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|Fort Smith Public Schools in Fort Smith, AR, implemented a 1:1 program with netbooks in several junior high and high school classrooms to create a more student-centered and project-based focus. Spearheaded by the district’s Professional Development Center, emphasis was first placed on changing the pedagogical paradigm. In this first of two part TICALevision episode, professional development director, Dr. Kathleen Cates, discusses the intensive professional development program, teachers share how the netbooks (mini laptops) encourage student engagement, and you will see students learning at their own pace.|
|In this TICALevision epipsode final part of two, Fort Smith Public School's stakeholders share how a 1:1 (one to one) program has impacted hundreds of students and teachers in the district and some of the lessons learned along the journey. Professional development director Dr. Kathleen Cates shares costs and funding specifics about the initiative. Also, a principal, teachers, and students share how the program has motivated them to achieve greatness.|
|Staying on top of iPod Touch apps appropriate for use with students can be a challenge. This webpage shows the current top 50 free apps (pulled from iTunes). While the apps still need to be reviewed for usefulness in your setting, this resource gives busy administrators a place to begin looking.|
|Using scores from a district-wide writing assessment as an example, Dan Ryder explains how to use a simple database and spreadsheet to manage and analyze student assessment data.|
|In this presentation, TICAL cadre member Kevin Silberberg shares how, as superintendent, he uses a cell phone and Twitter to communicate his positive classroom observations to the community.|
|In this Radio TICAL episode, Vicki Davis, the IT Director and technology teacher at Westwood Schools in Camilla, GA and a national speaker talks with Rowland Baker about several global collaborative projects she helped create (Flat Classroom Project, NetGen Project, Digiteen Project, and Eracism Project) how these have assisted students in developing cultural literacy and 21st century skills.|