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From No Tech to High Tech The TRC / ARRA Journey of Ontario Middle School.
Personnel Changes Grant personnel in transition: • Project coordinator • Coaches • Three Grant teachers
Ontario Middle School, Pre – Grant: • Student desks • Teachers are the only ones using technology • Instruction is teacher-centered
Ontario Middle School, Post – grant: • Partner tables • Students have access to technology • Instruction is student-centered
BYOD Activity: From No Tech to High Tech How quickly can you find the following information? • What is the formula for finding the volume of a sphere? • What is the definition of the word “imbricate?” • What are the geographic coordinates of Bahrain? • How does one cite a web site as a source on a research paper? • How does one make papier mache? • What is a “subordinating clause?”
The difference a little tech made: • Increase in student motivation and participation • Increased access to relevant and current information • Increased productivity of teachers and reduction of paper use • Increased student technology literacy
Language Arts Edmodo Google Docs Microsoft Office: publisher, Word Inspiration Web 2.0 Tools Digital storytelling CPS Science Edmodo LiveBinders Glogster Discovery.com PHET simulations Voki Inspiration Microsoft Office Microsoft Movie Maker CPS Technologies Used
What do you say? In your groups, discuss how technology transformed your own schools. • What changes occurred? • How dramatic were the changes that occurred? • How will you continue to build on these changes? Summarize your group’s common themes or ideas on edmodo.
Where do we go from here? Which technology practices have had the most impact on student achievement in your school or district? Please share your response to this question with us on edmodo.
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