You can do THAT with a netbook?<br />Tami Brass<br />St. Paul Academy and Summit School<br />
Look familiar?<br />
Time to rethink…<br />
Revising the model: 2006-08<br />Parent & faculty feedback/surveys<br />Fewer bells and whistles (just enough for class wo...
What’s a Nobi?<br />ClassmatePC -<br />Intel designs -http://www.classmatepc.com/<br />Equus manufactures - http://www.equ...
Tablet & netbook use at SPA<br />
Devil in the Details…<br />Support<br />No-fault warranty for life of laptop<br />Limit “images” to one per computer model...
Instructional Impact<br />2005-06<br />Word processing<br />Heavy printing<br />Research<br />Desktop publishing<br />Pock...
What hasn’t worked on netbooks<br />Serious video editing <br />CD/DVD based resources<br />Running more than 3 apps simul...
What works with netbooks<br />Most productivity applications<br />Flash & Java (won’t work on iPads yet)<br />Online inter...
Tips from the kids…<br />Dark desktops have best contrast<br />Don’t change screen resolution<br />Zoom in on apps like Of...
Tools we use<br />Software<br />Traditional<br />Office 2007<br />Word<br />PowerPoint<br />Excel<br />OneNote<br />Browse...
Tools we use<br />Software<br />Traditional<br />Creative<br />Artrage<br />Audacity & Sound Recorder<br />Webcam<br />Mov...
Tools we use<br />Software<br />Traditional<br />Creative<br />Productivity<br />OneNote<br />Tablet Flash<br />Inspiratio...
Online Tools: Subscriptions<br />Quia<br />Conjuguemos<br />United Streaming<br />Nettrekker<br />Gaggle**<br />Typing Pal...
Online tools<br />Simulations – SalemSt. Paul <br />Wikis<br />Collaboration<br />Resource sharing<br />Pathfinders<br />I...
Resources:<br />http://teachingtoolbox.wikispaces.com/<br />Contact:<br />tbrass@spa.edu<br />@brasst on Twitter<br />Ques...
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  1. 1. You can do THAT with a netbook?<br />Tami Brass<br />St. Paul Academy and Summit School<br />
  2. 2. Look familiar?<br />
  3. 3. Time to rethink…<br />
  4. 4. Revising the model: 2006-08<br />Parent & faculty feedback/surveys<br />Fewer bells and whistles (just enough for class work)<br />Smaller, lighter<br />Longer battery life<br />Durable, “ruggedized”<br />Lower cost<br />School-owned & managed<br />Loaner pool & school supporting repair<br />No-fault , no hassle warranty<br />Training for kids about life w/technology <br />Why stop in 10th grade?<br />Expectation of use<br />
  5. 5. What’s a Nobi?<br />ClassmatePC -<br />Intel designs -http://www.classmatepc.com/<br />Equus manufactures - http://www.equuscs.com/<br />Semi-ruggedized & water-resistant<br />We upgrade to 2GB RAM & Win 7 Pro<br />Convertible model has touchscreen<br />
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  7. 7. Tablet & netbook use at SPA<br />
  8. 8. Devil in the 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; using many free/open/online tools <br />Specs<br />Max the RAM<br />SSD vs standard drive<br />Touch screen convertible<br />
  9. 9. 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 and in non-academic courses<br />
  10. 10. What hasn’t worked on netbooks<br />Serious video editing <br />CD/DVD based resources<br />Running more than 3 apps simultaneously<br />Serious gaming<br />Some hi-res apps<br />Fingertip touch<br />Extensive use w/o case<br />Kids still want some paper<br />
  11. 11. What works with netbooks<br />Most productivity applications<br />Flash & Java (won’t work on iPads yet)<br />Online interactives, manipulatives, games, simulations, webquests & games<br />Research pathfinders<br />eBooks, textbooks<br />Using outdoors, in sci lab, at home, in car, etc.<br />Touch (fingernail or stylus)***<br />Inking (with stylus)***<br />
  12. 12. Tips from the kids…<br />Dark desktops have best contrast<br />Don’t change screen resolution<br />Zoom in on apps like Office – 125%<br />Avoid animated cursors<br />F11 when online<br />Hide the taskbar<br />Learn shortcuts<br />Close windows<br />Save, save, save<br />
  13. 13. Tools we use<br />Software<br />Traditional<br />Office 2007<br />Word<br />PowerPoint<br />Excel<br />OneNote<br />Browsers<br />Antivirus<br />
  14. 14. Tools we use<br />Software<br />Traditional<br />Creative<br />Artrage<br />Audacity & Sound Recorder<br />Webcam<br />MovieMaker<br />Photostory 3<br />Paint.net & Paint<br />Picasa<br />Comic Life<br />
  15. 15. Tools we use<br />Software<br />Traditional<br />Creative<br />Productivity<br />OneNote<br />Tablet Flash<br />Inspiration <br />Scratch<br />Google Earth<br />Sketchup<br />Fox It Reader SP (ePub, PDF annotation)<br />
  16. 16. Online Tools: Subscriptions<br />Quia<br />Conjuguemos<br />United Streaming<br />Nettrekker<br />Gaggle**<br />Typing Pal <br />ClassZone & electronic or online textbooks<br />Online databases through library<br />Schoology<br />Voicethread 1 2 3<br />
  17. 17. Online tools<br />Simulations – SalemSt. Paul <br />Wikis<br />Collaboration<br />Resource sharing<br />Pathfinders<br />Interactives<br />Beads<br />Square Roots<br />Nutritional Analysis<br />Tree identification<br />USA Games<br />Global Warming<br />Prime shooter<br />Online Flashcards<br />Citation Machine<br />GeoGames<br />Interactive Sites<br />Manga High<br />Fun Brain<br />Learn Alberta<br />Shodor<br />XP Math<br />Thinklets<br />Calculation Nation<br />BBC Languages<br />PhETInteractives<br />Science NetLinks<br />Hooda Math<br />Maths Zone<br />Sumdog (math)<br />Spongelab<br />Others:<br />http://www.diigo.com/user/brasst/interactive<br />
  18. 18. Resources:<br />http://teachingtoolbox.wikispaces.com/<br />Contact:<br />tbrass@spa.edu<br />@brasst on Twitter<br />Questions???<br />

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