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LANSchool More Effective Teaching in the Computer Lab Jerry Kandies Delta State University Lecture & Presentations Students not paying attention….. • Completing other assignments • Navigating the Internet • Checking e-mail Information System Components Figure 1-9 LCD Projectors • Pro: Effective tools for demonstrating computer skill processes • Con: Hard for students to see the details projected on the screen LANSchool • Broadcast software tool • Runs on any Windows® computer running the TCP/IP network protocol Can Perform the Following Tasks – Broadcast the instructor computer screen to all others in the lab – View any student’s computer in the classroom channel – Take control of any student’s computer in the classroom – Blank all computer screens to a black screen – Capture one student computer screen and re- broadcast the student screen to all other screens in the classroom More Engaged in the Learning Process • Removes distractions • “Locks” the students out of any other activities on their computers during the demonstration • Student can walk the class through a skill process • Excellent tool for instruction of courses that involve close scrutiny of programming code. SQL SELECT statement • Requires correct syntax • Requires precise punctuation – placement of the comma – semi-colon – quotation marks – number of parenthesis needed for the nested functions select ename, hiredate, TO_CHAR(round(sal + NVL(comm, 0) * 1.15), 'fm$99,999.00') as "New Salary" from emp Foe To The Student • Resent the loss of freedom • Can burn out staring at a screen too long Judicious Use • Mix it up with other multi-media • The reality is that many students appreciate the many benefits they are getting from the software.
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