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How a teacher in a rural school implemented educational technology hardware to make his classroom meet the 21st century.

How a teacher in a rural school implemented educational technology hardware to make his classroom meet the 21st century.

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    • Technology/Hardware Issues in Rural Education
      Compiled By Travis Thurston
    • Benefits of Educational Technology in Rural Schools
      By the full implementation of educational technology and connecting them to the outside world these rural schools could become the model technology schools of the future.
      FIORIELLO, P. (2010, September 1). Traveling the distance with rural schools [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://drpfconsults.com/traveling-the-distance-with-rural-schools/
    • Types of Educational Technology Hardware in the Classroom
    • Tech Hardware Necessities of a 21st Century Classroom
      I taught in a rural school in a lower socio-economic district. We didn’t have money for much, but I used what I could find to create a 21st century classroom.
      My Resources:
      Computer DVD Player
      (school provided) Speakers (old player from home)
      (purchased for $10)
    • Along with my computer, speakers, and DVD Player I also collected other items to complete my setup:
      Projector Wii & Wii Fit
      (Borrowed from the Office) (Wrote a Grant for both)
      (Found various cords and adapters in the tech storage room at school)
    • Using the adapters and cords I was able to network my computer, DVD player, and Wii system all into my projector to utilize 3 avenues of source information.
      Projector
      DVD
      Wii
      Computer
    • I could now Display nearly unlimited material to my class via the Projector
      Powerpoints
      Skype/Webcams
      YouTube Videos
      Digital Books
      Class quizzes
      Virtual Museums
      Class Blog
      Online Encyclopedias
      History Channel Vids
      Educational Games
      Educational Simulations
      Educational Software
      News reports
      Movies/ Documentaries
      Podcasts/ Webcasts
      Class to Class chats
      Webquests
      And much, much more!
    • Integrating Technology Hardware
      From my setup additional hardware could be added to increase viability for Distance Ed, Word Processing & Educational Software
      Including:
      Document Cams
      iPads/iPods
      SmartBoards
      Netbooks
      Sound Systems
      Clickers
    • Connecting a PAN to a LAN
      The educational technology hardware networked together in my classroom creates a Personal Area Network (PAN)
      Example of a LAN that could be used at a high school.
      Basu, U. (Designer). (2009). Lan (local area network). [Web]. Retrieved from
      http://ep6network.blogspot.com/2009/04/lan-local-area-network-definition-local.html
      The PAN I created is also hardwired into my school’s Local Area Network (LAN) for internet, printing, storage and overall increased viability.
    • Local Area Network at School
      Advantages:
      Speed
      Cost
      Security
      Email/Chat
      Flexible Access
      Resource Sharing
      Work Group Computing
      Centralized Software Management
      Disadvantages:
      • Expensive to Install
      • Requires Administrative Time
      • File Server May Fail
      • Cables may break or stop working
      • Must monitor security issues
      LAN
      Florida Center for Instructional Technology College of Education, University of South Florida.
      (Designer). (2009). What is a network?. [Web]. Retrieved from
      http://fcit.usf.edu/network/chap1/chap1.htm#WideAreaNetwork
    • 21st Century Ed Technology
      This is one example of how a teacher in a rural, lower socio-economic school with limited educational technology hardware (tvand vcr on a rolling cart) can transform an average classroom into a 21st century educational technology implemented classroomby utilizing the resources available via the LAN at school and then creating a PAN to complete the setup.