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Etech2

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

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