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This presentation for the Nassau BOCES will cover mobile collaboration, un-tethering staff, and being completely mobile and paperless in the classroom.

This presentation for the Nassau BOCES will cover mobile collaboration, un-tethering staff, and being completely mobile and paperless in the classroom.

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CCasal_BOCES060611 CCasal_BOCES060611 Presentation Transcript

  • iPads @ P. S. 10 Chris Casal Technology Coordinator/Teacher P. S. 10, Brooklyn (15K010) ccasal@schools.nyc.gov @mr_casal
  • OverviewThis presentation and associated links available at: http://tinyurl.com/boces060611Introduction to P. S. 105 iPad apps to make you untethered, synced, remote,and connected. Remoter - Dropbox - PlainText - GoodReader - DiigoQ&A
  • P. S. 10 New York City Department of Education public school Park Slope vicinity, Brooklyn ~800 students Pre K- 5th grade 38 classroom teachers, 7 clusters, 2 coaches, 2 administrators
  • P. S. 10 iPads Initiative spearheaded by Principal Laura Scott & Technology Teacher/Coordinator Chris Casal All k-5 classroom teachers invited 27 teachers accepted, 6 declined 2 Pre-K & 3 long-term subs not currently eligible 2 Science teachers involved each has “teacher” iPad plus shared 20 iPad cart for student use Assistant Principal, Literacy Coach, Math Coach also involved
  • Teacher iPadsTeachers who accept the iPad agree to attend 4 hours of introductory PD, non-paid sync only to DOE classroom computer create iTunes account using DOE email use personal credit card 99% of apps used are free paid apps are paid for by teachers, no reimbursement
  • Mobile Cart20 iPads1 MacBookiTunes account tied to official school email accountiTunes account tied to Principal’s DOE issued “P-Card”each iPad numbered labeled externally & “Home” & “Lock” screen images
  • Professional DevelopmentIntroduction/issued iPad - 4 hours - mandatory 2x 2 hour sessions setup, syncing, email, basic appsWorkshop series - 10 hours - optional 5x 2 hour sessions each session devoted to specific apps or tasksContinual/ongoing support ps10iPads.wikispaces.com
  • P. S. 10 looking forward... Ongoing professional development Art & Music teachers involved Funding dependent: iPad 2 upgrade for participating teachers existing iPad 1s recycled to shared grade carts 5 iPads per cart per grade for student use Applied for TeachingMatters.org Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for School Innovation grant
  • Apps... 5 iPad apps to make you untethered, synced, remote, and connected. Remoter Dropbox (plus DropItTo.me) PlainText GoodReader Diigo
  • Remoter VNC (Virtual Network Computing) app There are many others available LogMeIn Ignition - $29.99 Mocha VNC Lite - free (full version $5.99) Doceri - $50 per system Remoter offers Mac key additions to the iPad keyboard (Command, Alt, etc) App - $0.99
  • Existing connections System name & IP
  • Easy to add systems Readily available tipsMultiple connection & help screens options
  • To add to Remoter via IP, use Apple Remote Desktop to identify IP addresses...If you don’t use ARD you can find an IP address via the Network pane in System Preferences
  • Full system control: • use the Dock as normal • access Smart controlsRemoter controls Remoter controls
  • Examples of using Smart tools, via Remoter, to annotate a web page
  • Remoter, cont’d.Remoter is NOT a SmartBoard accessoryRemoter is NOT a SmartBoard replacementRemoter IS full remote access & control to your system you can control your computer with Remoter as if you were standing in front of it frees you up to move around the room/building takes some time to adjust to the controls well worth the small learning curve to “un-tether”
  • DropboxOnline storageAutomatic syncing across devices & operating systems2 GB of storage free invite colleagues and get up to 8 GB freeApp - $Free
  • Dropbox.com interface -identical folders accessible oniPad & local HD
  • Share folders with any users
  • Dropbox folder on local HD - identical to Dropbox.com & iPad
  • Selet a file to view it Alphabetical file structure - both files and folders
  • Folder view Alphabetical file structure - within folders too
  • DROPitTOmewww.dropitto.meFree online site for submitting files to DropboxSet up custom URL for Dropbox submission Students can upload filesNot an iPad app but a great way to extend thecollaborative capabilities of DropboxWeb based - $Free
  • Inside main Dropbox directory is a “Dropitto.me” folder
  • PlainText Simple note taking app Has the ability to sync with Dropbox Take notes and they are immediately backed up online App - $Free (ad supported, $4.99 ad free)
  • Note TitleNote text Very basic interface
  • Appears in Dropbox in the exact same filestructure as within the app itself
  • GoodReaderView almost any file formatSearch the web within the app and download filesdirectlyAnnotate PDF files with typewriter, shapes, andfreehand tools great for “paperless” form signing, running records, etc.App - $4.99
  • Select a file to view it Built in web browser Available servers Alphabetical filestructure - both files and folders Similar interface to Dropbox
  • Add new servers to access filesGoodReader will access DOE Google Apps account and instructional Mac servers
  • Manage GoodReaderfiles just as you would on your PC Move files Rename files Create folders
  • Created a Word document “signout” sheet. Saved as PDF. Imported to GoodReader via Dropbox
  • Teachers sign directly on theiPad - only need to print when a hard copy is required
  • Example of aTeachers CollegeRunning Recordbeing completed directly on the iPad via GoodReader
  • Diigo Online bookmarking Bookmark from any browser iPad support of viewing & creating bookmarks Create shared groups Premium educator upgrade free App - $Free
  • iPad WebHighlighter
  • Editable titleSearchable tags
  • Add a custon description Add to a cutom personal listBookmark to a shared group
  • Global educators groupPS 10 Group
  • Final thoughts... Share, collaborate, and stay connected with staff & students with: Dropbox, DROPitTOme, PlainText, GoodReader Diigo Get un-tethered and truly “wireless” with: Remoter Additional apps to consider: Evernote, Diigo, Twitter, Google (great for Google Apps for Edu schools), Google Earth, HistoryTools
  • Contact Christopher M. Casal Technology Teacher/Coordinator P. S. 10 (15K010) Email: ccasal@schools.nyc.gov Twitter: @mr_casal Diigo: mrcasal www.mrcasal.comThis presentation and associated links available at: http://tinyurl.com/boces060611