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Northside ISD Technology in Schools

  1. 1. How are We Doing?A Look into Northside ISD’s Technology in Schools
  2. 2. Over 250,000 students, teachers and parents(across more than 3,000 schools nationwide)were surveyed regarding technology in schools.Here is what they said…
  3. 3. Only 1/3 of high school students think theirschool is doing a good job preparing themfor the jobs of the future Speak Up National Research Project
  4. 4. Students want access toDigital resourcesGames/virtual simulationsVideo conferencing Speak Up National Research Project
  5. 5. Students say:“let me use my owndevices and tools inthe school day” Speak Up National Research Project
  6. 6. Students want 24/7 access to informationLaptops for every student that can be takenhome (35%) Fast, wireless Internet access throughout the school (16%)Computer labs that stay open after school andon weekends (10%) Speak Up National Research Project
  7. 7. 1 out of 2 elementary school studentsplay educational computer games online Speak Up National Research Project
  8. 8. 1 out of 2 middle schoolstudents create slide showsand videos to demonstratetheir content knowledgeproficiency Speak Up National Research Project
  9. 9. Middle school students have access to cellphones (23% increase) and laptops (61% increase)28% high schoolers have Smart phones Speak Up National Research Project
  10. 10. They use technology to communicate,organize their life, collaborate and createcontent and context for their own learning Speak Up National Research Project
  11. 11. They use mobile devices to: Conduct Internet research (53 %) Work with classmates on projects (48 %) Play educational games (32 %) Record lectures to listen to at a later time (32 %) Receive alerts about upcoming homework and tests (51 %) Speak Up National Research Project
  12. 12. Half of the 6-12 grade students use e-mail, IM and text messaging. Speak Up National Research Project
  13. 13. Those who update their profile regularly on a social network site40% high schoolers 35% of middle schoolers 28% of 3rd–5th graders Speak Up National Research Project
  14. 14. 38% share photos, videos or music32% create new videos, music, audio or animation 18% contribute to blogs 11% use wikis Speak Up National Research Project
  15. 15. using mobile devices within instruction prepares students for the world of work (1 in 3 teachers)mobile devices engagestudents in learning(3 in 4 administrators) Speak Up National Research Project
  16. 16. Lack of access to computers andthe Internet is the primaryobstacle to using technologyat school (1 in 3 teachers) Speak Up National Research Project
  17. 17. What do parents want?Better access to computers in schoolsTraining for teachers on technology integrationTraining for students on how to use technology for school work Speak Up National Research Project
  18. 18. 1 in 3 parents recommendincluding games, video clips orpower point presentations tohelp their child learn1 in 5 parents wouldinclude online classes intheir child’s school Speak Up National Research Project
  19. 19. How is Northside ISD doing with Technology Integration?
  20. 20. 100% of campuses completely wirelessTexas teachers identified that fast, wireless Internet access was critical along withprofessional development time for learning new technologies. Long Range Plan forTechnology, 2006-2020
  21. 21. In every classroom… Internet-connected computer Printer Ceiling-mounted digital projector VoIP telephone Web-based applications and resources
  22. 22. Video-on-demand with over 5,000 educational videos, 50,000 video content clips, and 28,000 imagesMost teachers indicated that the primary impact of technology on studentperformance is student engagement (57%), student achievement (46%), orcollaboration and teamwork (35%). Long Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020
  23. 23. Real-time online access to student information for parents
  24. 24. Student access to curriculum and online resources
  25. 25. Personal laptops can be used by middleand high school students to connect tothe wireless network
  26. 26. Three student(s) to every computerStudents who had access to computers in their classrooms showed moreimprovement in basic skills than those who received instruction incomputer labs. Long Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020Encourage ubiquitous access to computers and connectivity for eachstudent. National Education Technology Plan
  27. 27. Smart phones, iPhones, iTouch, iPodsnot allowed during the school dayYouTube, Myspace,Facebook, gaming andentertainment sitesare blocked from studentsAs more young people carry mobiles, some innovativeschools are beginning to consider how to use mobilesas tools for K-12 education. The implications for K-12education are dramatic: the potential for mobilegaming and simulation, research aids, field work,and tools for learning of all kinds is there, awaitingdevelopment. The Horizon Report: 2009 K-12 Edition
  28. 28. Only five campuses have video conferencing capabilitiesVideoconferencing affords enrichment activities with classroom students interacting,at a distance, with selected peers, experts, and celebrities. Terry Anderson
  29. 29. One-to-one computing only in business magnet school
  30. 30. Only educators in new schools receive a laptopSocial networks can be accessed at schoolby teachers onlyThe common features that unite collaborative environments are that multiplepeople can work within them at once; that users can leave evidence of theirthoughts and reflections on the thoughts of others; and that they can supportusers in any location at any time. The Horizon Report: 2009 K-12 Edition Only three mobile carts with 40 iPods each to rotate among 104 classrooms
  31. 31. Sirsi Library Management system forstudent researchComputer-based instructional initiatives –online & virtual courses, RiverDeep DestinationMath for elementary/middle school studentsProvide every student access to e-learning 24/7. National Education Technology Plan
  32. 32. Bi-monthly technology training for teachersOnline courses, webinars for professionaldevelopmentOngoing training for technology staff100% completion of STaR ChartProfessional development must ensure that all educators understand the importanceof learning about educational technology and the many possibilities of its use. LongRange Plan for Technology, 2006-2020Teachers need access to research, examples, and innovations as well as staffdevelopment to learn best practices. Enable every teacher to participate in e-learningtraining. National Education Technology Plan
  33. 33. Although Northside ISD has made significantstrides in integrating technology and making itaccessible to students, there is still more thatthe district can expand on. Expanding onlineclasses for students and teachers; permittingthe use of mobile devices in the classroom;installing videoconferencing capabilities at eachschool; allowing students to use social networksfor online collaborations; and providing 1 to 1computing in classrooms are key tools for thesuccess of the 21st Century classroom.
  34. 34. SourcesA National Education Technology Plan: The Future is Now. 2006. Downloaded on February 12, 2010 from http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/os/technology/ plan/2004/site/edlite-default.htmlLong-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020, A Report to the 80th Texas Legislature from the Texas Education Agency. Downloaded on February 10, 2010 from http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/technology/lrpt/LRPTCompleteDec06.pdfNorthside Notes- February 1, 2006. Downloaded on February 12, 2010 from http://www.nisd.net/technology/video_conf.pdfPersonal student laptops allowed in school. NISD Communications Department July 24, 2009. Downloaded on February 12, 2010 from http://www.nisd.net/news/articles/664Speak Up 2007 for Students, Teachers, Parents & School Leaders. 2008. Downloaded on February 10, 2010 from http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/index.htmlSpeak Up 2008 for Students, Teachers, Parents and Administrators. 2009. Downloaded on February 10, 2010 from http://www.tomorrow.org/docs/SU08_selected%20national_findings_complete.pdfReich, Steve. Music for 18 Musicians. Section 9. Steve Reich and Musicians.

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