Presentation on theme: "Laptop Information Night The Harker School Middle School 2008."— Presentation transcript:
Laptop Information Night The Harker School Middle School 2008
Welcome Cindy Ellis – Middle School Division Head
Angela L. Neff Assistant Director of Instructional Technology Grades 6-8 Faculty and Student Support
Philosophy & Goals to assure that our faculty members have the knowledge and resources to make effective use of the best tools that support student learning; to cultivate every students ability to make effective and powerful use of technological resources; to use appropriate and relevant technology that continually enhance our ability and effectiveness as educators.
Laptop Learning ALT - Academic Learning Tool Portable Office: everything in one place Deepening and extending learning beyond the classroom.
Learning Opportunities –Lecture (PowerPoint, United Streaming, e-beam (capture notes). Gizmos from Explore Learning, etc.) –Student/Teacher Dialogue (WIKIs, bulletin boards, iEarn, Athena, etc) –Student Research and/or writing (Databases, Embedded comment tools in Microsoft Word, etc.) –Student Presentations (Audacity, Finale, Reason, etc.) –Worksheets (Quia, WebAssign, Logger Pro, etc)
Student Support Systems Technology Support in Bookstore –Student Help desk available before school, during lunch, and during 9 th period and after school Extra Help with Ms. Neff 1:1 Online Forum Tech Angels
Daniel Hudkins Director of Instructional Technology – K-12
Implementation Details Class of Rising 6 TH GRADE Laptops go home November 5, 2007 Laptops will be acquired in June and used during Summer and Fall Students are responsible for due care Accidental Damage & Theft Insurance is included Class of 2015 – 3 year program - $1 buyout
Implementation Details Class of Rising 7 TH GRADE Laptops go home shortly after school opens Almost all will have had one year of use Students are responsible for due care Accidental Damage & Theft Insurance is included Class of 2015 – 2 year program - $1 buyout
Ms. Cindy Ellis Middle School Division Head Rules for on Campus Use
–No non-academic use except under faculty and staff direction. –Laptops must always be in their cases when not in use. When in cases, the laptops can be in one of 3 locations: –With a student –In a locker –Inside a backpack –Laptop may only be left against the wall outside a room if it is in a case that is inside a backpack.
Rules for on Campus Use –In class use is up to the teacher as either optional use, required use, or forbidden use –No laptop use during break or lunch recess - even in the library –Students can only print if they have a teachers permission.
Rules for on Campus Use –The laptop is permitted during the school day in: The Classrooms The Library The Amphitheatre –After school use is limited to: The library and designated laptop areas The amphitheater 10 th period study hall or DSH ***These areas will all be supervised.
With Power Comes Responsibility Laptop Drivers License Monitoring by: –Students –Teachers, Ms. Ellis, Ms. Morrison, Recreation and Tech Staff, Faculty, and Ms. Neff
Laptop Management in the Home Work in open spaces Limit use Parent education links, articles & newsletters
How to Add Software Fill out a Request For Software form –Available in Front office –Submit to Mrs. Ellis for approval –Harker technician installs