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Technology plan 2013
Huron Valley Schools2013 VISIONTECHNOLOGY PLANCreated by: Robin DesChamps
Enhancing Our Technology PlanBeing prepared for the FutureCURRENTTECHNOLOGYCAPABILITIESUPCOMINGNEEDS FORTECHNOLOGYFUTURE GOALSAND NEEDS
CurrentTechnology CapabilitiesIn the classroom, across the district, and in the community
Skyward - SIS holds each student’s contactinformation, health alerts, and discipline actionstaken. Skyward also contains the grade book usedacross our district. Students and parents canreview the student’s academic information as wellas provide email communication between homeand teacherMoodle- SIS system allows for teachercommunication conveying lesson plans, handoutattachments, internet links, class room blogs, andadditional resources for students. Departmentcommunication: Lessons, projects, pacing guides,assessments and morePearson Inform -assessment data collectionanalysis SIS. Teachers are able to monitor studentneeds, recognize areas for re-teaching, comparestudent scores across school, district, and state.Student Information Systems & Data Comparisons
TechnologyfocuscurrentlyusedCable Network- Cat5Operating system- Window XPWi Fi not available in all classroomsSensorNet Professional Web FilterMicrosoft Office 2010Interactive white boards in some classroomsStudent Response Systems in some classrooms“People and machinery are working togetherrealizing a dream… A uniting force that knowsgeographical boundaries. Without regard torace, creed, or color.” (Stephenson, 2009).
Technology Demands do not match availabilityThe Technology wave is upon us.Teachers are strongly encouraged to incorporatetechnology into their classroom, but many do nothave the technology resources necessary.
Upcoming demands: requiring more technologyMerit Pay –Coming very soon- must show student growthCommon Core Standards AssessmentsRequiring all students to take assessments on lineNational Testing RequirementsRequiring all students to take assessments on line
“Interactive technologies will still serve their originalpurpose at that time, which is to increase visual andinteractive learning in the classroom to support soundinstruction” (Tschirgi, 2009).
Future Goals and NeedsHuron Valley Schools Technology Plans
» Replace or upgrade all computers built before2009» Increase the number of student availablecomputers» Upgrade Operating system to Windows 2013» All schools and classrooms Wi Fi equipped» Increase number of Interactive white boardsand student response systems» Start upgrading Cat5 cables to Cat6 cables2013-2014 plans
• Find better Web Filter• Upgrade all cables to Cat6• Interactive white boards in allclassrooms• Student response systems in allclassrooms• Video conferencing capabilities inclassrooms2014 and beyond!
!References• Last minute Blues. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) —Sat, Sep 15, 2012 @ 9:58 PMCitation: Stephenson, T. (Producer). (nd). How a network works: Warriors of the .net.Retrieved on November 17, 2009, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve7_4ot-Dzs• Tschirgi, D. (nd). What is the sustainable classroom? Educational Technology SupportCenter. Retrieved on November 17, 2009, fromhttp://www.esd112.org/edtech/sustainableclass.cfm