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Woodside Technology

  1. 1. Woodside Wolverines By Brandon Emerson Fierce About Technology
  2. 2. Media Magnet <ul><li>Woodside is a Magnet School for the arts and communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>four year program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires application </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Hardware & Software Available
  4. 4. Magnet Technology <ul><li>Hardware </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Video Camera </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Camera </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video editing software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dreamweaver </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Technology in the Classroom <ul><li>TV </li></ul><ul><li>Overheads </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers have laptops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethernet ports in classrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Library Technology <ul><li>Open Computer Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Power Mac Used for Cataloging </li></ul><ul><li>Printers </li></ul><ul><li>Scanner </li></ul><ul><li>Side Classrooms with various hardware to check out </li></ul>
  7. 7. How Do I Get More? <ul><li>Sign-out procedure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generally sign-out hardware a week in advance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign-ups for Labs up to two weeks in advance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cooperation Among teachers makes sign-out procedures easier </li></ul>
  8. 8. Hardware To Check Out <ul><li>Frequently Checked Out: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VCR and DVD Players </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projectors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rarely Checked out: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart Boards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analog Video Recorders </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Labs <ul><li>Math Lab in the library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used very infrequently </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PLATO, MATLAB </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Three other labs around the school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used on a daily basis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reserved up to two weeks in advance </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Standard Computer Package <ul><li>Microsoft Office </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Word, Excel, PowerPoint, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access, Outlook, FrontPage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Media Editing Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows Movie Maker </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Firewalled with SurfControl </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administration v. Student Subnets </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Teacher Software <ul><li>Grading/Attendance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eSIS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teacher Laptops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard software package </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cannot install new software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Need software CD and serial/key </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Funding for Technology
  13. 13. Budgeting for Newport News <ul><li>Budget for Newport News School District </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not specific to one school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools take as they need </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tech Department exists outside of Woodside </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oversees technology in schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approves transactions based around technology </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Getting New Tech <ul><li>Teachers talk to the lead teacher of their given department </li></ul><ul><li>Lead teacher sends proposal to the Tech Department </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tests suggested software/hardware to see if it is compatible or appropriate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Once tested, the Tech Department sends the software/hardware to the school </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Using Technology During Instruction
  16. 16. Teacher Training <ul><li>Everyone required to meet TSIP standards </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers required to take technology courses every few years </li></ul>
  17. 17. Tech in the Classroom <ul><li>All three computer labs used on a daily basis </li></ul><ul><li>One of the most popular uses are based around research and exploration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mostly internet-based </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Math-specific technology used: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PLATO, MATLAB, calculators </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Examples of MATLAB Uses
  19. 19. IT Department
  20. 20. Woodside IT Responsibilities <ul><li>Install new software or hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Keep network updated and working properly </li></ul><ul><li>Minor maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Contacted via e-mail or work-order request </li></ul>
  21. 21. Organization
  22. 22. Overall Impressions
  23. 23. Making Technology Work <ul><li>Need two components to make tech work efficiently </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proper implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proper support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Woodside cannot find the balance as well as they should </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mostly due to lack of support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of Communication </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Tech Success <ul><li>Student interests maximized when tech is used properly </li></ul><ul><li>Online SOL Testing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher test scores </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Barriers <ul><li>Bureaucracy </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers do not have the power to make decisions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Committees very slow </li></ul></ul><ul><li>People making decisions are removed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not know what is going on or what is best for certain programs </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. You thought you knew… You might think you know a lot about Woodside, but take the quiz to find out! Click the answer you think is correct! Click Here
  27. 27. Question 1: <ul><li>What is the magnet program for at Woodside High School? </li></ul>a) Math & Technology b) Biological Sciences c) Arts & Communication
  28. 28. Sorry! <ul><li>That was not the correct response, click below to try again </li></ul>Try Again
  29. 29. Correct! <ul><li>Click the link below to go to the next question </li></ul>Next Question
  30. 30. Question 2: <ul><li>What is the major math software used at Woodside? </li></ul>a) PLATO b) MATLAB c) Both
  31. 31. Correct! <ul><li>You know as much about Woodside as you thought! </li></ul>Finish Quiz
  32. 32. Special Thanks to Interviewee <ul><li>Tech Support Specialist for Woodside </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware, software & network support </li></ul></ul>