This is no news to any of you who have a PhD.
And yet, I feel compelled to state the obvious. It takes a lot of planning to pull it off.
Just now, I’ve made a list of things that I will need to provide each dyad of students who participate in my study.
The list looks something like this.
For each participant in CONTROL:
- computer for paired reading (MacBook Pro & Sony Vaio)
- Morae recorder on paired reading computer (MacBook Pro Windows side & Sony Vaio)
- computer mice — just in case it’s easier for students
- external harddrive
- power cords for computers & hard drives
- extension cords
- paper & pens
- audio (backup) recorder
- 2nd computer for individual writing activity (MacBook Air & Old Macbook)
- gmail accounts for login to google docs
- survey for background knowledge on topic for each student
- paper & pens for writing notes
- instruction sheet with reading prompt
- control version of screencast
- instruction sheet with labelling/naming convention for writing (including secret codes)
- manilla envelopes in which to put all notes/survey etc. at end of session
- All of the above…
- + 2 transparency sheets for each participant
- + 2 sharpies (black & another colour) for writing on transparencies
- + treatment version of instructional screencast
I’ve decided to buy a rolling cart to keep my four computers, paper, pens, extension cords, files etc. all together.
Any recommendations from teachers who roll around books/supplies re: what type of cart I should buy?