Here is my technology reflection. This semester has been wonderful, and being connected to knowledgable and experienced professionals has made this transition into teaching much easier.

Technology Implimentation project: When my students get to the chapter on ionic bonds, I plan on doing a lesson on conductivity using probeware.

Technology Inventory WorksheetInterview with Bob Bruce and Donna Billcheck
Collaboration of Megan Packett, Colleen Schneider, and Colleen Riesbeck
Investigate the answers to the following questions even if you think you know the answer…

1. What computers are available for you to use?
Any computer in the 2 labs, the library, or the lab in the library is available. There are also computers in the faculty offices that we can use.
2. What computers are available for your students to use?
The computers in the 2 regular labs, the library, and the lab in the library are available, although all the labs need to be scheduled in advance. Some of the classrooms that involve technology also have computers for the students, such as the classroom that holds the AP Computer Science class. There are also two laptop carts with 16 laptops each that we can use.
3. What procedures are required in order to use these computers?
All the labs need to be scheduled in advance for whole class use, using the scheduling books that are located in the library or the labs. The laptop carts also need to be signed out. The computers in the library can be used at any time by anyone.
4. Is there a shared space for saving files to the school network?
Yes. Each teacher has a space that her students can sign onto to save projects for her class. That way the teacher can access all student work in one place.
5. Does the school allow the students to use wikis or blogs? No, not through the school. Also, most blog sites are blocked.
6. Can you publish web pages on the school server? Yes.
7. Who is responsible for computer maintenance and how do you contact them? There are a few IT staff members. One is full time and then are a few part time. You can contact them with a problem. You are supposed to go to the “Help Desk” on the computers and send a message. Also, teachers often just email IT for help.
8. What is the protocol for getting a site unblocked if needed? You must go to either the IT staff or Donna Billcheck and Bob Bruce to get it approved.
9. Where is the AUP teachers and students sign? In the front office.
10. Do students have email accounts? No.



Use the matrix to identify available hardware supplies, location, and procedure for use:

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Projection device
Audiovisual Department
Sign out, all sign-outs you can do online or in person

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Printer
Faculty offices, one in each lab
Anyone can use from any of the computers

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Scanner
One in each lab, and in faculty offices.
Anyone can use.

Digital Camera
Audiovisual department
Sign out

Digital Video Camera
Audiovisual department
Sign out

Analog Video Camera
Audiovisual department
Sign out

Video Conferencing
None yet
Item
Location
Procedure for Use
Use the matrix below to identify available software applications by type location, student/teachers access and procedure to access.
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Software Type
Name of Application
Location
Procedure to Access
T=Teacher
S=Student
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Word Processor
Microsoft Word
Every computer
Use on any computer
T and S
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Spreadsheet
Microsoft Excel
Every computer
Use on any computer
T and S
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Database
Microsoft Access
Every computer
Use on any computer
T and S
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Multimedia/
Presentation
MovieMaker, PowerPoint, Photo Project
Every computer
Use on any computer
T and S
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Reference
WorldBook, Encarta, TechEncyclopedia, The World Factbook, Infoplease, iTools, OneLookDictionary, Biographical Dictionary, Bartlett’s Quotations, U.S. Gazetteer, Big6ResearchModel, The Citation Machine, Electric Library, Find It Virginia, SIRS, Current History Journal of Contemporary World Affairs, College Source
Every Computer
Use on any computer, also can use at home with passwords that staff can give you
T and S
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Curriculum Related
Plato, Inspiration, Algebra and other math programs, Dreamweaver, BlackBoard
Every computer
Use on any computer
T and S


Email
For Staff, email linked to school website
Any computer with internet connection
Use on any computer, including home computer, with internet connection
T
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FTP/
Web Publishing
Microsoft FrontPage
All computers
Use on any computer
T and S