- 1:X is based entirely on the LISD Strategic Design. Students Creating. Students Empowered. Students Driving. Flexible Digital Learning.
- 1:X is about having the right device for the work in front of you. That’s how we work and flow as professionals and our students require the same experience.
- 1:X is about accessing, creating, sharing and collaborating on content. In fact, the ability to think outside-of-the-box while collaborating on creative content is a critical need for today’s classroom!
The LISD Instructional Technology team has completed an in-depth Program Review of our first three 1:X Model Implementation campuses. Our findings are the basis for recommendations made to the LISD Board of Trustees and the LISD Leadership Team.
With little to no instruction on how to use the apps, students created fun exciting iMovie trailers and original music with GarageBand.
Giving students choice in their learning path is a critical component of the LISD Strategic Design vision. See how LHS Science Teacher, Ms. Delozier, has transformed her classroom throughout the 2012-13 school year!
Explore 3D GameLab for yourself at: http://3dgamelab.org.shivtr.com/
Lori Redden, a Kindergarten teacher at Donald ES recently had another great learning experience with her students. Her awesome story is described by her below!
“We didn’t just want the children to draw another picture on paper. We wanted to incorporate technology within science. We were introduced to this awesome app and took time to teach the children all it had to offer. Once they knew how to use the app our goal became to assess science knowledge as well as assess knowledge of the app and I- pad usage.
We did in fact start out by drawing the flower in Skitch and then learned how to use the camera. By doing this we learned about the camera tool in the app and were able to actually use the real science experiment example and again not just drawing.
Of course the children loved it! They were so excited to use all the features and proud to have ownership of their plant experiment. It is pretty cool to take the real two week grown experiment and combine all that hands on work with technology. Truly they simply get the work done with positive behavior, take mistakes learn from them and keep on going. They teach me and I help them. I was the nervous one, but somehow the children always calm me down with their excitement.”
The Killian Middle School 6th grade Science students used a variety of technology to learn about conservation through the story, The Lorax. Using the Mac Airs, iPads and other electronic devices, the students completed different interactive stations. The students made a word cloud and took a picture with their iPad to use as the Aura for Aurasma, which they imbedded in the book cover. The 6th graders also completed an interactive game called Dumptown, where they learned about recycling programs. They also used QR codes which directed them to www.padlet.com to discuss questions virtually. In addition the Mustangs learned how to use a Google Doc Form to discuss facts from the book and how they relate to real world situations. The students were excited and engaged from bell to bell!
We need a new design, one that customizes learning and seeks to ignite the spark in each student….watch the video below to learn more about the new design of education.
Thanks to www.educatorstechnology.com!
Walking into class, you might look around to see what role the teacher is playing. Keep watching to see how this particular 1:X Middle School Teacher is engaging his students and allowing them to lead the way.