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Toward a Paperless Classroom John A. Cook Technology Coordinator Computer Science Teacher Turpin High School Forest Hills School District
Digital Handouts & Assignments New Challenges – How to Teach: PowerPoints, Online Texts … – How to Distribute : Network, Web, ? – How to Grade: Office Inking, Spreadsheets … New Benefits – Improved Navigational Skills – Better Hierarchical Skills (drives, folders, files) – Less time at Copier & Saving trees
The Digital Classroom (Ideal) Teacher computer connected to Projector Each Student with own Computer Network with shared, public Drive School Web site with Teacher/Class pages Student accounts w/ Digital Locker Course resource materials on CD & Computers Classroom Printer, Scanner, WebCam Students computers able to use Projector
Computer Lab (Realistic) Students may have to share Computers Teacher leads activities verbally Sharing of files through disks, flash drives, etc. Paper handouts still necessary Students have personal account Textbooks supplemented by Web research Shared Printer and file storage locally Assignments printed to turn in for grading
Objectives - Overview Distribute reading material, handouts, study guides and assignments electronically Students turn in assignments/projects to be graded by teacher and returned in folders Tests and Quizzes taken on the computer with prompt grading and feedback Understand strengths and limitations of computer network and create solutions
Create Teacher/Class/Student folders on a public network drive or web storage site
Set Permissions for teacher and student users (Building Tech or Tech Coordinator)
Students copy files and read materials posted by teacher on computer screen Examples include: WORD documents scanned pages, web sites, digital texts, PowerPoints, etc.
Teacher delivers lessons electronically via projector and multimedia
Teacher places worksheets, study guides & assignments in class folder Students copy materials to their folder on network, add name, header, etc., SAVE document Students complete requested items and SAVE changes by DUE date. Turn in documents with name on file in correct folder for class assignment (drag & drop). (Example: Mary Smith CH4RevQs in CH4assignments folder) Teacher moves folder on Due Date to their own Network drive (Late Folder option).
Teacher grades items (ink if possible) and posts grade on ProgressBook.
Assignments given back to students via assignment folders on public drive
Student learning reinforced using software Project presented in class.
Paperless Classroom Tips/Tricks/Trials Grading this way is NOT EASY at first, but persist and you will adapt You need to be tuned into students and their activities: they will try to cut corners Require your students to put their name on all documents, files and folders Need to be creative about naming folders, files, assignments, etc. Full adoption of this may be impossible, but some may help both you and kids.
Use File-Properties to check created & modified dates (to within a second).
I said: Toward a Paperless Classroom!
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