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1 21st Century Learning Spaces Office of the Chief Technology Officer Montgomery County Public Schools Technology Modernization

2 By the end of this session, participants will be able to: Describe the 21 st Century Learning Spaces initiative and the implications for teaching and learning Describe Google Apps for Education and the implications for communication, collaboration, and differentiating students’ learning experiences Identify MCPS safety and security precautions to protect students in this closed virtual environment. Outcomes

3 MCPS Strategic Technology Plan

4 21 st Century Learning Spaces Anywhere, anytime access to learning Creating connected classrooms Ubiquitous access to mobile technologies Foster communication and collaboration

5 Play Chromebooks

6 Google Apps for Education Google Drive – online storage (30 GB) Google Docs – online word processor Google Slides – create presentations online Google Sheets – create spreadsheets & charts online Gmail – inbox

7 What is a Chromebook? Designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and data residing "in the cloud". Login to devices using an MCPS GAFE account.

8 Examples of Instructional Uses Building class rules using a shared document Creating a book trailer for an adventure story students are writing Read an article and watch a video about the same topic to compare perspectives Creating an “all about me” poster in Google Draw Use a site to model a science concept before reading about it Learning to type using proper form Using web-based virtual manipulatives to learn mathematics concepts Your idea here!

9 Student Accounts Students have assigned accounts Logins and passwords match all desktop and laptop logins that students have used every year to access documents and interactive websites Students use this account to access their Drive, share files with each other, and receive and send files to their teachers

10 ●Teachers have a dynamic class dashboard that lets them see and manage: oAll documents created oAll s sent, received, and thrown away oEvery open tab on a student’s device oThe current screen a child is viewing How Do Teachers Manage?

11 What Can Teachers See?

12 Google & MCPS Agreement Per terms of agreement with MCPS, Google will: Comply with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act FERPA - Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records Comply with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule COPPA - Prevents Google from collecting students’ personal information while using Google Apps account

13 Safety & Security Precautions ❏ mcpsmd domain - “walled garden” where only MCPS staff and students can connect ❏ Students can only send and receive from authorized MCPS account holders. ❏ No advertising ❏ No data mining ❏ No Google + (Can’t be contained) ❏ Chat is turned off (can’t be monitored) ❏ All communication is visible and monitored ❏ All communication is https encrypted to prevent hacking or unwanted 3rd party data collection

14 Safety & Security Precautions Internet Monitoring Students’ online interactions are monitored in accordance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Online content deemed harmful to minors is blocked/ filtered. Any device connected to MCPS network is subject to Internet filtering policies.

15 Safety & Security Precautions Google Safe Search enabled within domain When SafeSearch is on, inappropriate video and images will be filtered from Google Search result pages, along with results that might link to explicit content.

16 How do we help teachers? ❏ Orientations ❏ Already-made lessons and materials ❏ Collaborative planning ❏ Shoulder to shoulder modeling, co-teaching ❏ On-going support

17 Questions….


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