Technology in Action: Examples from the Classroom - Cary Academy

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Technology in Action: Examples from the Classroom - Cary Academy

The Tablet PC > The LaptopCary Academy’s Tablet PC ProgramLaptop InstituteJuly 15 th , 2008Discovery • Innovation • Collaboration • Excellence


Attendee DemographicsCary Academy - 1500 N Harrison Ave - Cary, North CarolinaDiscovery • Innovation • Collaboration • Excellence


Cary Academy Technology Past• 1997 – 2006: Desktops in every classroom– 2:1 or 1:1 student to desktop– Primarily project based– No real use in Math– No technology "HW"– No Web 2.0Cary Academy - 1500 N Harrison Ave - Cary, North CarolinaDiscovery • Innovation • Collaboration • Excellence


Move to 1:1 Computing• 2004 – 05: New Faculty issued laptops• 2005 – 06: Faculty and Administrators Pilot– All classroom faculty received Tablet PCs– Faculty received Tablet specific training• Spring 2006: Implementation Plan • 2006 – 07: All students received Tablet PCs– Faculty received further training– 715 students equipped with HP TC4400s– Universal training provided via videosCary Academy - 1500 N Harrison Ave - Cary, North CarolinaDiscovery • Innovation • Collaboration • Excellence


Real Anytime Anywhere LearningCary Academy - 1500 N Harrison Ave - Cary, North CarolinaDiscovery • Innovation • Collaboration • Excellence


Tablet PCs = Ubiquitous ComputingLaptops = Tablet PCs – 40% (up time)Cary Academy - 1500 N Harrison Ave - Cary, North CarolinaDiscovery • Innovation • Collaboration • Excellence


New Software ToolsMicrosoft OneNote: A Virtual e-Ring binder• “I was able to take notes onthe computer and organizemy notes and assignmentsso it was easier to use themand study from them at alater time.”• “The technology that helpedme learn the most this yearwas probably MicrosoftOneNote. It was great fornote taking.”• 25% of students cited it asthe most helpful technologyCary Academy - 1500 N Harrison Ave - Cary, North CarolinaDiscovery • Innovation • Collaboration • Excellence


Geometers SketchpadCary Academy - 1500 N Harrison Ave - Cary, North CarolinaDiscovery • Innovation • Collaboration • Excellence


Validating True UnderstandingCary Academy - 1500 N Harrison Ave - Cary, North CarolinaDiscovery • Innovation • Collaboration • Excellence


Probes & Data AnalysisCary Academy - 1500 N Harrison Ave - Cary, North CarolinaDiscovery • Innovation • Collaboration • Excellence


Online DiscussionsCary Academy - 1500 N Harrison Ave - Cary, North CarolinaDiscovery • Innovation • Collaboration • Excellence


Wikis = 21 st Century Lab Reports Cary Academy - 1500 N Harrison Ave - Cary, North CarolinaDiscovery • Innovation • Collaboration • Excellence


Portable Language LabsCary Academy - 1500 N Harrison Ave - Cary, North CarolinaDiscovery • Innovation • Collaboration • Excellence


Ink Flash CardsCary Academy - 1500 N Harrison Ave - Cary, North CarolinaDiscovery • Innovation • Collaboration • Excellence


Observing StudentsCary Academy - 1500 N Harrison Ave - Cary, North CarolinaDiscovery • Innovation • Collaboration • Excellence


Playing the Right NoteCary Academy - 1500 N Harrison Ave - Cary, North CarolinaDiscovery • Innovation • Collaboration • Excellence


Say Goodbye to PaperWell, Almost!Cary Academy - 1500 N Harrison Ave - Cary, North CarolinaDiscovery • Innovation • Collaboration • Excellence


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