Project NextTech Coordinator Implementation Models

The following are recommended implementation guidelines for Project NextTech to work within a variety of high school technology access scenarios. Project NextTech works with Internet-capable hardware including desktops, laptops, Chromebooks, and tablet devices. Unit and activity-specific implementation strategies are provided in the Teacher Preparation section for each unit and activity on the Project NextTech website.

Project NextTech Course Offered in Classroom or Lab Setting

  • Teacher introduces unit and/or activity, delivers instruction, leads class discussions, and provides guidance and support for projects.
  • Students work alone, with partners, or in small groups, depending on the activity
  • If technology is shared, teacher sets up a rotation so every student gets hands-on experience
  • Students use lab, other campus resources, or their own computers to complete work outside of class

Project NextTech Course Offered in Media Center

  • Teacher or LMS introduces unit and/or activity, delivers instruction, leads class discussions, and provides guidance and support for projects
  • Students work alone, with partners, or in small groups, depending on the activity
  • If technology is shared, LMS or teacher sets up a rotation so every student gets hands-on experience
  • Students use media center, other campus resources, or their own computers to complete work outside of class

Selected Project NextTech Units/Activities Used in Core or Elective Courses

  • Subject area teacher introduces unit and/or activity, delivers instruction, leads class discussions, and provides guidance and support for projects (if applicable).
  • Teacher projects PNT web pages, handouts, etc. as needed to aid in whole-class instruction
  • Students use lab, mobile cart, or media center if classroom is not equipped with enough technology (1:4 computer to student ratio or 1:2 tablet to student ratio)
  • Students work alone, with partners, or in small groups, depending on the activity
  • If technology is shared, teacher or technology teacher sets up a rotation so every student gets hands-on experience
  • Students use campus technology resources or their own computers to complete work outside of class

Notes:

  1. Recommended minimum of one desktop or laptop computer per every four students (1:4) or one tablet per every two students (1:2). Ideally, teacher has the capability to project PNT web pages and downloadable materials to aid whole-class instruction.
  2. Tablets may be used for most activities, though some may need to be adapted for a tablet-only implementation.
  3. Students may need access to technology outside of the regular class time to complete more complex assignments and projects.
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