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1 Laptop Information Night The Harker School Middle School 2008

2 Welcome Cindy Ellis – Middle School Division Head

3 Angela L. Neff Assistant Director of Instructional Technology Grades 6-8 Faculty and Student Support

4 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.

5 Laptop Learning ALT - Academic Learning Tool Portable Office: everything in one place Deepening and extending learning beyond the classroom.

6 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)

7 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

8 Daniel Hudkins Director of Instructional Technology – K-12

9 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

10 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

11 Ms. Cindy Ellis Middle School Division Head Rules for on Campus Use

12 –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.

13 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.

14 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.

15 With Power Comes Responsibility Laptop Drivers License Monitoring by: –Students –Teachers, Ms. Ellis, Ms. Morrison, Recreation and Tech Staff, Faculty, and Ms. Neff

16 Laptop Management in the Home Work in open spaces Limit use Parent education links, articles & newsletters

17 How to Add Software Fill out a Request For Software form –Available in Front office –Submit to Mrs. Ellis for approval –Harker technician installs

18 Questions?


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