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1 21 st Century Learning at Peabody Elementary imagine believe achieve

2 Who are we? Excellent rated school with 340 student learners K-5; year old preschoolers Excellent rated school with 340 student learners K-5; year old preschoolers 53 staff members 53 staff members Strongly supported by our parent community Strongly supported by our parent community Strong PTO – raising over $60, last school year - $8, for technology Strong PTO – raising over $60, last school year - $8, for technology

3 Historical Look at Peabody November of 2005 – District approved a nearly $40,000 grant for a new laptop Dell lab at Peabody. Previously one of the most outdated technology labs in the district. First SMART Board in the building – in the computer lab. November of 2005 – District approved a nearly $40,000 grant for a new laptop Dell lab at Peabody. Previously one of the most outdated technology labs in the district. First SMART Board in the building – in the computer lab. August 2006 – May 2007 – my first year as a principal and first year at Peabody. Technology was not a focus. Technology teacher also brand new to position and to the building. Did begin to look at potential grant sources and brought another SMART Board into the building – placed in teacher classroom. Began to look at modeling the use of technology with staff to create interest. Wireless LCD projector and laptop into staff, PTO and PAC meetings. August 2006 – May 2007 – my first year as a principal and first year at Peabody. Technology was not a focus. Technology teacher also brand new to position and to the building. Did begin to look at potential grant sources and brought another SMART Board into the building – placed in teacher classroom. Began to look at modeling the use of technology with staff to create interest. Wireless LCD projector and laptop into staff, PTO and PAC meetings.

4 August 2007 – May 2008 – formed our first Technology Committee. Worked with Dan and parent around a nearly $100, proposal to bring LCD projectors, document cameras into every classroom. While this did not come to fruition – PTO did raise excess funds and gave $8, (along with 2 family donations) to put white board skins, projectors and document cameras in 1-5th grade classrooms. 2 additional SMART boards were purchased. August 2007 – May 2008 – formed our first Technology Committee. Worked with Dan and parent around a nearly $100, proposal to bring LCD projectors, document cameras into every classroom. While this did not come to fruition – PTO did raise excess funds and gave $8, (along with 2 family donations) to put white board skins, projectors and document cameras in 1-5th grade classrooms. 2 additional SMART boards were purchased. August 2008 – staff development around document cameras and technology within the literacy framework. 3 staff attended TIE in June for the first time. August 2008 – staff development around document cameras and technology within the literacy framework. 3 staff attended TIE in June for the first time.

5 Much enthusiasm has been generated within the staff and parent community to raise $$ for a eeE wireless mobile lab by the end of this year. Much enthusiasm has been generated within the staff and parent community to raise $$ for a eeE wireless mobile lab by the end of this year. Teachers are also experimenting with podcasting and photo story and posting to our web page. Teachers are also experimenting with podcasting and photo story and posting to our web page. Our IC has now created podcasts for our PLC Late Start Days – highlighting our work for parents – accessible on our web page. Our IC has now created podcasts for our PLC Late Start Days – highlighting our work for parents – accessible on our web page. Utilize our web page weekly to inform our parents. PTO manager is an based informational service to highlight upcoming events here at Peabody. Utilize our web page weekly to inform our parents. PTO manager is an based informational service to highlight upcoming events here at Peabody.

6 Technology is used as a tool to further students learning. This is evidenced in classrooms throughout the school and on our website. Staff use a variety of technology and tools to enhance student learning and communications with parents.

7 In third grade, Jennifer Hurley assists two of her students with individual projects on class computers.

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9 Smart Board Teachers and other staff use Smart boards to enhance the curriculum and engage students in their learning. Janet King works with the Smart board in her classroom to bring interesting Math materials and tools to instruct a lesson with a compass. Janet King works with the Smart board in her classroom to bring interesting Math materials and tools to instruct a lesson with a compass.

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12 Document Cameras Teachers and students use document cameras as a tool to enlarge texts for focused instruction, to demonstrate new skills, to share student writing for lessons, read alouds, experiments, and other learning activities projected onto the white board or Smart board. Teachers and students use document cameras as a tool to enlarge texts for focused instruction, to demonstrate new skills, to share student writing for lessons, read alouds, experiments, and other learning activities projected onto the white board or Smart board. Stefanie Fuhr, a 4/5 teacher works with her students using the document camera. Stefanie Fuhr, a 4/5 teacher works with her students using the document camera.

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15 Smart Board Example Janet King, fourth grade teacher worked with her fourth grade students to demonstrate probability, using the Smart board and mathematical tools for hands-on learning with her class.

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17 Photo Story A computer application capable of importing photos, voice, video for presentations. Stefanie Fuhrs 4 th grade class Colorado Life Zones presentations on her website. Colorado Life Zones Colorado Life Zones

18 Photo Story Amy Carrington, 3rd grade: Field trip photos imported into photo story and shared as a presentation during Back-to-School Night. Plains Conversation Center Field Trip Plains Conversation Center Field TripPlains Conversation Center Field TripPlains Conversation Center Field Trip

19 Photo Story Leah Kircher, 1st grade teacher Photo story and KidPix were used by the students to create their own illustrations, and record their voices reading lines from the poem, In 1492.

20 Student Podcasts Mrs. Montequin, one of the literacy teachers, produced two podcasts with one of her groups of 5 th graders. Mrs. Montequin, one of the literacy teachers, produced two podcasts with one of her groups of 5 th graders. The students read a series of books titled, Amelias Notebook and ed the author with questions. From their work they made two informative podcasts. The students read a series of books titled, Amelias Notebook and ed the author with questions. From their work they made two informative podcasts. Podcast 1 Podcast 2 Podcast 1 Podcast 2Podcast 2Podcast 2

21 Computer Lab Sonja Lahana, Computer coach and technology teacher assists students with learning powerpoint, excel, accessing the internet for research, graphic organizers, math games, reading resources. Sonja Lahana, Computer coach and technology teacher assists students with learning powerpoint, excel, accessing the internet for research, graphic organizers, math games, reading resources. Tech tickets to acknowledge progress made and accomplishment of personal goals in technology. These are mounted on a board outside the lab for the school community to see.

22 Excel Fourth grade students created Excel timelines of Colorado Early Indians to correlate with their Social Studies unit study of this Early American Colorado Tribe. Fourth grade students created Excel timelines of Colorado Early Indians to correlate with their Social Studies unit study of this Early American Colorado Tribe.

23 Internet Fifth graders maneuvered through the internet, using specific search sites, to complete crossword puzzles on the respiratory system, in connection with the study of their Science Human Body System.

24 Peabody Website PLC Podcast using Photo story, Audacity, and music to inform the parent community of the work accomplished during PLC Late Start days. Podcast PodcastPodcast

25 Technology Tools to help educators engage students at Peabody Elementary School to look beyond the traditional walls of the classroom to the world for their learning. imagine, believe, achieve


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