03 Aug '12, 2pm

How One Teacher Built a Computer Lab for Free

How One Teacher Built a Computer Lab for Free

Robert Litt /CC BY-NC 3.0 In a sunny Bay Area classroom, twenty sixth graders are working at computers. They are making websites—"MySpace" pages for figures from American History. One student is researching Frederick Douglass's five greatest accomplishments. Another is showing a classmate how to search for pictures of Susan B. Anthony. They're all learning how to use Google Sites , helping each other along the way. Earlier this week, this class learned how to add numbers in a spreadsheet. Last week, they learned how to make music on a simple synthesizer. People often assume that getting technology into classrooms is expensive, but this lab cost absolutely nothing. The problem? An underfunded school needed computers for the classroom. Budget? $0. Staff involved? Just one: Robert Litt , a sixth-grade teacher. Robert teaches at ASCEND , a small arts K-8 school in the Alameda ...

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