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  • Introduction, about ESK Group attendees , stakeholders?
  • What makes something matter to you? Personal meaning and buy-in create engagement (Portfolio project) Not what - how. Pencil could be line guide but more effective as a writing tool
  • different device for different job. Keep eye on the objective. Apple TV example, measure all constituent groups
  • curriculum map is key. Don’t have one? Make one! physical development of kids - thought processes need to make sense to them
  • Look for broad concepts. Not apps that will be used once per year for a topic. allow for differentiation. Give teachers the power - my story.
  • example of donated materials - 17 years of auto trader are volume but not quality or fit for collection. Try them yourself!
  • no substitute for time and experience. Kids will require least support. Teachers the most. Knowing that at the outset will guide prof dev and allocation of resources
  • find connection for teachers. example of sandbox from conference. create collaboration not top-down
  • surveys, social media, keep yourself open for impromptu conversations. walk the halls etc.

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  • 1. MAKE IT MATTERMAKE IT MATTER Creative, Authentic Technology Integration
  • 2. WHAT MATTERS? What is your need-to-know? Relevance is device blind. An engaged student is a learner.
  • 3. CHOICES, CHOICES Which tools are best for the job? There may be more than one right answer...and ask lots of people. Consider a broad range of options from the outset. Chromebooks, iPads, laptops all have strengths and challenges. Keep it simple: network load and user ease have impact. Minimize required troubleshooting, updates and bandwidth load.
  • 4. KIDS AND CONTENT ARE KING(S) Start with your school’s interactive curriculum map. Include current standards (Common Core, Science, NETS) Don’t forget childhood cognitive and physical development. Abstract thinking Problem solving Fine motor skills Attention span Vocabulary
  • 5. IPAD REAL ESTATE Get the most for your Gigs! Concept-based Allow for differentiation and collaboration Design matters Cross-curriculum Tracking and measurement Does it require students to engage or just receive?
  • 6. COLLECTION MANAGEMENT Just like a library collection... Use reviewed and vetted sources. Regularly check range of content. Updated material and information Weed, weed, weed Make management easy with an MDM.
  • 7. HAVE YOU TURNED IT OFF AND BACK ON AGAIN? Give teachers time to use their devices well in advance. Provide basic troubleshooting strategies and give them go-to sites for forums and ideas. Apple and other vendor training off-site Help desks, online support request forms, student liaisons Timeless troubleshooting (video)
  • 8. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Teachers must have a need-to-know as well. Connect to the curriculum. Small group, informal setting, not intimidating Identify natural tech leaders - proficiency doesn’t equal leadership (ITF program) Virtual collaborative PD (Edmodo and Doceri) Create an online idea sharing space.
  • 9. COMMUNICATION Who are your stakeholders? Open door, open mind environment Listen to parents’ concerns Be willing to address issues with technology outside of school. Surveys, coffees, Edmodo, blogs, Twitter glts.net
  • 10. RESOURCES twitter #edtech #edchat freetech4teachers (Android/Google) apple.com/education/apps appitic.com edutopia.org readwritethink.org commonsensemedia.org
  • 11. CONTACT INFO Julie King king@esknoxville.org @esktech 865.777.9032