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This presentation for the Nassau BOCES will cover mobile collaboration, un-tethering staff, and being completely mobile and paperless in the classroom.

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  1. 1. iPads @ P. S. 10 Chris Casal Technology Coordinator/Teacher P. S. 10, Brooklyn (15K010) @mr_casal
  2. 2. OverviewThis presentation and associated links available at: to P. S. 105 iPad apps to make you untethered, synced, remote,and connected. Remoter - Dropbox - PlainText - GoodReader - DiigoQ&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 iPadsTeachers 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 Cart20 iPads1 MacBookiTunes account tied to official school email accountiTunes account tied to Principal’s DOE issued “P-Card”each iPad numbered labeled externally & “Home” & “Lock” screen images
  7. 7. Professional DevelopmentIntroduction/issued iPad - 4 hours - mandatory 2x 2 hour sessions setup, syncing, email, basic appsWorkshop series - 10 hours - optional 5x 2 hour sessions each session devoted to specific apps or tasksContinual/ongoing support
  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 Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for School Innovation grant
  9. 9. Apps... 5 iPad apps to make you untethered, synced, remote, and connected. Remoter Dropbox (plus 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 tipsMultiple 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 controlsRemoter 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 accessoryRemoter is NOT a SmartBoard replacementRemoter 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. DropboxOnline storageAutomatic syncing across devices & operating systems2 GB of storage free invite colleagues and get up to 8 GB freeApp - $Free
  18. 18. interface -identical folders accessible oniPad & local HD
  19. 19. Share folders with any users
  20. 20. Dropbox folder on local HD - identical to & 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. DROPitTOmewww.dropitto.meFree online site for submitting files to DropboxSet up custom URL for Dropbox submission Students can upload filesNot an iPad app but a great way to extend thecollaborative capabilities of DropboxWeb based - $Free
  24. 24. Inside main Dropbox directory is a “” 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 TitleNote text Very basic interface
  27. 27. Appears in Dropbox in the exact same filestructure as within the app itself
  28. 28. GoodReaderView almost any file formatSearch the web within the app and download filesdirectlyAnnotate PDF files with typewriter, shapes, andfreehand 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 filestructure - both files and folders Similar interface to Dropbox
  30. 30. Add new servers to access filesGoodReader will access DOE Google Apps account and instructional Mac servers
  31. 31. Manage GoodReaderfiles just as you would on your PC Move files Rename files Create folders
  32. 32. Created a Word document “signout” sheet. Saved as PDF. Imported to GoodReader via Dropbox
  33. 33. Teachers sign directly on theiPad - only need to print when a hard copy is required
  34. 34. Example of aTeachers CollegeRunning Recordbeing 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 WebHighlighter
  37. 37. Editable titleSearchable tags
  38. 38. Add a custon description Add to a cutom personal listBookmark to a shared group
  39. 39. Global educators groupPS 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: Twitter: @mr_casal Diigo: mrcasal www.mrcasal.comThis presentation and associated links available at: