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Re: [K12OSN] One or two to a PC



I have a one to one ratio....I often found that the dominant child would
comandeer the PC and the other one would float off to la-la land and be
bored.  I use Altiris Vision in my PC lab to demo programs and blank
screens and stuff...works good.  


k12osn redhat com writes:
>A purely practical consideration for the 2:1 kid/computer ratio:
>
>Most labs laid out for a 1:1 ratio. The students are crammed in elbow to 
>elbow bumping their peers at the station next to them. Here's my 
>mediocre ascii art (I'm eating lunch while I draw :-) )
>
>|---| |---| |---| |---|
>|   | |   | |   | |   |
>|---| |---| |---| |---|
>  0 0   0 0   0 0   0 0
>      ^     ^     ^
>0s are students; ^ indicates where elbows are bumping.
>
>Otherwise I like the idea for pairing up for problem solving intensive 
>situations.
>
>-Dan Young
>-Parkrose School District
>
>Warwick Chapman wrote:
>> A general Q
>> 
>> Anyone have any theories as to whether 1 student to 1 PC is better 
>> than 2 students to 1 PC as far as rate and thoroughness of learning 
>> is concerned.
>> 
>> In many ways, I feel 2 to a PC is better.  Especially on introduction 
>> to programming type courses...
>> 
>> Ciao
>> 
>> Warwick Chapman
>> Network Administrator
>> Glenwood High School, Durban, South Africa
>> +27 031 2055241
>> +27 083 7797094
>> http://www.glenwoodhighschool.co.za


David N. Trask
Technology Teacher/Coordinator
Vassalboro Community School
dtrask vcs u52 k12 me us
(207)923-3100





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