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Access, Inform & Innovate with Laptops for Learning!. 2008 BPS Principal/Headmaster Institute Office of Instructional & Information Technology (OIIT) Questions? [email protected] Agenda. L4L Updates Access: Customize your L4L MacBook system preferences Parallels

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access inform innovate with laptops for learning

Access, Inform & Innovatewith Laptops for Learning!

2008 BPS Principal/Headmaster Institute

Office of Instructional & Information Technology (OIIT)

Questions? [email protected]

agenda
Agenda
  • L4L Updates
  • Access: Customize your L4L
    • MacBook system preferences
    • Parallels
  • Inform: Communicate & collaborate
    • Video conferencing
    • Wikis & Blogs
  • Innovate: Create digital content
    • Podcasts
    • iLife – iMovie, iPhoto, GarageBand
  • Next Steps

OFFICE OF INSTRUCTIONAL & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (OIIT)

overview
Overview
  • Deployment Update
    • 4300 laptops deployed to teachers
    • Deploying 700+ at NTI & make-up sessions
    • MyLearningPlan (http://www.mylearningplan.com)
  • L4L Institute
    • 400-500 teachers participated in 30+ workshops
    • Fall PD available – Invite OIIT to your school!
  • Join the OIIT P/HM Advisory Committee
    • Dates posted soon on MyBPS
    • Starting in October
    • Tech & L4L Best Practices

OFFICE OF INSTRUCTIONAL & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (OIIT)

access
Access
  • MacBook System Preferences
  • Customize the Dock
  • Exposé & Corners
  • Universal Access

http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/

OFFICE OF INSTRUCTIONAL & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (OIIT)

access1
Access
  • Parallels Preferences
  • Choose Your View
    • Single Screen
    • Coherence
    • Full Screen
  • Choose When to Open
    • Open automatically
    • Open when I decide

http://www.parallels.com

OFFICE OF INSTRUCTIONAL & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (OIIT)

inform
Inform
  • Video conference with parents & colleagues
    • iChat

(Available on MacBook Free with GoogleTalk)

    • Skype

http://www.skype.com

OFFICE OF INSTRUCTIONAL & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (OIIT)

inform1
Inform
  • Blog:

A website that allows usually one person to post content (news, journal entries,

information) in chronological order.

More Info: Video tutorial on Blogs

Resource: Blog rules for classroom blogging

Get Started: http://www.blogger.com

  • Wiki:

Comes from the Hawaiian phrase, “wiki, wiki,” which means “super fast.”

It is a website that allows multiple people to add/update content and collaborate

Online using the web.

More Info: Video tutorial on Wikis

Resource: Wikis in Education

Get Started: http://www.wikispaces.com

OFFICE OF INSTRUCTIONAL & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (OIIT)

innovate
Innovate
  • Podcasts:

A way for people to share and/or subscribe to

audio/video content over the web.

Use your L4L laptop to create video bulletins, share instructional practices

and bring digital curricula/content into your school.

Resource: Video tutorial on Podcasting

  • RSS (Really Simple Syndication)

A way to syndicate content on the web, allowing new content

to be delivered to you when it available – like an online

magazine subscription.

OFFICE OF INSTRUCTIONAL & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (OIIT)

l4l next steps
L4L Next Steps
  • Refresh knowledge of L4L Policies & Procedures
  • Invite OIIT to your school for L4L PD

http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/techhelp/L4L/L4L_Summer.pdf

  • Visit the L4L website for tutorials & resources

http://www.bostonpublicchools.org/techhelp/L4L.htm

  • Check out BPS Connect for podcasts from the

P/HM Institute: http://connect.mybps.org

OFFICE OF INSTRUCTIONAL & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (OIIT)

contact oiit
Contact OIIT
  • Kimberly Rice , CIO

[email protected]

  • Melissa Dodd, Deputy CIO

[email protected]

  • L4L Questions

[email protected]

OFFICE OF INSTRUCTIONAL & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (OIIT)

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