I only have 12 laptops to work with. We are getting another 4 in a few months. The problem is that my 1-4 grades have 20-24 kids. The older grades have from 14-16. So I do not have enough computers. I didn't know this going in, I know it seems silly that I didn't ask that question!
The first week I had the kids share, 2nd did it pretty well, 1st not so good. 3rd and 4th did OK, the problem going forward is how I am going to present lessons.
I don't want to break the class up into two session because that would give me only 20 min each, plus the teachers don't want to do that. I thought of giving the students not using the computer a worksheet to do, then halfway switch but again that cuts into instruction time.
That leaves having the students share the computer while they learn what I am teaching. I am struggling with how I do this effectively.
I find this a real challenge and I am not sure how to tackle this. I am working with the principal and teachers, right now I have asked to pair the students for me and I will have them share. I tried taking turns with tasks. Student one works, then student two does the next task.
Right now trial and error seems how I am going to proceed, not a great plan.
Any thoughts or experiences you might have had with this would be greatly appreciated.