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  • 1. EDTEC 685 John Feeney Colin Fiesbeck
  • 2.  Eastwood Middle School  ArkNet  SIS Tools Datamine/PEP  SRI (Scholastic Reading Inventory)  ALEKS  International Baccalaureate (IB) Program  iWeb  Angel Learning Management System  Producer Server  For More Information
  • 3.  One of three middle schools within MSD of Washington township  Community is diverse in cultures, religion, ethnic groups, and SES levels  700 students ranging from 6th-8th grade  Average staff age is 43  Apple machines with Admin. using HP  3 Apple computer labs with 30 stations each Table of Contents
  • 4. https://sis.msdwt.k12.in.us/cgi-bin/wspd_cgi.sh/WService=arknet/ARKNet/login.htm Table of Contents
  • 5.  The most powerful SIS used in Washington Township Schools.  Teachers and administrators can use this system for attendance, building student schedules, and gathering student data.  ArkNet can also be used to do such things as entering in code of conduct, running student information reports, entering grades, managing student fees, assigning and maintaining lockers, and registration for students. Table of Contents
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  • 7.  Accessible for all teachers within MSD of Washington Township  Access a variety of student data  Able to search demographics, trends, create surveys, review ISTEP assessment scores Table of Contents
  • 8.  SRI (Scholastic Reading Inventory)  SRI is a reading comprehension test that assesses students’ reading ability.  Tests are taken periodically throughout the year and then tracked by the individual’s teacher.  Each test is adaptive and will adjust to each of the students’ responses. (Difficulty level of questions change based on student performance)  Information is then used to help teams and administrators make decisions for remediation and acceleration. Table of Contents
  • 9.  ALEKS  ALEKS is a web-based math assessment and learning system.  Adaptive questioning is also used with this program.  This test will figure out exactly what type of information the learner needs help with, and then start training the learner in those areas.  Periodically, the ALEKS program will reassess the learner to see if information is being retained.  Also available: One-on-one instruction from 24/7 from all web-based computers. Table of Contents
  • 10.  International Baccalaureate (IB) Program  By implementing IB at both the elementary and middle school levels, Washington Township has become the first district-wide IB program in the state of Indiana.  Non-profit education foundation that is intended for students from the age of 3 to 19.  The three different programs available to students help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.  Washington Township IB Program  http://www.msdwt.k12.in.us/IB.html Table of Contents
  • 11.  iWeb  Every teacher and student station in Washington Township is equipped with iLife, which is a suite of 5 software applications. (iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, Garageband, and iWeb)  iWeb allows users to create and manage websites using Apple templates.  Each template comes with coordinated fonts, backgrounds, and colors to give your site a consistent look throughout. Table of Contents
  • 12. http://angel.msdwt.k12.in.us/default.asp Table of Contents
  • 13.  Login using your district assigned user name and password  Able to upload and store files  Accessible where Internet access is available Table of Contents
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  • 15.  Access to courses, calendar, announcements, links, storage files, and resources  Find and create courses  Can limit access to courses with course password  Edit profile and add characteristics  Help button to allow easy solutions to issues  Calendar displaying each days events  Announcements viable for all courses Table of Contents
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  • 17.  Create and Edit an individual course information  Access to…  Syllabus  Calendar  Lessons  Communication tools  Resources  Reports  Data Management Tools Table of Contents
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  • 19.  Can limit access to students for each type of content created  Can create detailed lesson plans that are linked to state standards and objectives  Folders to organize content  Create links to documents on the Internet  Upload files from your computer to your assignments  Create drop boxes for users to submit files Table of Contents
  • 20.  Create games showing course content  Develop discussion forums  Create blogs and wiki pages for students to and posts and edit freely  Create assessment including tests and exams  Create and add surveys Table of Contents
  • 21. http://producer.msdwt.k12.in.us/ Table of Contents
  • 22.  Producer Server provides teachers a location to create there own pages including wiki pages, blogs, and podcast capture abilities.  All teachers are able to access the producer server with their district user name and password Table of Contents
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  • 25.  Able to create video with audio types of podcasts  Create audio podcasts  Dual podcast ability to create podcasts with two video sources  Upload video and audio files to your producer server page Table of Contents
  • 26.  Please visit the following website if you would like more information about the informatics used within our school district:  http://www.msdwt.k12.in.us/  To return to our blog sites, please click the following links:  John Feeney - http://wordpress.tc.bsu.edu/jjfeeney/  Colin Fiesbeck - http://wordpress.tc.bsu.edu/cgfiesbeck/ Title Page Table of Contents