Welcome & Overview
What is your goal for using iPads in the classroom? What is your familiarity level? How do you envision your learning environment?
- Go to pollev.com/thomasdaccord and take Polleverywhere poll.
- Go to m.socrative.com and enter Room #38379
- Wait for "Demo Quiz" to appear and take quiz
Framework: Why iPads in the Classroom?
Warm-Up: Hands-on Challenge
Reviewing basic features:
- Swipe left and do a search for “notes” in Spotlight
- Create a "Note" to use as a notepad for this set of challenges
- Rotate iPad for both Horizontal or Vertical view
- Lock & unlock the screen orientation
- View most recent applications
- 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 email it to yourself
- Take a screen shot
- Create a short (20 - 30 second) movie starring a colleague using the Camera App
- Use 4 & 5 finger gestures to switch between applications
EdTechTeacher Introduction to the iPad Video Tutorial
Warm Up: Web Challenge
- Go to the EdTechTeacher iPad As page and create a Bookmark
- Add our Ning Page to your Home Screen
- Email yourself a link to the EdTechTeacher Ning Group Page
- Go to the Why iPads blog post, tap & hold to copy some text from a web pages and paste it into your Note.
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?
- Open the Evernote app and create a note called "Collecting Resources"
- Go to this page and install the Evernote Web Clipper
- Clip 2 or 3 web pages and add them to your Evernote account.
Consuming - Reading iBooks, ePubs, & PDFs
What’s the difference?
- Speak Selection
- Find a FREE iBook in the iBook Store and download it to your iPad.
- Find a FREE iBook in the iBook Store and download it to your iPad.
- Try the dictionary feature.
- Add a Bookmark.
- Highlight a section 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 ePub resources below to find another free eBook
- What works - highlighting, note taking, audio recording, sharing....
- What doesn't - speak selection
Reading PDFs Challenge
- Follow this link to open the PDF in Safari
- Open In iBooks - highlight text, add a note
- Open In Notability - highlight, annotate, draw, add a text box, and record audio
Creating - Producing iBooks, ePubs, & PDFs
dotEPUB & PrintFriendly
- Go to PrintFriendly.com and paste in the URL of a web page
- Choose to download PDF
- Open In the annotation tool of your choice
Optional dotEPUB Challenge
- 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
Creating your own iBooks
- ScribblePress (younger students)
- BookCreator (older students)
Creating on the iPad #1 - Screencasts
I want students to use the iPad for….Demonstrating their understanding of concepts with screen casts.
- Beginner -create a screencast using ExplainEverything.
- Bonus: add an image and record your voice to your screencast
- Advanced Challenge -create a screencast using ExplainEverything.
- Insert an image from Camera Roll
- Use both the arrow and the pointer in your screencast
- Insert a Web Browser into your screencast and navigate it during your recording
- create a multi-page screencast
- Bonus: bring a PDF file into your ExplainEverything screencast.
Creating on the iPad Part #2 - Multimedia Notes
I want to use the iPad for.....keeping detailed notes and records that include media.
- Open the Evernote app on your iPad and make a list of ideas for why you or your students may use screencasts. Which tool might you choose to do which job?
- Add a photo to your note.
- Record audio into your note.
- Bonus: open Evernote on your computer and continue working on your note.
Developing Good Citizens
Copyright & Citations
- Copyright, Citations, and related plagiarism issues
- The Copyright Act of 1976 and “Fair Use”
- Modeling good Digital Citizenship
- How to license and search for Creative Commons content
- Google Advanced Image search: Usage Rights
- EdTechTeacher Resources
Public vs. Private, Parents, and Acceptable Use
- Best practices for protecting student privacy
- Alternatives to direct publishing
- Opening up students to the world
- School culture and Acceptable Use Policies
Creating on the iPad Part #3 - Telling Stories
I want students to use the iPad for….Telling Digital Stories with images, audio, & video
- Beginner Challenge: Pick either Fotobabble or AudioBoo and create a story.
- Intermediate Challenge: Create a story using Animoto that incorporates both photos, video, text, and music. In order to do the free upgrade to the educator account, create your account either on your computer or through Safari (NOT the app)
- Advanced Challenge: Use VoiceThread to create a story.
Creating on the iPads Part #4 - Multimedia
I want students to use the iPad for...creating movies
- Record, Edit & Publish Multimedia to the web
- Movies / Documentaries / Movie Trailers - iMovie
iMovie Trailer Editor
iMovie Challenge: work in groups to either create a trailer or a video to introduce a topic, explain something that you have learned, or address a concern of your students'.
I want to use the iPad for.... Editing Audio
- Create podcasts, radio shows, book talks, narrations or other voice recordings.
- Create music or rhythms to support instruction or demonstrate understanding.
Overview of Garageband
Podcasting / Audio - Garageband & SoundCloud
Creating on the iPad Part #5 - writing
I want my students to....interact with graphic organizers in order to improve their writing
I want my students to...have access to paper and iPad. (Because sometimes, you need more than one tool to support student writing!)
- Integrating the camera
- DocScan HD - free app to turn your iPad into a scanner
- Connecting Skitch to Evernote
I want my students to...complete the writing process on the iPad.
- Choosing the right tool to do the job.
- Creating a workflow and process that incorporates the best tools to meet their needs.
Workflow - The Reality Check
Using Evernote in the Classroom - creating & managing ePortfolios
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)
Document Storage & Distribution: Cloud Storage Solutions
- Shared cloud storage folders
- Distribution via public folders
- Shortened public URLs
- QR Codes: Kaywa QR Code Generator
Workflow Scenarios & Solutions:
- Complete workflow solutions
- Workflow Alternatives
- Identifying workflow solutions based on goals & needs
Final Thoughts & Ideas for Integrating iPads
I want students to use the iPad for….Assessing and managing my class: using the iPad for formative assessment as well as behavior management
iPad Ideas, Links, & Resources
Searching for Apps for Education
Articles & Readings:
iPad Integration Blog Posts
Save the Date!
November 6-8, 2012, come to Harvard for Leading Change in Changing Times: EdTechTeacher iPad Summit USA