Michelle Crabill, Technology Specialist  Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia
<ul><li>preK-3 Primary School </li></ul><ul><li>700+ students </li></ul><ul><li>3 preschool classes </li></ul><ul><li>8 ki...
 
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>In the beginning: </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>What? </li></ul><ul><li>When? </li></ul><ul><li>How? </...
<ul><li>“ I’ve spent time creating this site and no one goes.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The kids can’t go on, I have to put thi...
<ul><li>&quot;Why do I stand here? I stand on my desk to remind myself that we must constantly force ourselves to look at ...
<ul><li>To what extent does Blackboard create effective communication between staff, parents, and students and provide an ...
 
 
 
 
 
Blackboard site created by:  Miss Rhee,  2 nd  Grade Teacher  Kings Park Elementary
Blackboard site created by:  Tanya Siwik,  2 nd  Grade Teacher  Kings Park Elementary
 
 
 
 
Blackboard site created by:  Nancy Spaulding,  1 st  Grade Teacher  Kings Park Elementary
Blackboard site created by:  Nancy Spaulding,  1 st  Grade Teacher  Kings Park Elementary
Blackboard site created by:  Nancy Spaulding,  1 st  Grade Teacher  Kings Park Elementary
Blackboard site created by:  Nancy Spaulding,  1 st  Grade Teacher  Kings Park Elementary
Blackboard site created by:  Kathy Leith Kindergarten Teacher  Kings Park Elementary
Blackboard site created by:  Kathy Leith Kindergarten Teacher  Kings Park Elementary
Blackboard site created by:  Kathy Leith Kindergarten Teacher  Kings Park Elementary
 
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<ul><li>Remembering logins </li></ul><ul><li>Remembering passwords </li></ul><ul><li>Initially setting passwords </li></ul...
<ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiation </li></ul><ul><li>Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Word Banks </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Culture change </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude change </li></ul><ul><li>Model, model, model  </li></ul><ul><li>Encourag...
<ul><li>Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the m...
 
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Best of BbWorld 09: It's Elementary! A "Primary" Focus on the Use of Blackboard Solutions

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For a number of reasons, many K-12 districts are facing challenges implementing the use of Blackboard solutions in elementary schools, particularly for grades K-3. This deck outlines one K-3 school's implementation strategy and outcomes for teachers, students, and parents. Emphasis will be placed on primary student engagement and how the use of Blackboard technology and supported tools can contribute to early elementary instruction.

Students are ready to participate in the learning process. In many cases, students at a chronologically young age are more comfortable engaging with technology than their parents and teachers. This comfort level, if ignored, results in students with unmet expectations and does not empower them to take responsibility for part of their own learning. This presentation will focus on enabling classroom teachers to embrace technologies that clearly add value to each student's learning by actively engaging them in the learning and teaching process.

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Best of BbWorld 09: It's Elementary! A "Primary" Focus on the Use of Blackboard Solutions

  1. 1. Michelle Crabill, Technology Specialist Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia
  2. 2. <ul><li>preK-3 Primary School </li></ul><ul><li>700+ students </li></ul><ul><li>3 preschool classes </li></ul><ul><li>8 kindergarten classes </li></ul><ul><li>8 first grade classes </li></ul><ul><li>7 second grade classes </li></ul><ul><li>6 third grade classes </li></ul>
  3. 8. <ul><li>In the beginning: </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>What? </li></ul><ul><li>When? </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>Now: </li></ul><ul><li>What else? </li></ul>
  4. 9. <ul><li>“ I’ve spent time creating this site and no one goes.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The kids can’t go on, I have to put things up there for the parents.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ This is a waste of time!” </li></ul>
  5. 10. <ul><li>&quot;Why do I stand here? I stand on my desk to remind myself that we must constantly force ourselves to look at things differently. The world looks different from up here. If you don't believe it, try it. All of you. Take turns.&quot; -- Dead Poet's Society </li></ul>
  6. 11. <ul><li>To what extent does Blackboard create effective communication between staff, parents, and students and provide an avenue for teacher resources and instructional materials for use at school and at home? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  7. 17. Blackboard site created by: Miss Rhee, 2 nd Grade Teacher Kings Park Elementary
  8. 18. Blackboard site created by: Tanya Siwik, 2 nd Grade Teacher Kings Park Elementary
  9. 23. Blackboard site created by: Nancy Spaulding, 1 st Grade Teacher Kings Park Elementary
  10. 24. Blackboard site created by: Nancy Spaulding, 1 st Grade Teacher Kings Park Elementary
  11. 25. Blackboard site created by: Nancy Spaulding, 1 st Grade Teacher Kings Park Elementary
  12. 26. Blackboard site created by: Nancy Spaulding, 1 st Grade Teacher Kings Park Elementary
  13. 27. Blackboard site created by: Kathy Leith Kindergarten Teacher Kings Park Elementary
  14. 28. Blackboard site created by: Kathy Leith Kindergarten Teacher Kings Park Elementary
  15. 29. Blackboard site created by: Kathy Leith Kindergarten Teacher Kings Park Elementary
  16. 31. Photostory Image Resizer
  17. 32. <ul><li>Remembering logins </li></ul><ul><li>Remembering passwords </li></ul><ul><li>Initially setting passwords </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility at home </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of navigation </li></ul><ul><li>Parent access </li></ul>
  18. 33. <ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiation </li></ul><ul><li>Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Word Banks </li></ul><ul><li>Login Cards </li></ul><ul><li>Time to Access </li></ul>
  19. 34. <ul><li>Culture change </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude change </li></ul><ul><li>Model, model, model </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage teachers/students to take risks </li></ul><ul><li>Practice what you preach, staff use </li></ul><ul><li>Use a formative assessment tools </li></ul><ul><li>Use rubrics for assignments and content on blog to focus students </li></ul>
  20. 35. <ul><li>Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important. </li></ul><ul><li>- Bill Gates </li></ul>

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