Friday, November 15, 2013
The one computer classroom is a classroom that has one or few computers. The computer in this classroom can be a very useful tool to the teacher as well as to the students. Teachers can input grades, type exams and complete other administrative duties. Students can use it for projects, to do research and much more. The teacher in a one computer classroom has to plan very carefully in order to effectively use this type of classroom.
Computer labs have been around in schools for many years. A lab is decked out with sufficient computers for each person to access. Students would visit the labs where they would be taught mainly Information Technology as a separate and distinct subject area. This make it difficult to integrate ICT as students would have to leave their classes to go to the labs. The aim of ICT integration is that the tools be used in the classroom and for students to have access to them right there and then. When students have to leave and go to the lab they will not be able to connect what they did in the class to what is taking place in the lab.
With the increase in technology and various technological devices, today's classrooms are being integrated with ICT. Classrooms are now equipped with tools such as wireless internet, interactive whiteboards, computetrs, projectors and other digital tools with the aim of making teaching and learning more relevant to our global society.