Teacher Resources On the Web


The following are websites that I have come across that I found especially useful:



http://www.education-world.com/
This website has hundreds of lesson plans for all disciplines and also includes a seperate section called "Technology Integration" which tells ways that technology can be incorporated into the classroom and includes specific plans for these technology lessons.

http://thwt.org/writingandlit.htm
"Teaching Literature and Writing with Technology"
This website has general resoures, guides, references, and articles on English teaching with technology as well as resources for commonly taught books and really amazing examples of other English teacher websites and web projects.

http://www.webenglishteacher.com/
This is a really good soure for English teachers. The actual lesson plans are not that great, but it has given me a lot of good ideas to work with.






Technology Inventory Worksheet

Jamestown High School

Peter Schweizter and Joanne Kirkland

1. What computers are available for you to use?
There are computers in the teacher’s lounge, the Media Center, the student labs, and in the lap top cart which we can use.
2. What computers are available for your students to use?
Students can use computers in the student labs, in the Media Center, and from the lap top cart.
3. What procedures are required in order to use these computers?
For both the student labs and the lap top carts teachers are required to sign up to use them. Students can check out the student lab for half a block or a full block, and some teachers even come in at the same time every week.
4. Is there a shared space for saving files to the school network?
There is an H drive which both teachers and students can save work on. Each teacher has their own H drive, and their students will save work to that.
5. Does the school allow the students to use wikis or blogs?
No. The school division has all of these types of things filtered, but you can get some sites unblocked if it is for educational purposes.
6. Can you publish web pages on the school server?
Yes, you can talk to the webmaster and he will help you set it up.
7. Who is responsible for computer maintenance and how do you contact them?
Melanie Haplin; she is in the building so you can catch her that way or you have to go to the Williamsburg James City County website, IT Help Desk, and submit a work order request.
8. What is the protocol for getting a site unblocked if needed?
You have to email the internet supervisor for the county, and he/she can get it unblocked. If you go to a website that is blocked you will receive a pop-up that asks if you would like to unblock it. If you click it, the request will go straight to the internet supervisor.
9. Where is the AUP teachers and students sign?
Students and parents sign an AUP at the beginning of the year if there is a new policy, otherwise the AUP follows them around. Jamestown has its AUP in the Student Handbook, along with all of the other forms students are required to sign.
10. Do students have email accounts?
Students can have email accounts, but very few of them take advantage of that. The school also blocks all email services online (i.e. AOL, hotmail, gmail, yahoo, etc.) so students who need to email something to themselves have to get the teacher to do it for them.

Available Hardware Supplies
*Unless otherwise noted, all of this software is available from Joanne Kirkland.

Projection device
· Overhead projector (57) – can check out for the whole year or for specific days
· Slide projector (6) – art and science normally checks these out
· Opaque projector (2) – (original ELMO)
· LCD projector (20) – check it out with the department chair
· Film strips (3)
· 16mm (13)
Printer
· Talk to Melanie Haplin, check out from her
Scanner
· Talk to Melanie Haplin, check out from her
Digital Camera
· (5) – used by art, journalism; in Media Center and computer labs
Digital Video Camera
· none
Analog Video Camera
· VHS-S (1) – tapes onto a VHS, which can be immediately put into a VCR; can check it out, have to go through some sort of training prior to use
· Small tape (1) – plug into computer or convert to VHS, Joanne goes everywhere it does because it is so expensive
Video Conferencing
· Set up by IT (Melanie Haplin)
· Used by a teacher in Japan for a couple of weeks, taught his class through video conferencing; also used in some program with NASA a couple of years ago
Other
· Record player (4)
· Audio cassette player (2)
· CD/Cassette player (8) – foreign language has a lot of these
· Room size audio cassette (7)
· Small audio cassettes (9) – used for individual study, SOLs, newspaper, etc.
· Videos
o Over 1700 different tapes, have a lot more programs than that; approximately 85 or so are DVD, all the rest are VHS
· TV & Cart (5)
· Carts (40) – used for hauling equipment

Available Software Applications

Word Processor:
· Microsoft Word
· On all computers in labs, library, and lap tops
· Accessible by both teachers and students
Spreadsheet
· Microsoft Excel
· On all computers in labs, library, and lap tops
· Accessible by both teachers and students
Database
· Star Student and Grade Quick
· On all computers, but the person signed in must be under a teachers name and password
· Accessible to teachers only
Multimedia/Presentation
· Microsoft Powerpoint, Photo Story, Photo Editing
· There are multiple folders on the desktop of computers hooked up to the network that have all of the specialty software on it (Math, World Language, Other software), or you can go to Start, Program Files, and find it all there.
· On all computers in labs, library, and lap tops
· Accessible by both teachers and students
Reference
· World Book Online, Electronic Library, EDiscover, Public Library, etc. Subscribed to by the state.
· There are multiple folders on the desktop of computers hooked up to the network that have all of the specialty software on it (Math, World Language, Other software), or you can go to Start, Program Files, and find it all there.
· On all computers in labs, library, and lap tops
· Accessible by both teachers and students
Curriculum Related
· Math: Algeblocks, Sketchpad
· Math, English, Science: PLATO (mini lessons and mini quizzes/tests)
· Foreign Language Software, Integrated Learning Program (Math, Science, English)
· There are multiple folders on the desktop of computers hooked up to the network that have all of the specialty software on it (Math, World Language, Other software), or you can go to Start, Program Files, and find it all there.
· On all computers in labs, library, and lap tops
· Accessible by both teachers and students
Email
· Microsoft Outlook
· On all computers in labs, library, and lap tops
· Accessible to teachers
FTP/Web Publishing
· Microsoft Publisher, Page Maker, Front page (the last two aren’t very common because they don’t have very many people requesting to write webpages
· There are multiple folders on the desktop of computers hooked up to the network that have all of the specialty software on it (Math, World Language, Other software), or you can go to Start, Program Files, and find it all there.
· On all computers in labs, library, and lap tops
· Accessible by both teachers and students