Living Sky School Division
One-to-One Implementation
2010 - 2011

First Meeting || January 17 || April 4

NBCHS: FIRST MEETING

Introduction to the Netbooks - Teaching with Netbooks
The Learning Focus
  • Social Media: connection, conversation, collaboration
  • Management
Bags

Action Research

Task 1 - Read and Question
"A Framework for 1 - to - 1 Success: EPC" (pages 19-20)
View the chart on page 38
"What 1-to-1 Can Mean for Teachers" (pages 69-71)

Task 2 - Watch and Reflect
3 Phases of Educational Technology

Task 3 - Complete the Question Matrix

Task 4 - As a table group read and summarize the big ideas that pop out when reading the questions: Post them on a sticky on the Big Ideas Wall

Learning Task for the next meeting: Connection - Building your online personal learning network (PLN)
Join Yammer
  • Post a question, comment, idea
  • Post a link
  • Respond to a post
Research question


January 17, 2010


Welcome
Review Research Questions - next response due February 18.
Netbooks or the Internet? - Social Media
NBCHS Survey Results
View: Three phases of Educational Technology - VIDEO ABOVE.
Social Media - why? Not just Tech geeks - now it is mainstream...
2 Clicks
Changes in information
"Information Overload or Filter Failure?
Personal Start pages
iGoogle - you will need to create a Google account - if you have not already done so...

People, blogs, news and other sites to follow:

Math
Dy/danDan Meyer - a high school math teacher who incorporates critical and creative thinking and student inquiry into his lessons. Tons of documentation of lessons and ideas to try.
Republic of Math
Math Mama Writes
English
Mrs. Huff's English Classes - an amazing teacher blog from a senior high English teacher.
The English Teacher's Companion - Jim Burke "thoughts about teaching teens and English in the twenty-first century" - follow the links on his page to other useful resources such as the English Companion Ning
Donna's English Bookmarks
Science
Weird Science just for fun - all sorts of unusual science stuff aimed at kids ages 10 - 16.
60 Second Science (podcasts from Scientific American)
Simply Science Blog (books reviews of newly published science books - includes activities around concepts in the book reviewed)
Wolfram Alpha - a resource that uses dynamic computation to illuminate concepts in science, technology, mathematics, art, finance, and a remarkable range of other fields.
How Stuff Works
Physics
Dot Physics (Wired)
Biology
Encyclopedia of Life
Chemistry
Periodic Table of Videos
Social Studies/History
Gapminder
HistoryTech - History, technology and probably some other stuff
News
CBC RSS
Star Phoenix RSS
French
Radio Canada
Culture and Media
Open Culture
Special Education
Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs - Resources and ideas for teachers of learners with severe, profound, intensive, significant, complex or multiple special needs.
Physical Education
The PE Geek
Art
Art Junction
Commercial Cooking
Canadian Living Recipe of the Day
Welding
Welding Tips and Projects
Music
Living Sky Band and Music Blog
Administration
Connected Principals
General
Wright's Room - a high school teacher from Moose Jaw Saskatchewan writes about new curricula, research and changes in instructional practice.



April 4

What makes a successful one-to-one program?


Agenda at a Glance


9:00 - How is technology currently used at NBCHS?
10:15 - Coffee Break
10:30 - The One-to-one Program at NBCHS - Al Gabert
11:00 - Classroom Organization and Management Strategies
12:00 - Lunch
1:00 - What makes a successful one-to-one program
2:15 - Coffee
2:30 - Digital Citizenship and Acceptable Use Policies
3:15 - Learning Tasks

A Celebration of Technology Use at NBCHS

Instructions
At your table appoint a scribe and open the document and review the categories. Brainstorm all the ways that individuals at your table have successfully used technology. (For example: classroom/course web pages; google docs; iPad/iPod Apps; cool internet sites; social media). Add the information to the database.
Share at least one of the technology uses with the whole group.
Listen to the short podcast, Maybe You Need a Hammer
Listen to individual staff members share their experiences:
  • LIndy - blogging
  • Sherry - Edmodo
  • Patty - Glogster
  • Debbie - FLIP Cameras
Questions?

Coffee

The One-to-one program at NBCHS - Al Gabert [School-wide Management of the one-to-one implementation]

First - quick write - jot down as many questions as you can think of in one minute about what the one-to-one program will look like at NBCHS.
Second - listen to Al describe the program - cross off questions that are answered and jot down any new ones that appear
Third - participate in the discussion; ask questions
Fourth - in your table groups compile a list of questions that require further clarification.

NBCHS 1 | NBCHS 2 | NBCHS 3 | NBCHS 4 | NBCHS 5 | NBCHS 6 | NBCHS 7 | NBCHS 8 | NBCHS 9| NBCHS 10

NOTE: If you are not a member of this wiki - click the 'join' button at the top right of the page and I will approve your membership and thus enable you to edit pages in the wiki.


Classroom Management Strategies
Common Laptop Classroom Management Questions
  1. How do you begin class? Do you always have the kids take their laptops out?
  2. When you need to do direct instruction, how do you get your student's attention away from the laptop and back to you?
  3. How do you monitor what your students are doing on their laptops while they are working?
  4. When your students are working on all these projects, how often do you check their work?
  5. What is the most important thing an instructor can do to manage a laptop classroom?


Start at 8:02

Watch these short videos with teachers explaining their classroom management strategies

At your tables create a poster of a Top Ten List of strategies for a one-to-one classroom implementation.

LUNCH

'Read' the photo collections below and respond using the Document.
Photo Collection 1
Quick Write - 30 seconds write as many key words that come to mind after viewing the images.

Photo Collection 2
Quick Write - 30 seconds write as many key words that come to mind after viewing the images.




Read one of the following articles/blog posts (number off participants)
  1. Teaching the iGeneration (Larry Rosen)
  2. Study reveals factors in ed-tech success
  3. One-to-one programs only as effective as their teachers
  4. So you think you are a digital immigrant? Get over it!
  5. The Value of Learning(David Warlick)
  6. 6 Important Lessons From Maine's Student Laptop Program
  7. Canadians Lead World in Time Spent Online and Canada's First Social Media Election is on, but will People Vote?
As you read jot down the key words, phrases and concepts that stand out in the reading.

Table Discussion - share your reading with others at your table. Individuals should note keywords, phrases, concepts - indicating those that are repeated.

In pairs create a word cloud using Wordle that describes an effective one-to-one classroom HINT: use the advanced tab.

Digital Citizenship

Review of the Living Sky School Division Computer Technology Acceptable Use Policy
Review of the Living Sky School Division Digital Citizenship Continuum

Select one individual from your table to record the group's discussion. Note the following:
1) sections that are dated - note specifics for revision
2) things that may need to be dealt with at an earlier grade
3) things that are good but need to be expanded upon, again, provide details

Use your table's wiki page from the morning:
NBCHS 1 | NBCHS 2 | NBCHS 3 | NBCHS 4 | NBCHS 5 | NBCHS 6 | NBCHS 7 | NBCHS 8 | NBCHS 9| NBCHS 10



Learning Task - Due

Questions to ponder and then to craft a respond. For our next meeting select one of the question sets below and create a response using a social media or technology tool that you have not used before. I have listed some suggestions for tools below please contact me if you want some help learning how to use one of them.
  1. What does my current pedagogy look like? What does it look like when I am teaching with technology? How might it look in my one-to-one classroom?
  2. What are my curriculum planning practices? How do they reflect the integration of learning technologies? How might they need to change to reflect learning and teaching with 1-to-1?
  3. What are my assessment practices? How do they reflect the integration of technology? How might they need to change to reflect learning and teaching with 1-to-1?
  4. What learning and teaching strategies to I currently use to support the development of higher-order thinking? How might they need to change to reflect learning and teaching with 1-to-1?
  5. What differentiation strategies do I currently use. How do they reflect the integration of technology? How might they need to change to reflect learning and teaching with 1-to-1?
  6. What existing learning and teaching resources do I have (right now!) which I use regularly and will readily support a 1-1 environment? What existing learning and resources am I aware of (but not using regularly) that can support a 1-to-1 environment?
  7. What processes for permissions and protocols for intellectual property including copyright, and safe and responsible use of the internet are in place and followed across the school? How might these be updated to reflect 1-to-1 learning?
  8. How can we keep students and parents informed of new processes?
  9. What do/can I do to support students to connect, collaborate or create beyond the walls of the classroom and the school?

Questions adapted from Getting Started: Classroom Ideas for Learning with the iPad.

Tools:
VoiceThread
ScreenJelly
Webspiration
Bubbl.us
WallWisher
LinoIt
AudioBoo
Vocaroo
Voki
Glogster
Prezi
Piclits
Worlde
Big Huge Labs
Smilebox
Timetoast


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