Technology & Learning, August 1998, p. 20

There are many innovative and effective ways to teach with technology, even in a classroom that has a single computer. A New York instructional technology specialist points out that although many software products exist for group learning, programs designed for individual use can still be easily adapted to create effective group learning experiences.

Using a single computer and a large screen, the author stresses the importance of crafting questions and directing dialog that engage students in analytical thinking. He also suggests teachers set aside time to become familiar with the software they’re going to use. Teachers should try to experiment as much as possible with the program’s features, noting what’s easy, what’s difficult, and what’s confusing.