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State of Current and Emerging Technologies. Brent Williams, PhD Director, KSU ETC brent@speakwisdom.com. Doing More With Less. The Mantra of Technology New Technologies are Powerful Small Portable Less Expensive Trying, trying…. Searching for Ways to Improve Learning. What’s Working?

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    1. State of Current and Emerging Technologies Brent Williams, PhD Director, KSU ETC brent@speakwisdom.com

    2. Doing More With Less • The Mantra of Technology • New Technologies are • Powerful • Small • Portable • Less Expensive • Trying, trying…

    3. Searching for Ways to Improve Learning • What’s Working? • Electronic White Boards • iPod – like devices and podcasts • Real 1-to-1 • What’s Not Working? • The same stuff! • Same Old Problem: Teachers don’t know how to Use (Facilitate) – Need Training

    4. Newest Technologies

    5. Electronic White Boards • Two Big Players • SMART, Promethean • Dozens of others • Lessons tied to standards • What works? • Engages Students • What doesn’t work • Teachers use as just a white-board

    6. Leading Edge • Epson 450 Wi • Any smooth surface becomes an EWB

    7. Student Response Systems • Near real-time assessment data • Available to Teacher and District • Engaging for Students • Teachers need training! • Edutrax (Cobb)

    8. No More Buying PCs

    9. Handheld Devices • MP3 Players • iTouch • Zune, and many more • Netbooks • 10” display, very light, long battery life • What works? • Power to learn in hands of students • What doesn’t work? • Teachers don’t know how to use

    10. iPad • Unique device with attractive price • iPhone OS • Ereader • Browser • iWorks • Keyboard • Points to Future

    11. Wireless Networks • Wireless N • Eliminate wiring • Wireless G is Legacy • Problems, Problems • Security • Better than wire • WPA • 802.1x

    12. Getting Outside • Bypassing your network • Teachers and Students • You can’t filter or block it • Cell data, Wimax, and more • Growing from frustration • Balance

    13. Thin Client • Deserves more of a look • Dramatic support reduction • Better security • Low cost end user device • Full access from home

    14. Electronic Books • Proprietary • Amazon • PDF • Finally, an open standard • Epub (replaces Ebook) • Ereader Device • iPad, Kindle, Nook, Sony, etc. etc. • Ereader Software • Kindle, Nook, Blio, etc.

    15. Distance Education • Virtual School • Virtual Courses • School to Site • Hardware/Software • Web-cams • Elluminate • Skype • Gtalk • Network Bandwidth

    16. The Biggest Trend • Obsolesce of current technology • Replaced by very portable, cheap wireless client devices • Students will have technology with them 24/7 • Schools and teachers) (and policy) must adapt

    17. Your Questions or Comments? Help kids achieve their best possible future!