Technology Integration Information Parents Meeting - May 2012

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Technology Integration Information Parents Meeting - May 2012

  1. 1. Scandinavian School of BrusselsTechnology Information Meeting May 24 18.00 Room 205 We prepare students for success back home and abroad
  2. 2. Let’s get started . . .• What questions do you wish to be answered in this evening’s meeting?• http://today.io/5tr9 We prepare students for success back home and abroad
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  5. 5. Horizon Report 2012• Executive summary• Key Trends• Critical Challenges• Technologies to Watch We prepare students for success back home and abroad
  6. 6. Key Trends• work, learn, and study whenever and wherever• cloud-based• increasingly collaborative• abundance of resources and relationships• online learning, hybrid learning and collaborative models• challenge-based and active learning We prepare students for success back home and abroad
  7. 7. Critical Challenges• Digital media literacy• Appropriate methods of evaluation lag behind the emergence of new forms of authoring, publishing, and researching.• Economic pressures• rapid proliferation of information, software tools, and devices is challenging for students and teachers alike We prepare students for success back home and abroad
  8. 8. Technologies to Watch• Now – ebooks; mobile apps; tablet computing (iPads)• 1 – 2yrs – game based learning; learning analytics• 3 – 4 yrs – gesture based computing; ”internet of things” We prepare students for success back home and abroad
  9. 9. Agenda:- What has happened this year at SSB involving technology?- What technology developments are planned for next year?- What does 1-to-1 mean at our school?- What type of computers will students need? hardware/software? skillsneeded?- What responsibilities do students have? do parents have? do staffhave?- How does increased use of technology in the school environmentaffect students at home?- What are the expected results of this development and how will thisdevelopment be measured? We prepare students for success back home and abroad
  10. 10. What do you think of when youhear 1-to-1 technology/learning? http://answergarden.ch/view/30101 We prepare students for success back home and abroad
  11. 11. At SSB, 1-to-1 means... Every student andteacher have access to an individual device when needed. We prepare students for success back home and abroad
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  13. 13. What has happened this year at SSB involving technology?• All teachers equipped with laptops• All classrooms equipped with projection/docking stations• Tech team of teachers/peer coaches• Professional Development for all teaching staff• Infrastructure strenthened; specific policies We prepare students for success back home and abroad
  14. 14. What technology developments are planned for next year?• All students in Classes 6 – Gym III will learn in a 1-to-1 environment• Upgrade of speed in network• Further professional development focused on E-Safety and multimedia in learning, as well as subject specific skills We prepare students for success back home and abroad
  15. 15. This implies:• Students have the tools they need• School network is strong enough to carry all work• Teachers are trained to implement new learning tools• Safety/security considerations are greater We prepare students for success back home and abroad
  16. 16. What type of computers will students need?BYOL Borrow from schoolStudents can Loan during theeither ”bring their day, cannot beown laptop” taken home We prepare students for success back home and abroad
  17. 17. Laptop specs . . . (suggested)• Windows 7 or Mac OS X 10.5 or higher• 13 inch screen• 64-bit processor• 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)• 120 GB hard drive• Wireless 802.11n networking• Office packet (available in student package) We prepare students for success back home and abroad
  18. 18. Latitude E54-20Leasing possibilityE54-20 – DELL- 3yr leasing contract- 3yr support- approx 17 - 22€/monthAdvantages:- Fits our docking stations- Same as school’s set We prepare students for success back home and abroad
  19. 19. Security systems at SSB Gateway Anti-virus Detects and prevents You also need an updated anti-virus malware program on your computer! Intrusion Prevention Detects and prevents malicious activity Content Filter Blocks web pages that are objectionable* Anti-spyware filter Detects and prevents software that collects personal information Anti-spam filter Blocks unsolicited email* These categories are filtered:pornography, weapons, cult/occult,drugs/illegal drugs, illegal skills/questionableskills, hacking/proxy avoiding systems
  20. 20. How does increased use of technology in the schoolenvironment affect students at home? Playing/socializing mixes seamlessly with learning We prepare students for success back home and abroad
  21. 21. http://today.io/5tr9 What is appropriate?-remember you are the parent-create family rules (together)-homework shouldn’t take longer-are they really just consuming?-we know what is best for them-disconnecting doesn’t necessarily mean notechnology We prepare students for success back home and abroad
  22. 22. Safety/security @ SSB• Computers in public places• No recreational use during ”working time”• Filters• Traffic monitored• Constant discussion about the ”ethics” of social networking We prepare students for success back home and abroad
  23. 23. Facebook, iChat, MSN• Twice as likely to be ”bullied” outside of school• We have to work together…• Creation of school policy together with students• At school, the teacher determines when social media has a learning benefit• Parents need rules – You decide at home We prepare students for success back home and abroad
  24. 24. What are the expected results of this development and how will this development be measured?• Increased engagement/interest• Better academic results – input vs output• Increased user skill level• Increased readiness for future learning and working environments• Surveys; assessments (pre- and post-); observations We prepare students for success back home and abroad
  25. 25. Advice for parents at 1-to-1 schools• The Thinking Stick• Middle School Parenting Tips – how to set ”tech” limits• Norwegian IKT• Swedish IT i Skolan• Danish IT portal• ThinkYouKnow• Du Bestemmer We prepare students for success back home and abroad
  26. 26. Further questions/commentsQ1. What is SSB’s vision? This plan does not seem so advanced?A1. The current Strategic Plan stretches through 2013. The focus of this 3 yr plan was to ”catch up”SSB and equip teachers with the hardware and skills needed to move forward. The 2013-2015Strategic Plan will be developed in August 2012.Q2. How will SSB create a balance between online/screen learning and freetime/outside play?A2. The balance is tricky. We will focus on continuous dialogue between students/parents/staff to findthe right balance in each learning situation. SSB staff recognize that for our students there are not two”sides” of life, but for us (adults) we have a different perspective – we recognize and acknowledge this.Q3. Does the administration/school decide which technologies each teacher/class should use?A3. No. According to our curricula and our beliefs, students and teachers decide together whichmethods they will use to achieve the goals. These choices are published on our Period Plans andmontiored by pedagogical leadership. We prepare students for success back home and abroad
  27. 27. Further questions/commentsQ4. Does SSB teach programing? Would SSB consider teaching programming as a WednesdayWorkshop option?A4. Only slightly in middle school math courses through logic. Yes, that is possible.Q5. Why did SSB choose to start with Class 6, why not start from Class 1?A5. Originally, we started with a tradtional model focusing on older students because we recognizedthat most of our older students have their own computers and we wanted to be able to fully use thattool. We recognize there is a huge benefit for younger learners as well. We will be moving ourstationary machines to the Sports Hall for those students – they, too, will work in a 1-to-1 environment,but will not carry laptops back and forth to school.Q6. What other devices is the school considering for use?A6. SSB will pilot a classroom set of iPads with younger learners. SSB will also pilot hybrid laptops(with writing screens) for mathematics teachers in 2012-2013. We prepare students for success back home and abroad

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