Seventh and Eighth grade students at Colman-Eganís Middle School are now able to use a mobile computer lab that houses 30 Lenovo Think Pads, new to the school this year.
Last year, the seventh and eighth grade teachers requested that the Colman-Egan School Board purchase these computers because of the high volume of work that they were getting in the computer lab. Buying a mobile lab would allow teachers to stay in their classrooms and teach while the kids use the devices.
The kids utilize these computers in most every class including Language Arts and Music with Gretchen Wendell, Social Studies with Brant Deutsch, Science with Chad Williamson, Health with Lisa Paulson and seventh grade computers class with Cheryl Angle.
Each student was given their own log-in on the first day of school, and every day after that they are responsible to use those log-ins.
The usage of the mobile lab differs from classroom to classroom but right now the students are using them mostly for writing reports, reviews, short answer essays and doing keyboarding review. They are also used for research projects given to them by their teachers, article reviews, science assignments and even math problems.
The teachers say that the cart of computers really has helped with the quality of learning they can offer the students on a daily basis as well as ease the transition from lesson plan to assignment.