I don't know a thing about graphing calculators, but here are a couple of thoughts in response to Annette's comments (below): 1) High-tech solution: If you have a computer with projector and PowerPoint, would a PowerPoint presentation help? It can utilize animation etc. so maybe students could see things moving on the screen -- might be useful..... 2) Low-tech solution: Have a student tutor or two present in the class to circulate and help students. When we give computer workshops, we try to have at least one back-up person, and it keeps you from running yourself ragged trying (futilely) to get around to everybody..... Cheers, beth kupper-herr ===================================================== Beth Kupper-Herr Acting Coordinator Learning Resource Center Leeward Community College 96-045 Ala Ike Pearl City, HI 96782 e-mail: [log in to unmask] phone/voice mail: (808) 455-0413 ===================================================== >From: Annette Gourgey <[log in to unmask]> >Recently >we got an overhead arrangement in our computer lab, which should help. >Previously I had been sketching the spreadsheet screen on the black- >board so they'd know what it would look like and providing a handout >of what menu commands to click, step by step. > All hands get raised at the same time and they will not do anything until I come around and show them personally. In a class of 30 people this gets exhausting and there is a bottleneck.