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  • 1. High School Advanced Placement Statistics using technology to support the curriculum Technology Infusion Presentation Administration of Technology Resources Susan Daniels
  • 2. A.P. Statistics Class
  • 3. Demographic Makeup of A.P. Statistics course <ul><li>13 Students </li></ul><ul><li>7 Juniors and 6 Seniors </li></ul><ul><li>7 Boys and 6 Girls </li></ul><ul><li>7 White, 4 Black, and 2 Other </li></ul>
  • 4. Technology Used in class <ul><li>Promethean Active Board </li></ul>
  • 5. Technology Used in class <ul><li>TI 84 Calculators </li></ul>
  • 6. Technology Used in class <ul><li>**ipod Touch** </li></ul>** The use of iPod for instruction is new this year, provided to AP classes as a part of a grant **
  • 7. What is an iPod Touch? <ul><li>Portable media player </li></ul><ul><li>Personal digital assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Wi-Fi mobile platform multi-touch </li></ul><ul><li>Graphical user interface </li></ul>
  • 8. iPod Touch Grant <ul><li>Grant purpose: engaging AP Students Through Mobile Handheld Computing </li></ul><ul><li>Grant goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve student academic achievement through the use of technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>improve the quality of AP programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>increase enrollments in AP classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>increase the diversity of students who enroll in AP </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. AP GRANT REQUIREMENTS Teacher CHECKLIST <ul><li>12 HOURS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (INCLUDING ELUMINATE SESSIONS, ANY ONLINE COURSES THAT ARE APPROVED (EX. GALILEO, ) </li></ul><ul><li>PROVIDE A BIMONTHLY ARTICLE (PER SCHOOL) TO BE POSTED IN OUR NEWSLETTER </li></ul><ul><li>WILL HAVE A 20-30 MINUTE STANDARDS BASED LESSON VIDEOED TWICE FOR UPLOAD TO MYVRSPOT.COM </li></ul><ul><li>OBSERVED MONTHLY USING GRANT EQUIPMENT WITH STUDENTS ON SPECIFIED DATES </li></ul>
  • 10. iPod Touch supports the A.P. Statistics Curriculum <ul><li>Used the ipod Touch to conduct a survey in the school’s lunchroom </li></ul><ul><li>Created the survey using Google Apps </li></ul><ul><li>recorded the survey responses with the ipod touch utilizing the schools wireless internet </li></ul><ul><li>The use of the technology simplified the survey process by eliminating the need to create paper surveys and Manually tally the results </li></ul><ul><li>The App created the needed statistical information for the project </li></ul>
  • 11. iPod Touch supports the A.P. Statistics Curriculum <ul><li>Uses the App Many dice to demonstrate exponential regression </li></ul><ul><li>Creates Podcasts to facilitate differentiated instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Uses Poll anywhere App for realtime results for multiple choice review questions </li></ul>
  • 12. How The technology supports the A.P. Statistics Curriculum <ul><li>TI Smartview calculator emulator to show the steps of data entry and demonstrate working the problem </li></ul>
  • 13. TI 84 Calculator supports the A.P. Statistics Curriculum <ul><li>Simplifies calculations </li></ul><ul><li>Provides graphic displays for interpretation </li></ul><ul><li>Computes probabilities of distributions that take multiple equations and charts if done by hand </li></ul>
  • 14. How the Technology affects Student Learning <ul><li>Provides Interactive learning </li></ul><ul><li>Engages the students </li></ul><ul><li>Makes the lessons more entertaining </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances visual learning </li></ul><ul><li>Increases active participation in projects </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates project-based learning </li></ul>
  • 15. Issues concerning use of iPods <ul><li>Theft of a device led to storage in a secure location </li></ul><ul><li>Location is not convenient to all AP teachers who share the devices </li></ul><ul><li>AP Statistics instructor must travel upstairs, through the main building, to the annex building, obtain the key to the storage room, and transport the iPods back to her classroom </li></ul>
  • 16. Issues concerning use of IPods <ul><li>IPods are not always properly connected when returned to the docking station </li></ul><ul><li>The instructor has to check them ahead of time in case they need to be charged before her class uses them </li></ul>
  • 17. Issues concerning use of iPods <ul><li>The instructor has inadequate time to plan activities </li></ul><ul><li>The workshops are conducted after school (unpaid); we had no staff development days this year due to furloughs (10 days) </li></ul><ul><li>Little or no support with instructional resources; she has to find and create her own podcasts, Apps, projects, etc. </li></ul>

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