Tami BrassSt. Paul Academy and Summit School
2001 - 1:1 PC laptops pilot in 7th grade2004 – Faculty began using tablet pcs; 1:1 grades 7-10 traditional PCs           2...
   Parent & faculty feedback/surveys       Fewer bells and whistles (just enough for class work)       Smaller, lighter...
ClassmatePC - Intel designs - http://www.classmatepc.com/ Equus manufactures - http://www.equuscs.com/ Semi-ruggedized ...
2001 - 1:1 PC laptops pilot in 7th grade2004 – Faculty began using tablet pcs; 1:1 grades 7-10 traditional PCs           2...
Lower    • In 2010-11, we replaced the primary lab with Nobis.         • In 2011-12, 1:1 spreads to 5th grade (pilot) usin...
Support No-fault warranty for life of laptop Limit “images” to one per computer model/grade 24 hour turn-around time to...
2005-06                     2011-12                               Word processing   Word processing              Peer e...
 Serious video editing CD/DVD based resources Running more than 3 apps  simultaneously Serious gaming Some hi-res app...
   Most productivity applications   Flash & Java (won’t work on iPads yet)   Online    interactives, manipulatives, gam...
   Dark desktops have best contrast   Don’t change screen resolution   Zoom in on apps like Office – 125%   Avoid anim...
Software Traditional        Office 2007     ▪    Word     ▪    PowerPoint     ▪    Excel     ▪    OneNote        Browse...
Software Traditional Creative     Artrage     Audacity & Sound Recorder     Webcam     MovieMaker     Photostory 3 ...
Software Traditional Creative Productivity     OneNote     Tablet Flash     Inspiration     Scratch     Google Ear...
   Quia   Conjuguemos   United Streaming   Nettrekker   Gaggle**   Typing Pal   Class Zone & electronic or online t...
   Simulations – Salem St. Paul      Interactive Sites   Wikis                                 Manga High       Colla...
Resources:http://teachingtoolbox.wikispaces.com/Contact:Tamilu.brass@gmail.com@brasst on Twitter
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  1. 1. Tami BrassSt. Paul Academy and Summit School
  2. 2. 2001 - 1:1 PC laptops pilot in 7th grade2004 – Faculty began using tablet pcs; 1:1 grades 7-10 traditional PCs 2008 - Piloted student 1:1 w/tablets in 7th grade
  3. 3.  Parent & faculty feedback/surveys  Fewer bells and whistles (just enough for class work)  Smaller, lighter  Longer battery life  Durable, “ruggedized”  Lower cost  School-owned & managed  Loaner pool & school supporting repair  No-fault , no hassle warranty  Training for kids about life w/technology  Why stop in 10th grade?  Expectation of use
  4. 4. ClassmatePC - Intel designs - http://www.classmatepc.com/ Equus manufactures - http://www.equuscs.com/ Semi-ruggedized & water-resistant We upgrade to 2GB RAM & Win 7 Pro Convertible model has touchscreen
  5. 5. 2001 - 1:1 PC laptops pilot in 7th grade2004 – Faculty began using tablet pcs; 1:1 grades 7-10 traditional PCs 2008 - Piloted student 1:1 w/tablets in 7th grade 2009 – Nobi Netbooks 6-7, tablets 8-9 2010 – Nobis 6-7-8, tablets 9-10-11-12; Nobis in LS lab 2011 – Same as 2010 + Intro Nobis 1:1 (in school only) in 5th
  6. 6. Lower • In 2010-11, we replaced the primary lab with Nobis. • In 2011-12, 1:1 spreads to 5th grade (pilot) using refurbished Nobis during school day only. We areSchool adding a cart of Nobis for grades 3-4.Middle • Grade 6 – Nobi, Wellnology, most support • Grade 7 – Nobi (yr 2), Wellnology integratedSchool • Grade 8 – Nobi (yr 3), Wellnology integratedUpper • Grade 9 – Toshiba tablet (yr 1), initial training • Grades 10-12 – Toshiba tablet (yrs 2-4)School
  7. 7. Support No-fault warranty for life of laptop Limit “images” to one per computer model/grade 24 hour turn-around time to reimage or repair Tech coordinator assists w/user issues & classroom needs Loaner pool for students and facultyCharging Power strips in classrooms Encouraged to charge at homeFinances Private School - Tech fee in MS; family purchase in HS Minimal software suite; using many free/open/online toolsSpecs Max the RAM SSD vs standard drive Touch screen convertible
  8. 8. 2005-06 2011-12  Word processing Word processing  Peer editing Heavy printing  Extensive revision Research  Collaborative writing Desktop publishing  Printing when appropriate (MFPs) Pockets of innovation  Extensive Research  Multimedia resources  Audio/video recording & projects  Choice – student toolbox  OneNote - Shared notebooks on server  More consistent integration across teaching teams  Shared innovation  “Getting there” in grades new to 1:1 and in non-academic courses
  9. 9.  Serious video editing CD/DVD based resources Running more than 3 apps simultaneously Serious gaming Some hi-res apps Fingertip touch Extensive use w/o case Kids still want some paper Older online resources that need larger screens
  10. 10.  Most productivity applications Flash & Java (won’t work on iPads yet) Online interactives, manipulatives, games, simulatio ns, webquests & games Research pathfinders eBooks, textbooks Using outdoors, in sci lab, at home, in car, etc. Touch (fingernail or stylus)*** Inking (with stylus)***
  11. 11.  Dark desktops have best contrast Don’t change screen resolution Zoom in on apps like Office – 125% Avoid animated cursors F11 when online Ctrl+ and - online Hide the taskbar Learn shortcuts Close windows Save, save, save
  12. 12. Software Traditional  Office 2007 ▪ Word ▪ PowerPoint ▪ Excel ▪ OneNote  Browsers  Antivirus
  13. 13. Software Traditional Creative  Artrage  Audacity & Sound Recorder  Webcam  MovieMaker  Photostory 3  Paint.net & Paint  Picasa  Comic Life
  14. 14. Software Traditional Creative Productivity  OneNote  Tablet Flash  Inspiration  Scratch  Google Earth  Sketchup  Fox It Reader SP (ePub, PDF annotation)
  15. 15.  Quia Conjuguemos United Streaming Nettrekker Gaggle** Typing Pal Class Zone & electronic or online textbooks Online databases through library Schoology Voicethread
  16. 16.  Simulations – Salem St. Paul  Interactive Sites Wikis  Manga High  Collaboration  Fun Brain  Resource sharing  Learn Alberta Pathfinders  Shodor  XP Math Interactives  Thinklets  Beads  Calculation Nation  Square Roots  BBC Languages  Nutritional Analysis  PhET Interactives  Tree identification  Science NetLinks  USA Games  Hooda Math  Global Warming  Maths Zone  Prime shooter  Sumdog (math)  Online Flashcards  Spongelab  Citation Machine  GeoGames  Others: http://www.diigo.com/user/brasst/interactive
  17. 17. Resources:http://teachingtoolbox.wikispaces.com/Contact:Tamilu.brass@gmail.com@brasst on Twitter

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