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Dr. Voltz's Top Ten technology applications, presentation made at the IASB/IASA/IASBO 78th Joint Annual Conference. Chicago. November 20, 2010.

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  1. 1. 1 RV’s Top Ten Technology Uses for Schools Dr. Richard Voltz Associate Director Illinois Association of School Administrators
  2. 2. You can view slide show at http://slidesha.re/IASAweb http://slidesha.re/IASAweb
  3. 3. Guess what?
  4. 4. Adults like to use technology...
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  6. 6. Has education really changed in last 100 years?
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  9. 9. Education vs. Everyday Analog vs. Digital Tethered vs. Mobile Isolated vs. Connected Generic vs. Personal Consumption vs. Creator Closed vs. Open Source: David Wiley, BYU
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  11. 11. Use Twitter to Communicate to Parents, Students, Community
  12. 12. Prezi
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  30. 30. # 9
  31. 31. Use Digital Technology For Teacher Professional Development
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  45. 45. Give each junior their own URL www.richvoltz.com www.richvoltz.com
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  47. 47. # 7
  48. 48. Use Technology for...
  49. 49. Remedial Instruction
  50. 50. Formative Student Assessment
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  52. 52. Summative Student Assessment
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  61. 61. # 6
  62. 62. Use Podcasting
  63. 63. Students
  64. 64. Morning announcements with iPod touch
  65. 65. audiobo.fm
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  67. 67. http://www.cinchcast.com/
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  69. 69. The Principal
  70. 70. Start an audio Podcast and update regularly For students For parents
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  74. 74. 1:1 Computing forYour School
  75. 75. Speer doesn't see an advantage at Berkeleyin using Kindles over laptops, but he iscurious to see how iPads will be used inclassrooms. "The iPad is potentially a game-changer,"Speer said. "But we're not quite sure whatthe game is." "The iPad is potentially a game-changer,"Speer said. "But we're not quite sure whatthe game is." "The iPad is potentially a game-changer,"Speer said. "But we're not quite sure whatthe game is."
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  80. 80. Virtual Textbooks
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  85. 85. http://www.khanacademy.org/
  86. 86. Mooresville, NC Trip
  87. 87. 91 IASA Podcasts on Mooresville at http://bit.ly/Mooresville http://bit.ly/Mooresville http://bit.ly/Mooresville
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  89. 89. Discovery Education
  90. 90. Mooresville Statistics • From 38 to 8 to 4 in student achievement in three years after 1:1 • Increased attendance • Decreased suspensions • All 34 NCLB sub-categories met
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  93. 93. Use technology to check for understanding
  94. 94. Digital checking for understanding...
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  98. 98. Screencasting
  99. 99. jingproject.com
  100. 100. Do you have some students who do not get it the first time?
  101. 101. Do you have students that are absent from school?
  102. 102. Do you have students who have trouble doing homework?
  103. 103. Do you have parents who want resources for their child’s homework?
  104. 104. Are you ever absent from school?
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  106. 106. Mathtrain-1.TV   Probability with Ben and Jerry QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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  108. 108. 10 Reasons to Allow Cell P
  109. 109. 10 Reasons Cell Phones Should Be Allowed In Schools Cool Cat Teacher BlogCool Cat Teacher Blog Vicki Davis Teacher and the IT director at Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia
  110. 110. Cell Phones Can SaveUs Money They are NEARLY ubiquitous and can alleviate some of the strain and cost of our infrastructure.
  111. 111. Cell Phones Can HelpStudents Be MoreOrganized Most students WILL NOT carry a paper planner. We need to integrate their cell phones and/or iTouch devices as their planner - giving them homework reminders, letting them poll, podcast, vodcast, blog, and study using these mobile devices. They have them with them ALL of the time which make is perfect for using as a planner. When I took the Franklin Covey planning course, rule number 1 was "Always have your planner with you." Kids can be reminded of things from their Google Calendar, which integrates with the calendar I use for planning.
  112. 112. It Makes Kids MoreSafe Because of safety issues, I think that eventually someone will have a legal liability because a student was in trouble and WAS NOT able to use their cell phone. I think that schools should all have SMS notification services in the case of emergency and that it is a vital lifeline for safety.
  113. 113. It Allows SensitiveIssues to be KeptPrivate I have a real problem with kids names being called over the loud speaker for detention or even to come to the office. This is private. I think that a text message from the front office preceding such a thing is a lot more respectful and would probably get them there faster.
  114. 114. It Alleviates Strain onthe Network Cell phones are a separate network and thus do not go over the local wireless. Their effective use can provide an alternative method of accessing the Internet and/or querying short bits of information.
  115. 115. It Alleviates Strain inthe IT Department Cell phone troubleshooting is not something that is needed. If a child has problems, let them use a laptop, check out an iTouch from the library or use a computer. However, the use of cell phones for small queries and tasks alleviates the use of computers for small tasks.
  116. 116. It Speeds UpInformation Retrieval If you do not have to turn on cell phone - there is zero boot time. If you DO have to turn it on, you're looking at 3-4 seconds. Time your laptop's boot time. I have a PC and it takes at least 3 minutes to be functional. I find it is much easier to have my students define words and query google with a text message.
  117. 117. It Allows Us to Teach Kids Digital Responsibility and Citizenship I was at Disney and a child was lost. He knew his phone number but NOT his area code. I found the area code using Google search and we had Mommy there within moments. Kids should KNOW how to retrieve information easily from SMS. Additionally, self control about texting is a PROVEN problem for many kids. Learning the self discipline to use this tool when appropriate is part of life. By allowing them to be present and NOT used - we're letting kids learn the self discipline to focus and use the tool when appropriate. I believe in allowing distractions in my classroom and coaching the kids to focus. I think this is much better than the "police state" type filtration and technology policies that many schools have. I would like to say that by "outlawing" cell phones we've pushed them into the private places of the school like the bathrooms and locker rooms which is precisely where we DO NOT want them to be! (See the rule listed below.)
  118. 118. It Sets a Model for EffectiveChange and Innovation In Hall Davidson's speech, he mentioned that Cuba finally allowed cell phone use in their country last year. The only remaining places that ban cell phones? The Taliban and Schools are the only two entities that now ban them in the world. This is a useful tool and part of life. Hall also mentioned how in the 1970's that calculators were banned. Now, we use them. It is time to "get over it" and "coexist with it."
  119. 119. You're fighting a losingbattle Many educators are seeing that truly, banning cell phones is not a battle that is going to be won. I think that parents are going to demand that it be on their child for safety reasons. The chaperone feature lets the parents use GPS to know where their child is at all times. This is something parents are going to demand, that it be on their child and ON. I just think it is moving to this.
  120. 120. So, how are we going to"deal" with cell phones? Age appropriate use and set up. •If we catch a kid running with scissors, we discipline the kid - not get rid of all the scissors! •Define acceptable use policies for cell phones that kids and parents can live with. •Adequately communicate so there is not unacceptable cost for parents for things done at school. •Share best practices for using cell phones. •Encourage all of the companies that service education to allow integration of cell phones into just about everything. •Use cell phones for what they are good for and PUT THEM UP when not in use. If they are out when they are not supposed to be, we deal with the child and put the cell phone on our desk. (I take them up if they are being used when I didn't tell them to.) •If we're concerned about cell phones - move to 1:1 mobile devices like an itouch, which I personally think is better than a cell phone for most anything anyway.
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  124. 124. Google Forms
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  129. 129. Others
  130. 130. Google Spreadsheet Magic
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  132. 132. Others
  133. 133. FireSheep https: https:
  134. 134. Google in the classroom
  135. 135. PE Use Google Forms to allow student to keep track, monitor, analyze, graph, etc. their particular physical fitness program or activity.  Display whole class data via public spreadsheet on sites page. •Create a video blog (blogger) and have the students comment on the technique of a particular activity or self-monitor their own golf swing or tennis swing for example.  Maybe before and after or use the blog and comments to teach others how to play a game or explain a rule via a simulation. •You could even create a YouTube channel and make the videos interactive with annotations. •Google Sites- Research teams or individuals make sites to explain/promote physical activities - being specific in their focus in sports, fitness, strength building, yoga, etc. •Not Google docs, but in the marketplace... •Use Aviary from marketplace to make a circuit training/or background podcast where all the students create/mix/remix audio to be played during physical education activities either as instruction or their own music.
  136. 136. Blog
  137. 137. Build a Blog • To communicate information to parents and students • To create a running journal of classroom activities and lessons • Students use blogs to read and reflect on their own learning • Students can be contributing authors on a class blog
  138. 138. Superintendent Blogging Mark J. Stock The School Administrator; August 2009 Number 7, Vol.66 • You can get news out more quickly. • You can respond to traditional media. • Your message can be accessed by readers on their schedules. • You can increase coverage in the traditional media. • You can build a sense of community.
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  140. 140. 146 What I’d Buy Instead of an Interactive Whiteboard by Bill Ferriter, The Tempered Radical • Give me $5,000-$6,000 to spend on a middle school classroom with 25 students and I’ll buy: – 5 Netbook Computers Cost: $1,250 • Give me one netbook for every 5 kids in my classroom and I can create instant workstations for groups. – 5 YEARS of VoiceThread for my Students Cost: $300 • With little digital skill, kids of all ages can interact in Socratic style conversations on school related topics with one another both in and out of school. – 5 YEARS of Brainpop Access for my Classroom Cost: $731 • Brainpop is a service that creates short (3-5 minute) animated videos on topics across the curriculum. – 5 YEARS of Access to Poll Everywhere Cost: $645 • What makes Poll Everywhere—an online application that allows teachers to create and deliver quick surveys—unique is that students can respond to surveys via text message from their cell phones, making the need for student responders obsolete in most middle school classrooms considering the number of students carrying cell phones to school each day. – A Mid-Range Data Projector Cost: $595 –Total = $3,521 – Camtasia Screencasting Software Cost: $179
  141. 141. Backchanneling
  142. 142. Try Backchanneling in Your Classroom • A backchannel is another word for chat, your students type their comments as the class is discussing an item or when you are presenting. • Allows all types of learners to actively participate.
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  144. 144. Chatterous http://chatterous.com/iasa/ http://chatterous.com/iasa/ http://chatterous.com/iasa/
  145. 145. Use an online service to drop files
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  148. 148. Hi Guys n Gals I have created a Wallwisher wall. It is a simple webpage where we all can post our messages easily. So simply go to http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/rvoltz and post your message there. Happy Posting! Rich Voltz Rich Voltz Rich Voltz Rich Voltz Rich Voltz
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  150. 150. 156 Google MagicFill and LookUp Function
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  152. 152. https://ustre.am/cOSn
  153. 153. Ustream video with your iPhone
  154. 154. iTunesU