CAMS Paperless Classrooms

CAMS Paperless Classrooms
Shaun Kirk and
Todd Symes
Educational Delivery:
Look How Far We’ve Come
It’s time to take the next step!
A Brief Outline
• Establishment of two “paperless classrooms” at the
grade 8 and 9 levels
• Two class sets of netbook computers in conjunction
with pre-established teacher moodle sites
• All classroom work, tests, projects and exams will be
completed on the computer (Adaptations, Enriched,
IPP’s can be administered directly without labeling or
class disruption)
Benefits of the Program From the Student’s
• Save money on binders, loose-leaf, dividers, etc.
• Increased hands-on opportunity (fits their preferred learning style)
• Students are actively engaged in their activities
• Increased exposure to new technologies and software
• Real-time access to internet, and a virtual community of learners
• Ability to work on your own level / pace without being
perceived as “different”
• Allows students to showcase and improve their
technological skill-set in preparation for the work force
Benefits of the Program From the Teacher’s
• Save immense amounts of photocopying and solves many
organizational concerns.
• Allows for easy adaptation of lessons for all students
• Allows for much easier integration of existing technologies
• Students are actively engaged and enjoy their activities
• Allows students to become leaders both in the school and the
• Assignments can be easy tracked and cannot be “lost”
• “Digital” copies of assignments can be saved and easily shared
with parents
• Helps prepare students to become life-long learners
and gain employment skills for their community
Progress so Far
•Funding to date (*):
NTSU Program Development Assistance Fund (PDAF)
grant of $5,000
Region 6 Resource Recovery Fund Board (RRFB) Waste
Reduction grant of $500
All funds are held in a separate school account under the
heading “Paperless Initiative”
•On-line Classrooms Created:
Development of two on-line classrooms
through the use of Moodle© software
* Many other offers, grant proposals and fund-raising
campaigns are pending which may increase funding to
Benefits of the Program - Cost
White Paper - 3¢ per sheet
Printers (9 in school)
Drums $250+
Toner Cartridges $150+
Colour Printer Toner $1000
Photocopier (300 per
month + cost of
copies=$8000 per year)
• $7000 per year on paper
• Approximately $750 per
year per teacher spent on
paper + printer costs
• 168 students print an
average of 40 sheets a
month, for a total of $336
each month
Statistics based on a two-year average from 2008-2010
Expected Budget
Specific breakdown of material costs anticipated with
initiating and maintaining this program
50 Netbook Computers, including
tax and environmental fees at
$235 each
$ 11,750 (with tax
Power Bars, locks, etc.
Questions ??
Q: How do we control damage to computers?
A: Students would be required to complete a “user agreement
contract”, similar to SSRSB Policy #1020, and any and all
intentional damage would be repaired at the cost of the
student and their parents.
Q: How do we control theft of computers?
A: Each net-book would be assigned a visible number as well
as an UV tracking number and only used by one student in
each section. Serial #s will be kept on file by the school and
all computers would be securely locked in a cabinet inside a
locked room at the end of each day
Proceed to the next slide to join our existing partners by
helping to fund this exciting initiative
To Donate to this Project:
School Contact: 275-2720
Mr. Symes:
Please mention the “Paperless Project” when
speaking to the school. Thank you in advance
for your support in this project!
Shaun Kirk and
Todd Symes