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  • 1. One Story of 1:1:Structuring a 1:1 program for safe, ethical, independent use by 9th grade <br />Tami Brass<br />tbrass@spa.edu<br />St. Paul Academy and Summit School<br />
  • 2. Beginnings<br />Pilot in 2001-02 in 7th grade<br />Expanded through 10th and stopped<br />School owned 7th grade<br />Family purchase in 8th grade<br />Large, professional-grade machines<br />Focus on MS Office suite and skills instruction<br />Teacher frustration, students off-task<br />
  • 3. 7th Graders in 2001<br />Had little access to computers before kindergarten<br />Shared access to a family computer outside of school<br />Few had cell phones; no smartphones<br />Little use of technology as a tool for learning academic subjects<br />1:1 blamed for issues with gaming, Facebook, online bullying, distractions<br />
  • 4. Revising the model: 2006-08<br />Parent & faculty feedback/surveys<br />Fewer bells and whistles (just enough for class work)<br />Smaller, lighter<br />Longer battery life<br />Durable, “ruggedized”<br />Lower cost<br />School-owned & managed<br />No-fault , no hassle warranty<br />Why stop in 10th grade?<br />Training for kids about life w/technology <br />Loaner pool & school supporting repair<br />Expectation of use; real integration<br />
  • 5. Access@SPA Today<br />
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  • 7. Core concepts of Wellnology<br />Kids want to do the right thing<br />Kids need ownership and to understand choices<br />Every student/family/situation is different<br />Short attention spans – need for interaction<br />Teaching with games<br />Discussion & reflection<br />Burning questions<br />Be consistent<br />Expectations<br />Vocabulary & techniques<br />ALL FACULTY, not just tech coordinators<br />
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  • 9. What about 7th & 8th grades?<br />Bootcamp and extra support for new students<br />New this year – a tech coordinator at each grade<br />Wellnology in advisory<br />Review at start of year before roll-out<br />Reminders throughout the year<br />Just in time additions when relevant to projects<br />Research, plagiarism and citation across classes<br />Habits of mind as part of wellness classes<br />Reflection upon strategies and habits in classes<br />
  • 10. Where do parents fit in?<br />Voluntary parent meetings K-5 sponsored by parent association<br />“What to Expect” meetings in year 1 and for parents of new students<br />Optional meetings<br />1:1 assistance as needed or required<br />Give parents permission to parent with tips for what’s worked for others<br />Help parents understand changing role of tech in classroom and out<br />
  • 11. Instructional Impact<br />2005-06<br />2010-11<br />Lots of viruses/malware<br />Data rarely backed up<br />Greater incidence of AUP violation<br />Issues w/Facebook, bullying<br />Teacher frustration <br />Significant downtime<br />Classroom misuse<br />“Tinkering” w/machines <br />data loss issues<br />AUP violations<br />teacher frustration<br />instructional downtime<br />incidents of gaming, tinkering, etc. <br /> understanding of malware<br />understanding of social networking<br />Deeper integration of tech<br />Classroom misuse still happens, but rarer & teachers handle it<br /> time for teaching & learning<br />
  • 12. Resources:<br />http://teachingtoolbox.wikispaces.com/<br />Contact:<br />tbrass@spa.edu<br />@brasst on Twitter<br />Questions???<br />

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