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What do you wish you had known before you started teaching in the computer classroom

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Cara: I knew about, but wish I was better at accommodating, the time element. Using the computers, printing, trouble-shooting, etc., takes a substantial amount of time, especially in the beginning of the semester. The most helpful thing that was said to me was: "Remind them that their skill building and knowledge as to usage of these machines is their responsibility!" Remembering that I was there to teach writing using computers, not computer skills, helped me explain to them that they needed to work on their own outside of class to master certain things like typing, e-mailing, etc.