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1 1:1 Digital Device Computing: Student Learning Anytime, Anywhere Gar-Field High School Dr. Cherif Sadki, Principal Jeanie Ingram, Instructional Technology

2 1:1 Technology Initiatives What is a 1:1 technology initiative? “An environment in which all students use computing devices, such as wireless laptops or tablets, in order to learn anytime and anywhere” Implementation of 1:1 initiatives must focus on Improving teaching and student learning Providing quality instruction Using technology to enhance the curriculum

3 3 Virginia Department of Education eLearning Backpack Initiative What is the Virginia Department of Education eLearning Backpack Initiative? A multi-year initiative to provide every student in the selected schools with a tablet. The eLearning Backpack Initiative is a broader initiative in Virginia intended to assist schools in the transition to digital content and tablet computers.

4 4 VDOE eLearning Backpack Initiative Goals of the Initiative To increase student engagement and learning. To provide students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary for education and workplace success. To enhance student content knowledge through the use of digital resources. To differentiate instruction for all learners by using technology.

5 5 PWCS 1:1 Digital Device Learning Initiative Technology is a valuable tool that supports and enhances PWCS instructional program by promoting problem solving, critical thinking, analytical, and decision making skills. Students will access, process, and communicate information in a dynamic, integrated, and technological environment.

6 Benefits of the PWCS Digital Device Learning Initiative It is not about distributing devices, it is about student learning Lessons centered around active participation in the learning Teachers model 21st Century learning and global citizenship “It’s about changing the culture of instruction — preparing students for their future, not our past.” Dr. Mark Edwards

7 PWCS Digital Device Learning Initiative PWC Schools implementing the Initiative for the 2014-15 School Year: Freedom High School Gar-Field High School Stonewall Jackson High School Steps taken to ensure success Decided to start small and move slowly Improved wireless infrastructure/bandwidth at the schools Chose a device that would hold a charge for the entire school day and work with Microsoft Office 365 Provided appropriate and sufficient professional development for teachers

8 8 The Tablet Chosen for the Initiative Asus Transformer 100 Detachable Keyboard Windows 8 Touch screen Battery life up to 11 hours product video

9 How Does My Student Get a Tablet? There is an annual $40 take-home digital device student user fee for the school year. For students to be able to use a take-home digital device, parents/guardians and students must complete the “Digital Device Student Loan Agreement” form. Students who do not pay the fee will not be able to take the device off school property and will be in-school, day users only. For more information:  Refer to the 1:1 Digital Device Computing: Student Learning Anytime, Anywhere Handbook – see pages 3 and 8

10 Using the Tablet at School Digital devices are intended for use during each day with teacher direction. Students must bring their digital device to all classes unless specifically instructed not to do so by their teacher. Students are responsible for participating in class and completing assignments even if they forget to bring the tablet to school. Loaner digital devices may not be available to students who forgot to bring their digital devices to school or failed to charge them at home. Students are expected to bring digital devices fully charged at home to school each day. For more information:  Refer to the 1:1 Digital Device Computing: Student Learning Anytime, Anywhere Handbook – see pages 3 and 4

11 11 Using the Tablet at Home Comcast Internet Essentials Program offers $9.95 a month home Internet service and a low-cost computer to families in households that:  Are located where Comcast offers Internet service.  Have at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program.  Have not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days.  Do not have an outstanding Comcast debt that is under one year old.  For additional information call 1.855.846.8376, or visit www.internetessentials.com www.internetessentials.com For more information:  Refer to the 1:1 Digital Device Computing: Student Learning Anytime, Anywhere Handbook – see pages 5 and 6

12 12 Responsible Use of the Tablet Parents/guardians and students are responsible for adhering to the PWCS Acceptable Use and Internet Safety policy. And for using the tablets for assignments directly related to the curriculum. Parents/guardians are asked to discuss with their student the values and standards that they expect their student to follow with regard to the use and care of the digital device, and the use of the Internet. For more information:  Refer to the 1:1 Digital Device Computing: Student Learning Anytime, Anywhere Handbook – see pages 6 and 7

13 13 Distribution and Collection of the Tablet Tablets will be distributed to students during the school day during the first week of February in 9 th and 10 th grade P.E. classes Devices will be collected from the students prior to the end of the school year for summer maintenance and updates.

14 14 Tonight’s Activities Following this meeting, we are asking families to complete the loan agreement form at the back of the handbook if you agree to pay the user fee so that your student can take the tablet home. We will have a table in the lobby for submitting the form and user fee. Questions about the fee itself should be directed to Principal Dr. Sadki.

15 15 For Additional Information Refer to the 1:1 Digital Device Computing: Student Learning Anytime, Anywhere Handbook PWCS Website – tinyurl.com/PWCS-tablets GFHS Phone - (703) 730-7000 Presentations on our website

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