Up & Running: Skills, Lessons & Learning in a 21st Century School

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Up & Running: Skills, Lessons & Learning in a 21st Century School

Up & Running: Skills, Lessons

& Learning in a 21st Century

School

FETC, January 22, 2009

Dr. Jill M. Gildea


*Use of Technology Survey Question*

In the past two years, our school/district’s

use of technology has:

A.Increased

B.Decreased

C.Remained the Same


*Use of Social Networking Sites*

Use of social networking sites in our

school/district is:

A.Allowed

B.Blocked

C.Available via Override

D.What is a Social Networking Site?


*Rating Scale*

In our school district, the greatest need we have with regard to

Technology is:

A.

B.

C.

D.

E.

Access to computers

Integrate Technology into Lessons

Keeping up to date with equipment

Keeping up to date with software

Staff development in area of technology


Activating Prior Knowledge








Google Sketchup

Google Earth

Garage Band

http://www.edc.org/CCT/P

MA/

Web 2.0

Learning.com

Education City








Twitter

Skype

uStream

Classroom 2.0

Wikipedia

Mashup

Teacher Tube


Who we are…






Harrison School is a one‐school district in Wonder Lake,

Illinois serving 466 preK‐8th grade students.

32.5 certified staff

67.5 total employees

131 students qualify for Free/Reduced lunch

Median Income $59,413


Where we were




2007‐Approximately 50 cpu circa 1995 or earlier donated; ran

CD programs.

2008‐2 Dell‐basic office, 1 Dell laptop, 24 Dell/Lenovo

desktops, and 30 cpu circa 1995 or earlier; T1 line & Internet

connection, added 30 thin‐client laptops

2009‐35 iMac 20” all‐in‐one, 24 Dell/Lenovo, 10 Macbooks,

and 20 cpu circa 1995 or earlier, 30 thin‐client laptops


Needs Assessment



Way to effectively manage our network, remain in

compliance for e‐mail archieving, move forward in providing

21st century learning environment for our students.

Goal of 4:1 is not yet met, although we’re closing in!



Ubiquitous access

Added remote desktop connectivity feature


*What is your computer to student

ratio?*

A.

B.

C.

D.

E.

5:1

4:1

2:1

1:1

OTHER


NET56: Education & Technology





Networking‐configuration, security & performance

monitoring, firewall protection, wireless networks,

LAN/WAN, Thin Client technology

Professional Services‐Consulting & engineering (review

current infrastructure, capability, cost saving, redundancies)

Application Development Services‐Outsource IT

development

Support Services‐Make resources available to solve any

problem, answer an question, deliver fast response and

resolution in support of cross platform systems.


Professional Development

Planning

Ongoing Growth & Development for Staff & Students


Technology Goal


Integrate technology into each classroom.


Steps for Implementation

Technology person will attend Apple executive

sessions.

Teachers will have in‐service on new desktops by

Apple representative.

Professional Conference at Illinois Computing

Educators (Iceberg.org) teachers will report back.


Steps for Implementation





Survey faculty and compile a list for peer help.

Technical consultant will provide a monthly

“Lunch & Learn” for training during lunch

periods.

Tech committee will be used to determine

topics for “Lunch & Learn”.

Peer tutoring on monthly lunch topics


Steps for Implementation




Get Document cameras, LCD projectors, Brain

Pop subscriptions, Software

Tech committee will make refinements in 5 year

technology plan.

Ongoing evaluation for success/midyear and end

of year by technology committee


Who will Implement?







Administrator will purchase items & schedule

training

Teachers will be involved in professional

development at multiple levels

Teachers will increase skills and confidence in

using technology

Students will increase skills and knowledge in

technology

Parent university to inform them of internet

safety, Authorized User Policy

Technology committee used


Budget ‐

Tech

$10,000 Apple training & subs

$7000 software

$5,000 Lunch and Learn/food/peer tutoring

$5,000 Illinois Computing Educators ICE conference‐includes subs.

$5,000 Smart Board

$3000 Subscription to Brainpop: all teachers

$2500 LCD projectors (5)

$2500 doc cams (5)

GRAND TOTAL TECHNOLOGY $40,000


Mac Laptop Proposal

By: Lindsay Schoenherr, Sarah Coy, and Becky Frankel


What does a 21st Century classroom look

like?


21 st

Century classroom


Laptop Initiative







Greater range of resources

Enhance technology skills

Utilize school software

Mobility and portability

Ability to share data

Meetings become more engaging


Provide 8‐10 teachers with laptops

Enrich lesson plans and curriculum

Troubleshoot problems

Teach peers laptop skills

Goals


Why a Mac?

Students learn in a multisensory mode

they need to process information and

express themselves using the tools

of their generation.


Garage band


iphoto


imovie


NET56‐Data Center Overview


Uses latest technologies and redundant architecture to

ensure maximum level of Internet connectivity.






Speed (dual fiber gigabyte backbone) This give you the data

pushing power of 700 T‐1 Lines!

Security (redundant firewalls, authentication procedures,

intruder detection, etc.)

Redundancy (99% online time 24/7)

Architecture

System Support from UniCenter Computer Assoc.


Technology Access…


Mobile laptop cart





Runs off network server

Brings all office applications as well as internet to students

Low‐cost laptop initiative

USES:



How‐to format a report

Skill building (Keyboarding, bibliography, spell check, headers and

footers, and footnotes)


Network Configuration


Current Data Center provides foundation for technical

services.


Encouraging & Understanding


Work with the Board of Education





Dual Platform world

Access (even for younger learners) is advantageous to meeting

NET‐S

Teaching appropriate use of technology tools is quick becoming

a goal of educators

Understanding that costs of in our outsourcing technology is a

cost of doing business in the 21 st

century school.


What do we do now?


Stellar Student


Each week, a student who has demonstrated excellent effort

and participation in Technology Learning is highlighted in the

student‐generated newsletter.


*True Or False?*

Question of the Day:

Problem Solving, Communication skills,

Technology Integration, Teamwork, Application

of Learning are commonly referenced as 21 st

century learning skills.

TRUE

FALSE


Lessons


Are designed with curriculum outcomes (standards‐aligned)

learning in mind.




Problem‐based activities (such as alternative fuel research)

Links to content and NET‐S standards

Work to integrate technology components into learning

process.


Learning


Each activity provides links to content and technology

standards as well as to process standards.


Illinois process standards underline each content area and are

identified as:





Problem Solving

Communication

Teamwork

Applications of Technology


Alternative Energy Webquest



Uses Internet for investigation and problem solving.

This webquest required 8th grade students to investigate a

variety of energy sources and learn about fuel cells.


Alternative Fuel Project




Students used iphoto to import samples of alternative fuel

cars.

Students participated in a hybrid demonstration by

mechanics from the local GM Dealership, Gary Lang Auto

Group.

With a live demonstration of fuel intake on the hybrid

computers, students could see first hand the benefit of

alternative fuels on conservation of gasoline.


Rubrics provide standards‐aligned

assessment


Lessons in Photo Editing



Using iphoto, students imported pictures that were taken on

Hybrid vs. Petroleum Demo Day.

Students learned how to use features including: crop, red

eye, straighten, touch up, and other editing effects.


One Year Later…

October 7, 2008

Teacher Laptop Initiative

Agenda

I.Tech Talk

I.

II.

III.

IV.

V.

Updates

Connector

VM Fusion

Thin Client

Home Drive

II. Share Session: iPhoto

‐Pyramids Slideshow

‐Alternative Fuel Books

‐Jeopardy Powerpoint

‐Scanning student work to create electronic portfolios


Learning in a 21 st


C School

Information learned about alternative fuels, photos and

images gathered, are used to create individual iphoto book.



Assignment included details about five alternative fuels

Download an itune song to go along with the project!


leArnin3.com



Web‐based technology curriculum introduces and enhances

technology skills for students.

At‐home access for additional practice


Practice proofreading and keyboarding skill


Steps for Implementation




Get Document Cameras, LCD Projectors, Brain Pop

Subscriptions, Software

Tech committee will make refinements in 5 year technology

plan document

Ongoing evaluation for success/midear and end of year tech

committee


Learning in a 21 st


century school

Information learned about alternative fuels, photos, and

images gathered, are used to create individual iphoto book.



Assignment included details about five alternative fuels.

Download an itune song to go along with the project.


Keep moving forward…Next steps





Partner with Net56 in order to provide enhanced experiences

for students while promoting safety of the infrastructure.

Provide additional access to computer and technology for

our students through innovative funding/business

partnerships.

Continue to develop standards‐aligned projects that link to

student achievement in reading, mathematics, critical

thinking (promoting digital literacy).

Stay up & running with technology enhanced educational

opportunities!


*True or False?*

Students are highly engaged and

motivated when their project

work is relevant and meaningful.

TRUE

FALSE


*Yes or No

Through today’s presentation, I

have learned something new!

YES

NO


Contact Information

Harrison School District 36

6809 McCullom Lake Road

Wonder Lake, IL 60097

Jill Gildea, Ed.D.

Superintendent

jgildea@hsd36.org

815‐653‐2311

NET56

1266 W. Northwest Hwy

Palatine, IL 60067

Bruce Koch

President

Bkoch@net56.com

847‐934‐8100

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