Digital literacy is important in the classroom . Since I only have one computer, my students have to share a computer which is my computer. We have activities such as sight word games that require collaboration from all students to complete the game. Can anyone give any ideas that we can do together as a classroom using one computer?
First of all...get out there and beat the bushes for a grant! Those $10,000 ones are not usually too hard to write and win!
Next, a few questions for you:
If you have a projector, there are many fun things you can do with one computer...project the image, and when a child needs to interact with the computer, they do it at the laptop instead of at the interactive whiteboard!
If you do have an IWB (interactive whiteboard- such as Promethean or Smart) they can go to the board instead of the computer.
I'm sure you'll get many ideas after you tell us the answers to the questions above!
In the meantime, check out these sites for ideas:
Have fun! I look forward to hearing about some ideas from the "team"!
I once had a one-computer classroom too! Some things I remember doing are:
Good luck and enjoy your one-computer classroom!
Check out refurbs or business surpluses in your area to score a couple more machines at little or no cost. Hospitals, banks, and other businesses sometimes look for a classroom to donate usable equipment.