ETUG Spring Workshop 2014 - Move Over “Sage on the Stage”

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By: Jessica Motherwell McFarlane, JIBC …

By: Jessica Motherwell McFarlane, JIBC

When I first brought Apple TV into my classroom, my goal was simply to improve the projected image quality from my iPad. I had no inkling that I had just introduced a tool that had the potential to change the fundamental teaching dynamics in my classroom. During this session I will reenact with workshop participants that moment when my students — using their iPads to complete an in-class comic book assignment — realized they could “occupy the podium,” teach each other, and project their own work from the comfort of their seats. What followed for me — the surprised instructor — as I witnessed students’ improvising with their iPads and exercising their new-found power to teach each other, was equal parts awe, hilarity, and even a moment of panic when I realized I was not “in control” of the lesson and “my class” seemed like it was edging toward anarchy. My inspired students created with each other — at lightening speed — a democratized classroom where everyone was at once the teacher and student. They raced to show their work on screen and get feedback from each other. During that class I saw the “Sage on the Stage” booted out the door and something new and wonderful welcomed in. In this workshop I will show participants how to set up and run Apple TV with iPads; assign a simple, fun assignment using a comic book app; and have everyone “occupy the podium” for show-and-tell. We will finish the session by brainstorming how we instructors can best take advantage of this brave new (Apple TV enhanced) teaching world.

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  • 1. Sage on the Stage make room for Occupy the podium Move over
  • 2. iPad basics Apple TV basics Exercise: using ComicBook! Everyone shares comics Brainstorming
  • 3. Sage on the stage Guide on the side But what is a rhyme for "Occupy the podium?" It's all about the rhyme
  • 4. iPad Basics security handling
  • 5. introducing iPads to your classroom All students lean over the instructors iPad
  • 6. Apple: A 24 hour shopping mall for digital media Teachers: A device that leaves behind wires Everyone else: A way to share all digital media on any Apple device What is Apple TV?
  • 7. How much does Apple TV cost
  • 8. How do you connect Apple TV?
  • 9. What about Androids? INSTEAD of Apple TV ALTERNATING Apples and Androids HDMI Switcher = $15 Google Chromecast = $40
  • 10. What if the WiFi drops? 1. Personal hotspot reset (name and password) Apple TV will use new 2. Hard connect* from projector to iPad $30 * might not work with social media sites
  • 11. What if you don’t want the students to “Occupy the Podium? Go to: 1. Apple TV Menu 2. Settings 3. Security 4. Password Students will not be able to access unless you tell them the password.
  • 12. How do you connect sound to projector through Apple TV?
  • 13. Equipment Needed: * fibre optic cable * digital audio converter (DAC) * RCA to 3.5mm audio cable
  • 14. Instructions 1. Connect fibre optic cable from back of Apple TV to a DAC 2. Connect RCA outputs from DAC to speakers 3. Plug in power and turn on DAC
  • 15. So why do we need a DAC? Basically Apple TV is digital and the speakers are analog. We needed a DAC to convert from digital to analog.