Technology Summer Camp - Kate Miller's Loyola Portfolio

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Thomas Nixon, Kate Miller, Stacey Bell
TECHNOLOGY SUMMER CAMP
FOCUS OF OUR PROGRAM

How can Distance Education benefit students
who struggle in Math and Reading over the 8
weeks of summer when they are not in school?
TECHNOLOGY SUMMER CAMP

Students from three elementary schools are
chosen to participate in an 8 week online
program designed to improve math and reading
skills. The 8 week program would take place
over summer break and could be completed
entirely online.
WHO WOULD PARTICIPATE?

Broadneck Elementary School
Fourth grade MSA Scores for 2011:
Reading: Basic – 5.5%, Proficient – 40.4%, Advanced – 54.1%
Mathematics: Basic – less than 5%, Proficient – 20.2%, Advanced – 78.9%

Rippling Woods Elementary School
Fourth grade MSA Scores for 2011:
Reading: Basic – 11.9%, Proficient – 56.4%, Advanced – 31.7%
Mathematics: Basic – 14.9%, Proficient – 32.7%, Advanced – 52.5%
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Maryland City Elementary School
Fourth grade MSA Scores for 2011:
Reading: Basic – 8.7% Proficient – 69.6% Advanced – 21.7%
Mathematics: Basic – 21.3% Proficient – 42.06% Advanced – 36.2%
WHAT WILL IS COST?
Category
Comments
Cost
Edmodo
Class assignment and
communication site
Free
Ticket To Read
Reading Intervention and
Assessment Program
Math Intervention and Assessment
Program
Total:
$200.00 per 25 students =
$600.00
$35.00 per student = $2,100.00
Staff Training on math technologies
Websites and Math Reflex Training
$500.00
Staff Training on reading
technologies
Staff Training on Edmodo
Websites and Ticket to Read Training $500.00
Licensing
Math Reflex
$2,700.00
Training
For building liaisons
$500.00
Total: $1,500.00
…CONTINUED
Category
Comment
Cost
Net books for each student
Acer Net books from Best Buy
$300.00 per student = $18,000.00
Microsoft Office Student Suite
Microsoft Office Student Discount
Program
1-year subscription
$120.00 per student = $7,200.00
Verizon Wireless
$80 per student=$4,800
Hardware & Software
Norton Antivirus
USB 4-G Internet
Connection/Service Fee
$45.00 per student= $2,700
Total: $32,700.00
Staffing
Development of Program
Compensation
Ticket to Read Compensation
4 teachers = $8,000.00
Math Reflex Compensation
$1,000.00
Survey Monkey Compensation
$1,000.00
Edmodo Compensation
$1,000.00
Maintaining Summer Camp
Compensation
$1,000.00
$1,000.00
Total: $13,000.00
…CONTINUED
Category
Comment
Cost
http://resources.oswego.org/games/math
magician/maths1.html
http://www.pluralmath.com/
Math Game
Free
Math Word Problems
Free
http://www.storylineonline.net/
SAG Story Site
Free
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.
htm
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/s
crapbook/
http://www.tv411.org/reading/understand
ing-what-you-read/reading-charts-andgraphs
http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagrap
h/
http://www.gigglepoetry.com/
Math Games
Free
Book Character Scrapbook
Free
Graphing Activities
Free
Create a Graph Site
Free
Poetry Website
Free
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/funny
poems-sw.htm
Poetry Creator
Free
Technical Support
Total: Free
Miscellaneous:
Pamphlets, Ink, Snacks for trainings, $100.00
meetings, and parent
meeting/laptop pick-up night
Total: $50,000.00
TECHNOLOGY SUMMER CAMP
The course runs eight weeks from June until
August
 Ticket to Read and Math Reflex will be the main
intervention tools
 Supplemental activities will be used to
reinforce reading and math skills which will be
posted on Edmodo

ASSIGNMENTS
Date
Main Activity
Supplemental Activity
June 18
Ticket to Read
Timed Math Game Practice- Click and play as
many games as you would like from
http://resources.oswego.org/games/mathmag
ician/maths1.html
June 25
Math Reflex
Create a PowerPoint about your fourth grade
year using the attached rubric. Post to website
( see below) Answer the survey question on
Edmodo
July 2
Ticket to Read
Choose 10 math problems to work on from this
site: http://www.pluralmath.com/ Post one math
problem on the discussion board and then
answers someone else’s.
July 9
Math Reflex- complete survey
on summer camp website
http://www.storylineonline.net/ Choose a story
to listen to and then write a summary on
today's blog that reviews the story.
July 16
Ticket to Read
Choose any 2 math games to play and write a
review in the blog about why you chose those
two games and what you liked about them.
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm
ASSIGNMENTS CONTINUED
Date
Main Activity
Supplemental Activity
July 23
Math Reflex
Take one of your Ticket to Read stories or a
story from http://www.storylineonline.net
and create a scrapbook using this link
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/scr
apbook/ and create a scrapbook about a
character in the story. Post the link.
July 30
Ticket to Read
http://www.tv411.org/reading/understandi
ng-what-you-read/reading-charts-andgraphs Complete a graphing activity
http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/
to create a graph based on the data from
the class website and post it into the forum
August 6
Math Reflex
http://www.gigglepoetry.com/ Read 2
poems and then go to
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/funnyp
oems-sw.htm and create your own silly
poem to post under that assignment forum
WHAT WILL THE STUDENT SEE?
HANDING IN AN ASSIGNMENT
WHAT DOES THE TEACHER SEE?
CLOSING ACTIVITY

Type a final blog entry at the end of the course
and respond to the following questions in the
blog: What were some of your favorite parts of
being in the summer camp? Why did you like
it? What didn't you like and why? What was
hard for you? Do you think other fourth graders
would like to participate in something like this?
REFERENCES
Best Buy. (2012). Acer aspire one laptop. Retrieved from http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Acer 11.6" Aspire One Laptop - 2GB Memory - 320GB Hard Drive - Espresso
Black/4156323.p?id=1218456850181&skuId=4156323
Borg, N., O'Hara, J. (2008). Edmodo. Available from http://www.edmodo.com
Cambium Learning Group. (2009). Voyager: Ticket to read. Available from http://www.tickettoread.com/
Donohue, N. C., & Miller, B. M. (2008). Stemming Summer Learning Loss. New England
Journal Of Higher Education, 23(1), 19-20.
Education Development Center. (2012). Reading charts and graphs. Retrieved from
http://www.tv411.org/reading/understanding-what-you-read/reading-charts-and-graphs
Simonson, M., Albright, M., Smaldino, S., & Zvacek, S. (2012). Teaching and learning at a distance. (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
Explore Learning. (2011). Reflex: Math fact fluency. Retrieved from http://www.reflexmath.com/
Hoadworks Inc. (2000). The poem machine. Retrieved from http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/funnypoems-sw.htm
Maryland State Department of Education. (1998). 2011 Maryland report card. Retrieved from
http://www.mdreportcard.org/
REFERENCES CONTINUED
Meadowbrook Press. (2004). Giggle poetry. Retrieved from http://www.gigglepoetry.com/
National Center for Education Statistics. (2005). Create a graph. Retrieved from
http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/
Oswego School District. (2002). Math magician games. Retrieved from
http://resources.oswego.org/games/mathmagician/maths1.html
Scholastic. (2012). Character scrapbook. Retrieved from
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/scrapbook/
Screen Actors Guild Foundation. (2001). Storyline online. Retrieved from http://www.storylineonline.net/
Selva Smart Works LLC. (2012). Math word problems. Retrieved from http://www.pluralmath.com/
Sheppard, B. (n.d.). Fun kids online math games. Retrieved from http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm
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