11 Tips to Keep Your Classroom Concentrated at their Computers [UPDATED]

When your classroom of students gets their hands on tech, whether its laptops or tablet computers, the opportunity for excitement soars. That’s a good thing, but it can also create chaos. So, how do you keep kids who have the Internet at their fingertips on task? How can you ensure they use the tech appropriately and take proper care of it as they’re learning computer skills?

10 Classroom Rules for Using Computers

computer lab rules

Using computers in the classroom is a great way to increase engagement, help students learn to use technology, and make your life easier as a teacher. In order to maximize the benefits of using technology in the classroom, it is important to have clear rules and expectations for appropriate computer use. Instill these habits in students from day one, and you’ll not only make your life easier, but you’ll help your students become responsible users of technology.

Exploring keyboards around the world

keyboards abroad

Aside from the standard QWERTY keyboard used in the U.S., there are actually many different keyboard layouts available to accommodate different languages. The keys on these international keyboards are located in different places based on the letters and accents that are used most frequently…

Should I switch to a Dvorak keyboard?

One man, Dr. Dvorak, pledged to come up with a more efficient layout for the keyboard. After over a decade of studying the English language and the physiologies of our hands, he designed a whole new keyboard. One, he believed, which would enable people to type MUCH more quickly.