of iPad concerns - Teachers have been provided a quick
and easy way to submit iPad concerns using an online Google
form that they can fill out on their iPad or on their computers
and allows leadership team members to address problems quickly.
We have also created a sec tion of our school’s google
site dedicated to iPads. This provides a quick reference guide
as well as an archive of information already distributed.
|Collection & Distribution of iPads
- Having the iPads in our school has provided students
with the opportunity to demonstrate their responsibility.
One way in which this is evidenced is through the collection
and distribution of iPads. Several teachers have appointed
iPad Captains, students who are responsible for collecting
and distributing the iPads. The iPad Captains take pride in
their work, monitoring student behavior and holding their
Students collaborating on science project
- In an ESOL newcomer CABLE science class, students
demonstrated their knowledge of various units of measurement
by collaborating on a iPad Pages report. Students walked
around school snapping photos of objects. Then, students
reviewed images and wrote sentences using measurement units.
The final product was a visual report in Pages that they
shared with the class.
Increased use of educational social networking
sites for student-teacher communication and organization
- We have offered multiple staff development opportunities,
taught by our own staff, on the use of Edmodo and Socrative.
As a result, more and more teachers have created groups
on these sites and are using them with their classes for
quizzes, discussions and other assignments.
Student video on appropriate iPad use
and how they’ve been used for good. Two of
our Vanguard teachers, Ms. Norgren and Mr. Schick, are working
on a video about the implementation of iPads in our school.
They sought out student testimonials and are creating a
compilation video of student and staff opinions as well
as reviewing the appropriate use policy.
- Teachers using QR Codes in classes
- Teachers and staff using Google Doc Forms
- SGA elections using QR Codes and Google Docs
- Student and teacher Presentations with Show Me
- Student and Teacher Presentations with Video Licious
- iPad Parent Night
- School-wide use of iPads in science for science fair projects
- Ongoing teacher PD (new apps)
- Student iPad Club
- iPad usage in the after school program
||Parent Night - Students and parents experienced hands-on
demonstrations of the instructional uses of the iPads. Vanguard
and leadership team members also modeled the use of apps specific
to their content areas.
|Digital Sign In sheet (Creation Station) - A digital sign-in
sheet was used at our annual back-to-school night for William
Wirt Middle School. It provided real-time data needed to distribute
information to parents. It also created a live document to
account for parent participation. iScholars set up the computers
used, interacted with parents to assist with sign in, and
provided dual language support.
Showcase (Art, practice, rehearsal, photos presentations,
videotaping) - Scholars demonstrated the integration of technology
and the arts. iScholars created an iMovie on the MacBook.
The art club drew original artwork using a sketch app. A chorus
member practiced singing and a student presenting Dr. King's
speech used the iPad to practice rehearsing for their live
performance. iScholars used a three screen set-up to present
"Realizing the Dream."
Instruction - Educators regularly use QR Codes and Edmodo
to deliver instruction using the mobile devices. Some teachers
are using student response systems to collect data to differentiate
Also, students are using the laptops to create digital STEM
Fair "boards" by using Keynote and PowerPoint, rather
than the traditional "science boards."
CSTEM is an international competition, where scholars compete
in the areas of creative writing, mural, robotics, sculpture,
green design, and GIS.
Scholars are using the "Creation Stations" in the
Cyber Cafe to research and create their artifacts.
The scholars in the social studies department are researching
topics for History Day, where they will be creating multimedia
presentations, exhibits, written reports or other projects
to reflect their learning.