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Presentation at California State University Northridge (CSUN) for teachers of deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Emphasis is on Common Core State Standards (CCSS)'s Speaking and Listening Standard 1

Presentation at California State University Northridge (CSUN) for teachers of deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Emphasis is on Common Core State Standards (CCSS)'s Speaking and Listening Standard 1

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  • Introduce TodaysMeet\n\nTake a picture of this. \n
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  • Engagement: \nKids are just naturally fascinated with the iPad. It's a digital tool. We're teaching digital natives. \n\nDurability:\nNo moving parts. Hard to break. Long battery life. Easy to charge.\n\nEase of Use:\nJust install an app. Apps take care of file management - there's no need to learn how to "save" to a specific part of the computer. Very forgiving for mistakes - and parental controls can be customized so you can't delete apps or change system settings. \n\nPrice:\nIt's half the price of a Mac laptop. Means you can get twice as many iPads as you can get laptops.\n
  • Management:\nApp management can be complicated if you're managing many iPads - installing apps on each is not easy! Or changing settings, things like that. Enterprise tools haven't matured yet. \n\nTyping:\nTyping is harder on iPads (and it's different than keyboards). Easier to make mistakes, and students need to learn to use the autocorrect system.\n\nCaptioning:\nYouTube, Hulu, etc. have captioning on PCs but not on iPads. Still catching up.\n\nSharing:\nIt's a bit tougher to get things "off" the iPad - can via e-mail, iCloud, Dropbox. But some apps don't work with certain solutions (e.g. Pages and Dropbox)\n
  • See how the beginning grade level standards evolve to become the CCR anchor standard. \n\nWe want students to engage in:\n-collaborative conversations\n-with diverse partners\n-about grade-level topics and texts\n\n\n\n
  • Common core app!\n
  • Non-fiction text\n
  • Take photographs of \n\nCOVER\nFirst two or three pages\n
  • for 1:1\niCloud can be useful here if you're using a lot of iPads - sync contacts\n\nyou need to set up rules - ask before facetiming so you don't interrupt other people who are trying to facetime or do other work on their ipads\n\nfor 1:many, try Google Hangouts. Accessible via the Google app\n\nSkype is a good solution if you want to call other people who don't have iOS devices\n
  • iMessage - can be 1:1 or 1:many \n\nYou can send videos, text, pictures. \n
  • Dropbox useful for two things:\n\nFile sharing - you can upload photos, screenshots, videos to Dropbox\n\nVideo library - host a library of ASL videos\n
  • Whiteboard\n\nYou can do networked, real-time whiteboard drawing with somebody else (as many as you want, actually)\n
  • Using the groups feature in Lino, you can have many people post to the same bulletin board - they can post photos, make color-coded stickies for types of reactions, things like that...\n
  • VoiceThread - great for voice-overs, ASL-overs, or responses to text/books\n
  • Many ways to make videos. \n\nI believe video is an important literacy tool - look how many young people now create and share videos on their mobile phones, YouTube, etc. \n\nSome argue that knowing how to shoot, edit, publish a video is equally as important as writing a paper\n\niMovie is a must-use. \n\n8mm HD is a fun tool \n\nCollabraCam - havne't tried it but if you've got lots of iOS devices try it!\n
  • Pages is the best word processor for iPad so far. \n\nScribble Press is amazing! Drawing, making books, sharing on a gallery, even publishing it!!\n\nComicBook! - my MA thesis was focused on comic books. I think they are wonderful literacy tools for children and especially for D/HH children--the pictures supplement the text. Enable students to make their own comic books!\n
  • "Puppet shows" - unfortunately they only use voiceovers but students could use "silent shows" and narrate them live in ASL\n
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  • both iBooks and Kindle offer access to lots of free ebooks, and there's another eBook app just for free books. Check them out, they're all free anyway. \n
  • MeeGenius is what I use with my students - it has read aloud features. Also can sync them across several iPads so you only buy a book once\n\nComics\n\nJibJab - you put yourself in the book!\n
  • Google - great for searching images too!\nGoogle Earth - very captivating\n\nQwiki - a quick, narrated story about a topic. Good starting point for a research project (but the info is from Wikipedia)\n\nNations - like an atlas of all the countries on Earth\n
  • Science 360 - app with lots of science videos and articles. the videos are not captioned.\n\nNASA - fun app\n\nEra of Dino - quick search through dinosaurs\n
  • Project Noah - take pictures of organisms and people will tell you what it is!\n\nHow Stuff Works - articles and videos, like Science 360\n\nSkySafari - astronomy app\n
  • MathBoard - quiz app. Can use with a projector and show class how to solve problems. \n\nCalcbot - one of many many calculator apps\n\nMcGraw-Hill makes lots of math game apps\n
  • Educreations - you can create your own video lessons. Caveat - voice-over only. They will see if they can add video support in a later version. You could make quick math lessons and the kids can watch them at home or on their own later to review. Like Khan Academy (which is totally captioned!)\n\nBoardCam - like a document camera or ELMO but you can draw on it, make labels and even make short recorded videos\n
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  • TeachMe - all-inclusive app by grade level, tests sight words, spelling, math, etc, self-directed\n\nBig Words\n\nPBS Kids - great videos, educational. Not CC. \n
  • Find My iPhone - turn this on for ALL iOS devices (it's also part of iCloud).\n
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  • iPad Apps:Comprehension and Collaboration Adam Stone February 25, 2012
  • Two Things...1. Backchannel at TodaysMeet: go to todaysmeet.com/csun2. Take a photo of this slide! www.foundinblank.com adamstone@gmail.com
  • About Me• From San Diego, CA• RIT, UCSD (M.A. in ASL/English Bilingual Ed.)• 1st Grade Teacher at P.S. 347 The ASL and English Lower School www.47lowerschool.org• iPads at 347
  • What is an iPad?
  • Why iPads? Pros:
  • Why iPads? Pros:Engagement DurabilityEase of Use Price
  • Why iPads? Cons:
  • Why iPads? Cons:Management TypingCaptioning Sharing
  • Comprehension & Collaboration College & Career Ready (CCR) Anchor Standard 1Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively Speaking & Listening Standard 1 (K-5) Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade-level topics and texts • Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions • Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges • Ask questions for clarification or follow-up
  • Common Core
  • Two Parts1. App demonstrations that align with SL 12. Catalog of fun/interesting Grade Literary Nonfiction apps to use in the classroom • Many of those apps 4 50% 50% provide access to informative/nonfiction 8 45% 55% text 12 30% 70% • Remember - 50% (or more) of all classroom text is to be nonfiction
  • Collaborating• Any app/task can be turned into a collaborative activity simply by: • sharing one iPad among partners or a team • using apps that network with each other• Lets find a grade-level text!
  • FaceTime Alternatives:Google Hangout (Google App), Skype
  • iMessage
  • Dropbox File Sharing Video Library Alternatives:Evernote - especially for shared research
  • Whiteboard Lite Alternatives:Doodle Buddy, Scribble Press (neither do networking)
  • Lino
  • VoiceThread
  • Making VideosiMovie 8mm HD CollabraCam
  • Writing ResponsesPages Scribble Press ComicBook!
  • e-DioramasPuppet Pals HD ToonTastic
  • More Apps• Now lets look at more apps!• Categorized by subject
  • BooksiBooks Kindle Free Books
  • BooksMeeGenius Comics JibJab Jr.
  • ReferenceGoogle Google EarthQwiki Nations
  • ScienceScience 360 NASA Era of Dino
  • ScienceProject Noah HowStuffWorks SkySafari
  • MathMath Board CalcBot McGraw-Hill Math Apps
  • DemonstrationEducreations BoardCam
  • MiscellaneousGeoPop Doodle BuddyToy Story Rainbow Sentences
  • MiscellaneousTeachMe Big Words PBSKids
  • Last But Not Least Find My iPhone
  • Review• Turn anything into a collaborative activity by: • sharing one iPad among partners or a team • using apps that network with each other