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  • Laptop Cell phone iPod touch Nintendo DSI Anything else that can connect to the internet
  • She would have been the first person on board. Even at 100 Florence loved seeing what we had on our laptops or looking at our SMART Phones. She delighted in the times that our 4-yr-old grandson would show her things on the phone.
  • Nicolaus Copernicus (b. 1473) first astronomer to propose that the sun, rather than the Earth, occupies the center of our solar system. The Copernican theory challenged the conventional wisdom. evidence eventually convinced his critics. Unfortunately for Copernicus, it took more than 200 years for that to happen.
  • Prior belief - the Earth occupied the center of the solar system. Nicolaus Copernicus (b. 1473) first astronomer to propose that the earth rotated around the sun. The Copernican theory challenged the conventional wisdom. The evidence eventually convinced his critics. Unfortunately for Copernicus, it took more than 200 years for that to happen.
  • Filters - Web 2.0 access is limited because many of the sites are blocked. Cell phone rules - keep phones in lockers Distraction - technology distracts students
  • Project Copernicus represents a new approach to utilizing technology for student learning by putting students at the center of our technology integration efforts.
  • Who we are - NW suburban area of the Twin Cities. Large district - 25 schools and auxiliary sites, nearly 21,000 students There is wireless in all of the schools, at least two access points. That includes a public wireless network, which does not require a password for access. Goal for the summer - full wireless across the school system.
  • Map of the Minneapolis / St. Paul metro area - note ISD 279 in blue block at top left.
  • Teaching and Learning - student centered, collaborative, interactive
  • Administrators - solid AUP or behavioral policy creates a greater sense of confidence. - knowledge of support with problems - flexible at the school district level - stress security for equipment - locked cabinet, etc. Technical Team - Install wireless, - be willing to support the technical variety - will NOT need to support student devices Teachers- need time to process the concerns. - different devices Unpredictable Can be messy, it’s OK Lock the classroom
  • Even digital cameras - take pictures for data
  • Collaboration - students working together
  • Single Sign on to Google Docs through Moodle
  • Ms. Drake’s class now
  • The first activity integrated project in Copernicus into was a 6th grade insect field ecology project. Students accessed the Internet to find information about their insect and took photos of the insects collected in the school yard on their own device! Students bringing their own devices added a higher level of energy, excitement, and engagement for the student and the teacher. ex: teacher who comes running into our office regularly saying did you know the DSI takes photos??? A future activity will be for them to take notes together using Google Docs.
  • Authentic Learning - this is what it’s about - the student using whatever he has to organize learning.
  • Project Copernicus final pc revision

    1. 1. Project Copernicus: Learning – Real Time and On Demand Dawn Nelson ISD 279 - Osseo Area Schools April 13, 2010 [email_address]
    2. 2. <ul><li>Students bring their own technology to use in class. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers plan to enable use of that technology. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Dedicated to Florence <ul><li>7/30/1909 - 3/29/2010 </li></ul>
    4. 4. Nicholas Copernicus (b.1473) <ul><li>Challenged the Conventional wisdom </li></ul>
    5. 6. Challenging Today’s Mindset <ul><li>Protect the network </li></ul><ul><li>Filters </li></ul><ul><li>Cell Phone rules </li></ul><ul><li>Distraction </li></ul>
    6. 7. <ul><li>Utilizing technology for student learning </li></ul><ul><li>Putting students at the center </li></ul><ul><li>Learning is real time, on time </li></ul><ul><li>Technology becomes an asset, not an event </li></ul>
    7. 10. Why? <ul><li>1-1 Laptops not a viable option </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vision - Students handle themselves and their equipment independently </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted to reconsider teaching and learning </li></ul>
    8. 11. Step by Step <ul><li>Engage support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Equipment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless hubs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Netbooks or IPod Touches for each class </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Train teachers and LMS team </li></ul>
    9. 12. Collaboration and Information <ul><li>Google Docs for Education initiated </li></ul><ul><li>Staff use for collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Student use for learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student email for communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning assignments for collaborative documents </li></ul></ul>
    10. 13. Standards That Relate <ul><li>Facilitate and Inspire Learning and Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Design Digital-age Learning Experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Model Digital-Age Work and Learning  </li></ul><ul><li>Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>NETS for Teachers 2009 </li></ul>
    11. 14. What Do Students Bring? <ul><li>Laptop </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>Hand held games </li></ul><ul><li>iPods </li></ul>
    12. 15. Innovators <ul><li>Weaver Lake Elementary School - Science and Technology Magnet School </li></ul><ul><li>Woodland Elementary School </li></ul><ul><li>Osseo Senior High School </li></ul>
    13. 16. Woodland <ul><li>9 5 th and 6 th grade classrooms participate as a team </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Integration Specialist main support </li></ul><ul><li>Library Media Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>27 Netbooks </li></ul><ul><li>About 25% of students brought laptops </li></ul>
    14. 17. Communication is Crucial <ul><li>FAQ </li></ul><ul><li>Letter of Explanation to parents </li></ul><ul><li>Templates </li></ul>
    15. 18. <ul><li>&quot;My students have their laptop with them at all times and decide when to use it.  They might have different ideas, more open ideas than I do.  I'm not yet sure how to use the laptops, and I welcome the student input.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Shelly Drake, 5th Grade Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Last Fall
    16. 21. What Are They Doing? <ul><li>Ms. Provart – iPod Touches </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Framed as Osseo Apps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single Sign On </li></ul></ul>
    17. 22. Friday Afternoon <ul><li>1:30-2:30  Science- partner activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Netbooks and laptops to do a Respiratory System web quest, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>look up the information on one computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use a Google doc to share the answers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2:30-3:30  Menu of Activities:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>submit a blog entry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>add to the word masters wiki and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>submit their MCA reading practice prompt via Google doc </li></ul></ul>
    18. 23. Weaver Lake - Science and Technology Magnet School <ul><li>IDEA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I nquire about the world around you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D iscover answers to relevant questions and challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E xplore through reading, research and investigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A chieve and be life-long learners </li></ul></ul>
    19. 24. Small Start <ul><li>2 Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Integration Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Library Media Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>PLP - http: //weaverlakeplp . wikispaces .com/ </li></ul>
    20. 25. Planning by Laurie - Technology Integration Specialist <ul><li>1. The Question: How does the use of student personal devices in school impact the classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>2. Objectives and Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>   1. To expand opportunities for students to use their personal devices for learning in the classroom and at home.    2. To determine whether or not student use of personal devices will increase:           * Student collaboration           * Student engagement           * Student learning (outside the classroom)    3. To define a plan for 2010-2011 implementation </li></ul><ul><li>We are developing a proposal, identifying assessments, and planning to document the project and process. We are getting alot of great feedback from our PLN. We hope to have a nice package with parent communication, lesson plans, resources and lots of stories. We will definitely want to share this with everyone when we begin again in the fall. In the meantime, I would be happy to share what we are doing with you along the way. We have a wikispace where we are documenting our process and a blog for parents (and others)to follow. </li></ul><ul><li>We started our discussion with our PLN using the following teaser: (You might enjoy) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks, Please let others know we are here and are hoping to be very transparent with our process. </li></ul>
    21. 26. Energy and Excitement <ul><li>Portable items </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iPod Touches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cell Phones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nintendo DSI’s </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students report - Excitement about accessing information any time </li></ul>
    22. 27. Energy and Engagement
    23. 28. Osseo Senior High School <ul><li>One teacher began </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phones and laptops </li></ul><ul><li>Allowed only in his classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Now laptops allowed throughout the school </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Google Apps use </li></ul>
    24. 29. Resourceful
    25. 31. Other Resources <ul><li>iPod Cart </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress </li></ul><ul><li>ePals </li></ul><ul><li>netTrekker </li></ul><ul><li>Now purchasing some Nooks </li></ul>
    26. 32. Challenges? <ul><li>Room management </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible use </li></ul><ul><li>Theft </li></ul><ul><li>Building level Technology Integrationist has more time to focus on project </li></ul><ul><li>3 email problems </li></ul>
    27. 33. What We Found <ul><li>Learning extends outside the school day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of equipment at other times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Apps use outside of school </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Challenges we thought possible didn’t materialize </li></ul><ul><li>Good communication is crucial </li></ul>
    28. 35. What’s Ahead? <ul><li>Four schools starting in April - simple pilot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hubs ordered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laptops and iPods ordered </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training scheduled </li></ul><ul><li>Several more in fall </li></ul><ul><li>Principals are best support </li></ul>
    29. 36. <ul><li> wiki/File:Nikolaus_Kope.. </li></ul><ul><li> index.php?g=1.txt </li></ul><ul><li> wiki/File:Cellphones.JPG </li></ul><ul><li> index.php?g=1.txt </li></ul><ul><li> relativity1.html </li></ul>