Technology Report 2007 Claudia Estrada February 6, 2007.
Agenda <ul><li>Equipment and infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>What do we do with what we have?  Curriculum and projects, p...
Equipment and infrastructure <ul><li>CAGNet: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fiber optic backbone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Switche...
Equipment and infrastructure <ul><ul><li>11 laser printers located in administrative offices, sections´offices, computer l...
Equipment and infrastructure <ul><ul><li>6 digital cameras in HS, MS, and ES computer labs, Library and Technology office....
Software <ul><li>Microsoft Campus Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>File maker V. 8.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Windows 2003 server </li...
Staffing, projects and professional development <ul><li>5 full time teachers, 1 shared between ES and MS. </li></ul><ul><l...
Staffing, projects and professional development <ul><li>Keyboarding with NEO´s. </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development...
Investment of Tech. funds
Plans for the future <ul><li>Mac lab implementation for ALA, EC and digital video editing </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Int...
Plans for the future <ul><li>Mac lab implementation for ALA, EC and digital video editing </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Int...
Plans for the future <ul><li>Totally implement the use of a help desk, printing records and quotas, online reservation sys...
Question:  Should we become a laptop school? <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student centered learning approach <...
Compared with others <ul><li>ICT service survey.  Schools in Europe, Africa, India, Middle and Far East, South America. </...
“ We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors...”   -Lyndon B. Jo...
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TECHNOLOGY REPORT 2007

  1. 1. Technology Report 2007 Claudia Estrada February 6, 2007.
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Equipment and infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>What do we do with what we have? Curriculum and projects, professional development </li></ul><ul><li>How do we invest our Tech funds? Percentages </li></ul><ul><li>What are the plans for the future? Strategic plan, budget 2007-2008, Mac lab proposal </li></ul><ul><li>Compared with others, how are we doing? AASCA schools, Graded, Tampico, Berkeley </li></ul>
  3. 3. Equipment and infrastructure <ul><li>CAGNet: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fiber optic backbone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Switches in all buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network connections in every room and office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless access in section offices, central offices, Library area, HS labs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 servers, 2 in rack </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>291 PC´s, 38 laptops, 19 Macintosh </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Equipment and infrastructure <ul><ul><li>11 laser printers located in administrative offices, sections´offices, computer labs and Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 scanners in computer labs and Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13 multimedia projectors for the sections and Library plus one in the Auditorium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 smartboards in the Library, Elementary lab and Middle School lab and one mimio </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Equipment and infrastructure <ul><ul><li>6 digital cameras in HS, MS, and ES computer labs, Library and Technology office. 12 digital cameras more recently given to EC and ES classrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 digital video cameras </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robotics lab, mobile lab and NEO cart. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yearly replacement plan for equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computers used for education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>242 PC´s, 30 laptops and 18 Macintosh 88% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ratio 5 students per computer </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Software <ul><li>Microsoft Campus Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>File maker V. 8.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Windows 2003 server </li></ul><ul><li>Educational software titles including applications such as Macromedia, Photoshop, Freehand, Flash, Inspiration and Kidspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Fortiguard </li></ul><ul><li>McAfee </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Atlas </li></ul><ul><li>EBSCO, Noodletools, Reading AtoZ, Unitedstreaming </li></ul><ul><li>Updated website </li></ul>
  7. 7. Staffing, projects and professional development <ul><li>5 full time teachers, 1 shared between ES and MS. </li></ul><ul><li>4 full time technicians, 1 network administrator and Technology Coordinator. </li></ul><ul><li>We are a self sufficient school, no outsourcing except for warranty claims. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated projects using Internet, Blackboard, educational software and others. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Staffing, projects and professional development <ul><li>Keyboarding with NEO´s. </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development includes Photoshop, videoediting, using technology resources such as Blackboard and Unitedstreaming, Is it a good source?, project base learning, orientation for new teachers, robotics for ICT teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent communication and planning between Technology Coordinator and Library Coordinator . </li></ul>
  9. 9. Investment of Tech. funds
  10. 10. Plans for the future <ul><li>Mac lab implementation for ALA, EC and digital video editing </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Integration specialist shared between EC and ES </li></ul><ul><li>Explore and propose applications that enhance our programs, define a technology plan for the next 3 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Continue with Professional Development for teachers in order to implement excellent technology integration practices (project based learning, online learning, information literacy skills, high level thinking skills, etc.) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Plans for the future <ul><li>Mac lab implementation for ALA, EC and digital video editing </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Integration specialist shared between EC and ES </li></ul><ul><li>Explore and propose applications that enhance our programs, define a technology plan for the next 3 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Continue with Professional Development for teachers in order to implement excellent technology integration practices (project based learning, online learning, information literacy skills, high level thinking skills, etc.) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Plans for the future <ul><li>Totally implement the use of a help desk, printing records and quotas, online reservation system </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Blackboard as a secure powerful communication tool among school community members </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the software and hardware inventory, storage practices, and back up system </li></ul><ul><li>Implement remote access </li></ul><ul><li>Explore options and improve classroom network connections </li></ul><ul><li>Acquire a new grading application that will allow more communication with parents and online publication of grades </li></ul><ul><li>Become a laptop school? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Question: Should we become a laptop school? <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student centered learning approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased students engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anytime, anywhere learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Concerns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network in the classrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students may misuse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We don’t know the implications of going in that direction. Further investigation is needed. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Compared with others <ul><li>ICT service survey. Schools in Europe, Africa, India, Middle and Far East, South America. </li></ul><ul><li>Headnet Technology survey. AAIE discussion list. </li></ul><ul><li>Other similar schools (Graded, Berkeley, Tampico, EAS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of PC’s: ratio 1:4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staffing: between 9 and 11 including teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Servers: 9 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>% of operational budget devoted to IT 4-5% </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. “ We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors...” -Lyndon B. Johnson

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