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Jnv vizianagaram technology vision plan


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Jnv vizianagaram technology vision plan

  1. 1. JNV Vizianagaram recognizes that the use of technology plays an important role in improving thequality of instruction and is a tool for the entire learning community. Students graduating from JNVVizianagaram must possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed in anincreasingly complex, global, information-based society.Outcome on Student LearningBy graduation, students will have participated in a number of Internet-based learning activities andexplorations of complex problems that stimulate curiosity and logical thinking, build recognition ofrelationships and connections between subject areas, require students to synthesize information,produce a variety of report formats, and excite an interest in life-long learning. As outlined in the PUSDTechnology standards, students will be able to do the following before graduation:  Manage files and select storage media (hard drive, CD, ZIP, USB, etc.)  Understand the applications and impact of technology on the work world and environment  Manage information (bookmarks, address books)  Use technology-based simulations (stock market, probeware)  Apply productivity tools, and integrate applications (e.g., copying from Word to PowerPoint)  Use technology as a tool to communicate appropriately with peers, experts, teachers, and the communityGather, organize and synthesize information from Internet and online subscriptions. Apply informationliteracy skills to evaluate information for legitimacy, authority, and bias, and synthesize research to writereports, solve problems, make informed decisions, and support arguments.Communicate and collaborate with distance partners (other classrooms, other schools, other countries,etc.) through email, discussion boards, etc.Become informed and contributing citizens and community problem-solvers through technologyapplications. Projects will foster students’ basic computer skills so that students can learn and applyintermediate skills for the following CTAP areas:Word Processing – creating documents that include borders, bullets, headers, footers and graphics
  2. 2. Publishing – creating documents with multiple text columns, layering of text and graphics, layers ofobjects, and other elements of basic page designPresenting – creating and presenting multimedia presentations that include clip art, transitions.Students should also be able to print handouts, and sort and modify slides.Accessing data – understanding applications of data bases, especially in science and social science.Computing and Graphing – creating spreadsheets that contain formula cells; creating simple bar or piecharts.To complete their Computer Literacy requirement, students will be able to do the following, throughtest or approved class:InfrastructureJNV Vizianagaram has been wired to provide at least one network drops in every classroom. JNVVizianagaram currently has a Local Area Network (LAN) with a fiber optic backbone that enables allclassrooms to connect with the Wide Area Network (WAN), and the Internet. Internet connectivity isprovided via a T1 line that connects the PUSD WAN. All learning areas of JNV Vizianagaram are wired fornetwork and Internet connectivity. JNV Vizianagaram currently uses one network servers of offer sharedresources. Three classrooms and work areas have been wired with CAT5 for data, telephone, and videoand coaxial for TV. JNV Vizianagaram recognizes that it needs to upgrade its infrastructure on acontinual basis to meet existing and projected.HardwareJNV Vizianagaram hardware supports student learning, teaching, enhancement of curriculum, andimprovement of administrative duties. To ensure mastery of information literacy skills for all students,the following technology-based learning resources have been purchased and distributed throughout thelearning environment for use with the Standards Based Subject Curriculum.Multimedia computers and subject appropriate softwareAudio visual and computer check-out items for classroom use: Projecting devices, digital cameras, andother computer peripherals Individual teacher stations are provided for curriculum development,classroom management, and communication between student, teacher, parent and community Specificequipment, by department, meeting the following needs-assessment criteria:
  3. 3.  What are the equipment specifications and all pertinent details?  What are the budgetary considerations?  How will the equipment be used to support or enhance the curriculum?  Does this equipment meet or exceed District Guidelines?  Have the specifications for the equipment been reviewed and meet minimum standards?InventoryJNV Vizianagarams inventory of technology assets is maintained and updated using Intuits TrackItManagement System. Inventory is, also, supported by the Follet Library management system for thepurpose of checking out equipment and software for temporary use.Technology SupportJNV Vizianagaram committed to sustaining technology resources. PUSD currently provides technicalsupport and training through the Learning Support Services (LSS), Information Support Services (ISS),and Technology Support Services (TSS) departments. A qualified LAN Administrator from the TSSdepartment is assigned to JNV Vizianagaram for on-going support. Support by these departments isavailable beyond regular school hours, and remotely through the Wide Area Network (WAN). Additionalsupport time is available from TSS utilizing a roving LAN administrator and LAN administrator teams.LAN AdministratorThe LAN Administrator, assigned to PHS by the Technology Support Services department, is responsiblefor performing a variety of technical resource services in the installation, troubleshooting, andmaintenance of hardware and software and network. Coordination of software and support is providedto assure the smooth running of local and wide area network (LAN and WAN) operations. The LANadministrator trains users in the operation of LAN equipment, and facilitates the coordination ofnecessary staff development.The LAN administrator is an active participant in other assigned activities such as assisting withinventory duties, composing newsletters and bulletins, initiating purchase requisitions, and beingmember of the Technology committee.Software
  4. 4. Software will provide the vehicle necessary to further enhance students learning, taking intoconsideration levels of performance, and students with special needs and learning styles. Software willbe used to strengthen curriculum, prepare students for continuing education and employment, as wellas, support administrative services. Software will be evaluated in an ongoing manner.The staff and students utilize online resources to research information from newspapers, newswires,business journals and periodicals, as well as historical and scholarly documents. These resources supportclassroom instruction in virtually every subject area and are used by researchers to delve intocontemporary issues and events, and provide academics with rare historical documentation.The staff and students use online subscription resources for research information from newspapers,newswires, business journals and periodic also, as well as historical and scholarly documents. Theseresources support classroom instruction in virtually every subject area and are used by researchers todelve into contemporary issues and events, and provide academics with rare historical documentation.The JNV Vizianagaram e-Gradhalayam is an integral part of the learning process. The e-grandh will usetechnology to expand students access to information needed in the classroom and support literacygoals. This ensures that appropriate learning resources are available in all subject areas throughout theinstructional day including software, digital media, and hardware needed to meet class requirements.The library media teacher collaborates with classroom teachers about current assignments and researchprojects. Support is given to students on selection of appropriate resource materials including OPAC(online public access catalog), online subscription databases, and other digital resources.Proposed Technology NeedsJNV Vizianagaram will need to purchase additional items to expand and maintain the existing networkand support technology in the classrooms. Head office and Regional Office District computer guidelinesrequire new equipment be purchased with a 5 year warranty. Technology needs will include a 4 yearequipment replacement program to maintain a standard for equipment to support current student,staff, and administrative software needs.The Regional Office has identified an on-going need to replace and upgrade technology equipment on aregular, rotating basis. The districts replacement plan for JNV Vizianagaram School and specializedcurricular needs will be the driving forces in future acquisitions.Proposition U construction and renovation plans will generate requirements for infrastructure, wiringand hardware needs through the next 3 years.
  5. 5. Technology Integration At JNV VizianagaramPast & Current Technology Use School-Wide Projects Technology Use1. World Wide Web - Internet posting of grades and 1. Smart classrooms - Internet accessiblecurriculum multi-media computer work station(s)2. Word Processing - resumes, essays, reports, 2. CDs for read-along literature 3. Internet for Multi-media projects withbusiness letters graphics, text, sound and video3. Multi-media - slide presentations4. Desktop Publishing - newsletter, brochures, 4. Electronic portfolios added totimelines, posters, Poetry booklets, web pages, graphics assessment. 5. Multimedia carts with LCS projectionmanipulation available.5. Internet research 6. Access to Computer Lab for practice6. Web Quests with simulation software to enhance7. Digital camera and scanner for importing 7. test-taking applications: Spreadsheets, Computer skills. images used for problem solving, graphing8. Flex Cam - for projecting images programs for visualization. Word9. TV/VCR - viewing films processing with math symbols and10. Programmed Courseware for language statistics software added for instructiondevelopment11. Introduction to computers (all 9th graders) and practice. Students program14. Tape recorders - language development probabilities, use software to reinforce12. CD Textbookscomputer and peripherals and their functions,Identify parts of 8. Graphing calculators basic skills, and learn pre-calculus13. LAUSD net - email communication with processing, web 9.general computer operations, Keyboard, word Students will define research questions, applications.students in otherspreadsheet, e-mail, desktop publishingpages, database, countries locate, evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of15. Computer Graphics16. Web page design sources, and generate reports to be17. Computer programming published electronically.18. Pre-Engineering 10 Use portable laptops to use during lab
  6. 6. 19. Architectural Design (CAD) exercises and to record data on field20. 3-D Computer Graphics and Animation trips.21. Automotive Repair Technology 11 Observations and reports22. Computer Repair Technology using digital camera and video.23. Television and Film Production incorporatingcomputer technology into production.24. Reference materials online25. On-Line catalogExamples of Current Technology usage at JNV, Vizianagaram CampusThroughout the campus Administrators, Classified and Certificated staff is using technology to enhancecurriculum and job performance. Computer software that is being used:Antivirus and Antispyware i.e. Trend Micro, MS Antispyware, Norton,Library reference i.e. Gale Reference Learning PointGrading Programs, i.e. making the Grade Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XPWindows Vista Intranet and Internet e-mailSupport Specific software, 3-D Studio Max, Autodesk products, Adobe Products, MacromediaProducts, MS Office Suite-Broadband with Wi-Fi.Staff TrainingThe assistant principal in Charge of Technology is responsible for managing staff development inconjunction with the Staff Development TOSA (teacher on special assignment). The Staff DevelopmentTOSA and Regional Technology Trainer will be responsible for designing and implementing learningactivities for current and emerging technologies.ICT Training Plan Teacher/Staff Classroom/Site Technology Teacher/Staff Classroom Technology Courseware Tools Technology Tools1. Class specific - Attendance, grades, phone 1. Voicemail numbers, email, schedules, etc. emphasizing 2. File management and information storage communication with the learning community. options (CD, USB, ZIP, etc.) 3. Web based activities in the classroom
  7. 7. 2. Making the Grade - Grade book and 4. Integrating technology into curricular possible attendance management assignments for students emphasizing communication with the learning community. 5. Subject Specific Hardware 6. Word Processing and Desktop Publishing3. Learning Point - emphasizing grades 7. Presentation software, graphs and charts on line, assignments, class syllabus, and communication with the learning 8. Teaching students to solve problems community. using technology4. TIMS-Total Information Management 9. Developing classroom projects that System-emphasizing data collected for incorporate distance partners and group purpose of designing learning trends work5. Outlook email - emphasizing 10. Current electronic resources and how to communication with the learning teach students to evaluate and use them community. 11. Formatting Word documents in MLA style, including headers, pagination and Works6. File management - emphasizing Cited Novell, My Computer, and Windows Explore 12. Teaching electronic etiquette.7. Subject specific courseware8. School library digital resources; e.g. Gale, Noodle tools, OPACTechnology CoordinatorVice Principal in Charge of TechnologyChairperson of the Technology Committee  Have business and technical expertise necessary for project management, data collection and assessment  Have a wide range of knowledge of computers and applications  Seek input and participation from the staff, parents, students, Technology
  8. 8.  Committee District Technology support, and other community members to assure that the school-wide technology needs of JNV Vizianagaram are met  Be responsible for facilitating the technology committee meetings  Share the responsibility for data collection through surveys  Evaluate and recommend hardware and software to the technology committee  Present recommended purchases for upgrades and the on-going needs of technology to the Principal, Technology Committee  Facilitate the ordering of hardware and software  Facilitate the training of staff in the integration of technology into curriculum  Facilitate training of staff in use of new hardware and software  Assess and evaluate teacher involvement and use of hardware and software  Assess and evaluate student involvement, use and success of hardware and software.  Assist in the development, implementation, and refinement of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Vizianagaram Technology Plan.The Technology Committee meet happens once in every two months (at least) and is primarilyresponsible for troubleshooting technology related issues, the planning and modification of technology,planning staff development and updates to the school technology plan. The assistant principal in chargeof technology is responsible for facilitating these technology committee meetings.Technology Committee Members: Mr. M .V. Subba Rao Principal Mr. Suguna Kumari In Charge of Technology Mr. B. Uday Kumar PGT-Comp. Science - ( Teacher-LAN Administrator) Mr. R. V. Raghavendr Rao PGT Biology-(Technology Department Chair) Mr. R. P. Singh PGT-English (Computer Lab Incharge) Mr. U. Jaya Prakash PGT-Maths Mr. Vinay Obrol TGT-Science (Technology Instructor) Mr. G. Satynarayana LibrarianStaff and Administrative Involvement  Evaluate, update, and revise the Technology Plan.  Seek and utilize community resources.  Assist the staff in becoming proficient in the use of existing technology.
  9. 9.  Provide ongoing support and training to use the existing technology.  Seek advice from technical support teams, on-site, District, Business, Higher Education, and Parents.Parent and Community InvolvementThrough newsletters and school site web pages, parents are invited to get involved with the variousaspects of technology integration, as in participation on the Parent Teachers Council. Our communityoffers sustained support in the area of parent volunteers, PTC etc.Assessment ProcedureThe assessment of technology need and mapping with current academic requirement is theresponsibility of all technology committee members. An annual survey of teacher software knowledgeand use is given to the committee members at the end of each school year. This survey is tallied andtraining topics get centered on the software applications that need to be enhanced by further training.Staff Development projects are available on-line or on the PHS network server in a "Shared" Folder foraccess by other staff members.Conclusions and RecommendationsJNV Vizianagaram will continue to support its growth in the use of technology on the campus by:  Continuing to upgrade and enhance its hardware, software and network capabilities  Offering and assisting teachers in the use and integration of technology into the Class room curriculumProviding students opportunities to enhance their educational career through the use of applicationsoftware in the completion of assignments as mandated in the business environment.Benefits of New TechnologiesNew technologies continue to contribute to new methods of learning. Many learners regularly utilizemulti-tasking to complete assignments. The introduction of twenty four hour television news hascreated the expectation for instant information in brief relevant sections. The construction of newspages on screen is usually a combination of a live broadcast, menus for other news sections, ticker tapeinstant news messages, weather icons and live messaging options. Web sites have a similar feature withmany offering live streaming, Really Simple Syndication (RSS) to provide live updates to changingcontent on web sites, instant messaging, forums, and blogging.Considering these important factors about evolving learning styles, learning institutions (schools,colleges and local authorities) need to review their current practices and consider how they can
  10. 10. maximize the potential of the new technologies. Web 2.0 technologies refer to features that allowpeople to collaborate and share information online. A Web 2.0 site allows its users to interact with otherusers or to change website content. Web 2.0 technology includes social networking sites such as Facebook, video sharing sites such as You Tube and Teacher Tube, Wikis where many users create and editonline content, blogging sites such a Twitter where users can post thoughts and videos, mashups a webpage or application that uses and combines data, presentation or functionality from two or moresources to create new services, and folksomies where items are categorized by tags to facilitatesearching.Learning platforms (VLEs) which can be accessed at any time and from any location can provide a varietyof web 2.0 features that can support visual and auditory learning styles. The senior management teamof a school would need to have a clear vision of how they would wish to develop the web 2.0 features ofa Learning Platform (VLE) to support the learning environment. Following the theories of stakeholderengagement all staff would have to be involved in the development of the vision for a learning platform(VLE), with clear roles being identified for everyone involved. Training for all staff would be vital toensure that everyone had the skills and confidence to create resources and understand how to use themto support learning. There can be difficulties in convincing people that the time and effort to createthese new resources is worthwhile so schools may wish to consider a gradual approach to thedevelopment of a VLE. This may start with the development of resources for a specific year group or aspecific subject. The creation of a parents area on the VLE can encourage interaction with the siteand help to raise awareness about the how children would be using the resources to support theirlearning.Our School exploits key web 2.0 features through the use of the learning platform. Personal blogs andcollaborative wikis are developed by pupils in school and at home and the results can be shared withtheir classmates. Vokis (animated speaking avatars) can encourage even the most reluctant pupils torecord their thoughts. Interactive quizzes that can be accessed at any time can be created by theteacher to provide feedback to pupils. Forums and chat rooms can encourage discussion betweenpupils outside of school and can provide useful insight for the teacher.Continuing Professional Development (CPD) could be supported by video podcasts to exemplify goodpractice, forums to encourage discussion between professionals and blogs to provide the opportunityfor reflection. Video conferencing provides opportunity for real-time collaboration and sharing of goodpractice. Message boards including sites such as Wall Wisher areas for sharing ideas and web links. Work areas on the VLE where files could be uploaded anddownloaded, and the development of group Wikis could be used to encourage collaborative workingpractice. Communication and administration could be enhanced by the development of staff areas to
  11. 11. include meeting agendas and minutes, course dates and timings, lesson planning, research materialsand RSS feeds from relevant organizations.