Deer in the Headlights Look at the Computer

Type of strategy: Energizers and State ChangersGroup ManagementMovement

Students who have been working on the computer longer than 10-15 minutes may need to change it up and move away from the computer screen for a few minutes.


stare Staring at the computer screen for too long can make you go all bug-eyed!  One strategy to help break the tedium is to have students get up and move away from the computer.  This works particularly well for demonstrations, instructions, a room walk to see what others have accomplished.  Anything to get them away from those screens for a short break.

You might also have them pick up a clipboard for taking directions or notes as they move away from their computers.

Submitted by: ryggj