I teach high school English in Los Angeles. With the help of a local LUG knight we put together a Linux Terminal Server
network. All of my students have their own client. All work is typed. Almost all work is done a computer and more, now, is being done directly in the brower connected to the web. I've 40 clients on my network now. Total cost, ~$2K.
I say to friends and family that I'm the happiest English teacher in So. Cal. My job is so pleasant now with a fully networked classroom. My students are engaged, the work is being done, and learning is taking place at an accelerated and measured
pace. This is where Moodle comes in... I can see what my students are doing in real time... I'm planning on using Moodle very heavily this year. I've been using, and loving!, Tiki for almost two years. As a CMS Tiki rocks, but the tools I need are found in Moodle.
I'm very anxious to find ways to begin sharing question data bases with other teachers. A bit of momentum is building on campus for more online support for students. Being able to share resources among teachers i.e. assignments, exercises, forum topics, and quizzes! would be a great first step towards providing more support for studnets. I'm quite willing to share my questions with those who are willing to share as well!