Welcome & Overview
Beth Holland - email@example.com / @brholland
What is your goal for using iPads in the classroom? What is your familiarity level? How do you envision your learning environment?
- Go to m.socrative.com or open the Socrative Student app
- Enter Room #989898
Framework: Why iPads in the Classroom?
Review #1: Hands-on, Basic Features Challenge
CHALLENGE:Try NOT to use the Home Button. Use 4 & 5 finger gestures to switch between applications.
- Swipe left and do a search for “notes” in Spotlight
- Create a "Note" to use as a notepad for this set of challenges
- Rotate your iPad for both Horizontal or Vertical view
- Lock & unlock the screen orientation
- View most recent applications in the dock
- Turn the speaker volume up or down
- Find the Sleep/Wake button
- Rearrange your desktop apps
- Create a folder (for 2+ apps)
- Take a picture and crop it in the camera roll
- Take a screen shot
- Create a short (20 - 30 second) movie starring a colleague using the Camera App
- Go to Settings>General>Accessibility & turn on Speak Selection
- Go to Settings>General>Accessibility & turn on Zoom
EdTechTeacher Introduction to the iPad Video Tutorial
Review #2 - Web Challenge
- Add our Ning Page to your Home Screen
- Tap & Hold to open the EdTechTeacher iPad As page in a new tab and create a Bookmark
- Tap & Hold to open the EdTechTeacher Diigo Group in a new tab and create a Bookmark
- Open the EdTechTeacher Blog in a new tab. Click on an article title. Open in Reader and then tap & hold to test out Speak Selection
- Tap & hold to copy some text from a web pages and paste it into your Note from the first challenge.
Brand New! Search Google with Handwriting
- Go to Google in Safari
- Click on the settings gear in the top right hand corner (or settings at the bottom of the page)
- Enable the "Hand Write" option
Collecting - keeping track of resources
The iPad is changing so fast, how do you keep up? How can you keep track of resources over the next few days? How will you keep track of your notes, thoughts, and projects over the course of the year?
- Open the Evernote app and create a note called "iPad Workshop Day 1"
- Type a few thoughts about what you have already seen today.
- Add a screen capture of something that you have already tried
- Add a photo and audio recording.
- Add a new notebook called iPad Ideas.
Consuming - Reading iBooks, ePubs, & PDFs
What’s the difference?
Reading in iBooks
- Speak Selection
- Open Why go 1:1? - ePub Version in iBooks
- Try the dictionary feature.
- Add a Bookmark.
- Highlight 2-3 sections of text.
- Copy a section of text.
- Create a new note in Notes and paste the copied text.
- Test out Speak Selection
- Search for a term in the book
- Go to your Table of Contents to see your annotations
Optional iBooks Activity- Use one of the web resources below to find another free eBook
Audio Books Options
- Free AudioBooks app
- Overdrive app
- What works - highlighting, note taking, audio recording, sharing....
- What doesn't - speak selection
- WHY use them?
Interacting with PDFs Challenge
Open the following PDFs in Notability. What could you do with them?
Producing iBooks, ePubs, & PDFs
dotEPUB & PrintFriendly
- Go to PrintFriendly.com and paste in the URL of a web article
- Choose to download PDF
- Open In Notability
- Install the dotEPUB bookmarklet (use these directions if you need help: Creating ePubs with dotEPUB video)
- Navigate to a web article in Safari
- Convert the article to an ePub using the dotEPUB bookmarklet
- Open In iBooks
Other Ways to Create Content
- From any Mac application on a computer, go to File>Print and choose Save as PDF
- In Pages, Keynote, or Numbers, go to Share>PDF
- Use the ScribblePress app to create your own iBooks
Emailing to an Evernote Notebook:
- Email to Notebook (SnapGuide for finding and saving your Evernote email)
- Teach students to create meaningful subjects so that you know what they have created.
- Add @[notebook name] to the end of the subject line to send to a specific Notebook and not your default. Be sure to follow this order: subject, notebook name
- Example subject line: Fwd: Flower Ideas @Beth (this would go into the "Beth" folder and be something having to do with ideas about Flowers)
- Remember that Evernote Notebooks can be made public or shared with individuals for sharing notes.
- For more information about Evernote, check out Greg's video tutorials.
Shortened public URLs with tinyurl
QR Codes: Kaywa QR Code Generator
IMPORTANT: Screencasts are NOT PowerPoints!!!!
Use screencasts to capture ideas, demonstrate concepts, and making thinking visual….
- Challenge #1 - create a screencast to solve a how-to problem. This could be a math problem, the placing of events on a timeline, the sketch of a plot summary, the steps of a lab, the writing of foreign language vocab terms...
- Challenge #2 - import a picture from either the camera roll, or by taking one. Create a screencast where you annotate that image to demonstrate a concept. Try using multiple tools.
- Challenge #3 - insert a web browser. Create a screencast that involves navigating the web and making annotations.
- Challenge #4 - save your project and export it to the camera roll.
Classroom Management Strategies
In addition to using tools such as Socrative and Polleverywhere for managing discussion and assessment, another option is Class Dojo
Developing Good Citizens
Public vs. Private, Parents, and Acceptable Use
- Best practices for protecting student privacy
- Opening up students to the world
- Good resources for parents and teachers
Copyright & Citations
- Copyright, Citations, and related plagiarism issues
- Modeling good Digital Citizenship
- How to license and search for Creative Commons content
- Google Advanced Image search: Usage Rights
- EdTechTeacher Resources
Digital stories allow students to take a linear series of events and turn them into a multidimensional experience. It encourages them to communicate, collaborate, and research as well as to infuse media into the process. ExplainEverything is one tool for this process. iMovie adds a different dimension (and can incorporate screencasts as well…)
iMovie Trailer Challenge
Work in groups to create a trailer that introduces a concept. Think about how it could increase engagement while teaching basic content.
Work in groups to create an interview documentary. Include text, images, video, and voice over.
Much like Scribble Press, Book Creator allows students to create ePubs. However, with Book Creator, you can add narration, images, drawings, video, screencasts.....
- Start a new Book in Book Creator
- Add text and a picture to a page
- Record yourself narrating the page
- Create an image in Skitch. Save it to your Camera Roll and add it to your book.
- Go back to either iMovie or Explain Everything (or both). Save a project to the camera roll and bring it into Book Creator.
- Send your book to iBooks and see how it looks!
Writing & Study Skills
Again, focusing on the concept of Asymmetric Impact, there are a lot of free tools that can facilitate the learning and writing process for students.
Mind Mapping & Graphic Organizers
- IdeaSketch - free, simple note taking tool
- Popplet Lite - there is a paid for version that gives you a bit more options, but the free one is still great.
- Inspiration Maps Lite - this is the iPad version of the full software program. There is a paid for version that is overly expensive.
- Tools4Students - if you are a teacher who uses a lot of graphic organizers, this is a great $.99 to spend.
Study Skills & Strategies
- Wunderlist - this is the assignment app and web site that we discussed for sharing lists of tasks.
- Quizlet - a collaborative, web-based flash card tool for teachers and students.
- A+ Flashcards Pro - this free app will download card sets from Quizlet and also allow students to create multimedia flashcard sets.
Reality Check - the first day of school
- The "Tech Ten" - take 10 minutes to teach and reinforce basic iPad skills.
- Start small - you don't have to launch right into giant projects. Take advantage of simple things like the camera to get students started and then just share via the projector.
- Summer Reading & Review - Think about incorporating alternative assessments using the apps that we've learned into small projects to demonstrate understanding of summer reading books or concepts from the previous year.
Final Challenge- think about a project that you could do with your students during the first two weeks of school. What skills could it teach? What content could it address? How would using the iPad allow students to demonstrate their understanding beyond what paper and pen can do?
iPad Summit USA
If you want more fun, come join us in Boston this November! We are hosting the first National iPads in Education Summit at Harvard Medical from November 6-8. Check out http://ipadsummitusa.org for more details.