Transcript of "Introduction to iPads in Middle School"
Intro to iPads in the Middle School Classroom Use this App to Scan this QR Code Text FREE enigma appfor iphone and iPadhttp://effectivetechnology.notlong.com
21st Century Learning Workﬂow Gather Data Analyze it Collaborate Discover Key Findings Articulate What You Have learned Share Your Learning Test Your Ideas Learn From/With Others QRstuff.com FREE enigma appGoogle Docs Form Wordle.net Word Collage App
Key Observations: Sharing a screen and ear buds Notebooks and pens visible Engaged Not everyone is doing the same thing Other things...21 Century Skills✓Collaboration✓Communication✓Critical Thinking and Problem Solving✓Creativity and Innovation
When is an iPad the Best Choice? When used as just another tool Younger Students When embedded in a larger lesson When time is limited On locationCollaboration is important Students with Special Needs Differentiated Instruction is Needed Multimedia is a Key Component
Practical Tips for ImplementationCover themClone themDevice-based emailiCloud2 students using 1 iPadPrinting and document managementWireless screen sharing
Where did they go? Over the past 25 years we have gone fromphysical documents that resided in one place,to digital documents that could be duplicated and sent effortlessly around the world tocloud documents that reside in one place but can be accessed from around the world.
DropBox: 50GB for $9.99/month ($99.99/year); 100GB for $19.99/ month ($199.99/year).Google Drive: 25GB for $2.49/month; 100GB for $4.99/month; 200GB for $9.99/month; more options from Google.
Demonstration• Install DropBox on your main computer...then install on your mobile device (iPad)• Place a ﬁle in DropBox on the computer. Open it on your Mobile Device. Attempt to edit it and save back to DropBox.
Classroom Application• Quick and easy ﬁle transfer to and from students.• Students need not email documents, just place in a folder shared with teacher• Can be tricky with some programs so test it and go with what works.
Demonstration• Teacher places a ﬁle in her DropBox Public folder and emails the link to her students (alternately makes a QR Code for the link)• Students open it, edit it and send back using email OR directly to Teacher’s DropBox using AirDropper.
Demonstration• Teacher gets students to create their own dropbox accounts. Then they share a folder with the teacher. This folder shows up in the teacher’s dropbox account. This is a direct connection between teacher and student (real time changes).
Experiencing Mobile Technology for YourselfLesson Four: Beginner Researchers Once students have gathered information and media, they can use tools to sort it, evaluate it and ﬁnally present their learning in an eﬀective way.
Experiencing Mobile Technology for YourselfLesson Five: Present Your Knowledge Your assignment is to choose one of the following Final Product tools to create a presentation related to a topic you are currently covering in your classroom. Keynote: Presentation of 3 slides minimum Pages: Brochure or Poster iMovie: 30 second video Toontastic: A narrated animation ComicLife: Poster with 2-3 images Garageband: A Radio Public Service Strip Designer Comic Strip Announcement Explain Everything: A how-to video Scribble Press: Book
Demo of iPads Supporting Learners Intermediate and Middle
A Few More Things...Publishing Moving files back and forth: Dropbox: same account (simple) or unique for each device. iCloud: same account needed. Potentially confusing if too many on 1 account eMail: works well for documents but not for multi-media projects Wifi connection (WebDav): requires someone to set up a computer to act as a server. Publishing: Posterous.com - email your projects here Vimeo.com YouTube.com Many apps have their own publishing options. Some have nominal fees.
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