I posted last week about my article that recently appeared in TechLearning title What Are You Doing In That Computer Lab?
In it, I discuss guidelines that I use and that I recommend to other teachers for how to effectively work with students in computer labs.

I thought readers might find it helpful for me to quickly summarize them here:

  • Use computers more to reinforce key concepts, and less to teach them.
  • Students can be producers of content and not just consumers.
  • Computers can be used to help student develop and deepen relationships with each other, not just with the computer screen.
  • Use time in the computer lab to help develop leadership among students, and not just have them be your followers.
  • Spend less time being the controller and more time helping students develop self control.
  • I elaborate more on these points in the article.