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Kubanek 20081209

  1. 1. Tech-tonic Shifts: Transforming Educational Outcomes through Technology What a HP Grant did for Brookfield HS By Gordon Kubanek with Jeannie Hunter Ottawa, Canada
  2. 2. Common goal Presentation Outline I What is the HP grant & why did we want it? II What we did during the grant period III The Impact of the grant on our school IV Lessons learned
  3. 3. Part I- The HP Grant <ul><li>HP Compaq Notebook/Tablet PC </li></ul><ul><li>Digital projector </li></ul><ul><li>HP digital camera </li></ul><ul><li>HP Office-jet printer/scanner/copier </li></ul><ul><li>Photo book provided by HP Snapfish www2.snapfish.com </li></ul><ul><li>$2,500 in stipends (split between 5 teachers) </li></ul><ul><li>Customized online professional development </li></ul><ul><li>$2,655 professional development dollars </li></ul><ul><li>ISTE membership for 5 teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Free Software from Microsoft </li></ul><ul><li>AND MORE </li></ul>
  4. 4. Project Proposal Themes <ul><li>Improve teachers’ technology skills </li></ul><ul><li>Promote student-centered teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Build a structure of collegial collaboration </li></ul>
  5. 5. Cart for tablets
  6. 6. The ISTE desire2learn website was the main vehicle for communication and repository of reports https://iste.desire2learn.com/
  7. 7. Part II - We did many surveys: eg. Collaborate with teachers and staff in my district to obtain necessary instructional support for technology use in teaching
  8. 8. In Music, we've used Technology in the following ways <ul><li>1. Further communication and global connections </li></ul><ul><li>*Video Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>*Pod casts </li></ul><ul><li>*release of CD material over the internet </li></ul><ul><li>*students have used tablets to record interviews with musicians and polititicans they meet at performances </li></ul><ul><li>2. Promote arts/careers in the arts </li></ul><ul><li>*Did interactive plays using video/projector at 'World of Work' </li></ul><ul><li>*kids used movie maker and drew using tablets at 'World of Work' </li></ul><ul><li>**World of Work was an event where ALL Grade 7 and 8 Students in our board cycled through a series of careers booths </li></ul><ul><li>3. Raise Awareness of global issues </li></ul><ul><li>*used Tablets/laptops at fair trade fair to provide info in a multi-media format </li></ul><ul><li>*had members of the 'one laptop' program in to demonstrate technologies in use and being developed for developing countries </li></ul><ul><li>4. Improve musicality/performance </li></ul><ul><li>*we digitally record all performances and put them, along with commentary, on a designated website for each ensemble </li></ul><ul><li>*we provide professional recordings on the same website so that kids can 'model' sounds </li></ul><ul><li>*we provide accompaniment and play along tracks on the web </li></ul><ul><li>*we record rhythm sections for solos so soloists can play along with the website </li></ul><ul><li>*we use instructional tools on the Vic Firth website for students to practice drum rudiments </li></ul>
  9. 10. Part of a Student Survey <ul><li>1. I find reading notes easiest when delivered in this manner: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a) on the blackboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b) on the overhead </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c) on a PC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>d) lecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e) reading from the textbook </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. Teachers should use more computer technology in the classroom. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A I strongly agree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B I somewhat agree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C I feel neutral </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D I somewhat disagree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E I strongly disagree </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. If the teacher uses computer technology in the classroom, it makes learning easier. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A I strongly agree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B I somewhat agree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C I feel neutral </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D I somewhat disagree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E I strongly disagree </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4. Electronic pictures should be used to help identify equipment, new words, objects, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. I strongly agree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. I somewhat agree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. I feel neutral </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. I somewhat disagree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E. I strongly disagree </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Pics kids websites
  11. 12. Using Probeware
  12. 13. Accessing Courses Through Desire2Learn
  13. 14. Videoconferencing <ul><li>Local: The COBE Project (Connecting Ottawa by Broadband Everywhere) connects us with local schools using ISABEL. </li></ul><ul><li>National: Connecting with expert mentors gives students direct contact with their expert of choice. </li></ul><ul><li>International: Odyssey Africa is a Cairo to Capetown expedition featuring videoconferencing, real-time GPS plotting and web blogs. </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Part III - A BIG Benefit: Spontaneity </li></ul><ul><li>The equipment has been very effective for spontaneous moments. For example, if a student asks a question about a constellation we can use the program “Starry Night” to project a star map right on the ceiling. </li></ul><ul><li>If something of interest happens in the news that morning, we can instantly refer to the story, and share relevant information from various sites. </li></ul><ul><li>If a student asks an interesting question, we can instantly look up answers and relevant information on the internet, and project in on the screen to share it with the class. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Learning By Drawing
  16. 17. Photos in and the Classroom
  17. 18. Part IV – Lesson Learned <ul><li>Excellent support and infrastructure with admin support is essential </li></ul><ul><li>Go slowly – otherwise you threaten teacher </li></ul><ul><li>The equipment must be QUICKLY accessible and routinely available </li></ul><ul><li>We no use the tablets with the kids in entire classes because the pens became broken, wireless rotor problems, they broke through the firewalls and other hardware problems </li></ul><ul><li>The tablets are now being mostly used by teachers with projectors </li></ul>
  18. 19. Leadership & Administration <ul><li>Promoting the HP initiative at our monthly staff meetings and professional development activities has brought technology issues to the forefront. </li></ul><ul><li>Most teachers have been exposed to the HP tablets and we now have an online booking process which simplifies access. </li></ul><ul><li>In the future we are hoping for improved access to computer projectors to encourage and enable more use of this technology in our classrooms. </li></ul>
  19. 20. Our main goal was to establish an infrastructure for positive change within our school. <ul><li>This was achieved by incorporating structures for teacher collaboration and communication. </li></ul><ul><li>This year, teacher collaboration has been improved through technology training sessions, full staff discussions, and colleague observations. </li></ul><ul><li>In future, changes will be made to our school day to promote teacher communication. Training initiatives have been implemented in order to promote student-centered activities, such as real-time experiments, drawing of concept maps and diagrams, and research investigations. </li></ul>
  20. 21. - Conclusion 1 & 2 <ul><li>A project like this is a catalyst for change </li></ul><ul><li>Since the project we have moved tablets and projectors across the school </li></ul><ul><li>Being ‘with it’ w.r.t. technology builds credibility with the students and forces teachers to stay abreast of the latest developments </li></ul>
  21. 22. Conclusion 3 : A Common Goal Builds UP Your School Community