Calgary on Stampede Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Etc2-iJSKso
Changes in instruction Gives students a voice Total engagement Minimal distractions; minimal discipline Customized for own teaching Think. Question. Create. Put learning in the hands of students Stimulates out of sync learners: ESL, autistic, etc.
Network Management Implemented a wireless network district wide in 2008-09 Created PDA wireless network separate from any other wireless network in district Use network configuration utility Filtering Teacher controls the technology and it’s use- it’s use is not dependent upon work by Tech Dept
Classroom Management Establish rules and motivate for appropriate use Number devices and assign students a device At end of hour, students load drawer 1 (15) and then drawer 2 (15) Teacher checks cart BEFORE class leaves at end of the hour Unplug 1st hour; re-plug last hour Lock cart
EACH STUDENT’S NUMBER IS THE EXACT NUMBER ON THE IPOD THAT THEY USE IN CLASS
Tips Get inscribing from Apple on each touch Label cart and device Get a hard clear case for each touch with screen protector Don’t charge over the weekend– saves battery life Shut down at least couple times a week Plan accounts and users: shared libraries Allow staff to learn the device in advance
What would we do differently?
Mac vs. PC: learned the hard way
Syncing device options
Possibly backup and imaging
File transfer from device to PC (Google docs app, same network)
Filtering– simplify authentication
Offering printing capability
Offer multiple, repeated trainings
What else they do for our schools… Special Education Success Center Implementing as phones using sip client– with Cisco app on it’s way Replaces need for current phones Offer personal device setup (only itouch and iphone)- financial savings to district
Resources Classroom 2.0 Ning Apps for Special Education Apple Learning Interchange Blog- List of Apps for Education