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Woodside Wolverines

Discover how Woodside Wolverines utilize state-of-the-art hardware, software, and IT support to enhance classroom learning and foster student creativity. Explore their successful implementation, barriers faced, and future strategies.

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Woodside Wolverines

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  1. Woodside Wolverines Fierce About Technology By Brandon Emerson

  2. Media Magnet • Woodside is a Magnet School for the arts and communication • four year program • Requires application

  3. Hardware & Software Available

  4. Magnet Technology • Hardware • Digital Video Camera • Digital Camera • Software • Video editing software • Dreamweaver

  5. Technology in the Classroom • TV • Overheads • Teachers have laptops • Ethernet ports in classrooms • Wireless

  6. Library Technology • Open Computer Lab • Power Mac Used for Cataloging • Printers • Scanner • Side Classrooms with various hardware to check out

  7. How Do I Get More? • Sign-out procedure • Generally sign-out hardware a week in advance • Sign-ups for Labs up to two weeks in advance • Cooperation Among teachers makes sign-out procedures easier

  8. Hardware To Check Out • Frequently Checked Out: • VCR and DVD Players • Projectors • Rarely Checked out: • Smart Boards • Analog Video Recorders

  9. Labs • Math Lab in the library • Used very infrequently • PLATO, MATLAB • Three other labs around the school • Used on a daily basis • Reserved up to two weeks in advance

  10. Standard Computer Package • Microsoft Office • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, FrontPage • Media Editing Software • Windows Movie Maker • Internet Explorer • Firewalled with SurfControl • Administration v. Student Subnets

  11. Teacher Software • Grading/Attendance • eSIS • Teacher Laptops • Standard software package • Cannot install new software • Need software CD and serial/key

  12. Funding for Technology

  13. Budgeting for Newport News • Budget for Newport News School District • Not specific to one school • Schools take as they need • Tech Department exists outside of Woodside • Oversees technology in schools • Approves transactions based around technology

  14. Getting New Tech • Teachers talk to the lead teacher of their given department • Lead teacher sends proposal to the Tech Department • Tests suggested software/hardware to see if it is compatible or appropriate • Once tested, the Tech Department sends the software/hardware to the school

  15. Using Technology During Instruction

  16. Teacher Training • Everyone required to meet TSIP standards • Teachers required to take technology courses every few years

  17. Tech in the Classroom • All three computer labs used on a daily basis • One of the most popular uses are based around research and exploration • Mostly internet-based • Math-specific technology used: • PLATO, MATLAB, calculators

  18. Examples of MATLAB Uses

  19. IT Department

  20. Woodside IT Responsibilities • Install new software or hardware • Keep network updated and working properly • Minor maintenance • Contacted via e-mail or work-order request

  21. Organization

  22. Overall Impressions

  23. Making Technology Work • Need two components to make tech work efficiently • Proper implementation • Proper support • Woodside cannot find the balance as well as they should • Mostly due to lack of support • Lack of Communication

  24. Tech Success • Student interests maximized when tech is used properly • Online SOL Testing • Quick feedback • Higher test scores

  25. Barriers • Bureaucracy • Teachers do not have the power to make decisions • Committees very slow • People making decisions are removed • Do not know what is going on or what is best for certain programs

  26. You thought you knew… You might think you know a lot about Woodside, but take the quiz to find out! Click the answer you think is correct! Click Here

  27. Question 1: What is the magnet program for at Woodside High School? a) Math & Technology b) Biological Sciences c) Arts & Communication

  28. Sorry! That was not the correct response, click below to try again Try Again

  29. Correct! Click the link below to go to the next question Next Question

  30. Question 2: What is the major math software used at Woodside? a) PLATO b) MATLAB c) Both

  31. Correct! You know as much about Woodside as you thought! Finish Quiz

  32. Special Thanks to Interviewee • Tech Support Specialist for Woodside • Hardware, software & network support

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