Upcoming Activities

Oct 24: RRW: Team Up to end Drug Use (Wear your favorite Team Jersey)

Oct 24: JV/V VB, V FB @ Twin Loup (Sargent); 5:00/6:00/7:30

Oct 25: 1:00 JV VB Tournament Twin Loup @ Sargent

Oct 27: Teacher Inservice Dismiss at Noon; Conference Vocal Clinic @ Arnold w/ Concert at 6:30 Community Center

Oct 28: Spanish classes Field Trip to North Platte

Oct 28: JV/V VB @ Anselmo-Merna JV at 5:00/7:00; Varsity 6:00/7:00; Girls leave at 3:30, dismissed at 3:25

Oct 31: No School Fall Break

Timeline

Network and Hardware

 Analyze your wired network (switches, routers, servers, bandwidth, filters)

Analyze your wireless network needs, coverage and pricing (obstacles, access points, number of students)

deploy a mobile lab as a test drive

Decide and then price the laptop needs (hard drive size, CD/DVD burn, processort, battery, etc.)

Decide and price software needs (# of licenses necessary)

Decide and price security software needs (antispam, spyware, virus protections, etc.)

Create an itemized budget to submit to the school board (this can’t be maintained with grants, it has be a line item budget item each

year)

How will you handle tech support, integration support, insurance claims, warrantee, repair, etc.

As soon as you place the order, get on you system engineer’s calendar for help setting up your server, image, image deployment, etc.

Plan how to handle printing so you can include print drivers on the image

Create the image

Get lpatops into the teacher’s hands as soon as possible (at least a semester and a summer before)

use a pilot group to test settings (then interview the pilot participants on what they would change)

recreate the image based on suggestions

Move desktop computers to new homes

Image all machines

inventory of laptops, batteries, chargers, etc.

plan deployment night (session rotation)

hardware training for students and teachers

Professional Development and Documentation

Form a Technology Committee (send out updates or the minutes of your meetings to the staff so they feel included – ask for feedback

with each message

Develop a Vision and Goals for the initiative (curriculum and teaching method changes, outcomes for assessment, student skill

development, etc.)

Plan positive community promotion and begin immediately (even if not announcing the initiative – that can come later)

Survey professional development needs (so a training schedule can begin immediately) and also the concerns of Teachers

(so we can investigate and plan for dealing with those concerns)  I did this one on one to get more valuable information

Visit other schools, attend conferences, workshops and meetings about laptop initiatives, and make digital contacts to other

schools who have already begun

Decide what will be allowed and what won’t.  This should involve teachers as well as the tech committee. (What will you filter

that your teachers might need?  blogging, chatting, email, web 2.0 applications, youtube, etc.)

Plan the accountability measurements (How will administration assure that the technology is being used in the first year of the

deployment?

Professional Development for teachers (integration, lesson planning changes, teaching practice changes, distribution and

collection of files

Acceptable Use Policy, Computer Loan Agreement, Student Handbook, Internet permission release, etc.

do a baseline data survey before deployment

Find teacher experts within your building in different softwares and hardwares

Teacher Boot Camp as deploy first time (learning management or teacher web page training)

Student Boot Camp each year

Arnold’s Timeline:

Where Did We Start?

We had a lot of technology, but it was not used in the delivery of instruction. (Except for the classes held in the computer lab.) We

were well prepared to implement a laptop initiative (as you can see with the timeline below).

* We were well prepared to train because the equipment to practice these new skills was there.

* The main obstacle we had with the teachers was time to practice. By giving each one a laptop, they could practice at home,

instead of trying to find time during the school day, or try to find time during the evenings, weekends, and summers to try to practice.

* For the students to learn, the time and scheduling to get into the computer lab was a problem. We didn’t have enough classrooms

for the lab to be open all day.

* We didn’t have enough computers for both the elementary and high school to use the same lab either.

 

“Because kids understand this medium (of technology), they can better express what they know and what they understand.”

 

Timeline of Quick Changes:

You Can Do It Too!

 

* Summer 2002: complete rewiring of network

* Fall 2002: upgrade from lab of PowerMac PCs to emacs

* Fall 2003: first mobile lab brought in for elem (and 2 wireless connections)

* Fall 2003: begin technology professional development for teachers twice a year

* Spring 2004: proposal for laptop initiative turned down

* March 2006: senior pilot project for laptops

* August 2006: 9-12 laptop deployment

* August 2007: 7-8 laptop deployment begins

* Spring 2008: rotation of new laptop purchase

* Fall 2008: elementary goes to laptops

 

FILE SERVER UPGRADE (NETWORK ACCOUNTS CREATED FOR TEACHERS AND HIGH SCHOOL) SUMMER 2002

UPGRADING THE NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE (ETHERNET)                                                             AUGUST 2002

TEACHER INSERVICE: HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE UPGRADE TRAINING                                     AUGUST 2002

INITIAL TEACHER SURVEY OF SKILLS AND CURRENT USAGE                                                             AUGUST 2002

ALTONA (SCHOOL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM) TRAINING                                                 SEPTEMBER 2002

UPGRADE THE COMPUTER LAB FOR INCREASED USAGE FROM 1995 MODELS TO CURRENT OCTOBER 2002

SEND TEACHERS TO NETA TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE                                                             APRIL 2003

BEGIN TECHNOLOGY TIBITS NEWSLETTERS TO TEACHERS                                                             MAY 2003

NETWORK ACCOUNTS CREATED FOR JUNIOR HIGH)                                                                         SUMMER 2003

CONTINUAL PURCHASE OF UPDATED DESKTOP COMPUTERS                                                             SUMMER 2003

PURCHASE OF LAPTOPS FOR TEACHER CHECKOUT                                                                         AUGUST 2003

TEACHER INSERVICE: COPYRIGHT AND THE INTERNET                                                                         AUGUST 2003

ISAFE TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM TRAINING OF STAFF                                                                         SEPTEMBER 2003

ADMINSTRATORS TRAINING FOR TECHNOLOGY                                                                                     FALL 2003

RUBRIC OF ESSENTIAL TECHNOLOGY SURVEY OF STAFF                                                             OCTOBER 2003

ARRIVAL OF ELEMENTARY MOBILE LAB AND AIRPORT                                                                         DECEMBER 2003

TAGLIT SURVEY OF TEACHERS AND STUDENTS                                                                                     DECEMBER 2003

INSTALLING A WIRELESS NETWORK                                                                                                 JANUARY 2003

TEACHER INSERVICE BASED ON SURVEY RESULTS:

TECH FAIR CLASSES (DATA ANALYSIS, MULTIMEDIA WITH POWERPOINT,

SPREADSHEETS, QUCKBOOKS, DATABASES)                                                                                     JANUARY 2003

EXTENDING THE WIRELESS NETWORK                                                                                                 AUGUST 2003-CURRENT

BEGIN USE OF SHARED DIRECTORIES ON THE SERVER                                                                         SEPTEMBER 2003

REWRITING OF THE TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM                                                                                     JANUARY 2004

ISAFE PARENTS NIGHT JANUARY 21, 2004

PARTICIPATE IN MCREL TECHNOLOGY SURVEY AND DATA COLLECTION                                     JANUARY-MAY 2004

SEND TEACHERS TO NETA TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE                                                             APRIL 2004

ADVERTISE TO TEACHERS SUMMER WORKSHOPS                                                                         MAY 2004

CONTINUAL PURCHASE OF UPDATED DESKTOP COMPUTERS, CAMERAS, AND PROJECTORS SUMMER 2004

TEACHER INSERVICE:                                                                                                                        AUGUST 2004

NETWORK ACCOUNTS CREATED FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS 4-6)                                                 SUMMER 2004

REWRITE ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY                                                                                                SUMMER 2004

UPGRADE MOST OF NETWORK TO OS X OPERATING SYSTEM                                                             AUGUST 2004

TEACHER INSERVICE: OSX AND ALTONA (LESSON PLANS AND CALENDAR)                                     AUGUST 2004

RUBRIC OF ESSENTIAL TECHNOLOGY SURVEY OF STAFF                                                             OCTOBER 2004

TAGLIT SURVEY                                                                                                                                    DECEMBER 2004

TEACHER INSERVICE (BASED ON SURVEY RESULTS):

USING ALTONA LIKE BLACKBOARD FOR DICUSSION GROUPS, MESSAGE CENTER,

POSTING DOCUMENTS, LESSON PLANS, COURSE ASSIGNEMENTS, REQUESTING LEAVE, ETC.) JANUARY 2005

SCHOOL BOARD RETREAT AND PLANNING SESSION

(LAPTOP DISCUSSION COMES TO THE FOREFRONT)                                                                         JANUARY 2005

RESEARCH 1:1 INITIATIVES                                                                                                                         JANUARY 2005-CURRENT

TEACHER LAPTOP SURVEY (POOR RESULTS)                                                                                     APRIL 2005

SEND TEACHERS TO NETA TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE                                                             APRIL 2005

SCHOOL BOARD TABLED 1:1 DISCUSSION                                                                                     MAY 2005

CREATION OF TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION WALK-THROUGH BY ADMINISTRATORS                         MAY 2005

ADVERTISE TO TEACHERS SUMMER WORKSHOPS                                                                         MAY 2005

CONTINUAL PURCHASE OF UPDATED DESKTOP COMPUTERS, CAMERAS, AND PROJECTORS SUMMER 2005

INSTALLATION OF A MOBILE COMPUTER LAB FOR HIGH SCHOOL

AND MIDDLE SCHOOL CHECKOUT                                                                                                            AUGUST 2005

TEACHER INSERVICE: MCREL IMOVIE TRAINING                                                                                     AUGUST 2005

IMPLEMENT TECHNOLOY OBSERVE SCHEDULE (TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION FORMS

AND CLASSROOM VISITS)                                                                                                                       SEPTEMBER 2005

BEGIN ONLINE PROFILERPRO SURVEYS                                                                                               SEPTEMBER 2005

TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE RESEARCH                                                                                               OCTOBER 2005

RUBRIC OF ESSENTIAL TECHNOLOGY SURVEY OF STAFF                                                            OCTOBER 2005

SEND TEAM OF TEACHERS TO DENVER TO A NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

CONFERENCE TO GATHER INFORMATION ABOUT LAPTOP INITIATIVES                                                 OCTOBER 2005

SEND A TEAM OF TEACHERS TO KEARNEY TO THE LAPTOP INITIATIVE

CONFEERENCE IN KEARNEY                                                                                                            NOVEMBER 2005

SCHOOL BOARD DISCUSSION                                                                                                            NOVEMBER 2005

TEACHER INSERVICE: INTEGRATION (MUST EMAIL PRINCIPAL

WITH PROJECT BY THE END OF THE DAY)                                                                                                 JANUARY 2006

TAGLIT SURVEY REPEAT                                                                                                                         JANUARY 2006

ONE ON ONE TEACHER INTERVIEWS BY NICOLE                                                                                     JANUARY-APRIL 2006

REMOTE DESKTOP LESSONS FOR OBSERVING STUDENTS                                                             FEBRUARY 2006

REFORMAT IBOOKS FOR TEACHERS                                                                                                MARCH 2006

GIVE LAPTOPS TO TEACHERS                                                                                                            MARCH 2006

GIVE LAPTOPS TO SENIOR CLASS FOR PILOT PROJECT AND TEST DRIVE                                     MARCH 2006

ARRIVAL OF LAPTOPS THE REST OF THE LAPTOPS (TO BE

REFORMATTED BETWEEN GRADUATION AND LAST DAY)                                                                        MARCH 2006

SEND TEACHERS TO NETA TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

(JOINED THE LEARNING WEB GRANT FOR TECHNOLOGY)                                             APRIL 2006

BEGIN “PRINT SOLUTION” WITH EAKES                                                                                             MAY 2006

SENIOR PILOT SURVEY AND DISCUSSION OF CHANGES                                                                     MAY 2006

PRE-LAPTOP INITIATIVE SURVEY OF STUDENT SKILLS AND USES                                              MAY 2006

CREATE STUDENT ?PERFECT? IMAGE WITH CHANGES BASED ON PILOT PROJECT                     MAY 2006

ADVERTISE TO TEACHERS SUMMER WORKSHOPS                                                                     MAY 2006

NETWORK ACCOUNTS CREATED FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS K-3)                                             SUMMER 2006

DEPLOY DESKTOP COMPUTERS OUT TO CLASSROOMS                                                                     SUMMER 2006

PUT 1-2 SIMILAR DESKTOPS IN EACH HS CLASSROOM                                                                     SUMMER 2006

REWRITE ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY                                                                                             SUMMER 2006

TEACHER INSERVICE: TEACHER BOOTCAMP FOR LAPTOP INITIATIVE                                              AUGUST 2006

PUBLIC RELATIONS RELEASES TO THE PRESS                                                                                 AUGUST 2006

PARENTS INFORMATION NIGHT                                                                                                         AUGUST 17, 2006

DEPLOYMENT TO STUDENTS                                                                                                         AUGUST 17, 2006

STUDENT BOOT CAMP                                                                                                                     AUGUST 18, 2006

RUBRIC OF ESSENTIAL TECHNOLOGY SURVEY OF STAFF                                                          OCTOBER 2006

BEGIN HOSTING APPLE LEARNING INSTITUTE                                                                                  NOVEMBER 29-30, 2006

TAGLIT SURVEY REPEAT                                                                                                                     DECEMBER 2006

TEACHER INSERVICE:    APPLE COMING TO DO INSERVICE ON ILIFE AND

SUBJECT SPECIFIC INTEGRATION. THE ESU IS COMING TO REVIEW

MARZANO’S STRATEGIES AND TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION.                                                JANUARY 2007

HOST APPLE LEARNING INSTITUTE                                                                                                          MARCH 2007

TEACHER INSERVICE:                                                                                  AUGUST 2007

HOST APPLE LEARNING INSTITUTE                                                                                                          OCTOBER 2007

TEACHER INSERVICE:  DATA RETREAT FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT                                                  JANUARY 2008

HOST APPLE LEARNING INSTITUTE                                                                                                          FEBRUARY 2008

TEACHER INSERVICE: POWERSCHOOL TRAINING, ARNOLD TECH HANDBOOK WIKISPACE

ONLINE ACCELERATED READER, READ NATURALLY                                                                   AUGUST 2008

HOST APPLE LEARNING INSTITUTE                                                                                                          FEBRUARY 2009