One Story of 1:1 for TIES 2010


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One Story of 1:1 for TIES 2010

  1. 1. One Story of 1:1<br />Tami Brass<br />St. Paul Academy and Summit School<br />
  2. 2. Look familiar?<br />
  3. 3. Beginnings<br />Pilot in 2001-02 in 7thgrade<br />Originally grades 7-10<br />School owned 7th grade<br />Family purchase in 8th grade<br />Grades 7-10 only<br />Large, professional-grade machines<br />Program partially paid for by endowment for technology<br />
  4. 4. Road to 1:1<br />2010– Netbooks6-7-8, tablets 9-10-11-12<br />
  5. 5. Revision<br />Parent & faculty feedback/surveys<br />Fewer bells and whistles (just enough for classwork)<br />Smaller, lighter<br />Durable, “ruggedized”<br />Lower cost<br />School-owned & managed<br />Loaner pool & school supporting repair<br />Training for kids <br />Why stop in 10th grade?<br />
  6. 6. How it works<br />Middle School <br />Grade 6 – Nobi, Wellnology, most support<br />Grade 7 – Nobi (yr 2), Wellnology tri 1<br />Grade 8 – Nobi (yr 3)<br />Upper School <br />Grade 9 – Toshiba tablet (yr 1), initial training<br />Grades 10-12 – Toshiba tablet (yrs 2-4)<br />
  7. 7. Details…<br />Support<br />No-fault warranty for life of laptop<br />Limit “images” to one per computer model/grade<br />24 hour turn-around time to reimage or repair<br />Tech coordinator assists w/user issues & classroom needs<br />Loaner pool for students and faculty<br />Charging<br />Power strips in classrooms<br />Encouraged to charge at home<br />Finances<br />Private School - Tech fee in MS; family purchase in HS<br />Minimal software suite<br />
  8. 8. Hardware Evolution<br />2005-06<br />Traditional “PC” hardware<br />Large, heavy laptops<br />Desktop lab shared by grades<br />Business machines <br />Didn’t always support classroom needs<br />Had features that became distractions<br />Infrastructure not reliable<br />Projectors in some classrooms<br />2010-11<br />Pilot student tablets in 2007-08<br />Tablet PCs & netbooks<br />Toshiba M700 and M780<br />ClassmatePC Convertible (Nobi) <br />Laptop for every student 6-12<br />Projectors/sound in all academic classrooms<br />Reliable infrastructure<br />Some interactive whiteboards<br />
  9. 9. Access<br />2005-06<br />Spotty wireless access<br />Novell network<br />Limited use of shared folders<br />Slow, unreliable Internet<br />2-3 printers per floor<br />2010-11<br />Standardized wireless <br />Windows Network<br />Increased bandwidth<br />Extensive use of shared folders for electronic file exchange<br />Improved support<br />Z drive access to docs at home<br />1 printer per floor (MS) or department (HS) - MFPs<br />
  10. 10. Student Training<br />2005-06<br />Student training<br />Start of the year<br />When issues arose<br />2010-11<br />2001<br /><ul><li>Student training
  11. 11. Boot camp
  12. 12. Sporadic tech training
  13. 13. When issues arose</li></ul>Student training<br />Start of the year<br />6th grade – Wellnologyrotation class 1x per cycle<br />7th grade – rotation class 1x per cycle for 1 trimester<br />All grades – in classes as needed to support curriculum<br />New student boot camp<br />As needed when issues arise<br />Parent/student/advisor request<br />
  14. 14. What is Wellnology?<br />Proactive technology training<br />Address the issues in a timely manner (or before they become a problem)<br />Backing up data<br />Computer care & feeding<br />Balanced approach to technology<br />Healthy habits in and out of school<br />Bridge the gap between ideal use and realistic use by middle school students<br />Coping with distractions and temptations<br />Helping kids understand why we have limits <br />
  15. 15. What do we do in Wellnology?<br />Back up data<br />Burning issues<br />Life with a laptop<br />Discussion of personal use & habits<br />Facebook, YouTube, etc.<br />Viruses<br />Internet safety<br />Personal responsibility<br />Passwords/privacy<br />Skills instruction<br />Typing Pal<br />Gaggle email<br />OneNote<br />New tools<br />Maintenance, Care & feeding<br />Configuration (calibration, custom settings, printing…)<br />
  16. 16. Instructional Impact<br />2005-06<br />Word processing<br />Heavy printing<br />Research<br />Desktop publishing<br />Pockets of innovation<br />2010-11<br />Word processing<br />Peer editing<br />Extensive revision<br />Collaborative writing<br />Printing when appropriate (MFPs)<br />Extensive Research<br />Multimedia resources<br />Audio/video recording & projects<br />Choice – student toolbox<br />OneNote - Shared notebooks on server<br />More consistent integration across teaching teams<br />Shared innovation<br />“Getting there” in grades new to 1:1<br />
  17. 17. Software…<br />Traditional tools for basic classroom computing<br />Creative suite – audio, video, drawing/painting, webcam<br />Productivity tools – classroom efficiency<br />Constructive tools – independent learning and options for demonstrating learning<br />
  18. 18. Some Traditional Tools<br />Office 2007<br />Word<br />PowerPoint<br />Excel<br />OneNote**<br />Browsers<br />IE<br />Firefox<br />Antivirus<br />
  19. 19. Creativity Suite<br />Audacity<br />Webcam<br />MovieMaker<br />Photostory<br /><br />Picasa<br />Artrage (MS) <br />Comic Life (MS)<br />
  20. 20. Productivity & Constructive Learning<br />OneNote<br />Flashcard applications<br />Inspiration (MS)<br />Scratch<br />Google Earth<br />Sketchup<br />Vernier<br />Online tools <br />Curriculum-specific websites & interactives<br />Quia, United Streaming, Nettrekker, Gaggle, Typing Pal, online databases<br />
  21. 21. Feed the teachers<br />Put people and curriculum before hardware<br />Supported teachers support integration<br />Teacher input in process/readiness<br />Ongoing PD, as needed (just in time, planning, etc.)<br />Classroom management suggestions<br />Modeling of tools/techniques (OneNote, tablets) in and out of classroom<br />Frequent reminders<br />Details & organization – time savers<br />Chocolate (and time to vent)<br />
  22. 22. Lessons Learned<br />Homework<br />Find schools already doing it. Visit if you can.<br />Ask vendor for references.<br />Read the research; don’t reinvent the wheel.<br />Test before you commit<br />Let kids and faculty play with the hardware before you commit to it.<br />Pilot in the classroom first if you can.<br />No hardware is perfect.<br />Use teachers and students to help anticipate problems. <br />Budget for warranty and repair needs.<br />Replacement may be cheaper than repair.<br />Survey kids for what works – F11, hiding the ribbon, etc.<br />
  23. 23. Beyond the halo effect<br />Year 1 – infatuation w/device; wanting to please (currently 6th grade)<br />Beyond:<br />Kids who get too hooked vs. addiction<br />“Disposable device” attitude<br />Kids who need the tech the most tend to have the most problems and need the most support<br />Kids who get tech soar<br />
  24. 24. Still looking for answers<br />Fading halo effect… <br />Assessment of program (no baseline; minimal data before program)<br />Quickly evolving K-12 tech curriculum <br />Finding best support model K-12<br />New hires – training and competency expectations<br />Ongoing professional development – efficient, effective models<br />What about subs?<br />Replacement cycles for peripheral hardware<br />Training parents – beyond hardware<br />
  25. 25. Resources:<br /><br />Contact:<br /><br />@brasst on Twitter<br />Questions???<br />