Welcome & Overview
Framework: Why iPads in the Classroom?
Getting Started: Space Race Challenge
In groups, ONE person go to m.socrative.com and enter the room number 989898.
Skills that will be addressed:
- Rotate iPad for both Horizontal or Vertical view
- Lock & unlock the screen orientation
- Reveal the Doc to view the most recent applications
- Use 4 & 5 finger gestures to switch between and close 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 capture
- Create a short (10-20 second) movie starring a colleague using the Camera App
- Go to Settings>General>Accessibility & turn on Speak Selection
- Tap & Hold to open the EdTechTeacher iPad As page in a new tab and create a Bookmark
- Add our Ning Page to your Home Screen
- Tap & Hold to open the Why iPads blog post in another tab, open it in Reader, tap & hold text to test out Speak Selection
EdTechTeacher Introduction to the iPad Video Tutorial
Collect & Relate - keeping track of resources & student work with Evernote
The iPad is changing so fast, how do you keep up? How can you keep track of everything that your students create?
Evernote Challenge #1:
- Open the Evernote app and create a note called "Collecting Resources"
- Type a few thoughts about what you have already seen today.
- Add a photo and audio recording.
- Put your note in a new notebook.
- BONUS SUPER ADVANCED CHALLENGE - Go to this page and install the Evernote Web Clipper. Clip 2 or 3 web pages and add them to your Evernote account.
Creating on the iPad #1 - Screencasts
I want students to use the iPad for….Demonstrating their understanding of concepts with screen casts and/or recording their reading fluency.
- Challenge #1 - create a screencast using ScreenChomp.
- Bonus: add a background to your screencast
- Challenge #2 - create a multi-page screencast using EduCreations.
- Use the web search to find and insert an image
- Incorporate a text box
- Create a duplicate slide within your screencast and add onto it.
- Think about how you could use EduCreations as a Learning Center
Creating on the iPad Part #2 - Stories, Fluency, & Voice
I want students to use the iPad for….Telling Digital Stories, practicing the reading fluency, and developing their own voice with images, audio, & video
- Challenge #1: Use Fotobabble to tell a story. Think about how your students could incorporate a photo of something that they create in class and then add their audio to it.
- Challenge #2: 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)
- Challenge #3: Create a short trailer using iMovie to introduce a concept, strategy, or skill.
iMovie Trailer Editor
iMovie Editor - for future reference
- Challenge #4: I want my students to integrate audio, sounds, music, and rhythm to create podcasts, radio shows, book talks, narrations, or music in order to demonstrate their understanding, explain a concept, practice their reading fluency, and develop their voice.
Overview of Garageband
Turn off Metronome
Creating on the iPad Part #4 - writing
I want my students to... create their own eBooks
- Challenge #1 - Use ScribblePress to create a book with a pre-made template. Think about how you could use it with a graphic organizer to support the writing process.
- Challenge #2 - Use Book Creator to have students curate their content into a dynamic portfolio to share.
I want my students to....interact with graphic organizers in order to improve their writing
Donate - Tracking & Publishing student work
Evernote Challenge #2 - creating & managing ePortfolios
- 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: Flower Ideas @Beth (this would go into the "Beth" folder and be something having to do with ideas about Flowers)
iPad Ideas, Links, & Resources
Searching for Apps for Education
Articles & Readings:
iPad Integration Blog Posts