Friday, 9 March 2012
So today I got to use the laptop to teach with, it was very useful, I was able to have about fifty million programs running at once without it breaking a sweat, breaking down or just not responding. Teaching needs to be flexible and be able to respond to questions with answers quickly to maintain the student's attention, I was able to do this today. A student of mine finished his TIC TAC TOE game and was able to move on to hardware, via the Arduino the Mac was able to have everything sorted to teach him in around 20 minutes. For me it was the "I don't need to worry, because my computer is more than capable of doing that, so I can definitely teach that today" feeling of confidence. Therefore although this blog is short as I covered most of this here , the laptop today is certainly justified.
Posted by Matthew C. Applegate at 16:49