Question: Using a â€œbuddy systemâ€ with students in the computer lab can be helpful.
The IT Guy says:
IT Guy reader Tammy Woods suggests having students use a â€œbuddy systemâ€ in the computer lab to facilitate learning. This can be a great idea, but be sure to make students alternate who gets to â€œdriveâ€ the computer during the class session to ensure both students have an equal opportunity to acquire digital literacy skills.
A great modification on the â€œbuddy systemâ€ idea is to use partners from a different grade level. This is modeled in the 14 minute online video, â€œTechnology Integration Done Right: Lewisville ISDâ€ (http://www.educ.ttu.edu/tla/videos/lewisville.html). First-graders are paired with fi8fth-grade mentors for a computer lab activity, with super results for students of all levels.
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