Facilities: Equipment PC Lab Software Rooms 420,422 Windows XP Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher) Internet Explorer GroupWise Email Student Email Library Destiny Study Island SynchronEyes
Facilities: Equipment Macintosh Lab Software Media Software Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher) Adobe Photoshop Internet Explorer, Safari KidPix Garage Band
Facilities: Equipment PCs and Macs login PC Lab login: Username: first name_last name Password: students use their student id. This is a 3, 5, or 6 digit password of numbers. Place a 0(zero)in front of these numbers. It must be six digits.
Facilities: Equipment PCs and Macs use different file servers Files saved in a Mac Lab are not accessible from a PC Lab via the network and visa versa However… files saved externally to a USB Flash Drive* can be transferred between Macs and PCs (school and home) if using the same software (i.e., Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher) *Students are encouraged to purchase a USB Flash drive
Facilities: Safety T o protect yourself and equipment, never tamper with or remove any power cords or cables (including mouse and keyboard). To safeguard yourself and equipment, never attempt to restart or reset equipment without permission. To protect yourself and equipment, never insert a foreign object into a disk drive or any other part of the computer.
Facilities: Safety Please do not hit a machine, smash a mouse, or abuse a button or key Please don’t tamper with or attempt to disrupt a computer’s operating system Never attempt to use someone else’s password to access the site network or Internet Never give out personal information over the site network or Internet
Facilities: Safety Print only to designated printers on the floor Engage only in school related activities during class time Please sit at your assigned workstation Position keyboards to prevent bumping or dropping them off the work surface Please avoid blocking air vents to prevent overheating
Lab Expectations Lab Rules: Follow All Safety Rules Please no Food, Drink, or Chewing Gum Please no games of any kind, Internet chat, instant messaging, or personal email Please no downloading of music, shareware, freeware, and evaluation copies of software from the Internet
Lab Rules Lab Rules: CD-ROMs and other multimedia equipment are for school work only Please keep the labs clean Please understand that computer use is a privilege – not a right Consent to the IDDS Internet Policy…
IDDS Internet Acceptable Use Policy School District Policy on rights, privileges, and acceptable/unacceptable uses of computers, networks, and the Internet Also found on IDDS website: http://www.wmep.k12.mn.us/policies/policy 524.pdf
Effective Lesson Plan Development Your technology lesson should fit into your lesson plan Suggested items to consider/include…
Effective Lesson Plan Development What software will you use? What skills (curricular or computer) do you wish to address? Is this a one-time visit or a long-term project? Have you identified appropriate web resources? Do you have a method to assess students’ progress within the lab? Do you have a back-up plan?
Steps to Reserve the Lab: Attend the Computer Lab Management Workshop Indicate on your lesson plan how the technology lesson integrates with your curriculum
Organize to Optimize Available Lab Time Prior to your visit: Know your hardware and software Prep students on expectations and materials required Discuss lab rules, procedures and consequences Plan for how students will save work (on network or USB Flash drive) Prepare emergency plans in case of tech problems
Organize to Optimize Available Lab Time During your visit: Acquire an empty seating chart and have students initial where they are sitting - do not throw this away Use a combination of demonstration, written, and oral instructions Keep students on task and monitor screens at all times Team more savvy or speedy students with those having difficulty Capitalize on the fact that some students may know more than you and allow them to assist if necessary
Organize to Optimize Available Lab Time Closing your visit: Begin closing down 5 or 10 minutes before the end of class Have all students save work then log out (not shut down) PC Lab - Start button on bottom left, slide up to shut down or log out, choose log out Mac Lab - Blue Apple on top left, slide down to log out All students are to push in their chairs and remain at their station until the bell rings
Organize to Optimize Available Lab Time Closing your visit: Media assistant, teachers and students walk around the lab while waiting for the bell and check for problems or litter Make sure doors are closed and locked when you leave If there are any problems, see the media assistant immediately after class
Tips Familiarize yourself with the lab, hardware, and software needed for your lesson prior to your visit Set high expectations for student behavior, production, and outcome Always have a back-up plan Know that tech assistance is not always immediately available Please, do not expect the regular lab teacher to assist If you plan to print, bring your own paper
Credits Special thanks to… The WMEP Internet Acceptance Use Policy Emory H. Markle Intermediate School, “Resource Roundup” University of Houston College of Education, “Tips for Managing Computer Use in a Lab Setting” Mark Parisi, “off the mark” cartoons