Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 1,7, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg (Anglistik), course: WEB 2.0-BASED ENGLISH LESSONS, language: English, abstract: This paper is about the use of laptops in everyday classroom situations. Laptops supplement or replace other teaching materials like school books in part or in total. The scope of replacement varies. Pupils have their own laptops which they use both in the classroom and at home. This paper addresses the didactical surplus of laptop usage in everyday learning situations, in so-called laptop classes. Computers are tools used in everyday life for researching information, writing texts and various other uses. Hence, computer skills become more important. In laptop classes, basic computer skills are imparted from early on. This, however, is only one aspect of laptop classes. The teaching scenario changes from more teacher oriented to more pupil oriented.