eCLASS
& BYOD
2013-2014
Teaching and
Learning Initiatives
What is eCLASS?
 Digital Content, Learning, Assessment &
Support System
 Picture an umbrella with all our current
resour...
What is eCLASS for Students?
 Students can access assignments and
academic help anytime, online.
 Digital Tools to expan...
GCPS Student Portal
 Students have access to a wide variety of
digital resources at school & at home
 Content is varied ...
GCPS Student Portal
eCLASS
BYOD 2013-2014
 Bring Your Own Device is a popular and
expanding phenomenon in American
schools.
 Our data indicate many...
What kind of access will
students have?
 Internet access similar to what they have
when they log on to a school computer
...
Which device is best?
 FIRST – we can not recommend, or
endorse, a device for your family, but we
can share some informat...
Common devices
 Apple: iPad, iPad mini, iPod Touch, iPhone
 B&N: Nook HD
 Google: Nexus 7
 Kindle: Fire, Fire HD
 Mic...
iPad/iPad mini
17%
iPhone
5%
iPod Touch
21%
Galaxy
Tab
5%
Kindle Fire
23%
Nook
7%
Nexus 7
3%
Laptop
5%
Other Smartphone
4%...
Considerations
 Price
 Risk of loss or damage
 Data (saving, storage space, data plan)
 Ruggedness (protective case)
...
Preparing Your Student
 Can your student do the following
independently?
 Turn the device on and off
 Adjust the volume...
Preparing Your Device
 Suggested for ALL grades
 Drawing app (any free with ability to save photo)
 Response app (Socra...
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Presentation for Harbins Elementary School in Dacula, GA about the GCPS eClass initiative and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Information about the overall program, student access, and device suggestions for parents.

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  1. 1. eCLASS & BYOD 2013-2014 Teaching and Learning Initiatives
  2. 2. What is eCLASS?  Digital Content, Learning, Assessment & Support System  Picture an umbrella with all our current resources underneath it along with new resources and applications to enhance student engagement and the teaching and learning process eCLASS
  3. 3. What is eCLASS for Students?  Students can access assignments and academic help anytime, online.  Digital Tools to expand the walls of the classroom, including the Student Portal  Digital resources that foster collaboration  Technology to nurture creativity & innovation, including BYOD eCLASS
  4. 4. GCPS Student Portal  Students have access to a wide variety of digital resources at school & at home  Content is varied based on grade level and courses student is enrolled in  Login through the Student Portal on the Harbins Elementary Website eCLASS
  5. 5. GCPS Student Portal eCLASS
  6. 6. BYOD 2013-2014  Bring Your Own Device is a popular and expanding phenomenon in American schools.  Our data indicate many students have access to technology outside of school – which we tell them to turn off when they arrive in class.  How can we use this technology to ENHANCE quality instruction? eCLASS
  7. 7. What kind of access will students have?  Internet access similar to what they have when they log on to a school computer  We will have some school-owned devices in classrooms.  Devices may not have all the software students are used to, and all websites don’t run correctly on all devices.
  8. 8. Which device is best?  FIRST – we can not recommend, or endorse, a device for your family, but we can share some information to help inform your decision-making. (handout)  Teachers will share some specific advice for you at each grade level
  9. 9. Common devices  Apple: iPad, iPad mini, iPod Touch, iPhone  B&N: Nook HD  Google: Nexus 7  Kindle: Fire, Fire HD  Microsoft: Surface, Surface RT  Samsung: Galaxy Tab 2  Also: smartphones, netbooks, and laptops!
  10. 10. iPad/iPad mini 17% iPhone 5% iPod Touch 21% Galaxy Tab 5% Kindle Fire 23% Nook 7% Nexus 7 3% Laptop 5% Other Smartphone 4% Other Tablet 10% BYOD - Devices at Harbins: February 1, 2013
  11. 11. Considerations  Price  Risk of loss or damage  Data (saving, storage space, data plan)  Ruggedness (protective case)  Size & clarity of screen display  Response time  Operating system  Plays Adobe Flash?  Keyboard  Memory required  Battery life  Available apps
  12. 12. Preparing Your Student  Can your student do the following independently?  Turn the device on and off  Adjust the volume  Open & close Apps  Go to settings & select a Wi-Fi network  Launch & navigate the Web browser  Bookmark websites to the home screen and access bookmarks  Take a screenshot & access the photo library  Take a video and access the video library
  13. 13. Preparing Your Device  Suggested for ALL grades  Drawing app (any free with ability to save photo)  Response app (Socrative, etc.)  Suggested for K-2 – see link below  Suggested for 3-5 – see link below

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