Technology in Billings Public Schools


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Technology in Billings Public Schools

  1. 1. Technology Integration November 4, 2011 Classrooms Curriculum Staff Development 21st Century
  2. 2. Classrooms <ul><li>at least 1 mobile lab in each elementary </li></ul><ul><li>mobile and stationary labs at middle and high schools </li></ul><ul><li>tablet labs in 2 elementary buildings, 4 high school buildings </li></ul><ul><li>each classroom has a projector (K-12) </li></ul><ul><li>most classrooms have a document camera (K-12) </li></ul><ul><li>interactive white boards in many classrooms (K-12) </li></ul><ul><li>classroom response systems available in most schools (K-12) </li></ul><ul><li>e-readers in middle and high school libraries for check out </li></ul>
  3. 3. Curriculum <ul><li>video, ipods, and classroom response systems for formative assessment </li></ul><ul><li>ipods for struggling readers </li></ul><ul><li>Google Sites for digital portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs for paperless classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 tools for creation, communication and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive whiteboards for student-centered instruction </li></ul><ul><li>video conferencing with experts outside the classroom </li></ul>
  4. 4. 21st Century Learners <ul><li>1st grade - students use Mimio interactive tools in literacy centers </li></ul><ul><li>1-4 grades - students use ipods to record book discussions </li></ul><ul><li>2nd grade - students use Flip videos to create real-world math problems </li></ul><ul><li>4th grade - students from Bitterroot and Burlington collaborate to create a wiki for two novels </li></ul><ul><li>3rd grade - students from Eagle Cliffs and Bitterroot collaborate with students at Skyview High School on “community” </li></ul><ul><li>9th grade - Senior High students Skype with Kyrgystan students in Environmental Studies </li></ul><ul><li>10th grade - West High students Skype with Kyrgystan students in Genocide </li></ul><ul><li>9-12 grade - West High students use PolyCom conferencing system to participate in a distance learning project for Health </li></ul><ul><li>11-12 - Career Center students create web sites for elementary schools in the district in Web Design class </li></ul>
  5. 5. 21st Century Teachers <ul><li>1st & 2nd grade - teachers use SoundCloud to publish students reading to a blog </li></ul><ul><li>3rd grade - teachers use Livebinders and Weebly to create a learning center </li></ul><ul><li>4th grade - teachers use video Blogger to teach the Word of the Day </li></ul><ul><li>K-12th grades - teachers use Blogger to communicate classroom activities to parents </li></ul><ul><li>K-6th grades - teachers use VoiceThread to engage students in topic discussions </li></ul><ul><li>9th grade - Earth Science & Health teachers team teach using GPS units, Video, and Google Earth </li></ul><ul><li>7-12th grades - teachers use Edmodo to create classroom social networks </li></ul><ul><li>7-12 grades - teachers use Polls Everywhere and cell phones for quick response activities </li></ul><ul><li>9-12th grades - teachers use Remind101 to text students homework and reminders </li></ul><ul><li>4-12th grades - teachers use document cameras and screen-casting to publish tutorials on the web for students and parents </li></ul>
  6. 6. Staff Development <ul><li>Professional Learning Networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TILT: Teachers Integrating & Learning Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT=EC: Innovative Teachers = Engaged Classrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saturday Cadre: Connecting Billings to surrounding schools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>YouTube Channel - video tutorials [] </li></ul><ul><li>Blog - Emerging Technology newsletter [] </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki - Pairing teaching strategies & digital tools [] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter - micro-blogging resources [caskeyd] </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Integration section of BPS website [ > Departments] </li></ul>
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