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A presentation designed specifically for parents sharing how and why technology should be in the classroom. The presentation invites parents to have their children participate in the 1 to 1 BYOD …

A presentation designed specifically for parents sharing how and why technology should be in the classroom. The presentation invites parents to have their children participate in the 1 to 1 BYOD initiative at Muir Lake School. Presented in the spring of 2013.

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  • purpose of presentation - share year 1 of initiative - implementing 1 to 1 BYOD in school - the thinking behind why we are doing this - implementation process - invite some feedback, questions etc. Goal: to have all of our grade 4-9 classes having access to their own device in every class when it is the best tool for learning - started only with grade 4 and 9 - ready to make jump to all of our grades
  • What is 1 to 1?
  • - Share briefly the process of how we started - this is the model we used to implement the 1:1 initiative and are continuing to use as we move forward
  • link to implementation plan on Google Doc - this doc has links to a bunch of information and research that we used to build our plan
  • Charlene: started with surveys - Planning & Implementation Team - created small group of parents, admin, teachers, and students - asked people who were for and against the idea - wanted all perspectives - links on Google Doc
  • more information and guiding questions on Google doc
  • presentation and information link on Google doc
  • - case study prepared by Charlene Daub and Kelly Arnold https://docs.google.com/a/psdblogs.ca/document/d/1BiaCfOMVj4Ib6y51Slhv67iXM1kA7-7I6IHHc1MM4tc/edit# https://docs.google.com/a/psdblogs.ca/document/d/1vgdOhPLesdNq1g_XfoUsHWX96mi-HrNtW5Kf8vYcuB8/edit#heading=h.b354tafygtt0
  • - surveyed our students who are participating in 1:1 learning community - will be sharing their voice throughout the presentation
  • Why 1 to 1? - want to give the thinking behind it first before I get into the details of the implementation process
  • - Jobs exist today that didn ’ t exist a couple years ago - we are preparing our children/students for jobs that don ’ t exist yet and to solve problems that we don ’ t know are problems yet
  • - our job as teachers and educators is to open every door of opportunity for the students future - build the skills they need to succeed - our world is 1:1 - If our schools aren ’ t - our schools are in danger of becoming irrelevant
  • I see this as a problem - not only will we not do our students justice in preparing them for their future - they themselves will begin to see school as irrelevant
  • our schools should reflect our world that we live in - if not we are closing doors of opportunity for our students in their future instead of preparing them for it
  • - This initiative is not about putting technology in the students hands for the sake of technology - we don ’ t need the technology acting like an expensive notebook - it is about building skills that they need
  • - we can accomplish this and prepare our students for the future better in a 1 to 1 learning community - increased access makes the technology invisible - this initiative is about access to technology for when it is the best tool for the learning activity - when go to lab once or twice a week - more about technology and less about skills - 1 to 1 is more about the skills and less about the technology
  • - we started with a “ learning first ” approach - what exactly do we want our students to be able to do?
  • - we wanted out students using Google Apps - we wanted them building their own learning portfolios - we want our students ’ portfolio to begin in kindergarten - continue to develop it all the way through grade 12 - when they leave - export it and they have a digital portfolio chronicling their learning journey
  • example student template of portfolio - multiple mediums - video, audio (sound cloud) etc.
  • - demonstrates growth and learning over time - ie. don ’ t notice losing weight until you see before and after picture - student confidence - believe that they can learn because they see growth - teachers can readily see - helps with transition year to year - parents can more readily access what is happening in the classroom
  • Access to 1:1 technology in class is important to build the literacy skills our students need in today ’ s world
  • Literacy is no longer just reading and writing - it is changing - Link on Google Doc - http://www.ncte.org/positions/statements/21stcentdefinition
  • Quick Link or link on Google Doc to read full article
  • we want students participating in learning communities that extend beyond 4 walls of classroom
  • Learning communities should extend beyond the 4 walls of the classroom - Can include anyone. Teachers, students, parents - people all over the world
  • - huge part of learning community is parents - my daughter ’ s first day of kindergarten - interesting because I am gaining perspective as father with child in school - not just educator - conversation - what did you learn in school today? - I forget, nothing, played with friends, etc. - My first parent teacher interview as a parent - teacher showed me this video
  • Classroom Blogs - many started this year - all about expanding classroom learning community - Mrs. Matsuba - http://www.psdblogs.ca/smatsuba/2012/11/16/another-5-little-pumpkins/
  • - expanding to student portfolios as well - build a more personal learning community - increase insight and interaction with parents - Student blog/portfolio gives authentic audience - if students doing it just for teacher - want to do it “ good enough ” - doing it for real audience - want it to be good - Kathryn ’ s blog grade 9 MLS - Language Arts Category - http://www.psdblogs.ca/kathrynh3685/category/language-arts/
  • - not limited to just text - video, audio, pictures etc. - Audio recordings - reading, French etc. - Sound Cloud - http://bit.ly/YPEEl2
  • - tons of tools online to engage students in learning - interactive poster - parents get transparent look into work - transition from year to year - see growth - Nakia ’ s Blog - grade 9 MLS - http://www.psdblogs.ca/nakiah3594/
  • Student blog - Tyler ’ s grade 8 MLS - http://www.psdblogs.ca/tylerc3959/2012/12/04/my-lego-stop-motion/ - opportunity to use different mediums, explore other talents, passions, hobbies, ideas
  • google apps - tracking sheet - privacy control - students fill it out themselves - reflection on learning - access anytime, anywhere for parents - link to blog portfolio
  • - in our busy world with our busy schedules - technology used properly, can create powerful learning communities - it fosters transparent learning and can empower active participation in a way that we haven ’ t experienced in the past
  • - As educators and parents we need to be constantly improving and working towards this common goal - Technology has a huge role to play in this partnership between parents, school and students
  • - something we need to continue to communicate and work together to improve - parent workshops - learning opportunities for parents to greater understand what we are doing at the school
  • We want our students to collaborate
  • The notion of mind your own business learning is irrelevant - “ eyes on your own paper, no talking, - that is not how business, jobs work - it is not how innovation happens
  • putting technology in the kids hands doesn ’ t change this - if all they do is use computer as a word processor - there is no difference
  • - Should use technology to transform teaching and learning practice - collaboration, communication, problem solving - move from MYOB Learning to Learning Communities
  • - learning communities are built on the transparent sharing of learning and ideas
  • - Caine's Arcade - YouTube http://bit.ly/QbjjmP - Critical thinking, creativity, Innovation is obvious - story was shared via Social Media - inspired and connected people from around the world to the idea - brought people together as a learning community
  • [twitter] Caine's Arcade - YouTube http://bit.ly/QbjjmP [/twitter] - shared all over the world - inspired other classes, teachers & students - MLS participated in this project
  • - Mrs. Dickson shared this on her blog - kid ’ s thoughts about the projects - could even extend to kids blogging about their projects - parents and others commenting - extend the learning and engage learning community further
  • grade 5 student in our school - write a story and share with others - give feedback, edit and revise together - learn from one another - authentic audience - not just the teacher reading it
  • - There are good ideas, and then there are good ideas that make it easier to have other good ideas. - building a network, collaborating and sharing is essential for innovation
  • - innovation is all about creating - producing new ideas - We want our students creating not just consuming information - the internet is not a textbook
  • - more and more people are not just consuming content on the web - they consume and then they produce - it is how innovation and creativity happens - inspired by something - collaborate with others - produce innovative ideas and content - YouTube stat - over 72 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute
  • - fuels innovation - building on one another ’ s ideas - powerful motivator - sharing ideas and work transparently - connecting our students in learning communities - authentic audience - ie. What do I have to do to get the mark I want? vs. when work is viewed by audience - students want to do their best
  • - we surveyed the students who participated in this initiative to get their feedback
  • Muir Lake Students talk about 1:1 experience 2012/2013
  • - We are inviting everybody grade 4-9 to participate - Not mandatory
  • $$$ - We know that 1:1 learning communities is best for learning - don ’ t want money to be a limitation if we as parents and teachers believe this is best for our kids - don ’ t need to go and buy a new one if you already have one that your child could use - supply list - school can ’ t afford to buy everybody laptops but we do already have some - if $ is only obstacle for your child to participate in this, we invite you to come and talk with myself or Karen
  • - important to have common platform so teachers and students could utilize technology effectively - Laptop - most diverse and robust tool for creating - Google Chrome - home syncing features - free - works perfectly with division initiatives - regardless of device students operating from a common platform
  • - Chromebook - cost effective - domain management - not mandatory - School orders it and parent reimburse at cost
  • - Chromebook for Education - we handle support with direct access to Google - domain management
  • FAQ - answer to more questions that came up this year
  • Transcript

    • 1. Building 1-to-1 LearningBuilding 1-to-1 LearningCommunitiesCommunitiesMuir Lake SchoolMuir Lake School#muirlake
    • 2. One personal electronicdevice for every student inevery class
    • 3. Input &FeedbackResearchEvaluationPlanDevelopmentPreparationImplementation1-to-1 Implementation Plan
    • 4. Research• What does the current research say?• How are other schools doing it?• How will we sell the vision? How will wecommunicate to the community?• What are the obstacles?• Budget?• Timeline?Implementation Plan bit.ly/MLSplan
    • 5. • Parent SurveyQuick Link:bit.ly/PARENTsurveyPlanning &ImplementationTeamStudent Survey QuickLink:bit.ly/STUDENTsurvey
    • 6. Plan Development• Teacher preparation and professional development?• Learning spaces?• Online resources?• Device recommendation? Common platform?• IT support? WiFi Access Points?• Support Documentation?• Anticipated concerns?
    • 7. Preparation• Hosted Parent Information Sessions(Quick Link - bit.ly/PARENTinfo)• Student Information & Conversations• Teacher PD• Information & Documentation on School Blog &Social Media• Ordering process
    • 8. Implementation• Tech support? (StudentTechTeam, Google AppsNinja Dojo, Google, Division Help Desk)• Ongoing Community Communication? (school blog,classroom blogs, student portfolios, video, ParentWorkshops)• Device Distribution?
    • 9. Evaluation• Anecdotal Evidence• Student, Parent,Teacher Feedback• Case Studies• Academic Achievement Impact• Student Engagement and Motivation Impact• Collaboration Impact
    • 10. Who took the survey?
    • 11. Our children are participating ina global market in a rapidlychanging world
    • 12. • Quick Link bit.ly/worldbyod
    • 13. 1958 Classroom
    • 14. The ClassroomToday
    • 15. They don’tlook thatdifferent
    • 16. Future Preparation
    • 17. Mission of 1-to-1 Learning CommunitiesOur Students will innovate, collaborate, andbe highly motivated about their learning
    • 18. In 1-to-1 Learning Communities ourstudents will...• use technology to learn• improve problem solving skills• improve information fluency• think critically• collaborate• learn any place, at any time• innovate• be motivated and engaged about learning• learn how to participate safely as a digital citizen
    • 19. Alberta Education Competency Wheel
    • 20. 1:1 Learning“This year, I feel so much more into learning. I actually want to come toschool and learn about everything that much more. I feel like I’m a partof something.”Grade 9 Student, Muir Lake School
    • 21. Learning FirstWhat exactly do we want ourstudents to be able to do?
    • 22. PSD Initiatives•Google Apps for Education•Digital PortfoliosMore Information Quick Link bit.ly/PSDtech
    • 23. Quick Link bit.ly/GSStemplate
    • 24. Student Portfolios & Learning Growth
    • 25. Changing Literacy
    • 26. Quick Link bit.ly/LITchange
    • 27. Learning CommunitiesExtend student learning beyond the 4 walls of the classroomOriginal Image cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo by lumaxart: http://flickr.com/photos/lumaxart/2137735924/
    • 28. A learning communityis a group of peoplewho actively learntogether and fromeach other
    • 29. Technology is adoorway into theclassroom thattranscends time andspace making thelearning transparent
    • 30. "In this complex world, it takes more than agood school to educate children. And ittakes more than a good home. It takesthese two major educational institutionsworking together." Dorothy Rich, Author ofMegaskills.
    • 31. PARENTS AS PART OFLEARNING COMMUNITY
    • 32. Collaborate
    • 33. “Learning” and “Sharing”are synonymous.Original From:http://www.flickr.com/photos/gracewong/312922826
    • 34. This is not the wisdom of the crowd, but thewisdom of someone in the crowd. It’s not thatthe network itself is smart; it’s that theindividuals get smarter because they’reconnected to the network.Steven JohnsonOriginal from:http://www.flickr.com/photos/ausnahmezustand/7624312056/
    • 35. Collaboration“Also my class would share study notes so we would learn newideas and concepts from not only our teachers, but my classmatesas well.”Grade 9 Student, Muir Lake School
    • 36. CreateProduction vs. Consumption
    • 37. Creativity & Innovation“There is more potential and greater possibilities forwhat you can do with this.”Grade 4 Student, Muir Lake School
    • 38. There is no limit to innovation when we share.
    • 39. Student Engagement“Using technology is so much better. I think it’s better and makes learning more fun. Class is never boringwith technology. we’re always trying new thing. It’s more flexible, and we are much more creative. Thereare so many more different ways that we can show our understanding of each principle using technology.It’s not the same dreary, bland things over and over again.”Grade 9 Student, Muir Lake School
    • 40. StudentVoiceWhat else did the students say?
    • 41. Learning“Using technology within the classroom has helped me so much inmy everyday learning.”Grade 9 Student, Muir Lake School
    • 42. Critical thinking“Using our own devices helps us to see the world in a largerpicture.There is so much out there on the internet, and we areconstantly teaching ourselves to think critically.Weve developed somany different online skills.These skills include thinking criticallyabout any information you find.”Grade 9 Student, Muir Lake School
    • 43. Organization“There are so many less papers. I dont lose very much because Idont have much to lose. Everything is on my laptop. I dont have totake all my books home everyday because I can just take mylaptop. It has everything that I need on it to study and do myhomework.”Grade 9 Student, Muir Lake School
    • 44. Digital Identity & Citizenship“It shows me how I have to be responsible about what I put out onthe internet because once it is out, it is out.  There is nothing that Ican do about what happens after that so always be careful aboutwhat I do and say when I am posting things online.  I have to becareful about how it will affect others.”Grade 9 Student, Muir Lake School
    • 45. 1:1 Impact
    • 46. Students’Voice
    • 47. Moving Forward“Having my device in class has made everything better.”Grade 9 Student, Muir Lake School
    • 48. The Next Step...• Grade 4-9 students to have access toa personal electronic device in everyclass to use whenever it is the besttool for the learning activity• Grade 4-9 1:1 learning communities
    • 49. Why BYOD?• Makes the technology invisible• Personalizes learning• Makes learning a part of students’ lives• Saves learning time• Student choice• It’s becoming the norm in the workplace• $$$
    • 50. BYOD Common PlatformBuild teacher and student capacityWant technology to be invisiblePrimary Device = Laptop (can bring other devices and manystudents do)Laptop Specifications:• Battery life of 3 hours• Google Chrome• Access WiFi and have reasonable processing speedRecommended Device: Chromebook
    • 51. Student Perspective On PrimaryDevice
    • 52. Why Chromebooks?8 hour battery life (will last the school day)15 second start time (no wasted class time logging on)Works perfectly with PSD initiatives (Google Apps andBlogs)Personalized virtual desktop (access bookmarks, apps,accounts, etc. from any device online, anywhere in theworld)“Cloud” based (lends itself to collaboration)
    • 53. How Do I Get A Chromebook?Chromebooks For Education• Price is $250 + $30 education support & domainmanagement• School orders and brings in for you at cost• Intent to purchase form on Muir Lake School BlogRetail store (Best Buy, Future Shop etc.)• Price is $250
    • 54. Questions & Comments?