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Netbooks In The Classroom
Netbooks In The Classroom
Netbooks In The Classroom
Netbooks In The Classroom
Netbooks In The Classroom
Netbooks In The Classroom
Netbooks In The Classroom
Netbooks In The Classroom
Netbooks In The Classroom
Netbooks In The Classroom
Netbooks In The Classroom
Netbooks In The Classroom
Netbooks In The Classroom
Netbooks In The Classroom
Netbooks In The Classroom
Netbooks In The Classroom
Netbooks In The Classroom
Netbooks In The Classroom
Netbooks In The Classroom
Netbooks In The Classroom
Netbooks In The Classroom
Netbooks In The Classroom
Netbooks In The Classroom
Netbooks In The Classroom
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Netbooks In The Classroom

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  • 1. 1:1 Netbooks in the Classroom
    Tami Brass, St. Paul Academy and Summit School
    tbrass@spa.edu
    @brasst on Twitter
  • 2. Road to Netbooks…
  • 3. Road to Netbooks…
  • 4. Road to Netbooks…
  • 5. Road to Netbooks…
  • 6. Road to Netbooks…
  • 7. Road to Netbooks
    Smaller, lighter machine
    Fewer bells & whistles
    Lower cost hardware
    No-fault, fully supported warranty
    $
  • 8. Hardware considerations
  • 9. Netbook shopping list
    Capability – Will it run your essential tools effectively?
    Processor RAM Hard Drive OS Wireless
    Possibility – Will it meet your needs the next 3 years?
    Size– Screen, keyboard, weight
    Durability – Will it withstand regular student use?
    Expandability – Necessary ports
    Battery – 6 cells = approx 5 hours
    Warranty/Support
  • 10. ClassmatePC Convertible
    Criteria to meet:
    Concerns:
    First generation of hardware
    • Screen size
    • 22. Keyboard size
    • 23. Touch-screen w/stylus
    • 24. Not mass-market vendor
    • 25. Support model
  • Netbook FAQ
    Is it big enough?
    Can it do what I want it to?
    How durable is it?
    Where did you buy them?
    Is the warranty worth it?
    Do you bother to fix them?
  • 26. Timeline
    Fall 2008 – Worked with 2 different prototypes
    Winter 2008-09 – Worked with 2 sample machines
    Windows XP – standard for many netbooks
    XP Tablet – for built-in support of tablet tools
    Spring 2009 – Tested classroom set on cart w/XP Tablet
    Tested in multiple contents
    Tested in all 3 grades of middle school
    Tested most demanding apps w/kids
    Summer 2009 – Prep for 1:1 in grades 6-7
  • 27. Timeline
    Sept. 2009 – Rollout in grades 6-7-8
    8th grade – M700 tablets (year 2 of pilot)
    Brief training refresher w/rollout
    Small group training with new students
    7th grade – Classmate Convertibles
    1:1 after initial training
    1x per cycle Wellnology class
    6th grade – Classmate Convertibles
    1:1 during school day for first trimester
    Wellnology integrated into advisory & classes
    1:1 2nd trimester
  • 28. Teacher needs
    Administrative support (and expectations)
    Teacher input in process/readiness/timeline
    Ongoing PD, as needed (just in time, planning, etc.)
    Classroom management suggestions
    Modeling of tools/techniques (OneNote, tablets) in and out of classroom
    Frequent reminders
    Details & organization
    Chocolate! (AKA freedom to vent)
  • 29. Supporting Curriculum
    Traditional tools for basic classroom computing (Security blanket – familiar)
    Creative suite – audio, video, drawing/painting, webcam
    Productivity tools – classroom efficiency
    Constructive tools – independent learning and options for demonstrating learning
    Access, access, access
  • 30. Traditional Tools
    Office 2007
    Word
    PowerPoint
    Excel
    Browsers
    IE
    Firefox
    Antivirus
  • 31. Creativity Suite
    Audacity
    Webcam
    MovieMaker
    Photostory
    Paint.net
    Artrage
    Picasa
    Comic Life
  • 32. Productivity & Constructive Learning
    OneNote
    Flashcard applications
    Inspiration
    Scratch
    Google Earth
    Sketchup
    Stykz
    Vernier
    Online tools
    School Website
    Curriculum-specific websites & interactives
    Quia, United Streaming, Nettrekker, Gaggle, Typing Pal, online databases
  • 33. Additional Hardware
    Still Cameras
    Video Cameras
    Document Cameras
    MFPs
    Projectors
    Headsets w/microphones
    Flashdrives
  • 34. Lessons Learned
    Administrative Leadership
    Clear, evolving vision
    Policy with teeth but flexibility
    Plan for sustainability, not just to purchase hardware
    Funding/budget decisions
    Details, details, details…
    Teacher buy-in
    Supported teachers support integration
    Listen to the naysayers & address concerns
    Put the curriculum before the hardware
    Feed the teachers (There’s always room for chocolate!)
  • 35. Lessons Learned
    Homework
    Find schools already doing it. Visit if you can. Network!
    Ask vendor for references. Get info/ideas from others, too.
    Test before you commit
    Let kids play with the hardware before you commit to it.
    Pilot in the classroom first if you can.
    No hardware is perfect.
    Use teachers and students to anticipate problems.
    Budget for warranty and repair needs.
    Replacement may be cheaper than repair.
    Survey kids for suggestions – F11, hiding the ribbon, etc.
  • 36. On the Horizon
    Netbooks getting bigger
    Processors getting faster
    Battery life will fluctuate (screen size and speed impact life)
    Continued movement to “the cloud”
    Hardware evolution
    Slates
    E-Readers
    Blurring line between netbooks & laptops (netops)
    Operating systems
    Linux flavors
    Chrome, alternate operating systems
    Windows 7 (and 8)
    Competition from Apple… 
  • 37. When it might be better to go Mac…
    Curriculum: If video and music editing is core to the majority of projects you’re doing or plan to do (Think iMovie & GarageBandvsMovieMaker & Audacity)
    Support: If your support structure is already Apple-oriented (repair techs, applications, servers, etc.)
    Critical mass: If increasing laptop numbers and decreasing student to computer ratio isn’t an issue
  • 38. Work Samples
  • 39. Resources
    See http://www.tech4teaching.org
    Click on 1:1 Resources Tab
    Tami Brass
    St. Paul Academy and Summit School
    tbrass@spa.edu
    @brasst On Twitter
  • 40. Questions?
    Tami Brass, St. Paul Academy and Summit School
    tbrass@spa.edu
    @brasst on Twitter

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