There are pros and cons to teaching in a school computer lab, writes Mary Beth Hertz, a K-8 technology teacher in Philadelphia. In this blog post, she writes that labs give each student access to a machine, allow for focused computer-literacy instruction and are a good solution for cash-strapped schools. However, the typical lab layout can be a problem, plus computer labs take technology out of the classroom and turn it into a shared resource, which limits access, she writes.

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