- 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
- 3.Computer Loan Agreement Version 2 StudentComputerLoanAgreement08.doc
- 5.Original Technology Evaluation Form HS Tech Walk Form.doc
- 6.Second Technology Evaluation Form HSTechWalkForm0708.doc
- 7.Third and Current Technology Evaluation Form HSTechWalkForm0809.doc
- 8.Standards Evaluation Form Principal Form.doc
- 1.Student Boot Camp Agendas:
- •StudentBootCamp 2007.docc,
- •Student Boot Camp Agenda08-09.doc
- 2.Teacher Boot Camp Agendas:
- • TeacherBootCampAgenda.doc,
- •Teacher Boot Camp Agenda 08-09.doc,
- •(There were others, and when I find those files, I will add them.)
- •Arnold Tech Handbook for a Non-Paper Version of all my training activities with teachers and support information. http://arnoldtechhandbook.wikispaces.com
- 2.Dashboard Script
- 3.Imaging Steps:
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
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.
- Student Pre-Survey.doc
- Beginning laptop Survey.doc
- Student Post-Survey.doc
- Laptop Teacher Survey.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…)
- 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.