Hoover High School Engaged Learning/iPad InitiativeThis is what cutting edge looks like! The learning landscape just got even bigger
Timeline/Commitment• 2012-2013-Pilot Year- 12th grade students and entire faculty at both high schools issued iPads (August/September 2012)• Spring Semester-11th grade students issued iPads (January 2013)• 2013-2014-all 9th and 10th grade students issued iPads based on Pilot evaluation (fall 2013)
ImpactWhat is the overall reason(s) for implementing a1-to-1 iPad initiative? Provide all Hoover Highstudents with the best possible college/careerreadiness opportunity.The 1-to-1 iPad/Engaged Learning Initiative will be theacademic model at Hoover High School to promote21st century teaching and learning. TransformationalInstructional Strategies.
What are the goals of a 1-to-1 iPad program forstudents and teachers at Hoover High?1. Transformational Instructional Strategies2. Individualization of Learning and Performance What are the 1-1 iPad initiative academic objectives for our school? Critical Thinking Communication Collaboration Creativity Student/Teacher Relationship “Teachers are no longer the keepers and disseminators of knowledge but become facilitators of learning” ------HHS faculty member
Critical ThinkingThe iPad supports learning in the way our student’s think.A world of easily searchable information is available at their finger tipsTeacher must act as a facilitator and guide rather than a sage of knowledgeInquiry based learning demands that students develop critical thinking skillsStudent ownership and engagement coupled with interactive web 2.0 tools will increasethe opportunity for deep inquiry based learning experiences
CommunicationFaculty, students, parents, and administrators haveincreased communication availability with the iPads.Teachers can send email reminders to students, teacherwebsites can be set up with RRS feeds, QR codes onhandouts/activities, increases ease of communicationwhile decreasing the need to consume resources (paper,time, etc.) to do so. Additionally, various applications allowfor increased communication between students,increasing the opportunities for collaboration.CollaborationStudent collaboration becomes easier to manage.Students are "always" connected to each other.Cloud based applications eliminate the "hes not here, andhas all our work" disruptions. Teachers have increasedability to monitor collaboration, teach collaboration skills& procedures and give the "academic work" ofinvestigating, synthesizing and creating to the students.
CreativityiPads become the catalyst to increased creativity innumerous areas of our organization. "We cant becausewe dont have (the resources, time, and interest) as anexcuse is eliminated. Levels the playing field for allstudents.Teachers have unlimited ways of integrating content, skills& assessment into meaningful & engaging experiences forstudents.Students have unlimited options in demonstrating theirunderstanding and abilities. Increased connectivity allowsfor greater flexibility in bringing teams of people togetherto solve problems.iPads will also allow for greater creativity in our curricularofferings.
Student/Teacher Relationship• Student centered learning environment• Collaboration and personalization• Shift the balance of instruction from direct teaching to more exploratory forms of student learning Program/Project Based Learning Inquiry Based Learning “Make Learning Happen, Teaching Only When Necessary”Teachers are no longer the keepers and disseminators of knowledge but become facilitators of learning”
OtherInformation & Media Literacy (digital literacy)Students and teachers will have innumerable tools at their fingertips.Evaluation of sources, perspectives, and purpose will become the focusof conversations as new applications and uses are introduced. We wantto educate students using the tools of the 21st century. Does the iPad take the place of the textbook?We cannot at this time say if all textbooks will be replaced. We dobelieve that this is a future trend and with a 1-to-1 iPad learningprogram we will be well positioned to take advantage of the costsavings, flexibility, ability to customize, and other advantages to havingelectronic textbooks. Phased program planned.
Helping all levels of studentsPositive impact on all our students, technology offers many programs andtools that will support their needs and give them better access to thecurriculum. 24-7 availabilityMost of these programs and tools are available for free and include thefollowing:o Web-based course management and other software that allows teachers topost class materials and assignments on-line which especially helps studentswith organizational issues. These resources also promote collaborativeresearch and writing projects.o A vast number of free on-line resources that can be used to enhancelearning such as virtual math manipulatives, virtual science labs, customizedquiz and vocabulary building software, podcasts and numerous languagelearning resources, on-line primary documents from our national archives andmuch more.
Here We Go!!! Teacher Engagement Levels• Level 1-Full Engagement, teachers completely emerge technology in their classrooms. (the innovators, the brave, fully engage students with iPads)• Level 2-Blended/Hybrid, teachers are guardedly optimistic, need to explore the idea and sample using the technology at their own pace.• Level 3-Sample/Explore, teachers will only use the technology on a personal basis, organizing, communicating and productivity. RESPECT for all levels. Over a period of time all should be at Level 1 full engagement .