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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Dieffenbach View Post
    Many (but not all) of the applications are spelled out on slide 5 of the aforementioned presentation.
    Thanks. I understand the direct educational value of Scratch and Discovery Education. Edmodo is characterized as "Twitter for the classroom." Moodle is a web app used to create online learning sites; who would be creating such sites? Most of the applications listed on this slide -- Ning, Wikispaces, Delicious, Skype, Animoto, Picnik, Open Office, Google Apps -- are not specifically designed for education, though they could certainly be employed in educational endeavors. What's missing from this presentation is an explanation of how educational value will be delivered.

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    Additional information is on the "Technology Around the District" page on the WPS site.
    Take a look at Dreambox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Dieffenbach View Post
    Many (but not all) of the applications are spelled out on slide 5 of the aforementioned presentation. Additional information is on the "Technology Around the District" page on the WPS site.
    As Dave notes, this explanation of applications is fairly thin. As I've mentioned before in this thread, why can't we look at Wellesley (a peer town), which has already worked on this. Amongst other resources, check out http://www.wellesley.k12.ma.us/progr...ech/index.html and look under the Core Curriculum link. It has detailed plans for how technology is used at each level of their school system. Why not meet with them, understand what works and what doesn't, and then build off that? Simply view the links above that Jeff mentions after reading through Wellesley's plans and realize how strikingly little detail our own implemetation of technology has.

    I think until we get this non-monetary part of our plans in great shape, we should be concerned about voting to approve any capital requests for technology.

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