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I think the most important/key item is to actually combine three of the numbers. Those being Doing It Yourself First, Model the activity and Managing time wisely. I feel that as any sort of professional, you must predict, plan, and prepare through each activity, lesson, class, etc. Each day can be compared to surfing. When the waves come in, if you are prepared you can ride that wave and enjoy the time. If you're not, the wave will crush you and leave you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and frustrated.

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Thanks for the helpful suggestions. My district has a few good pieces of technology, but is struggling with budget cuts. These can be easily applied to my day to make things go smoother.

The two that I found most

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The two that I found most informative to my situation was Number 1: Introductory Session. This is where I show my students what they will be doing ahead of time. I would plan to do these 15 minutes before we go into the lab, I would use my own personal laptop and walk my students through what they will be doing in the lab for that day.

The second was Number 2: Do It Yourself. This is where the teacher completes each activity ahead of time to keep the time of how long each activity will take. This will be great so that I know that I am truly maximizing my hour. I want my students to be fully engaged for the hour that get each week.

This blog had 4 other great ideas for teachers short on resources. There is also a link to a previous blog Mary Beth wrote that is all about utilizing classroom computers.

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