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I have an idea this month that solved a problem in our computer lab and made my year run smoother.
Here was my problem.....the headphones were always in various states of disrepair. We do not have a dedicated computer lab person, so each teacher is responsible for helping to take care of things and making it work for their own classroom. It seemed that you never knew which headphones were working and which were broken or about to fall apart. Even when we bought new ones, it didn't take long until there were many that were not working. It was a hot mess.
Problem number two....students could not remember their usernames and passwords (and neither could I). It seemed that the weeks I forgot to bring my printed off cheat sheet were the weeks that that nearly every student forgot their username. It was a huge pain to find it....and it was all time not on task for them while I worked my way through the maze of clicks and passwords to get the information.
Here is what I did....I spent a little money at the dollar store and gathered these supplies.
Now I know that each of my students have headphones (I tell them if they break them they will have to replace them). I know they have their username and password with them.
When we go to the computer lab they have no excuse to get right on task.
Headphones....25 for $25
3x5 cards..... $.25
Peace of Mind....priceless
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