Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Sean O'Neil, Technology Coordicator Antioch High School, Antioch, CA

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Sean O'Neil, Technology Coordicator Antioch High School, Antioch, CA

Article excerpt

ENHANCING COMMUNICATIONS

I was always a tech hobbyist, dating to my GATE program in seventh grade, when we would work on little Timex Sinclair 1000 computers and do IF-THEN statements, back in the 1980s. I was theatre arts director at Antioch High School from 1996 to 2012, and am now the Media/Tech Academy director. When our district started moving toward themed academies, it was obvious to everyone that one of them should be in technology/media because of my work and the steps we had taken to improve communications with parents and between students and teachers.

GAMES STUDENTS PLAY

I teach a graphic design class in a computer lab, but deriver most instruction online through the 3D GameLab LMS, which means taking curriculum from the National Academy Foundation and "converting" it to a quest-based format while integrating it with lessons on Google Apps. it's a gamification system in which everything is broken into connected tasks so that you can't unlock the higher-level tasks until you've mastered the lower-level ones. It's about differentiating through instruction so that students are spending time and attention on the problems and skills they have more trouble with.

SEAN O'NEIL, TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR ANTIOCH HIGH SCHOOL, ANTIOCH, CA

ONLINE SHAKESPEARE

My penchant for technology and communication first collided with the creation of ShakespeareCast.com in 2005, in which students podcast Shakespeare plays, iTunes had just opened up podcasts, so I talked to my students and we decided, "Why not do the performances live but also record the audio and put it out there." We ended up with listeners from as far as Thailand and a contract from what is now Mevio in which we got a percentage of the sales. …

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