Computer Schedule and Ideas for Classrooms, Monday Made It

I'm linking up with Tara for my Monday Made it and Charity Presson for Manic Monday!  I love this new computer planning chart we made at a recent technology workshop I taught.  So feel free to read on to see how we created this time on task management tool for the classroom. I hope you absolutely love it and enjoy this awesome FREEBIE!!
Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

This is part of our Monday Made It. I recently taught a technology workshop on how to effectively use the few computers in your classroom.  It was a ton of fun.  This craftivity was our teacher make and take and I'm going to walk you through the easy peasy steps to make this wall decoration that will help keep students focused while choosing a technology activity. In addition, it will assist you in what students should be working on as you glance at the Planner on the wall near your computers, you will be able to identify what they are working on.  This will help me see if they are off task. This will be a new focus strategy I'm using this year to help my students be more accountable for their computer time and products.

The materials I used:

Scotch Thermal Laminator (I inherited this from someone who never used it- Great and worth every penny if you have to laminate centers, task cards, etc) I'm not sure what kind of laminator you have at your school, but ours in thin and eventually falls apart from the sheet.  These never will separate, they are great for so many on the spot laminating projects in the classroom.
Sam's and Costco have the laminating sheets in bulk (Which is great)

Scrapbook Paper- Colors of your choice

Small magnets

Cookie Sheets- Dollar Store

Ribbon- optional

First you will want to download the computer document from my TPT store for free and change the document to what you want your computer objectives to say.  Add your email, any websites you want and any specific directions for students to access particular webpages and print. 

Trim the scrapbook paper to fit inside the laminating pouch.

Trim and back the chart on scrap book paper. 

Laminate chart and stop signs.

Tape or hot glue the computer chart on the cookie sheet making sure it goes against the cookie sheet as close as possible.  This will help to ensure the magnets don't have extra space in which they have to exert extra strength to connect with the cookie sheet.  

Print your stop signs in color or in black and white then color red.  These are used when certain websites or assignments are off limits.  For example, if students should be working on a particular project, interactive activities might have a stop sign on them. 

Laminate and connect a magnet to the stop signs.

Laminate and connect a magnet to the back of the computer #1, #2, #3, etc.  Depending on how many classroom computers you have.

Add ribbon and tah-dah!!!

Here is the link to my TPT store for the FREE activity sheets!  I hope you enjoy this activity and I would love some great feedback, thank you.  Also feel free to check out so many resources that are geared for upper elementary and middle school.  Enjoy your summer all you awesome teachers!!!!

~ Tara


Mary said...

I love this idea! Thank you for making my life easier! I can't wait to make this for my classroom.

Teaching Special Kids

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this excellent, helpful idea! I look forward to using this in my classroom!

Molly said...

How adorable! That was one thing I wanted to organize from last year, my computer station! By the end of the year, my Kinders were computer masters and needed guidance getting through websites and what not. Thanks for sharing!

Veronica Montoya said...

Super cute idea!! I appreciate the details for the product! :)

TheElementary MathManiac said...

I have never seen a cookie sheet look so fancy! Thanks for sharing

The Math Maniac

Alison Rose said...

This is so awesome! Thank you SO much for doing a step by step and showing pictures. I am definitely going to be making one of these for my classroom!

Lynda Williams said...

Super idea! Teaching Science With Lynda

The Teacher's Desk 6 said...

Too cute... and simple enough for me to do. THANKS for sharing.


Tara said...

You are welcome! Have fun!!

Tara said...

You are welcome, fix it up for your little kinders! I love hearing from younger grade teachers that encourage responsibility