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Levy Focus by Mind Map: Levy Focus
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Levy Focus

Tools for Presentation of Products

Presentation station

Online presentation tools

Communication and Collaboration

Anytime, anywhere learning (SOF) Create and use online resource to facilitate inquiry (Tiers) Flexible and sustainable learning environment that is student centered (SOF) Keep 21st century skills in mind: Communication, problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration.(SOF) Create the capacity in students to learn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. (SOF) Create and publish an online art gallery with examples and commentary that demonstrate an understanding of different historical periods, cultures, and countries. Modeling and simulations using online resources (Tiers) Invent product through programming or production (Tiers) Create scaffolding for their own projects (Tiers) Are involved with parents and teachers in the analysis of students data and meeting standards or participate in developing their own learning plans ( Tiers) Employ curriculum-specific simulations to practice critical-thinking processes. Personalization of learning and a relevant curriculum that affords opportunities for authentic problem solving, collaboration and independent learning.(SOF) Produce ,store,and retrieve learning materials electronically (Tiers) Lead students in brainstorming and sharing ideas (e.g., teachers use word processing programs or software such as Inspiration, use Intel Visual Ranking website) t2 Teach students how to use the tools they are already familiar with for education such as iPods and cell phones. Writer’s Workshop needs to use computers, too. Computers are today’s writing tools. 2. Communication and Collaboration Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students: a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media. b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats. c. develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures. d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.

Portable technology

lap tops

Personal response systems

wireless connectivity

Cell phones, iPods

wireless slate

Dana and Neo

Easy access to tools that give a voice to every student



See list for portable techology

presentation station

Ability to work on projects anytime, anywhere

Google docs, Office live



Teacher discoveries

file sharing


Shared value for collaborative culture

Professional development, Classroom management of technology tools and collaboration, Backward design

Knowledge by both students and teachers of positive communication skills, positive feedback, Verbal and written communication skills

Ability to present to whole group

Presentation station, iTunes, Google Earth, Video sharing sites

Awareness of who the audience is

Opportunities to practice presentations

Professional development for teachers

Use of technology tools, web-based, On site, $$$$

Time and opportunities for teachers to experiment and apply their learning in a supported environment and embedded in the job

Student knowledge of how to use tools

Students need to understand their own learning styles

Students need to understand which tools are best to use in a given situation

Extend and leverage student knowledge of existing tools for use in education (iPods, cell phones, social networking

Tech for Productivity vs. Entertainment

Teacher modeling a variety of tools and incorporating their use into classroom planning

Teacher web sites/blogs

Communication between parent, student, teacher, administration




class blog or webpage, file sharing, resources / links, calendar, media

School webpage, EASE OF USE, Affordibility, Standards/ Protocols

digital citizenship

online safety

IP (copyright)

respectful of other's use

participating in online communities

Safe and secure storage of work

access from all places where students and teachers work

Self Evaluation

Students develop ability to

Teachers evaluate student progress and adjust appropriately

network infrastructure


access speed

shared folders

file types

Teacher Planning and Preparation

Teacher Roles

Information Worker, Information Sharing, eSIS, Source, Assessment Data, Outlook and web based school email for professional communication, Venue for sharing student progress with parents and students at all grade levels, Venue to share student work with peers, parents, and students, Analysis, Data evaluation tools, Access to relevant data

Instructional Role, Teacher input decision making around tools/tech, Focus group, Program to develop building leadership, Tool approval process, Safe empowerment of professional teachers, Instructional Technology Consultants, Principal engagement, Model use of available resources, Set expectations for classroom technology use, Establish environment for project based learning and technology use as a tool in effective teaching, Network file sharing for teachers and students, web presence for planning and teaching, Expand the use of the presentation station to include modeling of Web2.0


Knowledge of alternative assessment, Formative vs summative, Clear purpose for assessment

Allow students to assess and reflect, Student created rubrics, Time for reflection and sharing

Easy data collecting tools, Personal response system, Electronic grade book

Professional Development

Student Achievement and Tech

Peer Interaction/Modeling, Apps and web 2.0 sites that enable interactions, Teacher engaging and contributing, Easy to access and view video examples

Teachers use tech as learners

Tech delivery of prof dev, Web presence for communication

Tech protocols, Quantify and distribute successful use of tech

Integration with Teaching and Learning/ Strategic Plan goals

Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students: a. identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation. b. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project. c. collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions. d. use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.


Mindmapping tools, Notebook software from Smart technology, Inspiration/Kidspiration, Online-MindMeister

Opportunity to access real data

Conducive Classroom environment

Opportunity to access tools

project based

student engagement

Real Audience

Understand Learning Styles

Professional development


Instructional Application, Instructional Support Coaches, Curriculum Planning, Instructional Technology Consultants, Protocol for selecting and evaluating learning environments that reflect good teaching practice in infusing technology into every day classroom practice

Access to Tools

anytime, anywhere / Varied environments, Classrooms, Lab, Carts, Libraries, Home, Community, Camp, Streams, Field trips

Mobile, wifi/ laptops/ cell

Equitable, Multiple formats/tools

Access to online Resources

anytime, anywhere, Equitable


primary sources

usable media (copyright issues)

user determined suitability

responsible use (digital citizenship)

online safety

respect for other's use

respect intellectual property, copyright clarification

Participation in a digital community, wiki, blog, Online newspaper


Principal-On Site