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  Format for the evening
     ⌐ The Curriculum in digital form.
     ⌐ Website availability: -
            ¬    By Year level
            ¬    By term
            ¬    By topic
            ¬    A roadmap from P1 to Graduate Year
     ⌐ Linking Curriculum, Resources and Communication.
     ⌐ Teacher and Learner –
       Mr. Miles Allkins, Director of Educational Technology
     ⌐ Laptop 2003 – 04 –
       Mrs. Trudy Bucher, Manager of Information Systems

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  Why Laptops?
    Information Management
    ⌐ Students face a huge information integration/organization/management task.
    ⌐ Computers are the most powerful tool available for working with information.
      Therefore, students should be provided with computers to help them with the
      information management tasks they face.
    ⌐ This reasoning becomes especially compelling with regard to movies,
      animations, and simulations. These dynamic ways of presenting information
      can be very effective mediums for learning, but are not usable anytime and
      anywhere without a one-to-one computing infrastructure.
    ⌐ Computers don't replace existing tools like paper, writing implements, and
      calculators -- computers supplement them. Computers alone don't solve the
      information management tasks students face. They are one part of the whole
      milieu of student development, support, and molding forces that exist in

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  Why Laptops?
    ⌐ This is seen in practice at schools with laptop programs such as ours through
      greatly eased communication between teachers and students, between
      students and students, and between students and families.
    ⌐ With a one-to-one computing infrastructure in place, faculty can easily distribute
      any information that can be put into a digital form. Assignment sheets, syllabi,
      useful Web links, and accumulated digital course materials become just a click
    ⌐ Students can more easily get their work to faculty via the network. Students can
      also collaborate more easily with each other because of the facilitated
      communications provided by their networked computers and various network
    ⌐ Finally, students can be in touch with friends and family outside the school
      environment in ways that can make many students feel less isolated.

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  Why Laptops?
    Digital Manipulation
    ⌐ Computers can provide virtual playgrounds, or what some prefer to call "digital
      manipulatives," for an increasing number of knowledge domains. By virtual
      playgrounds I mean programs that allow for the playful (or at least relatively
      painless) manipulation of the information of a knowledge domain. For an activity
      to be playful there must be no significant cost to experimenting.

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 Curriculum Development & Review
    Subject Analysis and Summation                     Stage 1 (Start date March 2003)
                                                           1. Pre-examination years
          ⌐ Term                                              J7-S9 designed internally
          ⌐ Topic                                          2. Examination years
                                                              S10-SGY2 resourced externally
          ⌐ Topic content
                                                       Stage 2 (Start date May 2003)
                                                           1. Cavendish (P1 to P3)
                                                           2. Junior School (J4 - J6)

                                                           1. Communication of information
                                                           2. Unification of curricula
                                                               ⌐ non-repetitive
                                                               ⌐ consistency
                                                           3. Living document for evolution of
                                                           4. Facilitates a framework for building
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               Courseware Management &
    What is Blackboard?

          Blackboard is a curriculum content distribution portal allowing access to
          multimedia education materials.

                 Resource                                                    Remote
                Organization                                               Distribution

                  Personal                                Pastoral       Personal/School
                Organization                           Communication     Communication

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               Development of Materials &
               Action Plan
  Stage 1                                              Timeline

          Formation of framework on which
          to “hang” educational resources.                         Training and development
                                                            J7     from June 2003.

  Stage 2

          Insertion of curriculum content and
                                                                   Training and development
          resources into Blackboard server.
                                                           S8      from May 2003.

  Stage 3

          Development and creation of
          Educational Technology resources
                                                           S9- Training and development
                                                               from June 2003.
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               Content Distribution and Media

                                                  Notes from teacher’s slideshow

        Slideshows                                                                         Movies
        Interactive classroom resources                                                    Digitized movie resources
                                                                                           from classes

              Information Sheets                                                   Internet Links
              Extra resources for value added learning                             Researched sources on the World Wide Web

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  Dell Latitude D600                                   ⌐   1.30GHZ Pentium M, 14.1 XGA
                                                       ⌐   512MB 1 DIMM
                                                       ⌐   24X CDRW/DVD
                                                       ⌐   20GB Hard Drive
                                                       ⌐   Floppy Drive
                                                       ⌐   Internal 56K Modem
                                                       ⌐   Truemobile 1300 802.11b/g Internal
                                                           Wireless Networking Card
                                                       ⌐   Grey Logitech USB Optical Mouse
                                                       ⌐   6-Cell Primary Battery
                                                       ⌐   3 Year Warranty
                                                       ⌐   Complete Care Package
                                                       ⌐   Targus Sports Backpack
                                                       ⌐   Windows XP Professional, SP1
                                                       ⌐   Microsoft School Agreement
                                                       ⌐   Trend Micro’s OfficeScan
                                                       ⌐   Mediator

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  Pentium M Processor
              ⌐ Designed for mobile computing
              ⌐ Allows systems to be thin and light
                (5.30 lbs. with CDRW/DVD & battery)
              ⌐ Extended battery life
              ⌐ Excellent for running applications such as
                word processing, spreadsheets,
                databases, as well as doing presentations
                and working wirelessly

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               ⌐ 512MB 1 DIMM
               ⌐ Expandable to 2GB
               ⌐ Two slots available
                 (one used for 512MB DIMM)
               ⌐ Dell recommends 512MB for
                 optimal performance

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  3 Year Warranty
               ⌐ For hardware failure not associated
                 with wear and tear.
               ⌐ Includes parts and labour.
               ⌐ Repaired locally at BMS.
               ⌐ Batteries and A/C adapters have
                 only a 1 Year Warranty.

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  Complete Care Package
               ⌐ Covers accidental damage to the laptop
                        (Drops, spills, cracked screens, etc.)
               ⌐ Does not include theft, fire, or intentional
               ⌐ Saltus suggests that you consider adding
                 the laptop to your home insurance policy
                 for theft or fire.
               ⌐ Coverage is for 3 years.

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                 ⌐ Windows XP Professional, SP1
                 ⌐ Trend Micro’s OfficeScan (anti virus)
                 ⌐ Mediator (web page design)
                 ⌐ Microsoft School Agreement
                        ¬ Microsoft Office Professional
                               ⌐ Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook
                        ¬ Microsoft Publisher
                        ¬ Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia

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  Microsoft School Agreement
              ⌐ Includes Microsoft Windows upgrades,
                Microsoft Office Professional, Microsoft
                Publisher and Microsoft Encarta
              ⌐ Students will be entitled to the latest
                versions of the software listed above.
              ⌐ A yearly fee of approximately $53 will be
                included in the bundle cost for the first year.
              ⌐ Students will not receive media.

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                                                        • One time payment
                                                          of $2020.00

                                                        • Over a $600 savings
                                                          from last year’s
                    C600          C640          D600
                   (2001)        (2002)        (2003)

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                • Saltus Help Desk
                • Ghosting procedures
                • Bermuda Microsystems, Dell
                  Authorized Service Provider
                • We cannot service laptops
                  purchased outside of Saltus
                • Spare laptops available

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