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Saturday, September 13, 2008

How Do I Get Them to Keep Their Hands off the Keyboard?

If you have ever worked with students in a computer lab, you have probably found that getting students to give you their undivided attention is a challenge. Many of them want to continue to do things on the computer.

This question came up on an ed tech listserv during the summer. Two of the best, and easiest, fixes readers responded with were:
  • Have the students turn off the monitor when you want their attention.
  • Have the students turn the mouse upside-down on the keyboard when you want their attention.

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