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TALKing Points from Kraig Pritts, January 13, 2011

Anytime, Anywhere Learning

Kraig Pritts, Superintendent
Tully Central School District
 Examples of Anytime, Anywhere Learning at Tully Schools
  • Flip Video Cameras
  • Video Conferencing Equipment
  • Laptop and Netbook Computers
  • Public Wifi
  • Windmill Project
  • iPods
  • Google Domain
The New 8 Ounce Backpack

The Amazon Kindle
  • High-Contrast Screen
  • Lighter Than a Paperback
  • Holds 3,500 Books
  • Built-In Wi-Fi
  • Share Passages
  • PDF Reader
  • Free Public Domain Books
  • Reference books
  • Teacher generated reference sheets
  • extbooks
  • Classroom podcasts
  • Read in Bright Sunlight
  • Pleasure reading
  • Web browsing
  • No computer required
  • Book Lending
  • Kindle Apps
  • Text-to-Speech
  • Web Browser
  • Listen to MP3 files & Podcasts
  • Battery Life of
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Connecting Schools and Higher Ed. via Video Conferencing

Tully Elementary School & SUNY Cortland

A Live Look Into The Classroom

classroom teachers collaborate with
SUNY Cortland Pre-Service Teachers to provide Cortland students with a  live look at a class room prior to student teaching.

This shared experience is a valubale learning tool for teachers-in-training.  Their microphone can be muted and key points can be discussed while the lesson unfolds.

Testimonials:  Inquiry into Teaching, Curriculum, Technology, and Teaching (SUNY Cortland EDU 379)

"I like that I was an observer without being interrupted.  I could focus more on what the students were doing.  I enjoyed the different strategies that the teacher used…"

"I enjoyed seeing lessons actually being implemented. It was great to see a math program (Everyday Math) being used; very insightful for teacher candidates.  It was also neat to witness a morning meeting of older students (6th grade)…"

"I really liked this because it was nice to observe a “live” classroom and get a feel for things.  This could be convenient if you were to go global and include diversity (observe a class in a different country…)"

"The videoconferencing was a great opportunity to get real life examples of what happens in a classroom setting.  I wish we could have more of these conferences because it helped me understand some of the concepts that I was learning. "

"In my opinion I think the videoconferencing is a vital component to seeing different classrooms and how they interact.  It is good to observe other grades.”  (the author’s field placement was first grade, and she videoconferenced with  6th graders).
Collaboratings to Bridge Gaps:  Using Technology to Overcome Challenges

Tully High School  & OCM BOCES/St. Cecilia's at Solvay School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

A Live Look Into The Classroom

Tully CSD offers American Sign Language courses through video conferencing.

Tully ASL students interact with students at the OCM BOCES/St. Cecilia's at Solvay School For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Students in both schools build friendships and share deaf culture.

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