Monday, May 19, 2008

SMART TECH Inquiry

Have your voice heard..As our district revises it's technology plan, staff want to know your thoughts on these topics:

In terms of learning with technology:
1) What are you doing in your classrooms that help you learn
best?
2) Look at the current tech plan, and how is what you said about
learning represented in the plan? www.seq.org

3) What would you like learning to be like in your classroom?

4)What needs to be added to the plan?

23 comments:

  1. 1) Shakespearean Comic Books on Mac laptops, podcasting, Photo story 3 Projects, brochure Maker, Power Point.

    2) The tech plan does not show the true level of computer skills that we have. There is nothing about Smart technology

    3) I would like learning to be more easier than it is now a days. Teachers give you some much work to remember all of that, if there was a way to use something like a cell phone to put if you got an exam coming up or whats do the next day would really help me and make school much easier.

    4) We need to add that we can use your cell phone but only for the right things like your homework for example. Your teachers can even send your grades or what you're missing. Also one laptop/per student would help many kids with school. Adding this things would change the way we think of school.

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  2. 1) Shakespearean Comic Books on Mac laptops, podcasting, Photo story 3 Projects, brochure Maker, Power Point.
    2) The tech plan does not show the true level of computer skills that we have. There is nothing about Smart technology
    3) I would like learning to be more easier than it is now a days. Teachers give you some much work to remember all of that, if there was a way to use something like a cell phone to put if you got an exam coming up or whats do the next day would really help me and make school much easier.
    4) We need to add that we can use your cell phone but only for the right things like your homework for example. Your teachers can even send your grades or what you're missing. Also one laptop/per student would help many kids with school. Adding this things would change the way we think of school.adrian4

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  3. 1) Shakespearean Comic Books on Mac laptops, podcasting, Photo story 3 Projects, brochure Maker, Power Point.
    2) The tech plan does not show the true level of computer skills that we have. There is nothing about Smart technology
    3) I would like learning to be more easier than it is now a days. Teachers give you some much work to remember all of that, if there was a way to use something like a cell phone to put if you got an exam coming up or whats do the next day would really help me and make school much easier.
    4) We need to add that we can use your cell phone but only for the right things like your homework for example. Your teachers can even send your grades or what you're missing. Also one laptop/per student would help many kids with school. Adding this things would change the way we think of school. Victor .M4

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  4. i would like learning to be put in a easier way by using smart boards and lap tops to make learning simple and interesting.

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  5. 1) We are using more technology then other classes. We are using mac laptops, podcast, using the smartboard, and other technological tools.

    2) The tech plan doesn't repreent everything we use.

    3) I would like learning in a classroom to have more technology. We need to have computer labs in each class room. All classes should have smart boards, and we should be able to use technology of our own.

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  6. Shakespearean Comic Books on mac laptops, podcasting, Photostory 3 project, Brochure Maker, PowerPoint, etc.

    1.) I improve in my reading, writing, thinking, and technology. My reading ha became better then basic, my mother is really proud of me. My writing, has become organized and well to read. My thinking also has in improve. I think on how to be done with my work, and how well to write, just making sure it makes sense. My technology in computer has improved as well, before I used the Mac Books, I didn't understand them at first, they make me feel non-smart, but now since I know to use them. Am not confused no more.

    2.) The tech plan does not show the reality of what our classes tech.

    3.) I want learning to be more "real world skills". This means no more lectures style class with endless bubble scantron tests. It's better to have project we choose from online.

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  7. Shakespeare Comic Books on MAC laptops, podcasting, photo story3 Projects, Brochure Maker, Power Point,etc.

    The tech plan does not show the reality of what our classes teach

    I want learning to be more "real world skills." This means no more lecture style classes with endless bubble scantron tests. It is better to have projects wee choose from online

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  8. I am learning a lot of technology with the computer. There are programs that help us with projects such as Shakespearean comic book, Pod casting, Photo story, Brochure maker, Power point. I have learned more then what I new before. You get to do all work in the computer which is benefical in the long run and your grades. I would like if learning would be more of using technology, letting the students work at our own paste, but at the same time turn in work. The more time we have the more our effort goes into our work. I want learnong to be more "real world skills." This means no more lecture style classes with endless bubble scantron tests. A lot of opportunities that will help the students and I should be added to the plan, something that we may own to help us, like lab tops.

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  9. 1)Shakespearean comic books on mac laptops,Podcasting,Photo story 3 projects, Brochure maker, Power Point, ect...

    2)The tech plan does not show the reality of what our classes teach.

    3)I want learning to be more "real world skills". This means no more lecture style with endless bubble scantron tests.It is better to have projects of our own and once that we like.

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  10. 1.Shakespearean Comic Book on Mac laptops,Pod casting,Photo story3 projects,Brochure Maker,Power Point,etc.

    2.The tech plan does not show the reality of what our classes teach.

    3.I want learning to be more "real world skills". This means no more lecture style classes with endless bubble scantron tests. It is better to have projects we choose from online.

    4.What needs to be added to the plan is more fun stuff that would keep us entertained and keep us learning at the same time.

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  11. 1) Shakespearean Comic books on Mac laptops, Brochure maker, Power point, etc.

    2) The tech plan does not show the reality of what own classes teach.

    3) I want learning to be more "real world skills. This means so more lecture style classes with endless bubble scantron test. It is to have projrects we choose from online.

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  12. 1. We have bben doing a lot of things like the Shakespeare comic book on labtops, Photo Story 3, Brochure Maker, Powerpoint, ect...

    2. The teach plan does not show the reallity of whta our classes teach.

    3. It would be better to do more projects as our tests because the we have to do the bubbling tests all the kids get really mad and reakky don;t want to do any of the reading and answering. Also the student will have more fun doing the fun projects.

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  13. We are using computer in our classrooms. We use word 2003, powerpoint, and excel. These are great tools that help me in my school work. It is much faster and efficent. Technology has improved my school work and I understand more of it. I want learning to use more technology. I'd like to say that what it is in the technology plan isn't happening at all. This is a sad thing because technology is the next generation. The technology plan doesn't help me because no actions are being taken. The people who worked with the technology plan quit 2 years ago. No one is doing anyting which is a very serious matter. i believe that the plan is great but nothing truly is happening. Id like to learn how to download things because I don't know how to download properly. I hope that this plan is approved because it is a great plan that just needs to be acted upon.

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  14. 1)We are using Mac laptops for our power point presentations. Also Smart boards so that our teachers can teach the lessons much faster and easier.
    2)A lot of what is stated in the technology plan is not actually happening.
    3)I would like learning in a classroom that has more technology. This will make learning more easier and interesting. Also one laptop per student would help many kids with school.

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  15. 1)What helps me learn the best in my classrooms are the visuals, and the technology. Every student knows that it can get boring listening to a teacher talk for hours. It helps to sometimes work on our own. But writing on paper is a waste of paper and lead. when we use technology such as computers, to work it gives us advantages, such as the ability to just delete, a dictionary,thesaurus, and a spelling tool. It gives us the ability to use the internet and access information to write better papers.

    2)NO, what helps me learn is not represented in the tech plan. I want to be able to use computers for every class which is not happening.

    3)I would want to be able to access the internet and grab information to write my paper. I want to be able to use more of the advantages that are open to our students.

    4)I would like a better cell phone policy. Our staff pretends that cell phones are only used to annoy the teachers or waste time,when really cell phones can be used as great tools. They can be used as a calender, a timer, a reminder, a to do list, and even to talk to other students of teachers about any questions we may have.

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  16. 1) In our classroom, we are learning how to use programs in mac laptops and Smartboards such as PowerPoint, Excel Spreadsheets, and Microsoft Word, and more.

    2) The technology plan is not fully applying our intelligence when it comes to Smart technology. In order to portray our full ability with technology, how will we be able to expand our minds if we don't have access to any of the laptops ? technology is the future.

    3) I would like to have more access to technology in all of our classes, instead of just our BUILD class. I want learning to be interactive and hands-on.

    4) What needs to be added to the plan is a realistic cell phone policy, one laptop per student, technology incorporated to each class, and virtual courses that are not offered by our school. I would like to take classes such as Interior Design, Mechanics, Space Exploration, Engineering, Architectural Design, and more.

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  17. 1)In our class we use more modern technology, for example Smartboards, and mac laptops etc, which make learning interesting and a lot more fun.

    2)The current technology plan is very old. Some statements there aren't supported with a solid background.

    3)Learning with technology is environmentally friendly. No more wasting paper!

    4)A realistic cell phone policy, cell phones are a huge everyday tools and I believe we need to be taught how to use a cell phone for our school benefits. For example using our phones as planners; putting our homework assignments, since we always have our phones handy.

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  18. 1) What helps us learn the best is moving away from the old way of writing essays and homework to doing them all on the internet and sending them, and also using resources that can help us in our work.

    2) I do not see any teachers using technology to their advantage to make us learn better and more effective,most teachers are still using the white board and overhead.

    3) I would like to learn about new technology and software we should and will use in the future.

    4) That every student has a laptop and access to the internet. Technology needs to be integrated with education, we are in the 21st century, and yet we are still teaching the way people did 100 years ago.

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  19. 1. What helps me learn best is when our teachers apply what we are learning in the classroom to the "real world," and learning things that will help us in our everyday life. Many of our parents and older relatives cannot use technology like cell-phones and computers in a time when everything in our lives revolves around technology. The use of technology will increase even more in the future, therefore it would be useful for all students to learn how to use all types of technology there are to use.

    2. I feel that the tech plan is a very good idea but the requirements are not being met. There are not enough computers in classrooms and the programs and applications that are on the computers are very limited.

    3. I would like learning to be fun. Students do not want to be falling asleep in classrooms because of boring lectures. Lectures and boring activities do not help you learn, and they are not an effective way of learning how to survive in everyday life.

    4. A realistic cell-phone policy.
    1 lap-top per student
    Technology incorporated into each class.
    Virtual (online) classes offered by our schools.

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  20. 1)We are using more Mac laptops for our power point presentations.
    Also, we have smart boards and without smart boards then we have to use paper and pen. With the smart board we wont have to waste too many trees when there is a easier solution.
    2)A lot of what is said to be done in the plan has not happened. Also many of the people that made the plan are not working there any more.
    3)I would like learning in a classroom with a lot of technology that way it wont be so boring. I think just using pen and paper gets kind of boring sometimes and our hands start to hurt because we write too much and it can cause problems for a student. With more technology students will be more in to school and it will help them to be more successful in their future.

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  21. Hi Bryan, I agree that our district is alittle lost in the dark ages when it come to cell phone policies--they lean towards penalizing when they should be teaching how to utilize the best features in class. I agree that taking your technology from you, something that is your "lifeline" to family, is not cool. Teachers need to embrace the future and be the conduit between that and the past. All our dead authors would appreciate that. Teachers who fight modernization are already setting up their students to fail. Romance with dead times has it's place in nostalsia, but no real place in reality. It is as much a video game as anything. Try to marry Grand Theft Auto 4 with Shakespeare, and you'll please both eras, both worlds...

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  22. I think technology is the best thing we can used because we are learning how to use different programs that they offer us.I have learned a lot after all the projects I did by using the technology.

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  23. The best part about this class is we are online all the time and doing work on google docs. We are working on blogs and current news events so we are basically learning everything at once. We are doing english, economy, history, and government at same time. I like to learn more technology in this class

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