Presentation on theme: "Outcomes By the end of this session, participants will be able to:"— Presentation transcript:
0 21st Century Learning Spaces Technology ModernizationOffice of the Chief Technology OfficerMontgomery County Public Schools
1 Outcomes By the end of this session, participants will be able to: Describe the 21st Century Learning Spaces initiative and the implications for teaching and learningDescribe Google Apps for Education and the implications for communication, collaboration, and differentiating students’ learning experiencesIdentify MCPS safety and security precautions to protect students in this closed virtual environment.
6 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.
7 Examples of Instructional Uses Building class rules using a shared documentCreating a book trailer for an adventure story students are writingRead an article and watch a video about the same topic to compare perspectivesCreating an “all about me” poster in Google DrawUse a site to model a science concept before reading about itLearning to type using proper formUsing web-based virtual manipulatives to learn mathematics conceptsYour idea here!
8 Student Accounts Students have assigned accounts (firstname.lastname@example.org) Logins and passwords match all desktop and laptop logins that students have used every year to access documents and interactive websitesStudents use this account to access their Drive, share files with each other, and receive and send files to their teachers
9 How Do Teachers Manage? All documents created Teachers have a dynamic class dashboard that lets them see and manage:All documents createdAll s sent, received, and thrown awayEvery open tab on a student’s deviceThe current screen a child is viewing
11 Google & MCPS Agreement Per terms of agreement with MCPS, Google will:Comply with Family Educational Rights and Privacy ActFERPA - Federal law that protects the privacy of student education recordsComply with Children’s Online Privacy Protection RuleCOPPA - Prevents Google from collecting students’ personal information while using Google Apps account
12 Safety & Security Precautions mcpsmd domain - “walled garden” where only MCPS staff and students can connectStudents can only send and receive from authorized MCPS account holders.No advertisingNo data miningNo Google + (Can’t be contained)Chat is turned off (can’t be monitored)All communication is visible and monitoredAll communication is https encrypted to prevent hacking or unwanted 3rd party data collection
13 Safety & Security Precautions Internet MonitoringStudents’ 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.
14 Safety & Security Precautions Google Safe Searchenabled within domainWhen SafeSearch is on, inappropriate video and images will be filtered from Google Search result pages, along with results that might link to explicit content.
15 How do we help teachers? Orientations Already-made lessons and materialsCollaborative planningShoulder to shoulder modeling, co-teachingOn-going support