Creating Your Technology Vision 101 #NYCSTS13


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Creating Your Technology Vision 101 #NYCSTS13

  1. 1. Chris Casal Technology Coordinator/Teacher P. S. 10 Brooklyn (15K010) Twitter: @mr_casal Creating Your Technology Vision 101 School Technology Summit 2013 - 7/31/13 Presentation Materials: (case sensitive) Wednesday, July 31, 13
  2. 2. P. S. 10 - an overview New York City Department of Education public school Park Slope vicinity, Brooklyn ~950 students K- 5th grade 40 classroom teachers, 7 clusters, 10 Related Services (OT/PT/SETTS/Speech) 2 coaches, 2 administrators Wednesday, July 31, 13
  3. 3. P. S. 10 iPads Initiative spearheaded by Principal Laura Scott & Technology Teacher/Coordinator Chris Casal All K-5 classroom teachers invited 38 teachers accepted, 2 declined 2 Pre-K & 1 long-term sub not currently eligible 2 Science teachers involved Each has “teacher” iPad plus shared 20 iPad cart for student use Assistant Principal, Literacy Coach, Math Coach & Related Services also involved Wednesday, July 31, 13
  4. 4. Teacher iPads Teachers who accept the iPad agree to: attend 4 hours of introductory PD, non-paid sync only to DOE classroom computer or iCloud create iTunes/iCloud account using DOE email use personal credit card 99% of apps used are free paid apps are paid for by teachers, no reimbursement Wednesday, July 31, 13
  5. 5. Mobile Cart 20 iPads 1 MacBook iTunes account tied to official school email account iTunes account tied to Principal’s DOE issued “P-Card” each iPad numbered labeled externally & “Home” & “Lock” screen images Great “how to” classroom-ipod-touches-ipads-dos-and-donts.html Wednesday, July 31, 13
  6. 6. Professional Development Introduction/issued iPad - 4 hours - mandatory 2x 2 hour sessions setup, syncing, email, basic apps Workshop series - 10 hours - optional 5x 2 hour sessions each session devoted to specific apps or tasks Continual/ongoing support Wednesday, July 31, 13
  7. 7. P. S. 10 looking forward... Ongoing professional development Loaner iPad 1 devices - managed via Configurator In process: iPad 2 upgrade for all staff not “new” - 16 GB iPad 2 @ $399 is a no brainer for us - “new” iPad doesn’t offer enough to disregard savings existing iPad 1s recycled to Kindergarten 2 iPads per class for student use Managment flexibility - via Configurator or teacher controlled Applied for Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for School Innovation grant, NYC Reso-A grants... Wednesday, July 31, 13
  8. 8. The process... Who, What, When, Where, Why, How... (...and not necessarily in that order...) Wednesday, July 31, 13
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  10. 10. Why do you want iPads? Truly ask yourself that question.... why? To keep up with the trend? To invest in current technology? Because they’re cool? Because someone told you to? Answer that question and it’ll be easier to answer the... Wednesday, July 31, 13
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  12. 12. What will you use them for? This will help you align and clarify your goal teacher use? student use? both teacher and student? What are the tasks the iPads will undertake? What do you hope to achieve with the iPads? Wednesday, July 31, 13
  13. 13. When...? Wednesday, July 31, 13
  14. 14. When to begin, assess, evaluate, reflect...? What is your timeline? In a week we will... In a month we will be... By the end of the year we will be... Next year we will start off... A timeline ins’t just for starting & stopping but should include ongoing benchmarks to judge progress, success & next steps... Wednesday, July 31, 13
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  16. 16. Who is involved? Lock down all the players... Who is the point person for the initiative? Who orders, inventories, issues, etc...? Who provides training? Who are the users? Who approves the purchases, designs the curriculum, issues the devices to users, provides training, provides tech support, uses them daily... might be many, might be one. Name names... Wednesday, July 31, 13
  17. 17. Where...? Wednesday, July 31, 13
  18. 18. Where is this happening? Identify necessary facilities... Secure storage Location to accept, prep, inventory & issue Professional development site (real or virtual) Use - library, lab, classrooms, carts... Where isn’t just about where they’ll be used, it’s about where they’ll be stored when not in use, where staff will meet for PD, where tech support & updates will occur... Wednesday, July 31, 13
  19. 19. How...? Wednesday, July 31, 13
  20. 20. How...? The greatest of all How will this happen? Start-up funds - $$$ On-going funding - $$$ Organizing purchase, delivery, issuing, PD, etc Staff buy-in: excited for use, excited for toy, annoyed at “additional responsibility”...? You have figured the easy parts, now, how will you make it happen? How will you bring your plan to reality? Wednesday, July 31, 13
  21. 21. Our answers... Why - mobility, access, paperwork What - conferring & assessing, collaboration, communication When - 9/10 test a few, 1/11 20 iPads to gr. 3-5, 6/11 all classroom teachers, 11/11 clusters (Art, Music) Who - tech, admin, classroom teachers, coaches (Lit & Math), Science students, clusters... Where - computer lab for prep & PD, classroom teachers, cart for Science students How - NYSTL, Reso-A, any available funds (enthusiastic administration), build interest & excitement for staff buy-in through methodical & effective roll out and professional development Wednesday, July 31, 13
  22. 22. PS 10 iPads, virtually speaking... Wednesday, July 31, 13
  23. 23. Implementing your iPads... Be smart, plan well, train effectively, support continually, and always spend wisely.... (...and pretty much in that order...) Wednesday, July 31, 13
  24. 24. Contact Christopher M. Casal Technology Teacher/Coordinator P. S. 10 (15K010) Email: Twitter: @mr_casal Diigo: mrcasal Wednesday, July 31, 13
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