The iPad & the Paperless
School Environment
FETC 2014 - Session CS 4018

Chris Casal
P. S. 10 Brooklyn - NYCDOE
ccasal@ps1...
P. S. 10
New York City Department of Education public school
Park Slope vicinity, Brooklyn
~950 students
Pre K- 5th grade
...
Think before you print…
Communicate
Collaborate
Document
Forget the iPad for a minute

Any device, any form factor
You created the printed page in digital form
first, just keep it ...
Communicate

Don’t use the PA system...
... get to everyone without
disturbing anyone...
http://graffitiwatcher.deviantart....
The old standby
Email & distribution lists
How very 90’s of us

Lists for every constituency
It may be “antiquated” but it...
New media broadcast
School, teacher, administrator blogs & sites
ps10.org/about/staff-directory
Twitter
disseminate quickl...
Collaborate

My mailbox is a scourge...
... my head (and heart) is in the clouds...

http://miladph.deviantart.com/art/Nic...
Don’t fear the cloud

You’ve been using it for decades, you
just haven’t realized it
http://hanashira.deviantart.com/art/Cloud-28-172524040
Benefits
Access files anywhere
no more flash/thumb drives
no more bulky folders/binders of paperwork

Multiple app integratio...
DROPitTOme
www.dropitto.me
Free online site for submitting files to Dropbox
Set up custom URL for Dropbox submission
Not an...
Options, we love options*
Dropbox
Google Drive
Box
Cubby
iCloud - if you’re 100% Apple it might be the way to go
SkyDrive/...
Be flexible
The notion of
“one tool to rule them all”
is a fallacy
!

Huge DropBox fans but Google Drive is improving rapid...
Document
You teach & observe
in real-time, why
shouldn’t your notes,
reflections, and
feedback be just as
timely?
Replace the pulp
Paperless observations, anecdotals,
plans & grades
Instant
save yourself time
Paperless
save yourself tim...
Paperless
But what if things delete?
What if you spill coffee on your grade
book?
!

You can drop your iPad in the river and still ac...
Paperless
Don’t fear it, embrace it
Use the cloud to tie together your existing digital
tools
Adjust your thinking
send th...
And in the end
The printer is a paperweight...
... the iPad is your public address system...
... and your printer...
... a...
Contact
Christopher M. Casal
Email: ccasal@ps10.org
Twitter: @mr_casal
Diigo: mrcasal
ps10ipads.wikispaces.com

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  1. 1. The iPad & the Paperless School Environment FETC 2014 - Session CS 4018 Chris Casal P. S. 10 Brooklyn - NYCDOE ccasal@ps10.org Twitter: @mr_casal Presentation Materials http://goo.gl/VR3FHO
  2. 2. P. S. 10 New York City Department of Education public school Park Slope vicinity, Brooklyn ~950 students Pre K- 5th grade 38 classroom teachers, 8 clusters, 6 related service providers, 2 coaches, 2 administrators fully connected via iPads, laptops, desktops, Google Apps & Dropbox...
  3. 3. Think before you print… Communicate Collaborate Document
  4. 4. Forget the iPad for a minute Any device, any form factor You created the printed page in digital form first, just keep it that way
  5. 5. Communicate Don’t use the PA system... ... get to everyone without disturbing anyone... http://graffitiwatcher.deviantart.com/art/Silent-Bob-and-Jay-174850056
  6. 6. The old standby Email & distribution lists How very 90’s of us Lists for every constituency It may be “antiquated” but it still works
  7. 7. New media broadcast School, teacher, administrator blogs & sites ps10.org/about/staff-directory Twitter disseminate quickly & succinctly staff, students, parents can follow over 30 staff members on Twitter Skype, Google Hangouts/Voice, Remind101, etc
  8. 8. Collaborate My mailbox is a scourge... ... my head (and heart) is in the clouds... http://miladph.deviantart.com/art/Nice-cloud-154480936
  9. 9. Don’t fear the cloud You’ve been using it for decades, you just haven’t realized it
  10. 10. http://hanashira.deviantart.com/art/Cloud-28-172524040
  11. 11. Benefits Access files anywhere no more flash/thumb drives no more bulky folders/binders of paperwork Multiple app integration Share files and folders for easy collaboration
  12. 12. DROPitTOme www.dropitto.me Free online site for submitting files to Dropbox Set up custom URL for Dropbox submission Not an iPad app but a great way to extend the collaborative capabilities of Dropbox Web based - $Free
  13. 13. Options, we love options* Dropbox Google Drive Box Cubby iCloud - if you’re 100% Apple it might be the way to go SkyDrive/OneDrive (Microsoft’s cloud) WebDAV - school hosted/controlled server FTP - like the 70s it’s retro but works *disclaimer - this slide intentionally crowded to prove a point… there are a lot of options in the cloud
  14. 14. Be flexible The notion of “one tool to rule them all” is a fallacy ! Huge DropBox fans but Google Drive is improving rapidly We are transitioning to Drive iOS 7 “Open In” flexibility the best tech development of recent memory
  15. 15. Document You teach & observe in real-time, why shouldn’t your notes, reflections, and feedback be just as timely?
  16. 16. Replace the pulp Paperless observations, anecdotals, plans & grades Instant save yourself time Paperless save yourself time & money Collaborative save yourself time, money & confusion
  17. 17. Paperless
  18. 18. But what if things delete? What if you spill coffee on your grade book? ! You can drop your iPad in the river and still access your data. Can you do the same with your traditional notebook? (an actual conversation I had with @mskertesz)
  19. 19. Paperless Don’t fear it, embrace it Use the cloud to tie together your existing digital tools Adjust your thinking send the file to the iPad, not the printer The printer is quaint and quaint isn’t cutting it in 2014...
  20. 20. And in the end The printer is a paperweight... ... the iPad is your public address system... ... and your printer... ... and your notebook... ... and your camera... ... and your audio recorder... The iPad is your paperless notebook & the cloud is your file cabinet. Connect face to face while staying digitally connected…
  21. 21. Contact Christopher M. Casal Email: ccasal@ps10.org Twitter: @mr_casal Diigo: mrcasal ps10ipads.wikispaces.com Presentation Materials http://goo.gl/VR3FHO
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