Supposedly ATT will sponsor this video in 44,000 schools this year. It is a very good documentary / public service announcement. I heard Werner Herzog on NPR the other day and his words were very thought provoking:
“The real essential thing is we have to see what is happening — and it’s not just an accident, not just the mechanics of an accident. It’s a new form of culture coming at us and it’s coming with great vehemence. …
“You can tell, for example, when you look at schoolyards. Kids sit around but they don’t talk. They’re all texting. And accidents have happened at a staggering rate. I mean, it’s skyrocketing. The statistics are incredible.”
Here’s the video.
From NY Times:
That’s because Instagram isn’t about reality – it’s about a well-crafted fantasy, a highlights reel of your life that shows off versions of yourself that you want to remember and put on display in a glass case for other people to admire and browse through.
So very true. Instagram is nostalgia, the filter to look back on memories. And that’s okay.
Context: This is the one to attend. Tips of things learned the hard way.
Dianna R Foley (Communications and Technology). Rocky River City School District.
General Method: Completed a pilot. Gathered Data. The cool thing was that the piloted teachers created positive buzz with other teachers. A good decision (helped create buyin).
- Success Maker
- Rosetta Stone
- Video and audio capture
- Track pad (can get a mouse)
RRCD decided to go with keeping Chromebooks inhouse instead of sending the devices home with the student.
Side idea: getting a few of these consistently for the board meetings. Board members use Chromebooks at board meeting.
Manual enrollment vs automatic.
Could do about 10 at a time. Need a lot of bandwidth as it takes a while to run updates. Updates can take around 15 minutes.
Added additional label to the front of the Chromebook as it was easier to see (for student). This allowed number to corresponding cart. Teacher assigned number to student (narrows the pool of who you need to talk to).
Side Idea: Workshops for parents for Google Apps.
Define ownership of a cart. That’s the best way to do things for securing the carts.
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