|As you consider laptop possibilities and
the exemplary lessons, there are several caveats to keep in mind.
- When used
appropriately, technology is invisible. Students should be engaged
in the thinking processes, tasks, and problem-solving central to the
lesson, rather than distracted by the equipment or software. The exemplary
lessons mostly assume that students are familiar with the equipment,
software, and data analysis. If the equipment or computer programs that
you intend to use are new to students, plan orientation time prior to
such as the laptop computer can play multiple roles and lead
to innovative uses. The Laptop Learning Challenge exemplary lessons
are just a beginning; these lessons can be adapted, changed, or used
as starting points for your own creative lessons.
- The exemplary
lessons suggest a time frame for each activity. These times are
approximate, and will vary for different grades, and even between students.
- Each exemplary
lesson includes references, many to resources on the Internet.
Due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, some of these Web site addresses
may change. In case of a non-functional link, use an Internet search
engine with the name of the site or keywords to find the new address.
These lists of references are not exhaustive and should be a jumping-off
place for your own Internet search.
Classroom Management Exemplary