How One Teacher Built a Computer Lab for Free | iFixitQuicklink submitted by B. Ross Ashley Permalink
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|In a sunny Bay Area classroom, twenty sixth graders are working at computers. They are making websites--"MySpace" pages for figures from American History. One student is researching Frederick Douglass's five greatest accomplishments. Another is showing a classmate how to search for pictures of Susan B. Anthony. They're all learning how to use Google Sites, helping each other along the way. Earlier this week, this class learned how to add numbers in a spreadsheet. Last week, they learned how to make music on a simple synthesizer. People often assume that getting technology into classrooms is expensive, but this lab cost absolutely nothing.|
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