Acer-EUN-Tablet Pilot Kick-off presentation-final


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The Tablet Pilot explores further the use of new technologies in schools and the emerging trend of one-to-one (1:1) pedagogy based on the experience gained from the Netbook Pilot. Tablets are a new category of mobile computers that can offer different benefits to teachers and learners. Read more here:

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  • Results of the interactive projector study will be available soon. Country sections of the report available in different languages. sqdsdS
  • List of schools to see location in order to organise face to face meetings.
  • Etwinning project between Spain and France sqdsdS
  • Elina to talk about website: 1:1 community, Teachers blog, forum
  • Get the insurance as they are responsible for equipment, warranty is X months
  • Come back to us with serial numbers and 12 months warranty including battery sqdsdS
  • We will give some examples, but also let us know
  • We will give some examples of working in those areas, but also let us know for what kind of activities do you use the tablet.
  • Start from your pedagogical goal and investigate in what respect the tablet can support you to reach your goal. Les us know what you can do now, what would not be possible without the tablet.
  • Start from your pedagogical goal and investigate in what respect the tablet can support you to reach your goal
  • Explore etwinning via EUN and your NSS
  • Acer-EUN-Tablet Pilot Kick-off presentation-final

    1. 1. Tablet Pilot Kick-off meeting Anja Balanskat and Elina Jokisalo, European Schoolnet
    2. 2. Project Team <ul><li>Anja Balanskat: Project Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Elina Jokisalo: Communications and website </li></ul><ul><li>Diane Bannister: Pedagogical Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>David Simon: Technical Advisor </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Network of 30 European Ministries of Education and national education authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Mission: to bring about innovation in teaching and learning to its key stakeholders (Ministries of Education, regional authorities, schools, teachers and researchers) through the use of new technology </li></ul><ul><li>Created in 1997 and based in Brussels </li></ul><ul><li>Some projects and studies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eTwinning, iTEC, InGenious, U4Energy, Scientix, Essie (Survey on ICT in schools) </li></ul></ul>European Schoolnet (EUN)
    4. 4. EUN and Acer <ul><li>Educational Netbook Pilot 2010-11 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Six countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>245 classes equipped with netbooks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interactive projector study 2011-12 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>24 classrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tablet Pilot 2011-12 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eight countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>244 teachers in 60 schools, +5 classrooms </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Tablet Pilot 2012 How can tablet computers be used in educational contexts?
    6. 6. Objectives <ul><li>To identify good practices from eight countries regarding the use of tablets at school; </li></ul><ul><li>To provide examples of scenarios to schools considering to implement this technology; </li></ul><ul><li>To examine key factors for successful integration of ICT in schools. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Countries
    8. 8. Pilot by countries Schools Teachers Classes Estonia 4 20 France 7 24 Germany 10 61 Italy 10 40 Portugal 5 20 Spain 3 12 3 (90 students) Turkey 5 20 UK 13 46 1 (26 students) TOTAL 57 243 369 Tablets
    9. 9. Project calendar 2012 Arrival of tablets and kick-off Pilot activities implementation --- Evaluation (online questionnaires + school visits) Report preparation Report preparation <ul><li>Ongoing activities throughout the project </li></ul><ul><li>Community of Practice/website </li></ul><ul><li>Technical and pedagogical support </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback about the advances & problems </li></ul>
    10. 10. Pilot actors <ul><li>Coordination of the activities, website and evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogical and technical support </li></ul><ul><li>Providing the equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Technical support for hardware faults </li></ul>School coordinator School tablet Team / Individual teachers Acer local retailer Parents
    11. 11. <ul><li>School head/coordinator: </li></ul><ul><li>Organise school kick-off meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a tablet team </li></ul><ul><li>Select a school coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Plan training opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Get insurance / Prepare Acceptable Use Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers: </li></ul><ul><li>Get familiar with the documentation provided </li></ul><ul><li>Test tablets </li></ul><ul><li>Start planning your pedagogical project </li></ul>Getting started
    12. 12. Tablet computers <ul><li>Acer tablet Iconia W500 </li></ul><ul><li>Windows 7 Premium Edition </li></ul><ul><li>Keyboard-dock station </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Hardware faults under warranty  Acer local retailer </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware faults not under warranty </li></ul><ul><li> Acer local retailer (reparation covered by insurance) </li></ul><ul><li>Other technical support requests </li></ul><ul><li> European Schoolnet / Forum </li></ul><ul><li>School coordinator as the main contact in each school (e.g. contacting the Acer Local Support and European Schoolnet when needed) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Technical support
    14. 14. <ul><li>Blend the arrival with the rest of your work </li></ul><ul><li>Focus the use for a particular area: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessing educational resources (science) and share with others your focus on science </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication with pupils and parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pupils ’ assessment </li></ul></ul>Teachers ’ use of tablets
    15. 15. <ul><li>Administrative tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson planning (alone and with others) </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of ways to alternate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The delivery of a lesson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possibilities for homework </li></ul></ul>Teachers ’ use of tablets
    16. 16. Pedagogical project with a tablet Teachers will plan and implement a pedagogical project/s to explore the potential of tablets in the national curricula context. What is the added value of the tablet? Your personal teaching tool vs. access for students
    17. 17. Pedagogical project with a tablet <ul><li>Different possibilities: </li></ul><ul><li>2 or more teachers work together to share teaching resources or to create a cross-curricular project </li></ul><ul><li>a teacher creates a single project using the tablet in their subject </li></ul><ul><li>A variety of contexts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in school vs. at home use of tablets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>individual vs. collaborative use of tablets (if 1:1) </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>Use of digital learning resources (e.g. reference material, science experiments, language learning material) </li></ul><ul><li>School collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting to the school Virtual Learning Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Working with Interactive White Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating between schools and parents </li></ul>Pedagogical ideas
    19. 19. <ul><li>Among pupils and/or teachers within </li></ul><ul><ul><li>one class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>one school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pilot schools in your country </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>all pilot schools in other 7 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>any other school </li></ul></ul>Collaboration
    20. 20. <ul><li>Website and the Community of Practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers ’ blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forum </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pedagogical scenarios and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Other online activities (e.g. webinars) </li></ul><ul><li>Learning resources exchange – </li></ul><ul><li>Mailing list for communication </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Pedagogical support
    21. 21. <ul><li>Your regular feedback to capture the process </li></ul><ul><li>3 project “ postcards ” (February, April, June) </li></ul><ul><li>Short pre-evaluation questionnaire (end February) </li></ul><ul><li>Final evaluation questionnaire (end May) </li></ul><ul><li>Case studies (May) </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop with teachers (June) </li></ul>Evaluation
    22. 22. Project on a Postcard (1) <ul><li>In the Teachers’ Blog write a short post: </li></ul><ul><li>Give your project a title </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce your school and your role </li></ul><ul><li>I am/We are currently developing/improving… </li></ul><ul><li>The aim of my/our project is… </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the challenges I/we have faced so far… </li></ul><ul><li>Other staff in our school have said… </li></ul><ul><li>I/We would now like to… </li></ul><ul><li>My Questions </li></ul>
    23. 23. Online Evaluation questionnaire <ul><li>Short pre evaluation: </li></ul><ul><li>About you as a teacher (subjects, classes) </li></ul><ul><li>Experience with ICT and equipment available in your class </li></ul><ul><li>The aim and type of your pedagogical project </li></ul><ul><li>How do you plan to implement it? </li></ul><ul><li>The actors you will involve </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with other teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Support you need Timeline: End February! </li></ul>
    24. 24. Online Evaluation questionnaire <ul><li>Final evaluation: </li></ul><ul><li>What did you actually do? </li></ul><ul><li>How did you use the tablet and when (preparation, lesson, follow up), at home-school </li></ul><ul><li>Problems encountered and how did you solve them? </li></ul><ul><li>Added value of the tablet, which pedagogy does it support? </li></ul><ul><li>Support received </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback on the tablet Timeline: End May! </li></ul>
    25. 25. Case Studies and Workshop <ul><li>1 case study per country /school visits </li></ul><ul><li>Interview with teachers, students, headteacher </li></ul><ul><li>Let us know if you are interested and best dates for the visits! </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher workshop in June to exchange experiences gained </li></ul><ul><li>Acer invites 2 teachers per country </li></ul>
    26. 26. <ul><li>Evaluation Report including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8 case studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practical guidelines for teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1:1 learning community </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop for teachers </li></ul>Outputs
    27. 27. <ul><li>Organise a Tablet team meeting in your school </li></ul><ul><li>Report your tablet Serial numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Let us know who is your school coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Sign-up to the website </li></ul><ul><li>Post the 1 st project postcard by mid February (website) </li></ul><ul><li>Take part in the pre-evaluation by end of February </li></ul>Your Home Work
    28. 28. <ul><li>Next kick-off meeting dates (colleagues should attend) </li></ul><ul><li>Webinars coming up soon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eSafety , 17 February </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School collaboration and eTwinning, March </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Workshop in June </li></ul>Other activities
    29. 29. THANK YOU Website Email [email_address] [email_address]