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  1. 1. iPads @ P. S. 10 Chris Casal Technology Coordinator/Teacher P. S. 10, Brooklyn (15K010) ccasal@schools.nyc.gov @mr_casal
  2. 2. Overview This presentation and associated links available at: http://tinyurl.com/boces060611 Introduction to P. S. 10 5 iPad apps to make you untethered, synced, remote, and connected. Remoter - Dropbox - PlainText - GoodReader - Diigo Q&A
  3. 3. P. S. 10 New York City Department of Education public school Park Slope vicinity, Brooklyn ~800 students Pre K- 5th grade 38 classroom teachers, 7 clusters, 2 coaches, 2 administrators
  4. 4. P. S. 10 iPads Initiative spearheaded by Principal Laura Scott & Technology Teacher/Coordinator Chris Casal All k-5 classroom teachers invited 27 teachers accepted, 6 declined 2 Pre-K & 3 long-term subs 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
  5. 5. Teacher iPads Teachers who accept the iPad agree to attend 4 hours of introductory PD, non-paid sync only to DOE classroom computer create iTunes account using DOE email use personal credit card 99% of apps used are free paid apps are paid for by teachers, no reimbursement
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. P. S. 10 looking forward... Ongoing professional development Art & Music teachers involved Funding dependent: iPad 2 upgrade for participating teachers existing iPad 1s recycled to shared grade carts 5 iPads per cart per grade for student use Applied for TeachingMatters.org Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for School Innovation grant
  9. 9. Apps... 5 iPad apps to make you untethered, synced, remote, and connected. Remoter Dropbox (plus DropItTo.me) PlainText GoodReader Diigo
  10. 10. Remoter VNC (Virtual Network Computing) app There are many others available LogMeIn Ignition - $29.99 Mocha VNC Lite - free (full version $5.99) Doceri - $50 per system Remoter offers Mac key additions to the iPad keyboard (Command, Alt, etc) App - $0.99
  11. 11. Existing connections System name & IP
  12. 12. Easy to add systems Readily available tips Multiple connection & help screens options
  13. 13. To add to Remoter via IP, use Apple Remote Desktop to identify IP addresses... If you don’t use ARD you can find an IP address via the Network pane in System Preferences
  14. 14. Full system control: • use the Dock as normal • access Smart controls Remoter controls Remoter controls
  15. 15. Examples of using Smart tools, via Remoter, to annotate a web page
  16. 16. Remoter, cont’d. Remoter is NOT a SmartBoard accessory Remoter is NOT a SmartBoard replacement Remoter IS full remote access & control to your system you can control your computer with Remoter as if you were standing in front of it frees you up to move around the room/building takes some time to adjust to the controls well worth the small learning curve to “un-tether”
  17. 17. Dropbox Online storage Automatic syncing across devices & operating systems 2 GB of storage free invite colleagues and get up to 8 GB free App - $Free
  18. 18. Dropbox.com interface - identical folders accessible on iPad & local HD
  19. 19. Share folders with any users
  20. 20. Dropbox folder on local HD - identical to Dropbox.com & iPad
  21. 21. Selet a file to view it Alphabetical file structure - both files and folders
  22. 22. Folder view Alphabetical file structure - within folders too
  23. 23. DROPitTOme www.dropitto.me Free online site for submitting files to Dropbox Set up custom URL for Dropbox submission Students can upload files Not an iPad app but a great way to extend the collaborative capabilities of Dropbox Web based - $Free
  24. 24. Inside main Dropbox directory is a “Dropitto.me” folder
  25. 25. PlainText Simple note taking app Has the ability to sync with Dropbox Take notes and they are immediately backed up online App - $Free (ad supported, $4.99 ad free)
  26. 26. Note Title Note text Very basic interface
  27. 27. Appears in Dropbox in the exact same file structure as within the app itself
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. Select a file to view it Built in web browser Available servers Alphabetical file structure - both files and folders Similar interface to Dropbox
  30. 30. Add new servers to access files GoodReader will access DOE Google Apps account and instructional Mac servers
  31. 31. Manage GoodReader files just as you would on your PC Move files Rename files Create folders
  32. 32. Created a Word document “sign out” sheet. Saved as PDF. Imported to GoodReader via Dropbox
  33. 33. Teachers sign directly on the iPad - only need to print when a hard copy is required
  34. 34. Example of a Teachers College Running Record being completed directly on the iPad via GoodReader
  35. 35. Diigo Online bookmarking Bookmark from any browser iPad support of viewing & creating bookmarks Create shared groups Premium educator upgrade free App - $Free
  36. 36. iPad Web Highlighter
  37. 37. Editable title Searchable tags
  38. 38. Add a custon description Add to a cutom personal list Bookmark to a shared group
  39. 39. Global educators group PS 10 Group
  40. 40. Final thoughts... Share, collaborate, and stay connected with staff & students with: Dropbox, DROPitTOme, PlainText, GoodReader Diigo Get un-tethered and truly “wireless” with: Remoter Additional apps to consider: Evernote, Diigo, Twitter, Google (great for Google Apps for Edu schools), Google Earth, HistoryTools
  41. 41. Contact Christopher M. Casal Technology Teacher/Coordinator P. S. 10 (15K010) Email: ccasal@schools.nyc.gov Twitter: @mr_casal Diigo: mrcasal www.mrcasal.com This presentation and associated links available at: http://tinyurl.com/boces060611

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