Cloud Computing: SAAS

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Cloud Computing: SAAS

IASBO 2011 Annual Conference


Bill Spakowski, Christine Haeggquist, Frank Zelek

What is the Technology?

Technology as defined by Wikipedia:


“Technology

is the usage and knowledge of
tools
, techniques,
crafts
,
systems

or
methods of organization in order to solve
a problem or serve some purpose.”

What is a 21
st

Century Learner

Defined by
Sarah Brown Wessling

2010 National Teacher of the Year

“Twenty
-
first
-
century learning embodies an approach to teaching that marries
content

to skill
. Without skills, students are left to memorize facts, recall details for
worksheets, and relegate their educational experience to passivity. Without content,
students may engage in
problem
-
solving

or team
-
working experiences that fall into
triviality, into relevance without rigor.
Instead, the 21st
-
century learning paradigm
offers an opportunity to synergize the margins of the content vs. skills debate
and bring it into a framework that dispels these dichotomies.
Twenty
-
first
-
century learning means hearkening to cornerstones of the past to help us navigate
our future. Embracing a 21st
-
century learning model requires consideration of those
elements that could comprise such a shift: creating learners who take intellectual
risks, fostering learning dispositions, and nurturing school communities where
everyone is a learner.”


What is the Technology?

Technology as defined by Wikipedia:


“Technology

is the usage and knowledge of
tools
, techniques,
crafts
,
systems

or
methods of organization in order to solve
a problem or serve some purpose.”

SKILLS
!

Question?



“Is a 21
st

Century Learner

the successful
marriage between education and
technology?.”

What is the


Cloud?

“In the simplest lay terms, cloud
computing simply refers to
resources and applications that are
available on the Internet from just
about any Internet connected
device.”

The Cloud!



FOAF

iViva

The Cloud and the 21
st

Century Classroom?

The Cloud or Classroom?



FOAF

iViva

Shift from “Things” to “Potential”

Things: Old Paradigm Focus on CPUs and
Monitors, Labs


FOAF

iViva

Shift from “Things” to “Potential”

Potential: New Paradigm Focus on Access
to information



FOAF

iViva

Whatever, Wherever, Whenever

Change the Core of Teaching and
Learning



FOAF

iViva

Whatever, Wherever, Whenever

What is a 21
st

Century Learner

Defined by
Sarah Brown Wessling

2010 National Teacher of the Year

“Twenty
-
first
-
century learning embodies an approach to teaching that marries
content

to skill
. Without skills, students are left to memorize facts, recall details for
worksheets, and relegate their educational experience to passivity. Without content,
students may engage in
problem
-
solving

or team
-
working experiences that fall into
triviality, into relevance without rigor.
Instead, the 21st
-
century learning paradigm
offers an opportunity to synergize the margins of the content vs. skills debate
and bring it into a framework that dispels these dichotomies.
Twenty
-
first
-
century learning means hearkening to cornerstones of the past to help us navigate
our future. Embracing a 21st
-
century learning model requires consideration of those
elements that could comprise such a shift: creating learners who take intellectual
risks, fostering learning dispositions, and nurturing school communities where
everyone is a learner.”


What happens when you shift from things to potential?

The Connected community



Whatever, Wherever, Whenever

1.
Paris via metro
(French Teacher)

2.
DVR coverage of Hurricane Katrina
(Earth Science Teacher
)

3.
English blogs on reading assignments
(English Teacher)

4.
Streaming SGA campaign speeches
(SGA Sponsor)

5.
Streaming video announcements home
(Parent)

6.
Homework posted online
(Student)

7.
Remote (web connected) access to security cameras
(Police Officer)

8.
Field hydration system controlled at county

(County Maintenance)

North Point High School Model, MD.

What happens when you shift from things to potential?

The Connected community

Whatever, Wherever, Whenever


Extraordinary Results:



Attendance 96%+


Test scores 20% above county and state
average


Special Ed scores 2x county
-

3x state


Minority scores increase 20%


Violence 75% decrease


Technology



School 100%



Community (95%+ from parents)

North Point High School Model, MD.



Cloud Impact on District and
Budget?

Budget Opportunities



Decreased personnel costs


Opportunities for grant money


Reduced computer maintenance and server costs


Increased infrastructure and internet access cost



Whatever, Wherever, Whenever

The need for hardware and software isn’t being eliminated, but it is shifting
from being on
-
premises to being in the cloud. All that is needed is an access
device and a web browser,
broadband

in the schools, and perhaps wireless
hotspots
. While equitable access to technology is clearly important, more and
more students already have some kind of access device


a laptop, an iPod.
The district needs to fill the gaps, not replace existing access devices.

To the Cloud:

When Oregon announced in April 2010 that
it was opening Google Apps for Education
to its public schools, the state estimated
that the move would save its Department
of Education about
$1.5 million

a year.

Kentucky Department of Education has
implemented Live@edu for its 700,000
students, teachers, and staff throughout
the state, saving districts an estimated
$6.3 million in costs over four years.



Whatever, Wherever, Whenever

To the Cloud:

The New York City Department of Education
(DOE)

the largest system of public
schools in the United States, serving
about 1.1 million students in more than
1,600 schools

chose ePals and Microsoft
@edu in a competitive
-
bidding process.

The cloud
-
based solution is expected to
save the district from spending up to $5
million annually on infrastructure needed
to host eMail for students, teachers, and
parents.


Whatever, Wherever, Whenever

Understand the Risks


Maintaining compliance with local and federal privacy
policies


Deciding between private and public cloud server
options


Realizing the potential for future price gouging


Understanding and planning business continuity and
backups



Whatever, Wherever, Whenever



Questions and Answers?

Contact Information:



Kevin Dale, Rochelle Township HSD
-

Moderator


Bill Spakowski, Net56


Frank Zelek, Oregon CUSD 220


Christine Haeggquist, Computer Information Concepts




Whatever, Wherever, Whenever