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Etech

  1. 1. Transforming the Classroom from Traditional to Digital.
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>Presenters: </li></ul><ul><li>Angela Smith – Curriculum Director </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew Smith – Technology Director </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Martin – Social Studies Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Shane Hamilton – Social Studies Teacher </li></ul>
  3. 3. SCHOOL INFORMATION <ul><li>45 Miles east of Cleveland </li></ul><ul><li>Rural / Suburban Setting </li></ul><ul><li>3700 Students </li></ul><ul><li>5 Buildings – High School, Middle School, 3 Elementary Schools </li></ul><ul><li>$7,800 per pupil spending </li></ul><ul><li>30% Free and Reduced Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>4 Computer labs in High School </li></ul>
  4. 4. Digital Learning? WHY? HOW?
  5. 5. Philosophy <ul><li>21 st Century Learning Skills </li></ul><ul><li>“ We are more than the test” </li></ul><ul><li>The World is Flat </li></ul><ul><li>Technology in the Classroom </li></ul>
  6. 6. THE FIRST STEPS AP HISTORY
  7. 7. <ul><li>2007 – 2008 School Year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intro to Blackboard in Fall 07 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Place to host Powerpoint presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Winter Break – Chapter Experiment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second Semester – Total hub of the class . </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. NEVER TURNED BACK……
  9. 9. Goal for the 08 – 09 School Year: REFINE DEFINE EXPAND
  10. 10. Why Blackboard ?
  11. 11. <ul><ul><li>Class schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SAVED lesson plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-homework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><ul><li>Discussion Boards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post Videos for enrichment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location to post student enrichment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Powerpoints </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bubbl.us </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Animoto’s </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Writeboard collaborations </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. AP ACHIEVEMENTS
  14. 14. <ul><ul><li>95 % Paperless classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WEB 2.0 enrichment activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring semester 09 – Online Class – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blackboard / posterous.com / chats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiment for 2010 - Google Wave…. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Lessons Learned
  16. 16. <ul><li>Googled “Web 2.0 Teachers” </li></ul><ul><li>Trial / Error / Flexibility </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>AP as guinea pigs </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard into Regular classes </li></ul><ul><li>Key in Differentiated Instruction </li></ul>
  18. 18. MORE DIGITAL BABYSTEPS
  19. 19. GLOBALIZATION OF THE WORLD ECONOMY <ul><li>2008 introductory, upperclassmen </li></ul><ul><li>The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0, Project, & Computer oriented. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>2008 – 2009 School Year </li></ul><ul><li>First used Blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.globalizationworldeconomy.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.mrhamiltonglobalization.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>PROS & CONS </li></ul>
  21. 21. EVEN MORE DIGITAL BABYSTEPS
  22. 22. <ul><li>2009 – 2010 School Year </li></ul><ul><li>TRANSISTION TO WIKISPACES </li></ul><ul><li>www.globalizedham2.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>PROS & CONS </li></ul>
  23. 23. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
  24. 24. Computer Stations = Reduced Cost <ul><li>Quad Core Processor </li></ul><ul><li>4 Gigabytes of RAM </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Video Cards – DVD, TVs, Projectors </li></ul><ul><li>X550 Cards – 1 computer becomes 11 independent stations </li></ul>
  25. 25. Total Cost (approx ) = $1400 !!
  26. 26. Where to start?
  27. 27. Mothership Sites <ul><li>Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul>
  28. 28. Easy Web 2.0 <ul><li>Bubbl.US </li></ul><ul><li>Animoto.com </li></ul><ul><li>Wordle.net </li></ul><ul><li>Pixton.com </li></ul><ul><li>Xtimeline.com </li></ul>
  29. 29. THE FUTURE Any Questions?
  30. 30. www.MLSETECH.wikispaces.com <ul><li>This Presentation (Updated) </li></ul><ul><li>Presenters Email Addresses </li></ul><ul><li>Links to Sites Used </li></ul>

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