for the first session, but the other sessions are not planned yet. Each of our new Teacher Techs will facilitate a Tech Tuesday based on one of their technology strengths. I would also like your input for the remaining sessions. I am preparing an on-line survey to ask for your input. Ill let you know when it is ready to access. Until then, if you think of an area of technology that you would like to learn about, make a note of it and let me know on the survey. Team Meetings Because I understand how valuable your daily planning period is, I would like to plan on meeting with your team during the first nine weeks WOW Friday planning date. I only plan on staying about 15~20 minutes (I am teaching a WOW class that day) so please be prepared with questions and ideas. Id like to hear about the lessons you and your team are designing and brainstorm how we will integrate curriculum-based technology. I look forward to meeting with you! Experts NOT Required Tech Tuesday ~ Sept. 22/3:15 – 4:15 Learn how to learn technology! You will walk away with a wide range of strategies, words of advice and 180 (!) tips to alleviate any stress you may have when you sit down in front of your laptop. I will also give suggestions on how you DO NOT need to be an expert to integrate technology with your students ~ you simply need be the facilitator. How easy is that? No AUP? No Internet! The computer lab is up and ready to go. Reminder~ your class cannot go on the internet unless you have 100% of the AUP forms returned with approval (or give those students a different assignment). Please be aware of this! If you think that the AUP was returned with a no and you feel there may have been a misunderstanding, let me know and I can send a letter or make a phone call. Thanx! END