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1:1 Technology Initiative

Frenchtown Elementary School

Christina

Lauck

, Principal

Slide2

Slide3

Timelines

Spring 2014: Board of Education and interim CSA held two presentations on

Chromebooks

and

iPads

May 2014: Surveyed staff for

Chromebook

vs.

iPad

favorability

Spring 2014: Determined $40,000 infrastructure upgrade needed before any decision was made

Slide4

1st Staff Survey

May 2014- Interim surveyed 18 staff members, 11 responded (60%)

K-5

th

grade teachers preferred to use

C

hromebooks

for themselves, but wanted students to use

iPads

6

th

-8

th

grade teachers preferred

Chromebooks

for students

Slide5

New Beginnings

July 2014

October/November 2014: New infrastructure upgrade completed

Technology Faculty Committee developed

Slide6

Winter 2014-2015

Committee convenes and determines the course of action into 2015

Survey for staff and

students

Technology inventory- What do we have? Where is it? What condition is it in?

Slide7

Teacher Survey Questions

What technology is in your room?

What do you use in your room weekly?

What would you like to use more of in your room?

What technology training/PD can you offer your colleagues?

Slide8

Teacher Survey Results

60% (11/18) responded

5 teachers responded more

iPads

1 person requested chromebooks

2 people wanted

Smartboards

11 surveys spoke to wanting a working technology for students

Slide9

Student Survey Questions

What technology is available to you at home?

Rank your personal technologies and how comfortable you are in using them.

What technology do you think we are in need of at Frenchtown?

How can we improve our technology equipment?

Slide10

Student Survey Results

20/39

(

51

%) wanted Chromebooks12/39 (31%) wanted Laptops

20/39 (51%) wanted

iPads

Overwhelmingly, students #1 request was for any kind of technology, as long as it was a working and fast.

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Analyzing Surveys

Students are frustrated with our current technology being slow, out dated, and archaic

Students are VERY comfortable with all technologies

Teachers are comfortable with traditional technologies and afraid students are not going to be ready

Teachers are unsatisfied with our current technology system when they need help

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What do we do now?

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Slide14

Incidental Findings

No real system for handling technology problems

No management of inventory

No analysis of how tech. was working previously

No oversight of simple technology purchases, i.e.; printer paper, toner, equipment, etc.

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Decision 2015:Equipment

Complete overhaul and inventory of current technology

Elimination of old technologies

iPads

: 50 ordered, 1 per student & Middle School/Related Arts/Special Education teachers

46

k

eyboards, cases, etc.

18 MacBook Pros- Teachers

24 Macs

in new Computer Lab

Older

iPads

redistributed to Prek-5

th

grade classrooms

Slide16

Decision 2015:Programs

eBackpack

- Google Classroom on steroids

Transitioned to PowerSchool

Purchase of School Wires and training

Ticket System set up with Del Val

Various apps identified by individual teachers

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2015-2016

All staff received training on transitioning to a Mac, PowerSchool, School Wires,

eBackpack

(Middle School)

Student

iPad

Boot Camp (September)

Constant training on PowerSchool and

eBackpack

Regularly scheduled Middle School meetings with students and teachers

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New Survey Results:Teachers

Surveys showed teachers are comfortable with their Macs, felt the provided training was adequate, and are comfortable using

iPads

with students

Teachers indicated more training needed on School Wires (44%) and PowerSchool (44%)

Teacher training needs will be addressed as the year progresses

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New Survey Results:Students

Students enjoy using the

iPads

(80%)

Students are comfortable using the

iPads

(82%)

92% of the students feel that Frenchtown’s technology has improved since last year

90% of students feel that the

iPads

were the best choice for Frenchtown

49% think they were prepared to use

eBackpack

and 54% are comfortable using

eBackpack

Slide20

Moving Forward

More teacher training on PowerSchool and School Wires

More student training on

eBackpack

Continued monitoring of technology equipmentIncreased relationship between FES and Del Val High School for maintenance, training, etc.

Analyzing upcoming needs vs. budget constraints