FOCUS1. To have an overview of the Year 9 & 10 1:1 Netbook Program2. To consider some of the implications of these devices for: a. School b. My classroom teaching3. To formulate consistent approaches to using the devices4. To begin to consider applications for use in your classrooms
2012 215 Netbooks Allocated to all Year 9 and 10 students 24/7 – take home devices Students are expected to bring charged devices to school every day (timetable permitting!)Students will expect to use these devices in most classesTechnician employed that is dedicated to serving these devices
TIMELINE- POLICYAll policy documents to be developed in term 4 2011,in consultation with staff and curriculum committeeAll policy documents will go before School CouncilEducation Sub Committee in early December 2011
TIMELINE – STUDENTSDevices will only be issued to students once their parentshave attended an information evening and students andparents have signed the AUAParent evenings will be in the first 2 weeks of term 1, 2012Students will receive their netbook from week 3, 2012Random “health checks” will be conducted throughout the year.Devices may be recalled during the year for re-imagingAll students will return the netbooks in early December 2012.2013 will see Year 10 students issued the same netbook thatthey had in 2012. Year 9 students will receive the Year 10 2012netbook.
TIMELINE - STAFFEmployment of Technician in early term 4 to begin theprocessing of netbooksTeaching staff will have 2 PLT meetings dedicated tounderstanding the netbook program and consider netbook usein classrooms and curriculumTeaching staff will have faculty meeting and end of yearplanning time to plan for netbook use in curriculumTeachers should expect to have Netbooks in classes byweek 3 – 4 2012
STORAGE / SECURITYCovers School bags Theft an issue - Lockers locked! Responsible movement around the school Possibility of GetBusi software that enables school to control: • Social Networks: to match our schools culture • Anonymous Proxies • Take-home laptops: protection that follows them homeInternet passwords need to be secure and changed regularly
YOUR CLASSROOM TASK: Draw or sketch your classroom. Consider: Where are you generally in the classroom?Where are the students? How are your tables arranged? What things will you need to take into consideration with the introduction of 25 netbooks into the room? Discuss this with the people at your table.
COMMON RULES / LANGUAGE “CLOSE AND FOCUS” “OPEN AND GO”Raising the questions:How do you intend to use the netbook in your classroom? – (answer generally, not specific applications)What are you going to do with the student who does not bring their netbook?What about the student who repeatedly does not bring the netbook?What if it is not charged?What if they are using it for something other than you intended for the lesson? Who is in charge? ……… YOU ARE!
COMMON RULES / LANGUAGE Follow the School wide rulesDevelop your own classroom rules (that support school rules) BUTThe most important discipline rule with the netbooks will be to BE CONSISTANT
APPLICATIONSNot a toy! – not for GAMES and ENTERTAINMENT Does not REPLACE – intended to enhanceTool to add to your teaching tool box: Assist Thinking processes Acquire Content –knowledge Create / Presentation Tools Electronic Submission of work / email Assessment tools
APPLICATIONSHow will you use the netbook in your classrooms next year? Specifically, what programs or applications do you think you will be using? Discuss with the people at your table?
PLT DECEMBER 6 2011Focus for next PLT – lots of applications including: One Note Edustar Image Ultranet You will be in faculty groups – you may bring your own laptop.