A Computer Lab at Q277 at 311

Would you just look at these photos? Headphones stored nicely; students working with google sheets and pixel art; some code.org dance party; flippity.net on the iPad to keep things random; and a bit o’ Mr. Doob javascript fun at the end!

Last one:

Shout out to teacher Peter Wang for making it look easy!


188X at 301 Computer Lab

188x at 301

373K Computer Lab


373K Panorama

373k – computer lab

App bulletin board

In a computer lab, on a bulletin board.

Have you used any of these apps?

Miss You, Erna

Erna’s computer lab, when she worked there. She was one of the few remaining teachers to still use Intellitools Classroom Suite software with the students.

255q at 154

373K Computer Lab Upstairs

373k – computer lab

Classroom at 373K

373k – tiffany ortiz

Word Coding

In this activity, students use N(orth), S(outh), E(ast) and W(est) arrows to spell words off a letter grid.

For example, “JUMP” is E, E, E, S.


In this example, “ABOVE” is S, S, E, S, E


After doing several examples, give students a code (e.g., S, S, E, S, E) and let them figure out what word it spells!

Remember to specify the starting box (which is typically the upper left-most cell — like in a spreadsheet)

Zzzapped Out

Before augmented reality. Before virtual reality. Back in the day when software came on CD-ROMs in binders, the Edmark company released several science titles. Unlike their software marketed to younger children (e.g., with cartoons and talking animals), these titles were sophisticated simulations. I discovered a classroom set of “virtual labs: electricity” (note the ‘laid-back’ lower case title on the cover of the binder).

The program needed 16 MB of RAM to run and Netscape 3.0. ~ sigh ~ The salad days of the Internet.

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