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Smart devices 2

  1. 1. PresentedbyDrew LokerSmartDevicesintheClassroom
  2. 2. Copyright Notice• Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA• This presentation is for educational purposes only. No money is being madeand is provided with similar allowances for other educatorsto use for non-profit, educational purposes.• Images are from various sources, including many of my own.If you would like to high res images I have shot, please for various work online.• If you are the original author of any of the samples, pictures, text, etc.please let me know if you object to the usage and I willremove your material promptly.Photo by Drew Loker
  3. 3. Introductions•Who are you?•School, subject•What motivated you to sign up forthe class?• I am Drew Loker• I teach Photography and Desktop Publishing here atWest Brook.• I signed up to teach this class because 6 months ago, Iwas about as ANTI-cell phone as you could get.• Now, I am encouraging and teaching my students to usethese devices.• Even for photography, a camera cell phone has almostreplaced carrying a full size camera.
  4. 4. iPhone imagewins majorphoto contest• This winning imageprompted me toreconsider what camerasstudents could use forclass projects.
  5. 5. Facebook & Twitter• You may not like them, but they can help• Promote class• Post information• Follow your students after they leave...after 15years of teaching since 1992, this has becomemore important to me.• Facebook is more for longer term communication• Twitter is more for short term, like you are going toa contest, field trip or other event.• Sites like Instagram and Tumblr with strong socialnetworking are the new Facebook. In fact, I haveheard numerous students say they rarely use theirFacebook. a few minutes to“Like” and “Follow”.
  6. 6. West BrookPhotography• Page vs Group
  7. 7. Instagram• Some students are masking social activity in photo apps like this site.
  8. 8. Are youon board?1.Already allowing and you have lots of great ideas -SW2.Want to allow but don’t know where to start - NW3.On the fence/looking the other way - NE4.Still dead set against it, but you are here – SELevel groups• Split into groups based onhow you came in today...
  9. 9. Brainstorming - In your small groups,discuss...1. Do youallow?2. Why or whynot?3. Concerns4. How areyou using?•One person record from each group the consensus of the group (top ideas) intothe Google Docs Session Document (the email I sent…but I will push it out now aswell).
  10. 10. "For us it was not about the device...We wanted to...change how we wereinstructing..." Katy ISD Chief Information Officer Lenny Schad said.Whether its asmart phone ortablet, mobiledevices are part ofour daily lives.And its the worldour children ourgrowing up in.Play Katy ISD News ClipHOUSTON (KTRK) -- For years, schools worked to keep cell phones turned off and out of theclassrooms. But now, instead of fighting it, some districts are welcoming this new world ofmobile learning. Katy ISD Is leading the way.
  11. 11. In addition to the obvious uses of tech devices,Cloud Computing is a vital resource and step in thedirection of collaborative work.
  12. 12. Preparing for theFuture• In the presentation “Did youknow” about technology facts andpredictions, it is suggested:• The top 10 in-demand jobs in2010 didn’t exist in 2004.• We are currently preparingstudents for jobs that don’t yetexist using technologies thathaven’t been invented in orderto solve problems we don’t evenknow are problems yet.Screen shots from Peru Commercialshowing Surface Computing
  13. 13. Preparing them for technology use• "Think about not only incorporating technology into your lessons, but creatingmore and more compelling assignments so that 21st century skills, the kindsof things students will have to develop in terms of critical thinking, problemsolving, collaboration, global participation -- that these are incorporated intoassignments. The best spaces will incorporate social media, and interactingwith others. "
  14. 14. Part 1 - Develop anActivityBack to your small groups◦Brainstorm a new activity that will encourage problem solving, social interaction forone or more people in your group.
  15. 15. Part 2 - Develop AppropriateUse◦Pick a specific challenge of inappropriate use and brainstorm ways to supervise and usage guidelines.◦Prepare to share with the rest of the group.
  16. 16. Break• iAuthor Clip from Apple• Find “Tech in Use” poster inEduphoria.• Download it to your L driveand edit for your class.
  17. 17. Part 3 - Tech Tips forYouImage apps, Photographstudent work, samples•Document activities inthe classroom•Camscanner - image toPDF...very helpful CamScanner Video Demo
  18. 18. Camera•CaptureActivities inand out of theclassroom
  19. 19. Camera•Document Studentwork, easy to email
  20. 20. Camera• Digitizing examples once held up.• These samples show just a few of the slides Ihave created to help teach various concepts.• Some of these took a lot of time to try to showand/or were dangerous to the item or even thestudent (glass, chemicals, etc.)
  21. 21. Show WorkAreas• This image was recently used to email a parent to show where theirstudent sat, the set up of the room, etc.
  22. 22. Also, if you have screen captures (very useful) or photosyou have transferred to the iPad via the camera connectivitykit, then this would apply.
  23. 23. Screen Captures• Press and hold Home andSleep for half of a second.• What ever is on yourscreen will be saved toyour photos.• Go to "Saved Photos" inyour photo album.• Lets try it now.
  24. 24. A good tip for old tech devices, like an iPod or iPhone that isno longer in use, is to use them in the classroom. Play somemusic to avoid streaming audio over the internet. Or use thecamera app with out using your actual phone.
  25. 25. Keynote• Kind of expensive at$10, but allowsPowerPoint control ofexisting or newlycreatedpresentations.• I have created anddelivered severalpresentations fromthe ground up on theiPad.• Editing Presentationson the go is a realasset of an iPad.• PowerPoint allows continuity betweenlessons, across the class day.• Easy to keep track of stopping pointseach day.
  26. 26. When recording digitally there are some apps that allow youable type in notes that sync with the audio. Then, as youlisten to the recording, when you touch on the screen in thetyped areas, it moves the audio playback to that exact spot.
  27. 27. DropBox is very useful and indispensable for•Getting work on to your device from your desktop.•Especially when the document size exceeds the max for youryour email account.•Manage documents at home, school and on the road.•Near perfect back up/synchronizationPlay DropBox Intro ClipDropBox
  28. 28. DropBox• DB is not just a Cloud Drive like GoogleDocs, or other Cloud Services• DB keeps an ORIGINAL copy on your localcomputer AND instantly Synchronizes withthe Cloud Backup.• If you loose connection to the internet,you still have your local volume.• Mobile App gives one of the best ways to getimages off of your device.• Only down side if is you make a lot ofchanges and log into a computer you haven’tused in a while. It can take some time for thefiles to show up.• The solution is to simply go to the websiteinterface.
  29. 29. DropBox • Notice the large file size...way to large to email
  30. 30. GoTasks• If you have challengeskeeping up with too manythings to do, this App is foryou!• I have tried them all...this isthe best one.• This app is one I pretty muchMAKE my students install.
  31. 31. Alarms• Excellent way to keepon track from oneclass to the next.• Timer is set to go offabout 7 minutesbefore the end ofclass.• Allows me to pace theend of class better.• I also use it to get aclean captain goingduring lab days.