When The Power Goes Out

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  1. stud

    stud New Member

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    Hi,

    Does anybody know of any good backup plans/ideas for when the power goes out in a computer lab class?

    Thanks for any help.

    Ryan
     
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    teacherintexas Maven

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    This isn't a lesson plan, but I have two emergency nightlights that come on if the power goes out so there isn't mass confusion and screaming. I also keep a flashlight in my desk.
     
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    I had a similar situation when I the first time I was teaching my Year 8 Media. I wanted to show them a film, but the television didn't work!!! It was a total mess.... Originally I wanted the students to discuss about the film & do the worksheets about it, but then they haven't viewed the film.....

    At last, time's up.... the bell rang...

    I am just sharing but not helping... sorry about that...
     
  5. MrsMikesell

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    When I taught technology I always had a little box of books for the kids to read. Computers break, power goes out, whatever.

    Kelly :)
     
  6. bandnerdtx

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    You could keep a stash of class sets of news articles (2 or 3) that you find that address issues or controversies in the world of computer technology. The students could read it, discuss and do do some sort of writing activity with it.
     
  7. MsTeacher98

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    If they are young, you could have them draw posters of the lab rules. Internet safety might be a good topic for all ages, if you adjust it. :)
     
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    No windows in Texas? ;)
     
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    eman_ekaf Rookie

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    At my school, the only thing we can do is go sit in the hall or outside. All but 2 of our classrooms don't have windows. At least in the hall we have the light coming in from the outside doors. If the weather isn't severe (no power not due to thunderstorms) then we can go outside and sit. There's just not enough light to have a lesson.
     

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