Tri-Center CSD Technology

2012 - 2013 - 2014

Currently . . .
Campus-Wide

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Network: 40 Physical/Virtual HP Servers/Blades 45 HP Pro-Curve Access Points HP Back-up Systems HP Switches and Controllers Sonicwall Filter Double Check/ISA e-mail and SPAM Filters AXXIS 24-hour Surveillance Camera System

Currently . . .
Elementary:
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1 Terminal Services Lab (HP) 4 Mini-Laptop Carts (Lenovo) PC/Laptop and an iPad2 for every teacher 1 or 2 Student PC/Laptops in each classroom Projector Systems in every classroom Document Cameras in 15 classrooms

Currently . . .
Middle
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School: 1 Terminal Services Lab (HP) 3 Laptop Carts (HP) PC/Laptop and an iPad2 for every teacher Projector Systems in every classroom Document Cameras in 3 classrooms Wireless Access throughout the building

Currently . . .
High
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School: 3 Terminal Services Labs (HP) 4 Laptop Carts (HP) PC/Laptop and an iPad2 for every teacher Projector Systems in every classroom Document Cameras in 4 classrooms Wireless Access throughout the building

What the Research says . . .
The future of Ed Tech is “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD), and schools will more than likely move away from providing devices for students sooner than later. While BYOD is far too radical for many school districts at this time, it is inevitable that this is the future. The sooner districts embrace this future and begin to plan for it, the more effective this transition will be.  . . . How are we going to continue to truly ban all of this “student owned” technology in schools?

More from the field . . .
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BYOD isn’t about the devices themselves— kids bring in a variety of technology—it’s about creating constructive change in teaching practices, just like kids bringing pencils to school . . . they bring their technology to help them whenever it is appropriate.

 Tim Clark, Instructional Technology Specialist, Forsyth County Schools

While BYOD is not a simple means of getting to one-to-one, it is still the only viable, long-term solution. Are you going to let the challenges stop BYOD from coming to your district? By 2015, it will happen.

 Elliot Soloway, Professor at University of

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Fears . . .
. . . Technology leaders at BYOD schools say, a fear of problems such as access to inappropriate online content, digitally enhanced cheating, and rampant classroom distractions can lead districts to overthink, and worse, overwrite corresponding policy adjustments to stifle creative implementation of the devices. Early reports from the field suggest that the simpler approach is more successful. Districts that appear to be experiencing the smoothest transitions from banning mobile devices to welcoming them have undergone as little policy change as possible, striking or heavily revising only obvious barriers such as districtwide cell phone bans. They then issue school-level acceptable use guidelines that reflect individual campus cultures and treat violations of those guidelines like other behavioral issues.

 Ian Quillen,

Best technology available for personalized learning?
Brent Williams, Director of Tech, Kenesaw State University, says, “Easy answer: the iPad” Elliott Soloway, Professor, University of Michigan, says, “Ahh, let me think . . . Hmmm . . . I think . . . Personal, 24/7, networked, embedded in your palm: Mobile Technologies.” Adam Bellow, Founder, eduTeacher, says, “I think of my iPhone and Twitter as the best personalized learning tools.”

#1 complaint students have about technology in schools?
Kathy Schrock, Director of Tech, Nauset Public Schools, says, “Students want to know why they cannot use their own laptops or pads on the school’s WiFi” Meg Ormiston, Professional Development Speaker, Tech Teachers, says, “Students are frustrated because the equipment in most schools is old and the technology is not personal to them.”

Two elements every 21st century classroom should have ?
Stephen Velz, Teacher, Swift Creek Middle School, says, “Dependable wireless connectivity and, more importantly, teachers willing to employ 21st century strategies in using the devices.” Rushton Hurley, Executive Director, NextVista.org, says, “Strong WiFi with minimal filtering, and teachers prepared to help students understand how to hold themselves to higher standards when encountering

change in K-12 IT over the next three years?
“Each student will have access to a device, 24/7, with internet access. I mean every student.” --Kathy Schrock

“We will see more districts allow outside devices into schools. Due to shrinking budgets, we will have to welcome these devices and figure out a way to have enough bandwidth to serve everyone.” “IT departments relinquishing control. Teachers are shifting the programs they use from local computers to online alternatives. BYOD programs will become more prevalent. While it may seem more chaotic to many, on an individual level it will be empowering.”
--Steve Dembo, Online Manager, DE --Meg Ormiston

“I would identify three key changes: cloud computing, integration of student-owned devices with school networks, and the development of digitally based curriculum and textbooks by districts.”
--Julie Evans, CEO, Project Tomorrow

Best Practices for Implementing Evolving Classroom Technologies in K-12
Plan Thoroughly . . . Allot plenty of time for planning—six months to a year is not unreasonable. The planning phase includes an infrastructure evaluation. Internet must be fast, reliable and available throughout campus. Wireless coverage should be as ubiquitous as possible. At minimum, the wireless network should cover all classrooms and common areas such as the library and cafeteria.  Bridge the Digital Divide . . . Plan carefully to ensure that lack of technology access does not exclude some learners from participation. For example, when planning a BYOD initiative, estimate how many students lack a device and create a pool for them to checkout. If out-of-school internet access is required, make sure there’s a solution for students who don’t have broadband at home.

The T-C Student Poll . . .
How How How How How How

many students in grades 9-12 own a many students in grades 6-8 own a many students in grades 9-12 own a many students grades 6-8 own a laptop many students in grades 9-12 have many students in grades 6-8 have access

“ An institution ’ s wireless network must be able to support the use of fixed computer labs , laptop carts , 1 : 1 computing initiatives and BYOD programs .”
-- Center for Digital Education 2012

“ The most effective professional development initiatives are ongoing , collaborative , and integrated with daily teaching .”
-- The Evolving Classroom , Center for Digital Education

Distinguished Educator . . .
Create better digital opportunities in the classroom. I use the SAMR model to implement the 4 levels of innovation . . .  Substitute  Augment  Modify  Redefine

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Jennie Magiera, Apple Distinguished Educator in Chicago Public Schools Presented on the use of iPads in 4th /5th grade at the TIES Conference Jennie is math/tech coach who writes curriculum and leads workshops

B Y O D is U n sto p p a b le

Inevitable

Mobile Technologies are PROPELLING

Change
By 2015 every student in every grade in every school will be using a mobile learning device , 24 / 7 , for curricular purposes . Sooner or later . . . You WILL go BYOD Planfully . . . Or not . Your Choice !!
--the JOURNAL, Webinar Series

Proposing . . .
Elementary:

In addition to what is currently in place that will provide a dual platform with longevity and sustainability for the district: 3 New iPad Carts (20 devices each)
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1 each to be shared for grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5

qCost: $33,000 for devices $7,000 for carts

qIssues: Covers/Cases for iPads q vBYOD implemented full-scale for K through 5 in January 2013

Proposing . . .
Middle School:  In addition to what is currently in place that will provide a dual platform with longevity and sustainability for the district:

2 New iPad Carts (20 devices each)

To be shared among grades 6-7-8 To be shared among grades 6-7-8

2 New Laptop Carts (20 devices each)

q Cost: $42,000 for devices $6,000 for carts

q Issues: Covers/Cases for iPads

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v BYOD implemented full-scale for 6 through 8 in August 2012

Proposing . . .
High School:  In addition to what is currently in place that will provide a dual platform with longevity and sustainability for the district:

2 New iPad Carts (20 devices each)

To be shared among grades 9-10-11-12 To be shared among grades 9-10-11-12

2 New Laptop Carts (20 devices each)

q Cost: $42,000 for devices $6,000 for carts

q Issues: Covers/Cases for iPads/App Costs

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v BYOD implemented full-scale for 9 through 12 in August 2012

Costs & Financing
$Costs affiliated with Apple Inc. are not negotiable, but are most attractive when bundled in 10-packs.

$Costs affiliated with Lenovo and HP are negotiable and can be competitively bid for best pricing. $ $Financing can be arranged via Apple Inc., local banks, or a hardware vendor. However, if funding is available via fiscal budgeting then 3-year installment plans and interest

Stoneware, Inc.
“Our students are asking to use their own Smartphone, iPod touch, iPad, or laptop computer to connect to our network over the public internet. Stoneware enables us to meet that challenge without significant issues with security to our network.”

--Michael Taylor, Direct of Technology, Avon Community School

Corporation

webNetwork—enabling the move from desktop to private cloud computing with access to all web, Windows, and hosted applications from anywhere using any device

Visit :

( Cost to district :

stone - ware . com

$15K )

Stoneware, Inc.

Accessibility & Mobility ...
Continue to develop/offer this hybrid philosophy Implement measures during 2012-2013 school year that will drive the decisions made for/during 2013-2014 Maintain solid infrastructure to ensure optimization Monitor the industry closely for guidance on next steps in regards to upgrades and enhancements Provide students/families with direction and resources that will enable them to obtain