Whether you've got one student computer or 30, trying to help every student every time a question arises can be a challenge. The following tips will help you get students the answers they need while maintaining your own sanity!
Keep students on-task while waiting for help.
Place a red plastic cup at each computer. When students need help, they can put the cup on top of their monitors.
Ask Three, Then Me
Encourage students to help one another.
Require that students ask at least three other students for help before asking a teacher. That encourages students to learn from their peers and saves you from answering the same question over and over again.
Teach students to help without taking on the task.
Make it a class rule that students can help one another, but they cannot ever touch another student's computer. That way, you can be sure that learning occurs even when students help one another.
Article by Lorrie Jackson
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