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  • 1. Web 2.0forSchool Administrators
    Dr. Richard Voltz, Associate Director
    Illinois Association of School Administrators
    Nadine Norris, Technology Coach
    Palatine School District
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  • 3. Objectives of Academy
    To become aware of the changing educational technology landscape
    To sharpen your skills about how technology can increase your productivity, communication, leadership and student achievement
    To encourage you to critically evaluate your paradigm for education
  • 4. Webpage for technology for administrators is
    http://iasa4u.ning.com
    Webpage containing tutorial for various technology functions is
    http://iasa.wikispaces.com
  • 5. The single most important factor in a student's achievement is the quality of his or her teacher.Reports by:The National Council on Teacher Quality ("Increasing the Odds," 2005) and The New Teacher Project ("The Widget Effect," 2009)
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  • 7. And this…
  • 8. Senior Emily Smak, 20, tries out the treadmill workstation in one of the study lounges in the new Education and Human Services Building at Central Michigan University. There is a new iMac computer attached to it so students can get a little exercise while doing homework or other things on the computer.
  • 9. Do you think students are more engaged outside of school than in school?
  • 10. What is your school doing about it?
  • 11. Did You Know 4.0
  • 12. Change is difficult…make it fun
  • 13. Infrastructure & Connectivity
  • 14. What do schools need to do?
    Get infrastructure in place
    Make a plan
    Do not spend $ and still teach the same
    Determine plan for teacher training
    Administrators need to be leaders by example
    Technology costs…where can you save?
    Determine what works…
    Remedial software
    Response generators
    Students in charge of their own learning
    Collaborate learning
    Integration of various disciplines
  • 15. Will paper copy library books ever be replaced with digital books?
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  • 17. How close are we to 1:1 classroom computing?
  • 18. Intermediate School Increases Math Scores in 1:1 Program
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  • 20. Virtual Textbooks
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  • 22. This month, the Texas Education Agency is taking the first step by calling for bids for online material from both traditional publishers and online content providers. Officials there expect to have the first open-source textbooks and other materials online for students next fall.
  • 23. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/education/09textbook.html?_r=2&ref=education
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  • 25. At Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, a select group of freshmen received Kindles, an online book reader, instead of the textbooks.
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  • 34. Would you allow students to have their own mobile devices in school?
  • 35. English Via Cell Phone
  • 36. Marzano Study
    Evaluation Study of the Effects of Promethean ActivClassroom on Student Achievement
    Results clearly show that technology … makes a positive impact on learning
    Content, and knowing what you're trying to teach, is key.
  • 37. iTunesU
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  • 39. Should we teach differently today because students learn differently?
  • 40. What is this?
  • 41. Virtual Book Study
  • 42. How young professionals say they learn.
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  • 44. “I can look it up on-line, find an expert and then collaborate with that person on a solution.”
  • 45. When I was growing up, my parents told me, “Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.” I tell my daughters, “Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job.”
    ---Thomas Friedman, 2005
  • 46. A Classroom Today
  • 47. Scribes Team:Have students use Google Docs to take class notes
  • 48. Google Documents
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  • 51. How would you use Google Documents?
  • 52. Google Documents
    Staff meeting agendas and follow up notes
    Grade level or subject area team planning
    Share a template for classroom observations
    Weekly Announcements
    Shared listing of upcoming school events
    Revise long documents where each teacher edits one particular section
    Back up important documents
    Save a tree and turn in an assignment using Google Docs instead of printing. Easy for the teacher to make comments - just go to Insert / Comment.
  • 53. Google Forms
    Principal's use forms for classroom observation with entry from an iPod Touch.
    technology inventory
    feedback on mentoring and lead teacher programs
    staff development surveys
    Forms for morning lunch count, students enter selections and teacher sees totals.
    Business Manager is working on one for her OSHA building walk-throughs.
    To do list: enter jobs for my assistant as I identify what needs to be done... all of the assignments are in one place.
    Collect data before a workshop:
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  • 55. Research team:Use Googleand AltaVista for students to do research
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  • 57. Tutorial Team:Students and teachers can use Jing toCreate Screencasts
  • 58. Jing
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  • 60. Mathtrain-1.TV   Probability with Ben and Jerry
  • 61. How would an administrator use Jing?
  • 62. Teachers can make screenshot tutorials
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  • 64. Teachers can record lessons
    Put on web site
    Absent students can view
    Students on homebound instruction can view
    Students who need to see and hear for further understanding can view
    When teacher is absent, real teacher is actually teaching
  • 65. Record Lecture Using ProfCast
    Save to GarageBand
    Embed in iWeb
    Upload to WebPage
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  • 67. Curriculum Team:Have Students Make Video and Audio Podcasts
  • 68. YouTube
    Started in February 2005
    Bought by Google in November 2006 for $1.65M
    Already has more content than TV and TV started in 1940’s.
    If TV played 24/7 since inception, YouTube still has more content.
  • 69. Digital Education The Hollywood Treatment at NECC
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  • 71. Administrators Can Make Video Podcasts
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  • 75. Carmel Clay IN Superintendent
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  • 79. Administrators Can Make Audio Podcasts
    Make An Audio Podcast
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  • 85. How would you use audio or video podcasting?
  • 86. Start Your Own Blog
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  • 96. Would you blog?
  • 97. Read Blogs
    Look for blogs written by people who share your interest
    Who do these bloggers follow?
    Who comments to these blogs?
    Comment to the blog yourself
  • 98. Blogs to Read
  • 99. Superintendent BloggingMark J. StockThe 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.
  • 100. Administrators, Teachers and Students can make their own web pages using Ning, Wiki, WordPress, and others
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  • 102. Ning
  • 103. http://iasa4u.ning.com/
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  • 105. Wiki
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  • 107. http://iasa.wikispaces.com/
  • 108. Global team:Teachers can use e-pals and Skype to connect to others all over the world.
  • 109. Teachers can use Skype
    In their classrooms
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  • 112. How could administrators use Skype?
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  • 114. How does digital text (hypertext) change education?
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  • 117. YouTube - Hudson Flight 1549 HD Animation with audio for US Airways Water Landing-1
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  • 121. Poll Everywhere
  • 122. How open should the Internet be for teachers?
  • 123. How open should the Internet be for students?
  • 124. Social Networking in School
  • 125. NSBA Survey (July 2007)
    52% of schools prohibit social networking
    Problem is student safety on-line
    List of Educational Networking sites at http://www.educationalnetworking.com/List+of+Networks
    http://thejournal.com/articles/2009/09/16/social-networking-in-schools-incentives-for-participation.aspx
  • 126. Add Twitter To Your Communication
  • 127. Follow me on Twitter at rvoltz and IllinoisASA
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  • 129. Teachers use Twitter
    To communicate with students and parents on homework and class activities
    To link up with other teachers in a type of professional learning community
  • 130. http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/
  • 131. Encourage teachers to engage students in their own learning
  • 132. “We should instead use technology funding to bolster new learning models and innovations, such as online-learning environments, to level the playing field and allow students from all walks of life -- from small, rural communities to budget-strapped urban schools -- to access the rich variety that is now available only to children in wealthy suburban districts.”
  • 133. Inspiring Idea

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