Classroom Setup - KMS Coaches' Corner
KMS Coaches' Corner

 

(Don't forget to scroll down...this is the second post, and you should read the first one as well.  Your colleagues have a conversation started!)

I've been carrying around this idea that Doug Byrnes told me last year and I finally have a place to share it with you!  He suggested making the screen savers on your classroom computers content related.  For example, you could put vocabulary words on there and they would float across the screen all period.  In Math classrooms, you could have relevant formulas scrolling across the screens during the day.  Language Arts teachers might want grammar rules flashing right before there very eyes.  You get the idea.  Now, obviously, you might not have your student computers on all day, every day, but every little bit helps.  Thanks, Doug for a great idea!
Oh, and as you start decorating, don't forget you have a "fifth wall" as Nancy Bell so beautifully reminds us - the ceiling!
Speaking of decorating, make sure you leave room for future student work. Seeing information on the walls that THEY created is more meaningful than any store-bought poster.
Any other room setup ideas you want to share? Post a comment!

Doretha
8/18/2008 12:58:32

I look forward to planning with you all this year. Cara you will have to show me how to add a you tube video to my mimio presentation for the first week of school. Come by when you have time.

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Michele Pitts
8/18/2008 23:37:22

I think it's a great idea to use our "5th" wall, the ceiling. Does anyone know if we'd be able to actually take down the tiles and create visuals?! Also, Doug can you help me with setting up my computers?

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8/19/2008 00:37:55

I am pumped! I would love for Mrs. Bell's wonderfully artistic students to paint some MATH on the tiles for me...hmmm...is that possible? Will Doc go for it?

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Cara
8/19/2008 01:53:58

I didn't realize you don't have access to change your screensavers. We're getting the install password after lunch and we will help you guys do this!

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Cara
8/20/2008 11:46:04

Apparently I should be giving prizes for finding my typos. Please forgive my typo of "there" instead of "their." Please be assured that I do know the difference and it was a finger mix-up!

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Erica
8/20/2008 12:16:40

I would love info on how to change screensaver info. Cara, can we meet Friday?!

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