Upcoming Activities

April 23-24: 5th Grade NeSA Math and Science

April 24: Golf @ Sandhills/Thedford

April 24: DARE Graduation 2:00

April 25: Community Clean-Up 5-12 Students w/ Chamber of Commerce (All Day)

April 25: LVC Music @ Broken Bow

April 26: HS Track @ Hershey

April 28-29: 4th Grade Trip to Halsey

April 28: NHS/NJHS Induction Ceremony

April 28/30: 8th and 11th NeSA Science

April 29: JH Track South Loup Invite; Arnold

April 29-30: 5th Grade NeSA Reading

April 30-May 1: 4th NeSA Math

Documentation

 

Parents Night

 

  1. 1.VendorLetters.doc

 

  1. 2.AdvertisingLetters.doc
  2. 3.ParentLetter.doc
  3. 4.ParentNightSessionNotes.doc
  4. 5.ParentsNightSessionRotation.doc
  5. 6.Laptop distribution Night will be August 13, 2009.

In an effort to streamline the laptop distribution night, the school be holding an open house for all 9-12 students to come pick up their

laptops.  Students, with at least one parent with them, can come any time between 3 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

Students and their parents need to report to Mrs. Badgley’s room, double check their serial numbers, get their student handbook, sign

the appropriate paperwork, and make deposits.

Any new students and the 7th and 8th graders need to report for a short boot camp to check out their laptops.  A short informational

meeting and review of policies, care, and rules will begin at 7 p.m.

A student Boot camp for each grade will be held during the first week of school.

As we enter our fourth year of the laptop initiative, which began in March of 2006, we look forward to the new ideas, projects, and

classroom activities.  To see examples from previous  years, and to keep up with current school events, visit the school web site

regularly.  The school web site can be found at http://sites.arnold.k12.ne.us/arnoldhome

 

Forms

 

  1. 1.ElemStudentForm.doc
  2. 2.ComputerLoanAgreement.doc
  3. 3.Computer Loan Agreement Version 2 StudentComputerLoanAgreement08.doc
  4. 4.TeacherComputerLoanAgreement08.doc

 

  1. 5.Original Technology Evaluation Form  HS Tech Walk Form.doc

 

  1. 6.Second Technology Evaluation Form  HSTechWalkForm0708.doc
  2. 7.Third and Current Technology Evaluation Form  HSTechWalkForm0809.doc
  3. 8.Standards Evaluation Form  Principal Form.doc

 

Presentations

  1. 1.ArnoldAppleDayPreso.pdf
  2. 2.ArnoldAppleDay101.ppt
  3. 3.ObstaclesSolutions.key
  4. 4.ProjectShowcase.key.zip
  5. 5.ClassroomManagement.key.zip
  6. 6.TechnologyCurriculumSkillsChange.ppt

 

  1. 7.TechCoordPresentation.ppt

 

Training

  1. 1.Student Boot Camp Agendas:
  2. StudentBootCampAgenda.doc,
  3. StudentBootCamp 2007.docc,
  4. Student Boot Camp Agenda08-09.doc
  5. StudentBootCamp2009-3.doc
  6. 2.Teacher Boot Camp Agendas:
  7. • TeacherBootCampAgenda.doc,
  8. Teacher Boot Camp Agenda 08-09.doc,
  9. http://arnoldtechhandbook.wikispaces.com/TeacherInserviceFall2009
  10. •(There were others, and when I find those files, I will add them.)
  11. •Arnold Tech Handbook for a Non-Paper Version of all my training activities with teachers and support information.  http://arnoldtechhandbook.wikispaces.com

 

Policies

  1. 1.Arnold AUP
  2. 2.FacultyAUP.doc
  3. 3.ArnoldInternetSafetyPolicy.doc
  4. 4.ClassroomPolicies.doc Sample

 

Management Files

  1. 1.MovingTeachersNewLaptops.doc
  2. 2.Dashboard Script
  3. 3.Imaging Steps:

 

Surveys

Here are the files, some of them are terrible as I have always said in my presentations.  When we started, we didn’t know what

information we really wanted for baseline data.  Now that we have been doing this for a while, I know I would have asked

different questions.

 

This first file:  the one that says beginning – is before we really hinted at the initiative to the staff.  I was a new LAN manager and

I didn’t know the staff well enough to know how much technology they were using in their classrooms.  I just wanted to know what

they were doing before, and what they planned to do in the very near future …  Beginning laptop Survey.doc

 

Then I did a different survey when we were trying to find out if they wanted to go 1:1.  Teacher Inteviews Fall 2005.doc   The first time

I handed out this survey, I just put in in their mailboxes and I didn’t get the answers I wanted.  So then I went door to door and took

notes on their sheets and talked with them to see what they really thought and wrote on it.  They often just needed some answers to

questions they had so they could make up their minds how they really felt about the possibilities.  Once we had some time to talk,

and I took notes on their surveys, then I had them sign the bottom so administration could see that they agreed with my notes.

 

Then we did a baseline data survey.  Let’s just say it wasn’t well written.  Before you download and look at these surveys be reminded

that they were written in 2005 based on the TAGLIT survey for administrators.  And, at the time, we didn’t really know what we

needed to know for baseline data.  I would ask radically different questions now.

 

  1. Bullet  Student Pre-Survey.doc
  2. Bullet  Beginning laptop Survey.doc
  3. Bullet  Student Post-Survey.doc
  4. Bullet  Laptop Teacher Survey.doc
  5. Bullet  NewStudentLaptopSurveyDirections.doc
  6. Bullet  TeacherLaptopSurveyDirections.doc

 

(Disclaimer: some of these surveys were written in 2004-2005, when we really didn’t know what information we wanted to collect.

Some of the results were very usable, and other we didn’t use after the first year.  These might be a better example of what NOT to ask…)

 

Curricular Items

  1. 1.TechCurriculumAllGrades.doc (Disclaimer:  Once the laptop initiative began, the skills from this tech curriculum from                                                           highschool students were not longer valid at that level.  The high school skills became junior high skills, and the junior high                                                               skills down to the upper elementary.  What was normally taught to upper elementary is now done in lower elementary.                                                                                                                                     Not a badproblem to have unless you are the high school instructor.  It is difficult to find upper and advanced level things to                                                               teach, but it is a challenge we are willing to work with.
  2. 2.TechAcrossCurriculum2009.doc
  3. 3.AppleBriefingApril09.key