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Standard I  A: Identification, selection, installation and maintenance of technology infrastructure, and hardware and software applications for school administration and instruction including:

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Standard I A 1 : 

Assessment of educational and administrative technological needs 

Induction Project ISD Model

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Professional Development

Induction Course

Enrollment key: induction

 

Needs Analysis

 

Assessing the technological needs of the new teachers during the induction week technology presentations provided information for critical review. I utilized survey monkey to ascertain the comfort level of the participants.

The most challenging and telling result was for those teachers who were unable to access the district resources due to a username issue.

Standard I A 2 :

Design and production of media including projected and non-projected visual aids, audio and video production in both analog and digital forms, and photography using film-based and digital formats

McGaw's CV Podcasts

  • Library Department - Audio

  • EeePC in the Classroom -Video

My Florida Vacation - GarageBand

 

I Voted Video

 

Photoshop Lab

 

WCVM TV Studio Advisor

 

 Picasa Albums

 

Animoto Video

Moodle, Photoshop, GarageBand, iMovie, FinalCut

Audacity, iTunes, Picasa Albums, Animoto, Google Video, YouTube and Teacher Tube are tools I have used to create and post Media Productions. I also co-produce the Middle School Morning Announcement Show on a daily basis.

I have developed a new level of skill with each of these technology tools throughout my coursework and practicum experiences. The variety of Web 2.0 tools and software applications provide a well-rounded experience of multi media production.

Standard I A 3 :

Implementation and maintenance of interactive information systems, the Internet, distance learning technologies and networks

 

 

Smart Library

The Smart library plan was designed to accommodate an anticipated growth in the student population. The growth did not materialize but the technology needs are still valid concerns. 

The library offers a collaborative setting for group projects and offers a wide variety of print as well as online resources. The teacher place a high demand for the librarians expertise during student research projects.

Standard I A 4:

Assistive technology resources for students with special needs

Nettrekker

 

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Nettrekker handout

The first link connects you to the Nettrekker search engine. The second link is a document from the Nettrekker training site to utilize with students. Nettrekker is more that just a search engine. It has a dictionary feature where a student can look up any word on a webpage. Nettrekker also has a feature where it can READ ALOUD the text to a student from any webpage indexed in Nettrekker.

The implementation of this tool for students with special needs is extremely effective. ELL students enjoy being able to use some of the same resources as their classmates for projects. The LS teachers have also used this tool with their students with great success.

Standard I A 5:

Evaluation of the performance of hardware and software components of computer systems

Follett Software Company 

 

Follett Software System Requirements 

The first link is to the Follett Software Company and the second link is for the System Requirements for the various Follett products. Follett Library Resources continually update their software for the Library Catalog and Circulation System. Through each of these upgrades it is important to maintain the level of hardware compatibility that is necessary for optimal functionality. Cooperation between the Library Department and the Technology Department is crucial for the successful  deployment of upgrades.

The upgrades in software also reflect a need for updated computer stations, servers, and scanning devices for inventory and circulation. As our district moves to the Follett Destiny product it is important that your patron data and your holdings data is accurate as we merge our collections into a district wide database of library holdings.

Standard I A 6:

 

Application of basic troubleshooting strategies

 

 

 

CVMS technology coordinator

1999-2002 

 

CVMS McGaw Year End Review 1999 

This position afforded teachers a first line of defense for technology issues. Especially at the beginning of the escalation of the utilization of the computer for various administrative functions from grade books to lesson planning to student use.

I was able to manage some of the tech issues in house while forwarding other issues to the district technology staff.

Standard I B: Integrating technology into curricular planning and instructional design including:

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Standard I B 1:

Research on and evaluation of existing and emerging technologies.  

 

Open Source Review  

 

 

This review focuses on the various Course Management Systems available to the education field for use with students. The introduction of the Open Source Software CMS tool, Moodle opened the door for public schools to seriously enter the CMS field.   

The previous emphasis of CMS tools had been at the collegiate level with products such as Blackboard that ofter the service at a per user price.  The Web 2.0 tools and the Open Source Software tools are changing the face of education and the integration of technology.

Standard I B 2:

Use of instructional theories and teaching models

Big Six Presentation

 

Big Six Presentation Notes  

This research model by Berkowitz and Eisenberg divides the research process into six steps.  Information and Technology skills can aid in student achievement. The sharing of these resources during an in-service presentation with my faculty was highly effective.   

I have been using this model for a number of years with my students and find it to be a productive format for research products because it includes self reflection and peer review in the process.

Standard I B 3:

Learner characteristics, developmental levels, and individual differences as related to instructional technology resources and modifications.

 

 

 

 

WebQuest  Europe Today

 

 

 

 


 

 

ISD Induction Project

Europe Today WebQuest Project was an eighth grade Geography collaborative project. We have students of all ability levels in this class and often need to make accommodations for special needs.

 


 

The Induction Project is a New Teacher training workshop and the needs of these adult learners varies greatly.

I have had opportunities to work with users of all ages K-12 as well as adult learners throughout my career. I enjoy the challenges of each level of ability and I happy to help modify lessons to learners needs.   

Standard I B 4:

Access and use of telecommunications for information sharing, remote information access and retrieval and multi-media/hypermedia publishing.

PA POWER Library



CVMS PA POWER Presentation

 

The first link takes you to the POWER Library web resources and the second link connects you to a presentation I was able to share with my faculty during an in-service presentation.  

These POWER resources are available to all Pennsylvania citizens through their libraries. As a School Librarian, I have had the opportunity to teach the individual tools in the Power Library to other librarians, as well as teachers and students in my building.

Standard I B 5:

Electronic mail and Internet resources for communications and instructional support

 

Access PA

 

Access PA VDX Guide

This link takes you to the Web resources for borrowing library resources from anywhere across the state of PA. The second link is the training guide used for the training session. This Inter-library loan procedure is completed with the use of VDX-Innovative Software on the Access PA Website.

Access PA librarians request resources from other PA libraries and then these items are mailed to the requester. There is a defined online process for the requesting, checking out, and completion of the request. I have attended the yearly fall training sessions and keep my library print resources updated in the library holdings database.

Standard I  C: Management and administration of technology programs at the building, district and regional levels including:

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Standard I C 1:

Planning and utilization of facilities including, budgeting, accounting, and program reporting, grantsmanship, personnel administration, and staff development 

 

 

 

 

Library Aide Budgeting/Purchasing

 


 

 

 

I supervise a library assistant and I have a budget allocation of $5000 or greater each year for library resources. We utilize the AS400 accounting system. These documents include a Job Description, an interview questioniare and a copy of my library budget.

Setting the priorities for the work load of an aide is a daily part of my job. I have an allocated budget that I feature during a New Arrivals Party each year. I have also had the pleasure of supervising a student teacher and sharing my views of planning, budgeting, accounting, as well as how to administer a library program.

Standard I C 2:

Preparing presentations for parents, administrators, school boards, and the public

EeePC in the Classroom


EeePC Storyboard


EeePC Storyboard pdf

 

This project features the use of a very small laptop in an elementary classroom. The enthusiasm for the technology in obvious with the students. This presentation was shared with the CV School Board during a technology presentation.

This project was my first opportunity to utilize the Final Cut program. I greatly enjoyed the control and creativity this program affords for video production. The opportunity to focus on the technology used in the classroom was the emphasis of the presentation.

Standard I C 3:

Monitoring and evaluating technology plans

Induction Project Moodle

 

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Induction Course

Enrollment key: induction

The ISD course afforded me the opportunity to review and evaluate our district's technology opportunities for all new faculty. 

The creation of a paperless notebook for the induction week was a goal of the district, the Assistant  Superintendent and the lead Administrator for the Induction Project.

During the ISD Model process I was able to reflect upon the Induction Moodle Course that I created for my school district. I look forward to working with the Induction Team in the future to reevaluate the course.

Standard I  D: Research, problem solving and product development of technological applications including:

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Standard I D 1:

Basic Principles of instructional design associated with the development of instructional technology materials

 

WebQuest  Europe Today

 

 

 

The course management resource of Moodle offers a means to develop instructional materials for a class of students to utilize from the library, the computer lab or from home. I created this course on Moodle for use with Mrs. Mollica's Eighth Grade Geography class.

The ability to review and change the course as new resources are found to use is my favorite component of the Moodle resource. I am constantly updating resources and changing the accompanying documents.

Standard I D 2:

Emerging programming, authoring and problem solving environments including team and collaborative projects such as on-line work groups

CES Project



Network Design Proposal

 

These two projects were assignment for two classes. The CES Project was for my online course where there were no opportunities for face to face meetings and the entire project was created online. The other project was a mixture of an online work group and face to face meetings.

For each of these classes I created a web space on the Weebly webpage creator site. The entire group had access to the account and could make additions and changes to the documents as necessary to facilitate the projects completion.

Standard I D 3:

Designing and publishing on-line documents that present information and include links to critical resources.

 

del.icio.us McGaw


Furl CVMSLIB


Infolibrarian I LOVE IT blog


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Social sites like del.icio.us, furl, twitter, Google Apps and diigo are great opportunities for networking and sharing resources. Blogging offers opportunities for commentary on other blogs or other websites, events of the day or cool tools.

Working with others to collaborate and share resources has been the highlights of my practicum and sabbatical.  I have enjoyed sharing resources that I have found for research has long been a part of my role as librarian. These new tools take sharing of resources to not just your local teachers but to the community of online users.