Sunday, March 13, 2011
We scheduled an appointment in the computer lab this week. Although we have a system for each of the children to get on the computer each week, it often takes most of their computer time just for the students to log on. Duval County requires a rather long username and password to log in each student. Students have to be able to use the shift key and the delete key. They have to be able to recognize the differences between the number 1 and the letter l and the number 0 from the upper and lowercase letters Oo - not always so easy for young students! The good news is that if they can ever master the process, it will not change from year to year. The username and password will stay the same, so it is worth the time it takes to teach our youngest children the process. We have done several lessons on how to log on to the classroom computers but the children hear a lesson on Monday and it takes some children until Friday to get a turn and actually apply the lesson. You can imagine the problem! So... we scheduled time in the lab with our Instructional Technologist Melanie Holtsman. Melanie took the children through the process of signing on step-by-step and let them practice. This way the practice followed directly after the instruction. Each of our children should be able to log in to the computers in the classroom with very little difficulty. Can they log in at home? We hope so!
Posted by dayle timmons at 7:07 PM