1USING IPADS IN THEWORLD LANGUAGES CLASSROOM February 13, 2012 Clear Spring High School
Agenda2 Connecting your iPad Setting up your iPad Internet filter & YouTube Useful apps/Classroom activities
Connecting your iPad3 What you need: LCD projector Computer speakers Apple VGA Adapter $29.00 from Apple Unfortunately, there is no cheap way to use it without wires.
Setting up your iPad:4 International Keyboards By using International Keyboard, your iPad can recognize that you’re no longer typing in English. Spell check will work in another language Launch Settings Find the General tab Tap Keyboard International Keyboards Add New Keyboard…
Setting up your iPad:5 iCloud iCloud allows you to sync your documents and settings to Apple’s cloud servers. You can load documents and presentations onto your iPad by visiting www.icloud.com if you have installed Keynote and Pages. Launch Settings Find iCloud tab Log in to iCloud using your Apple ID. You can create one if you don’t already have one
Setting up your iPad:6 WCPS Outlook E-mail You can have all of your WCPS e-mails automatically pushed to your iPad. Launch Settings Find the Mail, Contacts, Calendars tab Tap: Add Account… Microsoft Exchange Enter your full e-mail address and e-mail password Domain – Blank Server: activesync.wcps.k12.md.us Use SSL – ON
Internet Filter7 When you connect your iPad to your school’s network, it automatically thinks that you are a student. If a website is blocked, you cannot override it (at least right now).
Internet Filter & YouTube8 The web filter keeps changing. On Friday, you were only able to access EDU – YouTube. www.youtube.com/education Not all YouTube videos are on here, but there are tons of educational and cultural videos here. If you find a YouTube video that you like, try to view it on your iPad beforehand. This morning: The YouTube iPad app worked just fine and it seemed as if I could view any video
Useful Apps9 WCPS has set up an entire website with app recommendations wcpsapps.wcps.wikispaces.net
Useful Apps:10 Find iPhone Free Use iPad/iPhone/iPod touch go mysteriously missing? Go to www.icloud.com and you can send a signal to your iPad. It will beep loudly for 2 minutes. You can also remotely lock and wipe your iPad from the site.
Useful Apps:11 TeacherPal Free Description It enables the teacher to organize classes and students. Uses Set up classes Keep attendance Enter grades Take behavioral notes on students
Useful Apps:12 Keynote $9.99 Description Apple’s version of PowerPoint Create and view presentations Uses View PowerPoints Photo slideshows Present cultural information Flyswatter game Verb conjugation practice Etc.
Useful Apps:13 Pages $9.99 Description Apple’s version of Word Uses Keep electronic lesson plans Whatever you would use Word for
Useful Apps:14 Pick-Me $0.99 Uses Choose groups of students (groups of 2-10) Pick students randomly New Features This latest version also gives users the option to purchase a group package which includes numbers 1-10, alphabet upper, alphabet lower, rock-paper-scissors, dice, colors, and heads or tails. The uses of these groups can be both fun and educational! Cost: Additional $0.99
Useful Apps:15 Google Earth Free Uses View satellite images of the world Activity When talking about a city/site in class, why not take a “trip” there? View beautiful photos of nearly anywhere in the world!
Useful Apps:16 Timer+ Free Use Set a timer to keep students on track
Useful Apps:17 SpanishDict Free Use App version of www.spanishdict.com
Useful Apps:18 ConjuVerb Free Use Conjugate Spanish verbs in any form
Useful Apps:19 Pearson eText Free Use View digital version of Realidades textbooks Most of the book audio activities are built in There are some glitches with the audio, but Pearson keeps updating the app All of the videos are also in the app (GramActiva, VideoHistorias, etc.) I use it all the time in class I project the current activity that we are working on If a student doesn’t have his or her book, they can see it on the screen I can also focus in on a certain part of a page to highlight it Tap any word in purple to listen to it!
Useful Apps:20 ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard Free Uses Use as a digital whiteboard Have students use the iPad to write their answers and then project on the LCD screen Tip for Jenny Comer You can record audio while writing on the digital whiteboard (i.e. a lesson on conjugating verbs) If you create a ShowMe account, you can upload these to the Internet and post on Edline or a class website for students who are absent It does take a long time to upload (nearly 2 hours) – this is normal You can purchase a stylus (like a pen) at 5 Below to improve your handwriting
Useful Apps:21 VoiceThread Free (Requires classroom subscription) Use Create and share dynamic conversations around documents, snapshots, diagrams and videos -- basically anything there is to talk about. You can talk, type, and draw right on the screen. VoiceThread takes your conversations to the next level, capturing your presence, not just your comments. Anyone can join the discussion from their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC -- anytime, anywhere.
Classroom Activities:22 Music Included app with iPad I’ve loaded all of my CDs onto the iPad and put each one into a separate playlist Instead of fumbling through 30 CDs, I just launch the app, choose the chapter, and play the audio file
Classroom Activities:23 Camera With the camera, you can take photos or video tape classroom performances The performances can then be saved and posted to a site like TeacherTube Just be sure your students have given permission