This site is great, and after the positive experience from my first post, I've decided to dive headfirst into some serious collaboration with all of you.
I wanted to share with you my current class setup, and get some ideas on what you would do if you were me. This is my second year teaching, I teach 6th grade social studies, and I basically fell into the best job ever. Here's a rundown of my classroom:
I have 24 computers (1 for each student) set up in 4 pods of 6.
I have 18 additional seats (a mixture of desks and tables + chairs)
I have 1 projector hanging from the ceiling
I have 1 SMARTboard
I have a computer for myself
Synchoneyes (not smart sync)
Blackboard (this is where my "virtual classroom" exists.)
Anything else that's free :)
So, my question, if you had access to these resources, how would you set up my class logistically?