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Microsoft Powerpoint Project K Nect Smart Phones


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Microsoft Powerpoint Project K Nect Smart Phones

  1. 1. Project K-nect Smart Phones A proposal for XYZ Central High School by Lisa W. Price
  2. 2. Students use Alltel Smart Phones to assist in class.
  3. 3. Students work together to solve problems in a 21 st century manner.
  4. 4. Students use calculators and notes to solve problems.
  5. 5. Then students IM classmates to compare answers.
  6. 6. Students check one another for accuracy.
  7. 7. Students can request help from classmates, too.
  8. 8. At home, students post requests for help and offer assistance to others using an internal blog only accessible by students in the program.
  9. 9. If students need to be absent for an extended time (hospitalization, pregnancy, extended illness, etceteras), they can remain active class participants as well as continue to get academic support from teacher and classmates.
  10. 10. Students are able to individualize assignments to fit their personalities.
  11. 11. Real-world applications bring math lessons to life for students.
  12. 12. Fast, friendly tech support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  13. 13. “Let me tell you why we need this project at our school.”
  14. 14. Rationale: We have a population that has not been successful during their freshman year. However, it has been determined through testing, teacher recommendations, and middle school records, that each of these students has the ability to succeed in school.
  15. 15. Rationale: Students have to overcome: •lack of support at home •lack of technical resources at home •falling behind in core subject areas
  16. 16. Rationale: Using Project K-nect Smart Phones coupled with a special academy developed just for this population would provide the out of school support (human and technical resources) to bring the students up to grade level and provide multiple opportunities for success.
  17. 17. Projected Usage: The at-risk population of sophomores will use the phones in Geometry, Biology, Economics, and English II as well as in a 5th period Project K-nect Academy class, which will provide an additional credit in technology.
  18. 18. Strengths of Using the SmartPhone: •Extra elective for students •Learn multiple technologies •Resources available •Technologies in home (computer, Internet, cell phone) •Additional support from teachers •Enabling students
  19. 19. Strengths of Using the SmartPhone: •Collaboration among students •Collaboration among teachers in academy •Greatly decreases drop-out rate •Improves EOC scores •Changes students’ attitudes toward learning
  20. 20. Concerns with Using the SmartPhone: •Costs •Teachers require training •Logistics of a 5th period (transportation, man-power, conflicts with after school activities) •Teachers will need to spend additional time planning
  21. 21. Cost Analysis Item Cost/Student Cost/Month Total Cost Phone $500 $10,000 Service $60 $14,400 Staff Development $10,000 Application Hosting $5,000 Project Mgt Fees $12,000 Support Services $18,000 TOTAL $69,400 We have a grant for $50,000 Cost to school: $19,400
  22. 22. In review… This project will cost less than we were planning to spend on a full-time tutor for the year. Twenty of our students and four of our teachers will gain tremendously in technology.
  23. 23. In review… Teachers will be happy with high EOC scores as well as high time-on-task from students. Students will be happy with the extra access to teachers and the “cool technological gizmo” they have to use on a daily basis.
  24. 24. In review… Parents will be pleased that students have so much technology and are doing so well in school. The school, the county LEA, and the state will be pleased with our improvements in EOC scores, decrease in drop-out rate, and increase in technology.
  25. 25. It’s a win-win situation. Besides…