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  • You can do THAT with a netbook?
    Tami Brass
    St. Paul Academy and Summit School
  • Look familiar?
  • Time to rethink…
  • Revising the model: 2006-08
    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
  • What’s a Nobi?
    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
  • Tablet & netbook use at SPA
  • Devil in the Details…
    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 faculty
    Charging
    Power strips in classrooms
    Encouraged to charge at home
    Finances
    Private School - Tech fee in MS; family purchase in HS
    Minimal software suite; using many free/open/online tools
    Specs
    Max the RAM
    SSD vs standard drive
    Touch screen convertible
  • Instructional Impact
    2005-06
    Word processing
    Heavy printing
    Research
    Desktop publishing
    Pockets of innovation
    2010-11
    Word processing
    Peer editing
    Extensive revision
    Collaborative writing
    Printing when appropriate (MFPs)
    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
  • What hasn’t worked on netbooks
    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
  • What works with netbooks
    Most productivity applications
    Flash & Java (won’t work on iPads yet)
    Online interactives, manipulatives, games, simulations, webquests & games
    Research pathfinders
    eBooks, textbooks
    Using outdoors, in sci lab, at home, in car, etc.
    Touch (fingernail or stylus)***
    Inking (with stylus)***
  • Tips from the kids…
    Dark desktops have best contrast
    Don’t change screen resolution
    Zoom in on apps like Office – 125%
    Avoid animated cursors
    F11 when online
    Hide the taskbar
    Learn shortcuts
    Close windows
    Save, save, save
  • Tools we use
    Software
    Traditional
    Office 2007
    Word
    PowerPoint
    Excel
    OneNote
    Browsers
    Antivirus
  • Tools we use
    Software
    Traditional
    Creative
    Artrage
    Audacity & Sound Recorder
    Webcam
    MovieMaker
    Photostory 3
    Paint.net & Paint
    Picasa
    Comic Life
  • Tools we use
    Software
    Traditional
    Creative
    Productivity
    OneNote
    Tablet Flash
    Inspiration
    Scratch
    Google Earth
    Sketchup
    Fox It Reader SP (ePub, PDF annotation)
  • Online Tools: Subscriptions
    Quia
    Conjuguemos
    United Streaming
    Nettrekker
    Gaggle**
    Typing Pal
    ClassZone & electronic or online textbooks
    Online databases through library
    Schoology
    Voicethread 1 2 3
  • Online tools
    Simulations – SalemSt. Paul
    Wikis
    Collaboration
    Resource sharing
    Pathfinders
    Interactives
    Beads
    Square Roots
    Nutritional Analysis
    Tree identification
    USA Games
    Global Warming
    Prime shooter
    Online Flashcards
    Citation Machine
    GeoGames
    Interactive Sites
    Manga High
    Fun Brain
    Learn Alberta
    Shodor
    XP Math
    Thinklets
    Calculation Nation
    BBC Languages
    PhETInteractives
    Science NetLinks
    Hooda Math
    Maths Zone
    Sumdog (math)
    Spongelab
    Others:
    http://www.diigo.com/user/brasst/interactive
  • Resources:
    http://teachingtoolbox.wikispaces.com/
    Contact:
    tbrass@spa.edu
    @brasst on Twitter
    Questions???