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Ocsb learning technologies updates dec 2012

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A brief update on technology related projects in the Ottawa Catholic School Board - shared with the Board of Trustees December 2012

A brief update on technology related projects in the Ottawa Catholic School Board - shared with the Board of Trustees December 2012

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  • 1. Ottawa Catholic School Board Teaching andLearning in the 21st Century
  • 2. Success for Students - Success for Staff - Stewardship of Resources
  • 3. Looking Back to 2009Predominant technology wasthe overhead projectorSmall number of Interactivewhiteboards – various brandsNo enterprise wireless schoolsNo employee IntranetMinimal mobile devicesFocus was on desktopcomputers and computer labs
  • 4. Growth in all Areas… except overhead projectors!• All schools and portables now wireless• By the end of 2013 all libraries converted to Learning Commons• 46 schools now have SmartBoards/LCD projectors in every classroom• 2x - investment in Children Support Schools• Increased investment/use of technology in system classes and in special education
  • 5. Growth in all Areas… except overhead projectors!• 1402 classrooms with SmartBoard/LCD• SmartBoard/LCD/ iPads in every full-day Kindergarten class• Mobile devices available in every school• 101 netbook carts in the system and 37 iPad carts (25-30 mobile devices in each cart)• New callout system can place 300,000 calls in less than one hour; most schools can reach all parents in 1 to 15 minutes
  • 6. Wireless and Social Media
  • 7. Wireless = Accessibility100% increase in 1 year Key Points • On a typical day we have over 28,000 unique devices connecting to our wireless network • iPad access has had a 400% increase in 1 year • iPod Touch remains the most popular device
  • 8. Sampling of Tweets Sampling of Tweets
  • 9. Sampling of Tweets
  • 10. Where are we going…Continue to invest in mobile devices toprovide equitable access for all studentsIncrease opportunities for all students witheLearningImplement a plan to move away from textbooksand increase the use of digital resources toincrease engagementUse technology to focus on “21st Century skills”including: communication, collaboration,creative problem solving, and critical thinking Changes in Increased Increased Teacher Student Student Practice Engagement Achievement
  • 11. Where are we going…Build on our staff intranet and implement anenhanced student portal with rich digitalresourcesIncrease parent/student communication withtranslation technology to provide voice/textmessages in their native languageContinue to link digital citizenship andbullying prevention to our healthy relationshipunit in Religion and Family Life Changes in Increased Increased Teacher Student Student Practice Engagement Achievement
  • 12. Thank YouFor preparing me for my future …Today