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So Many Apps, So Little Time - 101612

So Many Apps, So Little Time - 101612



Presentation given during Apple sponsored "iPads in the NYCDOE" event held at the United Federation of Teachers headquarters in New York CIty.

Presentation given during Apple sponsored "iPads in the NYCDOE" event held at the United Federation of Teachers headquarters in New York CIty.



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    • Chris Casal Technology Coordinator/Teacher P. S. 10 Brooklyn (15K010) ccasal@ps10.org Twitter: @mr_casal So Many Apps, So Little Time Apple’s iPad in the NYCDOE - 10/16/12 http://goo.gl/Z1TdS
    • P. S. 10 - an overview Park Slope vicinity, Brooklyn ~850 students Pre K- 5th grade 36 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 36 teachers accepted, 5 declined 2 Pre-K & 1 long-term sub 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 iPads Teachers who accept the iPad agree to: attend 4 hours of introductory PD, non-paid sync only to DOE classroom computer or iCloud create iTunes/iCloud account using DOE email use personal credit card 99% of apps used are free paid apps are paid for by teachers, no reimbursement
    • Mobile Cart 20 iPads 1 MacBook iTunes account tied to official school email account iTunes account tied to Principal’s DOE issued “P-Card” each iPad numbered labeled externally & “Home” & “Lock” screen images Great “how to” http://learninginhand.com/blog/ classroom-ipod-touches-ipads-dos-and-donts.html
    • Professional Development Introduction/issued iPad - 4 hours - mandatory 2x 2 hour sessions setup, syncing, email, basic apps Workshop series - 10 hours - optional 5x 2 hour sessions each session devoted to specific apps or tasks Continual/ongoing support ps10iPads.wikispaces.com
    • The process... Who, What, When, Where, Why, How... (...and not necessarily in that order...)
    • Our answers... Why - mobility, access, paper work What - conferring & assessing, collaboration, communication When - 9/10 test a few, 1/11 20 iPads to gr. 3-5, 6/11 all classroom teachers, 11/11 clusters (Art, Music) Who - tech, admin, classroom teachers, coaches (Lit & Math), Science students, clusters... Where - computer lab for prep & PD, classroom teachers, cart for Science students How - NYSTL, Reso-A, any available funds (enthusiastic administration), build interest & excitement for staff buy-in through methodical & effective roll out and professional development
    • Implementing your iPads... Be smart, plan well, train effectively, support continually, and always spend wisely.... (...and pretty much in that order...)
    • PS 10 iPads, virtually speaking... http://ps10ipads.wikispaces.com
    • AppShopper Search for apps see price changes create wish lists read reviews App - $free
    • Benefits Keep track of apps of interest Wish List gives you alerts to price changes Keep track of apps you have “Have It” list allows you to quickly catalog what you own as you download more & more this becomes very handy Free app that tells you when other apps go free (or on sale)
    • Main app interface
    • Easy seach of entire App Store
    • Narrow searches by catagory
    • Reviews & descriptions just like in the official App Store Click Buy to launch the App Store or use Want It to add an app to your Wish List to recieve alerts on price changes
    • My Wish List - waiting for prices to drop
    • AppShopper Free app Simple interface Easy to use Let the app do the work for you alerts to price drops save you money Apps change prices constantly. AppShopper is a must have to stay on top of the changes and get the best apps for the lowest prices
    • GoodReader View almost any file format Search the web within the app and download files directly Annotate PDF files with typewriter, shapes, and freehand tools great for “paperless” form signing, running records, etc. App - $4.99
    • Benefits Go paperless running records conference notes classroom forms All “paperwork” digitized & always at your fingertips
    • Alphabetical file structure - both files and folders Select a file to view it Similar user interface (folder/ file nav & structure) to most OS’ and apps such as Dropbox Built in web browser Available servers
    • Add new servers to access files GoodReader will access Google Apps accounts, cloud services, and instructional servers
    • Manage GoodReader files just as you would on your PC Rename files Create folders Move files
    • Example of a Teachers College Running Record being completed directly on the iPad via GoodReader Various view options Various annotation options
    • Annotation options such as typing, highlightening, underlining and shapes... Freehand drawing/writing Text tool
    • Before annotating GoodReader will prompt options - save an annotated copy or replace the original Replace the original of save a copy
    • Freehand tool & toolbar - change color and line thickness
    • Text box can contain as much, or as little, as needed. Also, author names can be set to track multiple user edits Typing tool -
    • When finished typing you can move it around the page - clicking “Done” sets the text location (and can be moved again if need be) Finished text
    • Text editing toolbar
    • Freehand editing toolbar
    • Example of a Teachers College Running Record completed via GoodReader
    • Customizable Use personalized forms Import any PDF files you want to annotate and keep out of the traditional file cabinet Use Microsoft Word or Apple’s Pages to export text files as PDFs for annotation go “paperless” with all your existing documents
    • Created a Word document “sign out” sheet. Saved as PDF. Imported to GoodReader via Dropbox
    • Teachers sign directly on the iPad - only need to print when a hard copy is required
    • Paperless rubrics... A tutorial created for the staff of PS 10 Downloadable from PS10iPads
    • GoodReader View almost any file format Search the web within the app and download files directly Annotate PDF files with typewriter, shapes, and freehand tools great for “paperless” form signing, running records, etc. App - $4.99
    • The Usual Questions What is the best way to get in touch with you? How can I contact with questions? Can I call you? Do you give out your cell phone number? Can I call you at home?
    • Easiest Solution... ... Google
    • Google Voice Part of Google Apps Google Apps for Education Part of GMail Free calls outside of US have fee
    • Google Voice iOS app - Inbox Inbox view - great way to keep in touch without a phone
    • Summary Google Voice is free Ties a local phone number to your email & forwards calls to any phone you choose Allows you to give out a number that isn’t your personal number Can be changed or deleted at any time Communicate via an iOS device
    • Closing What better way to give out your number than... A free number that can be changed or deleted at any time... A number that can receive calls, texts & voicemail (with transcription) to your email... A number you don’t even need a phone to use... Google Voice, the best way to be in touch without sacrificing personal space & information
    • Common Core
    • iPad Resources iTunes U Apps free to expensive some state specific
    • iTunes U Built in feature of the iPad Free courses downloaded directly to your iPad State are developing their own courses & PD programs delivered via iTunes U California, Arkansas, Tennessee among the most prolific
    • iTunes U search for “common core” Courses are limited but Collections are quite large and often include audio & video
    • Various collections California, Tenessee, Arkansas well represented...
    • ASCD Collection Download any/all or subscribe to get all & updates
    • California’s Collection Documents, PD sessions & lectures and specific to California, but worth a look for real-world context
    • iOS Apps Common Core Standards - free overview of standard Common Core Standards & Tasks Common Core Look-fors - $2.99 app for administrators doing observations with Common Core in mind good resource for teachers too State specific New York & California
    • Common Core Standards Free All Math & ELA standards Math Traditional Math Integrated ELA College & Career Readiness (CCR) Anchors Simple, easy to use, overview of the core standards Developed by MasteryConnect as companion app for their web- based instructional solution
    • Main app interface Paid subscription to MasterConnect not necessary
    • Example of a standard’s main page Math Traditional, Math Integrated, and ELA all have the same look, feel, and function
    • Math Traditional - Grade 5 Math Traditional, Math Integrated, and ELA all have the same look, feel, and function
    • Math Traditional - Grade 5 Standard 5.NBT.1 Math Traditional, Math Integrated, and ELA all have the same look, feel, and function
    • ELA example - Grade 5 Standard 5.RIT.1 Some standards have more detail than others...
    • MasteryConnect.com, the app developer Using their web service is NOT REQUIRED to use the free Common Core Standards app
    • CCL4s Common Core Look Fors ELA, Math & Technology (ISTE) $2.99 Aligned to Common Core Standards Include photos & video with observation Email observations directly from app Developer very active & responsive on Twitter - @RSaints
    • Notes Photos Standards
    • California Common Core app Specific to California, and created by a District, but free so might be useful for in-practice context
    • New York Common Core ELA app Specific to New York, and created by an independent developer. At $0.99 might only be worth it for NYS educators
    • New York Common Core Math app Specific to New York, and created by an independent developer. At $0.99 might only be worth it for NYS educators
    • Standards & Strategies app - one for ELA, one for Math Each app, Math & ELA, is $19.99 - $40.00 is fairly steep for a pair of apps - is it worth it....?
    • iPad Browsers Safari is Apple’s own it is the default not possible to change the “default browser” Browser alternatives abound free, cheap, and expensive Download some & find the ones with features that best suit your needs
    • Browsers (alphabetical, not preferential, order) Atomic - free for “Lite” or $0.99 for “Full” Chrome - free - Google’s iOS browser Diigo - free - formerly called iChromy Dolphin - free iCab Mobile - $1.99 Mercury - free for “Lite” or $0.99 for “Pro” Opera - free Snowbunny - free Terra - free
    • Chrome Free Google’s iOS version of their desktop browser Same features on iOS as in desktop sign-in syncing viewing other devices If you are a Google fan, a Google Apps user, or just someone with a GMail account, this is a must have
    • Looks exactly like the desktop version - works the same too... When signed in, browser options can be synced across devices
    • Quick option settings such as “Incognito” or private browsing, plus more full setting customization Full Settings menu Quick Settings
    • Full Settings menu Sign-in for instant access to all Google properties
    • Very handy quick tour to get you started...
    • Diigo Browser Free Diigo, the social bookmarking site’s browser Extremely customizable Excellent integration with Diigo, Twitter, etc Annotate webpages within the browser Identify as other platforms If you are a Diigo user this is a great browser. Before Google released Chrome for iOS, the Diigo Browser was the closest thing to the desktop version of Chrome
    • Very similar to Chrome in look, feel, and function Search from the address bar... Tons of seting options... Unique tools...
    • Annotate a webpage
    • The annotation screen opens in a new tab Lots of standard annotation options
    • Once your annotations are finished you have various output options Output options
    • Multiple services for quick sharing integration
    • Various tools for customization - Diigo sign-in, privacy (Incognito) mode, iCloud integration, etc
    • Various options for customization - make it function like your desktop browser
    • More options, such as “Identify browser as” which is useful for browsing sites that don’t work well with Safari Mobile
    • iCabMobile $1.99 - worth the expense Tons of customization options Key features download YouTube videos to Photos app upload downloaded files to websites such as DropItTo.me Very robust and extremely customizable browser
    • Great opening page with overview
    • Tons of available integration
    • Tons of settings
    • Press & hold on a YouTube video to Download
    • Downloads the video within the app...
    • Once downloaded click the file with the Downloads window to get options
    • You can also re- upload previously downloaded files
    • You can only upload from your Photo Album or files previously downloaded with iCab - still a very handy feature
    • Rover Rover Free bills itself as “browser for education” lots of pre-loaded educational sites Plays Flash
    • Summary Many options beyond Safari don’t be afraid to try a lot don’t be afraid to use more than one within your workflow My preference iCab for customization, integration, ability to download & upload (especially YouTube) Chrome - most natural fit for Google users Diigo - longest use aside from Safari, very comfortable with functions, abilities, and ease of use If tons of customization isn’t for you Snowbunny, Opera, Terra
    • Splashtop 2 main apps Remote Desktop - $4.99 Whiteboard - $19.99 Essentially VNC (Virtual Network Control) apps with varying levels of functionality
    • Splashtop Remote Desktop Control your computer remotely easy setup via IP address of computer name free desktop app Splashtop Streamer makes connecting a snap
    • Streamer Free download companion software for your desktop facilitates connection between iOS device & full OS
    • IP address of computer - needed for connecting iPad app Configuration tools Streamer is your main configuration tool
    • List of computers on network with Splashtop Streamer installed & configured
    • Useful hints appear upon established connection between iPad & desktop
    • Keyboard features crucial keys such as the Command key as well a traditional Function keys
    • Using the app to control the SmartBoard desktop annotation tools
    • Using the app to open a Smart Notebook file
    • Multiple modes allow for Right-click, Double-click, and Trackpad functions
    • Keep in mind Remote Desktop is literally a remote control of your computer Not an Interactive White Board replacement control your IWB remotely from your iPad use WITH your IWB, not instead of not a replacement, an enhancement Access your desktop anywhere on your network depending on your district’s firewall, you might be able to access your computer from home
    • Summary $4.99 is well worth the expense to take full advantage of the mobility of the iPad the iPad isn’t a replacement of other technology items, it is an enhancement, a value added item your whiteboard is a focal point of your classroom, but now you don’t have to be at it to use it
    • Keynote Apple’s version of PowerPoint Designed specifically for iPad to most closely mimic the desktop version Pricey, but regarded as one of the better productivity apps on the market App - $9.99
    • Benefits Create presentations directly on iPad small learning curve most desktop elements exist in app Variety of export options Email, print, upload to WebDAV, etc Export as PDF or PowerPoint in addition to Keynote Create high quality presentations on your iPad just as you would from a laptop or desktop with the added functionality of mobility and onboard camera for instant images
    • Main app interface - shows existing presentations & allows you to create new ones
    • Create blank presentations or import existing
    • Limited themes within app, but app will import & recognize desktop version themes
    • Slide list view, almost identical to desktop version of Keynote (and PowerPoint) Straighforward text editing... Click the image icon to change the image
    • After tapping image icon you can import any image from within your Photos app
    • Tap an image to insert it...
    • Note the yellow guide & grid lines - can be turned on and off - very handy for aligning all elements Replaced placeholder image with my own
    • Double-tap on text boxes to activate keyboard & add text
    • The plus sign will allow you to add slides - use a template or blank option
    • A standard title & text box slide - with bulleted list
    • Re-arrange slide elements such as titles, text boxes & pictures just as you would on a desktop
    • Tap the + to add elements...
    • Tap the + to add elements...
    • Tap the + to add elements...
    • Tap the + to add elements...
    • Tap the brush to format elements
    • Tap an element to get “animate” option
    • Animate interface
    • Choose a standard animation “build” and customize the speed, timing, delivery, etc
    • Animate each element individually just as you would on a desktop
    • Set the order of which elements animate first, and if they are automatic or “on click”
    • Press & hold on a slide to get “Transition” options
    • Add & customize transitions just as you did animations (and just as you would on a desktop)
    • When running your presentation you can press and hold on the iPad to get a “virtual pointer”
    • Use Tools to export your final presentation
    • Share & Print options...
    • Choose export format
    • Keynote - the app Very robust import existing presentations or create new ones export as Keynote, PowerPoint, or PDF almost every feature of the desktop version charts, graphs, insert media, animations, transitions What it doesn’t have... haven’t found anything missing that I’ve needed
    • Navigating Apps that Enhance Instruction 6/7/12 This 16 slide presentation made 100% in Keynote on an iPad
    • Agenda • Keeping track of apps • Keeping track of discounts • Paid apps • Free apps • Confer
    • AppShopper • Free • Search apps & add to wish list • Keep track of app discounts • Great way to save money on quality paid apps
    • App knowledge options • Similar to AppShopper: • Discovr Apps - $1.99 - search & wish lists • AppAdvice - free - reviews & app suggestions • AppStart - free - great tutorial on basics of iPads • AppsGoneFree - free - daily freebie updates
    • Paid apps • Put AppShopper to use and add these to your wish list: • McGraw Hill - apps across their publishing spectrum - $0.99 - $1.99 • WikiView or WikiNodes - elegant, visual ways to search Wikipedia - $1.99 each • My Story: Bookmaker for Kids - simple app for creating book using pictures & text - $1.99
    • Free apps • Google • Fotopedia • Skitch • Common Core
    • Google • Google • The basic Google app allows you to log in and access all Google products in one place (including Google Docs & level sheets)
    • Google • Google Earth • Great for visual discussion of locations • Layers include detailed photos of locations, transit stops, related Wikipedia entries, etc • Google Translate • Written translation of over 60 languages • Audio translation of 19 languages
    • Fotopedia • High resolution pictures of UNESCO World Heritage sites, National Parks, Women of the World, Burma, Paris, Morocco...
    • Skitch • From the makers of Evernote • Draw on maps, screenshots, photos, etc...
    • Skitch
    • Skitch • Customize maps, pictures, web pages and more with custom annotations • A great way to add visual call-outs to existing material • Skitch also available for the Mac
    • Common Core • Lists all standards & tasks
    • Common Core • Lists all standards & tasks
    • Common Core • Lists all standards & tasks
    • Confer
    • Storia Scholastic app 5 free books Allows highlighting & note taking within books Create various shelves for different students/activities Purchase additional books
    • Contact Christopher M. Casal Technology Teacher/Coordinator P. S. 10 (15K010) Email: ccasal@ps10.org Twitter: @mr_casal Diigo: mrcasal ps10ipads.wikispaces.com www.mrcasal.com http://goo.gl/Z1TdS