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The iCatechist: Effectively Using Your iDevices


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The iCatechist: Effectively Using Your iDevices

  1. 1. Effectively Using Your iDevice in Parish Catechetical Ministry The iCatechist
  2. 2. Presenter: Caroline Cerveny, SSJ-TOSF President and Founder, Interactive Connections
  3. 3. Two Minute – BuZZ!!!! Consumers and advertising are going mobile. What does that mean for religious educators?
  4. 4. Digital Kids What are these Digital Kids doing with their Digital Tools?
  5. 5. Digital Kids are doing…  Netflix  iTunes   Webkinz  My Space  Instant Messaging/Texting  Making Videos with Garage Band  Other ?
  7. 7. Bringing Student Culture into the Classroom  “Chandler-Olcott and Mahar (2003) assert that classrooms that integrate technology- mediated literacy practices within everyday social learning communities have the potential to promote more academically related interests within the school than classrooms lacking such integration.” Pg.5, Toys to Tools
  8. 8. The Cell Phone
  9. 9. Cell Phone – Why?  As of 2004, 45% of students ages 8-18 had their own cell phone (Kaiser Family Foundation, 2005)  As of 2006, 74% of students in Grades 9-12 uses a cell phone daily (Project Tomorrow, 2006a)  As of 2013, 78% of teens now have a cell phone, and almost half (47%) of them own smartphones. That translates into 37% of all teens who have smartphones, up from just 23% in 2011. (Pew Research)  These numbers will only increase as cell phones become more affordable and available to students
  10. 10. Digital Citizenship Digital Etiquette
  11. 11. Managing the Cell Phone Classroom   Upon entry and departure of class please ensure cell phones are turned off and stored in your backpack.  On days when we are using cell phones for learning please ensure they are set to silent.  Only use phones for learning purposes related to classwork.  When phones are not in use on a day we are using cells for learning place them face down on the upper right side of your desk.  If you notice someone in the class using their cell phone inappropriately, remind them to use proper cell phone etiquette.  If at any time your teacher feels you are not using your cell phone for class work you will be asked to place your phone in the bin in the front of the room with a post-it indicating your name and class.  After the first infraction each month you can collect your phone at the end of class.  After the second infraction you can collect your phone at the end of the day.  After the third infraction your parent or guardian will be asked to retrieve your phone. If you use the phone inappropriately again during the month your parent or guardian will be required to retrieve your phone.  At the beginning of each month, you have a clean slate.  Adapt to fit your classroom setting
  13. 13. AUP’s 
  14. 14. Social Networking Demographics 38 77 75 57 30 19 10 7 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 12-14 15-18 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Percent with a Social Networking Profile Source: Pew Internet (2012)
  15. 15. Social Media Policies 1. National - guidelines.cfm 2. Diocesan Social Media Policy 3. Parish or School Policy 4. Online Database of Social Media Policies (Business) -
  16. 16. Resources
  17. 17. Permission Forms  Pgs. 17-22, Toys To Tools  What To Include:  Purpose of Assignments  If texting, ask students to educate themselves on their cell phone plans.  Public – Private  Parental Participation  Etc.
  18. 18. WHAT YOU WILL NEED … Basic: Cell Phone with Texting Capability Cyber: Smart Phone (i.e., Apple iPhone)
  19. 19. •With Mobile Tools • With Mobile Tools • With Mobile Tools • With Mobile Tools • With Mobile Tools • Digital Storytelling
  20. 20. Tools for Digital Storytelling  Animoto – (+ app)  Windows Movie Makemaker (PhotoStory) –  SlideShare - 
  21. 21. THE BASILICA STORY How do we create an appreciation for Sacred Space?
  22. 22. Basilica, National Shrine of Mary Queen of the Universe
  23. 23. Mentoring the “Experience of the Gospel” with new tools…
  24. 24. The Boy Jesus in the Temple Luke 2: 41-52
  26. 26. With A Cell Phone? Use Your Imagination… What Else Can You Do
  27. 27. Show Photos and Videos Using…  iPhone  Television  Composite AV Cable Yes you are able to show your Animoto film with this equipment! If your LCD projector has: • Video input port (yellow) • Left Audio input port (white) • Right audio input port (red)
  28. 28. Field Trips  Conduct Interviews  Photo’s  Videos  So, what is the assignment? What would you like them to do with this tool?  Visit your church  Visit the Diocesan Cathedral  Other?
  29. 29. Interviews  Use the Instant Recording  Interview each other or staff members (with permission)  Interview community leaders, family members, local authors, and …  Post as MP3 files – Enhance a Digital parish newsletter/blog/website  With FreeConferencePro – students virtual phone conference with several folks.
  30. 30. Oral Parish History Project  See pgs. 40-48, Toys to Tools  The steps are here…  Use your imagination and apply to the Religion Classroom  Interview parish members – i.e., for a parish Jubilee.  Tools: Yodio (Replaces Gabcast) – see: dcast/ , Blogger, and cell phones
  31. 31. Cell Phones as Cameras  (Pg. 72) – Can immediately post photo’s to a blog to create a Web journal. mobile-start.g
  32. 32. Cell Phones as Cameras  (Pg. 73) – Post pictures to the web from a cell phone  Can post directly to your private space  Allows photo postings from any cell phone to one account by giving a unique e-mail address for the account.  Allows teachers to have more control over the photo postings.  Can also send video to the private Photobucket account.  Can create picture slide shows – with audio, transitions, effects, and titles.
  33. 33. Cell Phones as Camera’s  Pgs 74-75  Flickr – similar to photobucket ewsletter/Oct- 2005/mobileuploads.html
  34. 34. Cell Phones as Camcorders  Using online editing tools, students can log in to the Web site at any time, from any computer, and work on their videos.  Can immediately post their online product.  10 Best and Free Online Video Editing Software:  See Lesson 12 (pgs. 108- 110) for an Image Scavenger Hunt. (E.g., Do they know what’s in their parish church? Cathedral? Or ????)
  35. 35. SCVNGR –
  36. 36. SCVNGR What scavenger hunt could you set-up in your parish? Local area? Is a church pilgrimage possible? Other? What about engaging your parish youth ministry group in creating and setting up the scavenger hunt for your junior high students OR FOR A FAMILY EVENT? SCVNGR – HTTP://SCVNGR.COM
  37. 37. This presentation contains the poll(s) you downloaded Slide Contents 2 Suggested verbal notes for presenters 3 Instructions slide to educate audiences on responding via text messages. 4 Instructions slide to educate audiences on responding via web or mobile web. This must be enabled on your poll in 5 Instructions slide to educate audiences on responding via Twitter. This must be enabled on your poll in 6+ The actual poll(s) you downloaded are embedded on these slides. What’s next? Jump to slide 6 and enter Slide Show mode to see your poll in action. Copy & paste slide 6 and beyond into your own presentation, or just use this presentation.
  38. 38. Presenter Text Polling Notes • Explain what’s going on – “Now I’m going to ask for your opinion. You’ll use your phones to respond just like on American Idol. So please take out your cell phones, but remember to leave them on silent.” – “You’ll participate by sending a text message. If you don’t know how to do that, just ask your kids! Or have your neighbor help you figure it out.” • Address their concerns – “This is a just standard rate text message, so it may be free for you, or up to twenty cents on some carriers if you do not have a text messaging plan.” – “The service we are using is serious about privacy. We cannot see your phone numbers, and you’ll never receive follow-up text messages outside this presentation. There’s only one thing worse than email spam – and that’s text message spam because you have to pay to receive it!” • Use a demo or practice poll – For example, a Free Text Poll like “Let’s Practice: Text in your first name!” • Always test your polls in your presentation before your event using the computer that will be projecting your presentation, especially if that computer is not the one you’re currently using.
  39. 39. How To Vote via Capitalization doesn’t matter, but spaces and spelling doTIP
  40. 40. How To Vote via Twitter 1. Capitalization doesn’t matter, but spaces and spelling do 2. Since @poll is the first word, your followers will not receive this tweet TIPS
  41. 41. Live Audience Polling
  42. 42. BYOD Infrastructure Questions as YOU BEGIN: Be sure to clearly define:  Who is eligible to use a personal device?  What level of data students, employees can access?  Which devices are approved for use?  NOTE: Work with technicians who know how to set up a BYOD structure.
  43. 43. Websites to know about Future and…
  44. 44. Digital Catechesis A Global Network of Faith-Based Catechetical Ministers
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  48. 48. To summarize…
  49. 49. In Addition…
  50. 50. World Communications Day 2009 POPE URGES PRIESTS TO USE COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA
  51. 51. World Communications Day 2010 PRIESTS STAND AT THE THRESHOLD OF A NEW ERA
  55. 55. …ever Google or search YouTube for “2 year old with iPad”? Tablets
  56. 56. So you only have 1 Tablet!
  57. 57. Be Creative!
  58. 58. Choose the Best!
  59. 59. Catholic Calendar •Catholic Directory • Prayer 2000+ Catholic Prayers
  60. 60. Divine Office •
  61. 61. The Catholic Children’s Bible • Vatican Va • The Catholic Popes
  62. 62. 3 Minute Retreat • Sistine Chapel 3D Interactive
  63. 63. iMass Explained • USCCB Document Library
  64. 64. Notre Dame de Parish • New Pope Free Trivia – Francis I
  65. 65. Saint Calendar • God’s Ten Commandments • Saint of the Day for Kids
  66. 66. USCCB CPP Library • Follow the Cross WYD
  67. 67. Cathedrals
  68. 68. Franciscan Foundation • USCCB Alib (For USCCB members only)
  69. 69. Francis of Assisi Comic Book
  70. 70. How do you choose?
  71. 71. Prayer 2000+ by Divine
  72. 72. And who is Divine
  73. 73. Follow the Mobile Applications review at Catholic Tech Talk - mobile-apps/
  74. 74. Another reviewer at - http://catholicapp
  75. 75. How Do You Choose?  Know the Publisher  What are others saying about this app? Who are they?  What theological base is represented in the product?  What year is the content from?  Other?
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  77. 77. Learning Revolution…
  78. 78.  E-mail:  ACyberPilgrim Blog:  Catechesis 2.0:  Facebook:  Twitter: @ccerveny  LinkedIn: Caroline Cerveny, SSJ-TOSF, D. Min.