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  • Blended Learning to AdvanceStudent Thinking (BLAST)
    Tablet Orientation for Staff
  • Why us? Why now?
    Vision Statement of Charlottesville City Schools: Personal and Academic Excellence Inspired by a Collaborative and Innovative Learning Environment
    Through the establishment of blended learning environment, the vision of BLAST is to enhance and transform instruction in order to advance student thinking, thereby preparing our students for careers in an increasingly complex, interconnected world.
  • Today’s learners …
    Today’s learners have grown up in a digital world. They have cell phones, computers, multi-dimensional video entertainment, iPods, the Internet, and they have never seen a TV without a remote control. Our children are hyper-communicators, goal planners, multi-taskers, experts at figuring out and using technology, and they are active learners.
  • Because It’s The Right Thing To Do…
    Engaging students and making education relevant is critical...for our schools to continue to effectively and fully prepare the citizens and leaders of tomorrow.
  • Tablet vs iPad
    Similarities
    Touch screen
    Web access
    Multimedia capabilities
    Portable
    Built in & external keyboard available
    Extended battery life
    Differences
    USB/HDMI/SD card ports
    Rotation controlled by side bar button
    Full windows computer including Microsoft office
    Flash
    Response time and gestures
    Intel apps & Windows software (not apple store)
  • Tablet Basics
  • Basic Use
    • 10.1-inch screen
    • 2GB of Ram
    • 6-10 hours battery run time
    • Cameras (Dual side)
  • Basic Use
    • Must run testing software
    • Low maintenance: no moving parts
    • Light weight
    • Durable
    • Work remotely & store schoolwork on tablet
  • Gestures
    Go to CCS Moodle site.
    Log in to Moodle.
    Go to the BLAST moodle site.
    On BLAST site, click on Hands on Student Tablet PD tab.
    Download gestures pdf.
  • Basic Software Package
    • Windows 7
    • Microsoft Office 2010
    • Microsoft OneNote
    • Smart Notebook
    • Arc GIS
    • Google Earth
    • Windows MovieMaker
    • Windows PhotoStory
    • Adobe Reader
    • PDF Maker
    • eBook Readers
    • Other content specific applications
  • Activity
    On BLAST Moodle site, download Notebook file.
    Complete the activities listed on each page.
  • Questions?