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1:1 Tech Talk for Parents

1:1 Tech Talk for Parents



This presentation was given to our rising 7 parents to introduce them to our 1:1 initiative which will be going live in the Fall of 2011.

This presentation was given to our rising 7 parents to introduce them to our 1:1 initiative which will be going live in the Fall of 2011.



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  • See Charley's note regarding the 1:1 initiative from Dec 2010 http://blogs.stchristophers.com/1to1/2010/12/07/st-christophers-technology-access-model/
  • https://docs.google.com/a/stcva.org/document/d/1YPeUx9QIbi9SxMhZO3wZIHt4dbMkbljLVy5ZehWdv60/edit?hl=en_US&ndplr=1&hl=en_US&passive=true&go=true&passive_sso=true#
  • Recognition that netbooks didnt provide the optimum user experience.  Increase electrical capacity Increase wifi footprint: access points will be added to every classroom. Goal is to allow every student in each classroom to access online materials concurrently without an interruption in service.
  • Tablet is an exceptional piece of hardware. If the computer is treated properly, it can certainly last 4 or even 5 years. It will be a fine computer for graphic editing and movie production. Some specs: 64 bit OS Win 7 8 GB of RAM Intel I5 processor .6 terabyte drive 512 MB Video Card HDMI out
  • It will happen.  Brian Zollinhofer, MS Instructional Specialist, will be available daily to assist with damaged machines. Loaners will be swapped out and returned ASAP.
  • Dyknow is a software package that are faculty will be using to monitor and collaborate with students.   Image on bottom right corner illustrates a teacher screen with thumbnails showing student screens.
  • Our 1:1 blog will be updated regularly to keep students and parents up to date on issues involving the 1:1 initiative. Parents are encouraged to leave comments.
  • Mrs. Anderson, the 7th grade chair, cited many examples of students using tech to enhance learning. Many of the links will work in a public form because they are connected to personal student files. Mrs. Anderson also extended an invitation to parents if they have a desire to see tech in action in her classroom.
  • Out of the box night. There will be 2 out of the box nights in August.  At this time, students and parents will receive their tablets and instruction on how to use them. Date, time , and location TBD

1:1 Tech Talk for Parents 1:1 Tech Talk for Parents Presentation Transcript

  • 1:1 Tech Talk a rising 7th grade initiative
  • Did you know 4.0
  • How did we arrive at this decision? Image by: http://thebusinessadvisors.typepad.com/.a/6a0120a96fd7e5970b01347feb5d5b970c-800wi
  • Digital Citizenship and Cybersafety
      • The school's core values of honorable and gentlemanly behavior also apply to use of computer technology.
      • In and out of class integration: Forum, Advisory, etc.
      • Trust and Verify:  Network filtering and classroom DyKnow
    Image by:  http://www.boxfont.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/footprints-in-sand1.jpg
  • Laptop Home Use Contract Link to Contract:  http://bit.ly/lOpSM4
  • Preparing the MS for 1:1 Image by:  http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2360/2403249501_a57876dcb8.jpg
  • The Tablet PC Review by Michael Zeevi http://tinyurl.com/HPTM2review
  • Help! My computer is damaged!
  • Communication http://blogs.stchristophers.com/1to1/
  • Current Projects in 7th Grade- Science
      • James River Webquest-  
        • Used this site to gather information about the James River.
        • Boys evaluated the 2009 report on the health of the James River.
        • Working in pairs they wrote an essay discussing the three issues they felt were most important.
        • Used Google docs to create essay
          • Example
  • Projects Continued- Science
      • Life in the Oceans
        • Researched the parts of the oceans and the organisms found in each region.
        • Created a diorama
        • Powerpoint or Photostory
  • Projects Continued
      • French
        • Powerpoint presentations
        • Web sites to listen to conversations in French 
      • Spanish
        • Researched Puert o Rico
        • Created a visual
  • Projects continued
    • History
      •     Photo Research Project
        • Composed a five paragraph essay using specific criterion
          • Why did you select it?
          • Look at it as a work of art
          • Explain what is going on in the picture
          • Research a particular aspect of the picture
  • Projects continued
      • English
        • Utopia Project
          • After reading The Giver , the boys were asked to create a utopian community.
          • Incorporated research on real life attempts at creating such a place
  • What's next?
    • Out of the box nights!
    Image by:  http://www.wit.edu/admissions/about/programs.html