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  1. The Dirty Dozen • 12 Successful Technology Projects • Teela Watson • Decatur ISD • Instructional Technology Coordinator

  2. Technology Infrastructure • Current State of the Union • Transitioning from PC to Mac • Implementing 1:1 at HS during 2010-2011 • Increased access at grades 3-8

  3. JUMP • DISD Staff Development Opportunity - 3 Day Immersion in Web2.0 Tools • Move from Teacher-Centered to Student-Centered • Philosphy: Teachers don’t need to be experts with the tools, they just need to be willing to put them in the hands of students.

  4. Kool Aid Dilemma

  5. The Ultimate Gift MS Book Study • Project was completed outside of all classwork on a volunteer basis • Students met 3 times during reading of the book with a facilitator for discussion • Students used the ASK process to create questions for the author • Students had a one hour Author Visit with Mr. Jim Stovall

  6. The Ultimate Gift

  7. TAKS Writing • Teachers met over DL to discuss “how it would look” • Teachers shared prompt, rubric and student expectations for peer conferences with classes • Students simulated TAKS Writing Test • Teachers numbered the papers and shared them with the other class • Students scored peer paper using TAKS Writing Rubric • Students peer conferenced through DL equipment

  8. HS Spanish Video Project

  9. TAKS & Instructional Videos • Created to improve parent involvement • TAKS Videos • Instructional Videos for Students and Parents

  10. Chamber of Commerce • School District asked to do Bond Presentation at Chamber Meeting • Team of five 5th graders interviewed and videotaped Chamber members as they came into meeting • While meeting was going on students created and edited a podcast about what the Chamber of Commerce does • Bond Passed!

  11. Visit to North Pole • 1st Grade students wrote persuasive letters to Santa • Not just what they want but WHY they deserve it • Hooked up two classes at a time • Santa & Mrs. Clause were at North Pole (DHS) • Sing 2 songs • Santa pulls letters out of a mailbox and reads “selected” ones • Santa reads the name of every child and announces they are all on the “nice list”

  12. Visit to the North Pole

  13. Lions Club

  14. Iditarod Project

  15. Iditarod

  16. Science Days • Student Podcasts • LBJ National Grasslands PSA

  17. Sharing & comparing Communities • 3rd Grade Classrooms • Hooked up with schools from: • New York • New Jersey • Arizona • Nebraska • Indiana

  18. Earth Day

  19. The Projects Were Brought to you by the following • Mrs. Carrillo’s 3rd & 4th Bilingual Class • DMS Language Arts Department • Mrs. Lemieux’s 7th Grade Language Arts Class • Mrs. Lemons 7th Grade Math Class • Coach Jordan’s 6th Grade Math Class • DIS 5th Grade Math Teachers (Hawkins, Scroggins, McCain) • Selected 5th Grade Students & Decatur Chamber of Commerce • DISD 1st Grade Teachers and Classes • Selected 5th Grade Students & Decatur Lions Club Members • Mrs. Somerhaulder’s Spanish Class • DIS Entire Staff • 3rd Grade Classrooms • Rann Elem 1st & 2nd Bilingual