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Tech Meeting Presentation

  1. 1. Eastside High School <ul><li>Technology Vision </li></ul>
  2. 2. Technology Plan <ul><li>Not separate, integrate with SIP </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum is the driving force </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous teacher training is a must </li></ul><ul><li>Technical support </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHY PLAN NOW? <ul><li>All schools should have a Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><li>District is contemplating technology refresh: Last QZAB for EHS was in 2001-2002 </li></ul><ul><li>School’s technology personnel has changed </li></ul><ul><li>Resource allocation to designated priorities </li></ul><ul><li>One mill for schools was approved (in effect July 09) </li></ul>
  4. 4. What does it mean “align with curriculum? <ul><li>Your subject matter, your audience and the activities involved in the learning process determine the equipment, software, peripherals, textbooks needed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading Read 180, computer assisted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math Carnegie Math, computer assisted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Project-based learning, laptop availability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer applications Hardware intensive, desktops </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Driving class automobiles, texts </li></ul><ul><li>Physical education fields, balls, uniforms, bats, shoes </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Placement presentations, presentation station and Smartboard </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive class Smartboard, clickers </li></ul>
  6. 6. District technology plan <ul><li>Our plan must be aligned with the District Technology Plan for: </li></ul>Continuity for students Technology Support Access to district resources Shared costs Standardization of equipment Grants Professional development Lowest prices
  7. 7. Inventory <ul><li>443 PC computers </li></ul><ul><li>176 are Pentium 4, first generation (GX-240) </li></ul><ul><li>129 are Pentium 4, second generation (GX-260) </li></ul><ul><li>Laptops: </li></ul><ul><li>5 Mac laptop carts, 1 PC </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Smartboards </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher laptops </li></ul><ul><li>Clickers </li></ul><ul><li>LCD projectors </li></ul><ul><li>VCRs </li></ul><ul><li>DVD players </li></ul><ul><li>Televisions </li></ul><ul><li>Overhead projectors </li></ul>
  9. 9. Software <ul><li>Adobe PageMaker, Adobe PhotoShop </li></ul><ul><li>Elite Vision </li></ul><ul><li>ExamView </li></ul><ul><li>Carnegie Algebra, Carnegie Geometry, IB Math, Check Pro </li></ul><ul><li>Read180 </li></ul><ul><li>Google apps (Earth, Sketch, Picasa) </li></ul><ul><li>Graphmatica, JUMP, Macromedia, MicroType, MyITlab </li></ul>
  10. 10. Where do we go from here? <ul><li>Textbook resources on the web </li></ul><ul><li>District directive: web applications when possible </li></ul>
  11. 12. Your homework <ul><li>Please select at least a person from each department to attend and prepare the following information: </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook used for classes and availability of ONLINE content for textbook. If possible, investigate if there is a fee for website usage (annual fee, fee to use certain areas of the website or enrichment resources provided online) </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>In classes where there is no textbook or the textbook is out of date and no adoption is foreseeable in the immediate future, suggest ONLINE content suitable for the class – and costs, if possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Computers purchased by the district will have the Microsoft Office Suite. Suggest any other productivity software that may be needed for student projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Where no ONLINE content is available, suggest necessary software to implement the curriculum. This would apply to multimedia classes that use Adobe, Typing or other software not available online. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Your requests <ul><li>Will the school be a Mac school or a PC school? </li></ul><ul><li>Should we be writing grants for hardware, software? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we have to stay with the district or can we be an independent school? </li></ul><ul><li>Define roles of tech personnel </li></ul><ul><li>Why can’t we use personal laptops on the guest network? </li></ul><ul><li>Why does the wireless coverage have blind spots? When will they be fixed? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is the bandwidth so poor? </li></ul><ul><li>Could we get portable DVD (USB) players for computers? </li></ul>

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