Blast student tablet presentation


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Blast student tablet presentation

  1. 1. Blended Learning to AdvanceStudent Thinking (BLAST) <br />Tablet Orientation for Staff<br />
  2. 2. Why us? Why now?<br />Vision Statement of Charlottesville City Schools: Personal and Academic Excellence Inspired by a Collaborative and Innovative Learning Environment<br />Through the establishment of blended learning environment, the vision of BLAST is to enhance and transform instruction in order to advance student thinking, thereby preparing our students for careers in an increasingly complex, interconnected world.<br />
  3. 3. Today’s learners …<br />Today’s learners have grown up in a digital world. They have cell phones, computers, multi-dimensional video entertainment, iPods, the Internet, and they have never seen a TV without a remote control. Our children are hyper-communicators, goal planners, multi-taskers, experts at figuring out and using technology, and they are active learners.<br />
  4. 4. Because It’s The Right Thing To Do…<br />Engaging students and making education relevant is critical...for our schools to continue to effectively and fully prepare the citizens and leaders of tomorrow.<br />
  5. 5. Tablet vs iPad<br />Similarities<br />Touch screen<br />Web access<br />Multimedia capabilities<br />Portable<br />Built in & external keyboard available<br />Extended battery life<br />Differences<br />USB/HDMI/SD card ports<br />Rotation controlled by side bar button<br />Full windows computer including Microsoft office<br />Flash<br />Response time and gestures<br />Intel apps & Windows software (not apple store)<br />
  6. 6. Tablet Basics<br />
  7. 7. Basic Use<br /><ul><li> 10.1-inch screen
  8. 8. 2GB of Ram
  9. 9. 6-10 hours battery run time
  10. 10. Cameras (Dual side)</li></li></ul><li>Basic Use<br /><ul><li>Must run testing software
  11. 11. Low maintenance: no moving parts
  12. 12. Light weight
  13. 13. Durable
  14. 14. Work remotely & store schoolwork on tablet</li></li></ul><li>Gestures<br />Go to CCS Moodle site.<br />Log in to Moodle.<br />Go to the BLAST moodle site.<br />On BLAST site, click on Hands on Student Tablet PD tab.<br />Download gestures pdf.<br />
  15. 15. Basic Software Package<br /><ul><li> Windows 7
  16. 16. Microsoft Office 2010
  17. 17. Microsoft OneNote
  18. 18. Smart Notebook
  19. 19. Arc GIS
  20. 20. Google Earth
  21. 21. Windows MovieMaker
  22. 22. Windows PhotoStory
  23. 23. Adobe Reader
  24. 24. PDF Maker
  25. 25. eBook Readers
  26. 26. Other content specific applications</li></li></ul><li>Activity<br />On BLAST Moodle site, download Notebook file. <br />Complete the activities listed on each page. <br />
  27. 27. Questions? <br />