Presentation on theme: "Starting a 1 to 1 Initiative. What is a 1 to 1 Initiative? Every student has his or her own electronic device that the bulk of the school’s curriculum."— Presentation transcript:
Starting a 1 to 1 Initiative
What is a 1 to 1 Initiative? Every student has his or her own electronic device that the bulk of the school’s curriculum is delivered on.
Before You Begin You need to consider your network infrastructure. How many devices will you be adding to the network? Visit other schools so you don’t make the same mistakes they did. Find out what they did that was successful.
Before You Begin Try to envision how you want instruction to look in your school after deploying the devices.
Device Selection We chose an Asus Chromebook Need to consider durability Ergonomics Warranty Research the brand for returns/service
Purchasing or Leasing This is a decision that you will have to make based on your own finances and other situations that are unique to your school district.
Preparation Our teachers were given their Chromebooks about eight months ahead of the students. During that time they familiarized themselves with the books and they were given lessons to complete. Teachers were also assigned training modules developed by Google to watch.
Preparation (Examples of Lessons) Import a CSV contact list into a contact group Import a class roster into a contact group Upload files and folders from a hard drive to Google Drive Create a collaborative document Create a Google Presentation Create and share a classroom calendar
Preparation (Examples of Lessons) Create a google Form for classroom usage Each lesson was checked by either the principal, assistant principal, or technology director. We also had lead teachers trained to help teachers as needed.
Preparation Most teachers designed several units of study, developed resources, and developed assessments long before student Chromebooks were issued.
Other Preparation We converted all of our printed text books to PDFs. They were then ed to the appropriate instructor for organization. Teachers searched for digital instructional materials using Google Classroom, Youtube Education, and any and every site you can imagine.
Google Classroom is the launching point for most instruction.
Prior to Student Distribution A gmail account was created for every student. Their password is their lunch pen. At the end of last year we met with 8 th grade through 11 th grade and began preparing them for the changes. They were taught how to log on to their accounts.