Changing the World: Integrating Apples in a PC District

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Discussion of some of the issues associated with implementation of Apple Computers in a primarily PC K-12 school district.

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Changing the World: Integrating Apples in a PC District

  1. 1. Integra(ng  MACs in  a  PC  District Asset  Conference March  14,  2011Sunday, March 13, 2011
  2. 2. Integra(ng  MACs in  a  PC  District Presenters Sco<  V.  Fisher,  Director  of  Technology,  Patchogue-­‐Medford  Schools sfisher@pmschools.org Bill  Fisher,  Director  of  Technology,  Westhampton  Beach  Schools fisherw@whbschools.org Sco<  Halford,  Network  &  Systems  Specialist,  Patchogue-­‐Medford  Schools shalford@pmschools.org Ma<  Ramsay,  Network  &  Systems  Specialist,  Westhampton  Beach  Schools ramsaym@whbschools.orgSunday, March 13, 2011
  3. 3. Patchogue-­‐Medford  School  District Patchogue,  New  York • 8,600  students  enrolled  in  pre  K  -­‐12 • Professional  staff  of  approximately  700+   teachers,  counselors,  and  administratorsSunday, March 13, 2011
  4. 4. Westhampton  Beach  School  District Westhampton  Beach,  New  York • 1900  students  enrolled  in  grades  K  -­‐12 • Professional  staff  of  approximately  215   teachers,  counselors,  and  administratorsSunday, March 13, 2011
  5. 5. It  is  not  about  hardware  and  so[ware.     It  is  about  transforming  how  we  teach   and  how  kids  learn.Sunday, March 13, 2011
  6. 6. P-­‐M  Technology  Ini(a(ve  OverviewSunday, March 13, 2011
  7. 7. P-­‐M  Technology  Ini(a(ve  Overview ✓  Provide  EVERY  teacher  in  the  district  with  a  MBP  laptop ✓  Establish  an  iMac  lab  in  each  of  7  elementary  schools  and  3   middle  schools ✓  Update  an  exis(ng  Music  Composi(on  lab  with  new  iMacs  at   high  school ✓Add  an  addi(onal  iMac  lab  for  art/photography  at  high   school •Oubit  EVERY  classroom  in  district  with  Interac(ve  Whiteboard,   Projector,  Sound  System •District  -­‐Wide  Wireless  InfrastructureSunday, March 13, 2011
  8. 8. WHB  Technology  Ini(a(ve  OverviewSunday, March 13, 2011
  9. 9. WHB  Technology  Ini(a(ve  Overview •  Windows-­‐based  PC  laptop  pilot  for  grade  6  in  2004-­‐05 •  Successful  pilot  expanded  to  grades  7  &  8  in  2005-­‐06 •  Laptop  ini(a(ve  con(nued  expansion  to  grade  4-­‐5  and  en(re   HS  in  2006-­‐07 •  All  K-­‐12  classrooms  equipped  with  interac(ve  whiteboard,   digital  projector,  scanner,  printer •  Robust  infrastructure  to  support  data/communica(on   demand •  Wifi  for  en(re  campus •  For(fied  tech  support  at  each  school  building •  No  fault  warranty  &  damage  repairSunday, March 13, 2011
  10. 10. Plaborm  Change  Considera(onSunday, March 13, 2011
  11. 11. Plaborm  Change  Considera(on •  Imaging  limita(ons •  Update  management •  Hardware  &  so[ware  integra(on •  Instruc(onal  (me  impact •  Excessive  damage  &  repairs  to  business-­‐class  laptops •  Lack  of  embedded  support  from  hardware  &  so[ware   partners •Apple’s  commitment  to  K-­‐12  and  its  wealth  of  resourcesSunday, March 13, 2011
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  14. 14. Apple  Solu(on  Provided:Sunday, March 13, 2011
  15. 15. Apple  Solu(on  Provided: •Fully  Integrated  EnvironmentSunday, March 13, 2011
  16. 16. Apple  Solu(on  Provided: •Fully  Integrated  Environment •Teaching  and  Learning  AdvantagesSunday, March 13, 2011
  17. 17. Apple  Solu(on  Provided: •Fully  Integrated  Environment •Teaching  and  Learning  Advantages •Hardware  DesignSunday, March 13, 2011
  18. 18. Apple  Solu(on  Provided: •Fully  Integrated  Environment •Teaching  and  Learning  Advantages •Hardware  Design •Ease  of  ManagementSunday, March 13, 2011
  19. 19. Apple  Solu(on  Provided: •Fully  Integrated  Environment •Teaching  and  Learning  Advantages •Hardware  Design •Ease  of  Management •The  Future  of  TechnologySunday, March 13, 2011
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  22. 22. •  Apple  provides  a  complete  solu(on  for  learning     •  Fully  integrated  and  complete  digital  learning  environment       •  All  components  (hardware,  so[ware,  OS)  designed  by  Apple  –   so  they  work  together  seamlessly     •  Easier  to  implement,  easier  to  use,  and  easier  to  maintainSunday, March 13, 2011
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  25. 25. •  When  technology  just  works  and  it’s  easy  to  use,  everyone  is   free  to  focus  on  what  really  ma<ers  –    teaching  and  learning   •  The  Apple  environment  makes  mul(media  content  crea(on   seamless,  encouraging  more  crea(vity  in  students.    Every  Apple   computer  includes  the  iLife  suite  of  applica(ons  including  iPhoto,   iMovie,  iWeb,  iDVD  and  Garage  Band. •  Teaching,  learning,  and  collabora(on  tools  such  as  blogs,   wikis,  podcast  creator,  and  iChat  are  built  into  the  Apple solu(onSunday, March 13, 2011
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  28. 28. •  Made  with  high-­‐impact  molded  plas(cs     •  Rounded  corners,  no  latches       •  No  slide-­‐out  CD/DVD  tray       •  Magne(c  charger  connec(on •  Embedded,  pry-­‐resistant  keysSunday, March 13, 2011
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  31. 31. •  Apple’s  UNIX–based  opera(ng  system  is  the  most  stable,   compa(ble,  and  interoperable  technology  plaborm       •  Apple’s  infrastructure  eliminates  the  need  to  recall   laptops  for  so[ware  updates •  MacBooks  are  inherently  less  suscep(ble  to  viruses and  malwareSunday, March 13, 2011
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  33. 33. PlanningSunday, March 13, 2011
  34. 34. Planning •  Over  plan  everything!! •  ALL  STAKEHOLDERS  MUST  BE  PART  OF  DECISION  MAKING!! •  How  &  When? •  Apple  support,  vendor  support,  other  schools •  Transi(onal  considera(ons •  Financial    &  exis(ng  hardware  lease  implica(ons •  Apple  Care  &  third-­‐party  accidental  damage  insurance •  Infrastructure/OS  integra(on  issues  -­‐  pilot,  if  possible •  Legacy  hardware,  printers,  so[ware  and  file  compa(bility   •  Tech  staff  training •  Professional  development  for  instruc(onal  staff  &  studentsSunday, March 13, 2011
  35. 35. Implementa(onSunday, March 13, 2011
  36. 36. Implementa(on •  Build,  test,  test  &  re-­‐test  images •  Focus  PD •  Distribu(on  of  new  units •  Adapt  AD  infrastructure  to  support  OD/macs •  Technician  training  cer(fica(on  for  SSP  needs •  Test  &  re-­‐test  hardware/so[ware  integra(on •  Instruc(onal  staff  &  student  deployment   •  Intensive  PD  for  staff  &  students •  Flush  out  and  fix  unforeseeable  issuesSunday, March 13, 2011
  37. 37. Unforeseeable  IssuesSunday, March 13, 2011
  38. 38. Unforeseeable  Issues •Integra(on  of  OD  into  AD  Environment •Groups  &  User  Rights   •Servers •Applica(ons •Storage •Backup •Updates •Files •Network •Local •Synchroniza(onSunday, March 13, 2011
  39. 39. Best  Prac(ces  &  SuccessesSunday, March 13, 2011
  40. 40. Best  Prac(ces  &  Successes •    Plaborm  change  instruc(onal  implica(ons  -­‐  It  works •  Connect  a  Camera,  iphoto  opens,  ready  to  import  photos,   automa(cally  detects  wireless  networks  without  any  special   configura(on •  Mac  plaborm  gives  the  opportunity  to  develop  crea(ve  and   cri(cal-­‐thinking  skills.  ILife  promotes  meaningful  digital   projects •  Remote  Desktop  for  technicians   •  Supports  pedagogical  prac(ces  -­‐  Project-­‐Based  Learning,  and   Differen(ated  Instruc(onSunday, March 13, 2011
  41. 41. Ques(ons?Sunday, March 13, 2011

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