MIHS MultiMedia Movement

MIHS Multi-Media Movement
Picture representing MIHS Multi-Media Movement

 

Mustang Multi-Media Movement

 

 

 

Merritt Island High School, home of the Mustangs, was able to supply seven teachers will full-time or half-time use of charging carts and 145 Multi-touch Lenovo Thinkpads. Each teacher participated in three days of staff development, and worked through online modules, to learn how to best support technology integration.

 

 

In this video, Principal Mollie Vega and Assistant Principal Krista Miller discuss the classroom transformation that occurred with the implementation of the Digital Classroom grant, and students discuss how technology aids their learning.

 

 

Click on this link to view the video: https://youtu.be/l0MYNThqlIM

 

 

Student Survey

 

Computer access was markedly increased within the Digital Classrooms. 60% of students in the English classes with digital classrooms reported using computers at least once a week or more, where only 13% of students in English classes who did not have Digital Classroom students reported using computers once a week or more. When asked how prepared students were for the FSA ELA assessment, 50% of the English Digital Classrooms felt very prepared, as opposed to 43% of the classrooms that did not have the digital classroom carts.

 

Each of the seven participating ELA teachers utilized digital classroom tools, based on the needs of their students:

 

Classrooms utilized the (HMH) online curriculum materials for 50% or more of class time, including writing arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, as assessed on the FSA ELA assessment. Teachers reported using programs such as No Red Ink

 

Students became well versed on using digital tools to write in response to text and collaborated on the writing process through the use of Google docs, drafting, conferencing, and publishing online and in various other venues.

Students listened and responded to primary source speeches and other spoken presentations. Students presented information, findings and supporting evidence while making strategic use of digital media to add interest.

 

English Language Learner students incorporated many digital tools, from Google Translations to Achieve 3000, Lexia, Kahoots, manythings.org, learningchocolate.com, and a multitude of other sites to support the learning of English. Students performed research, created power points, and presented their research to their peers in English.

 

AP Capstone students incorporated all of their work with the digital tools—from reading to research to collaboration to presentation.

 

 

 

 

Digital Classroom Survey Results

Results from students in a digital classroom:

Since February, how often do you use computers for your English class during class time?

60% of students reported using computers once a week or more than once a week

35 % of students reported using computers once or twice a month

5% of students reported using computers less than once a month

 

Results from students without the digital classroom access:

Since February, how often do you use computers for your English class during class time?

13% of students reported using computers once a week or more than once a week

58 % of students reported using computers once or twice a month

29% of students reported using computers less than once a month

 

How helpful would it be to have computers in every classroom?

65% of students indicated it would be very helpful

25% of students indicated it would be somewhat helpful

10% of students reported it is not important or helpful

 

Where did you use computers outside of English class?

51% reported using the media center

42% reported using computers at home

3% reported using computers in other classrooms

3% reported using the public library

1% reported they didn't use computers