TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE BOBBY BLOUNT A S S I S T A N T S U P E R I N T E N D E N T A C C O U N T A B I L I T Y, T ECHNOLOGY &ST RAT EGI C PLANNI NG DR. FRANK R. PETRUZIELO SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
PURPOSE OF THIS COMMITTEE• To collect feedback from stakeholders on how technology can help improve student achievement.• To share ideas on the effective uses of technology for teaching, learning and productivity.• To offer suggestions on strengthening policies related to technology use.• To assist with the development of a District vision for technology use.
STATE OF TECHNOLOGY IN CHEROKEESources of FundingSPLOST (excludes Personnel)E-RateTitle FundsGrantsAnnual BudgetHardware InventorySoftware Inventory
STATE AND FEDERAL REQUIREMENTSState Inventory3-Year Technology Plan21st Century Skills Assessment (8th graders)E-RateChildren’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
DISTRICT POLICIES, GUIDELINES & DOCUMENTSRELATED TO TECHNOLOGY USETechnology Policy (IFBGA)Internet Acceptable Use Policy (IFBG)Internet Safety GuidelinesWebpage GuidelinesPortable Technology Use GuidelinesInternet Content Filters and Firewall RequestsCheck out of District Property
TOPICS FROM LAST TAC MEETINGPRIORITIZED BY COMMITTEE• Student email provided by District• Cloud Computing & Student eLockers• Mobile Computing for each student…• Social networking• eTextbooks• Global Collaboration
STUDENT PORTAL TRAINING UPDATEInvited into 26 of 28 Schools1,597 Teachers4,955 Students (7 schools)
TESTIMONY“Since our students finished training on the student portal, I set up and sent the automatic fine/overdue notices and sent hold notices this morning in Destiny. By 1:30 this afternoon I had students coming in telling me they received a notice and wanted to either pay a fine or renew their book. I had 2 students come in to pick up their holds. Woo Hoo! Thank you! ” Camille Ward Freedom Middle School - Media Specialist
TOPICS FROM LAST TAC MEETING Student email provided by District Cloud Computing & Student eLockers Mobile Computing for each student… Social networking eTextbooks Global Collaboration
BYLD BRING YOUR LEARNING DEVICENetbooks and TabletsiPads/iPod ToucheReadersSmartphonesWeb Enabled Devices
BUILDING FOR BYLD• District Requests Waiver from State• Drafting Guidelines• Pilots• Professional Development• Parental Awareness
SOCIAL MEDIADefinition of SOCIAL MEDIA: forms of electroniccommunication through which users create online communitiesto share information, ideas, personal messages, and othercontent.
WHO IS USING SOCIAL NETWORKING?Students – They are already using socialnetworking sites.Educators – They are one of the largest groupsutilizing these sites for their classroom andPLN.Businesses – They are capitalizing on thesesites by taking advantage of the advertisingfeatures. 500+ million users are on Facebook. 175+ million users are on Twitter. 96% of millennials have joined a social network.
WHO IS USING SOCIAL NETWORKING?A national survey released in Octoberby the non-profit Common Sense Mediafound that 41% of children 8 andyounger have access to a smartphoneand 13% have spent time on socialnetworking sites and virtual worlds.
WHY USE SOCIAL NETWORKING IN SCHOOLS? Educational benefits•Promotes creativity•Promotes collaboration•Engages students•Supports differentiation•Empowers students•Builds technology skills
CREATIVITY AND INNOVATIONStudents demonstrate creative thinking, constructknowledge, and develop innovative products and processesusing technology. Students:a. apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products,or processes.b. create original works as a means of personal or groupexpression.c.. use models and simulations to explore complex systemsand issues.d. identify trends and forecast possibilities.
COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATIONStudents use digital media and environments to communicateand work collaboratively, including at a distance, to supportindividual learning and contribute to the learning of others.Students:a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts or othersemploying a variety of digitalenvironments and media.b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiencesusing a variety of media and formats.c. develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engagingwith learners of other cultures.d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solveproblems.
RESEARCH AND INFORMATION FLUENCYStudents apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and useinformation. Students: a. plan strategies to guide inquiry. b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media. c. evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks. d. process data and report results.
CRITICAL THINKING, PROBLEM-SOLVING & DECISION-MAKING Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students: a. identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation. b. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project. c. collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions. d. use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIPStudents understand human, cultural, and societal issuesrelated to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.Students: a. advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology. b. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity. c. demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning. d. exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.
TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS AND CONCEPTSStudents demonstrate a sound understanding oftechnology concepts, systems and operations. Students: a. understand and use technology systems. b. select and use applications effectively and productively. c. troubleshoot systems and applications. d. transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.
NEXT MEETINGCommittee ReportsSummarizeRecommend GuidelinesReview Vision RefreshUpdate on BYLDOverview of Technology Budget Recommendations
ON THE RADARCCSD Academies Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Technical High SchoolProfessional Development Effective teacher use of technology resources Training administrators to recognize effective use Tools to assist with teacher evaluationLongitudinal Data System (Integration with GaDOE) Teacher TrainingVirtual Learning Opportunities PD 360Race to the Top