The computer lab is being converted from a PC lab to a Mac lab. Our wonderful tech team began moving 25 PCs to classrooms and unpacking 25 Macbooks. I thought this would make for a good “teachable” moment. Students will learn the concept of an operating system by watching the common craft video on software (found under the fav slideshows and videos link). Students will then compare and contrast the Mac and PC by watching the Mac vs PC commercials shown on youtube below. I used tubechop to shorten the video to embed in this blog post. Students will use the compare/contrast listening sheet while viewing the video. To access the pdf file of the listening sheet, click here. (NOTE) Since I have 15 classes that come to the computer lab, I decided it would be wasteful and unneccesary to copy 300 compare/contrast sheets so I used Studiyo to create a multiple choice quiz (I was able to complete it over my lunch period!) and embedded in my blog so we could look at the questions as a class.
Now see how you do on this multiple-choice quiz.