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Parent University

  1. 1. Empowering Parents with Technology & Language Skills Poornima D’Souza Email: Twitter: @pord_33
  2. 2. Empowering Parents with Technology & Language Skills Poornima D’Souza Email: Twitter: @pord_33 Welcomes you to the General Session Topics for the Session: 9:30 a.m. ~ Big Universe -Crystal 9:45 a.m. ~ Introductions _ Poornima 9:45 a.m. ~ ACS services - Amy 10:15 a.m.~ Dreambox – Stephanie 10:45 a.m. ~Chrome Books/i-Pads – Poornima 11:00 a.m. ~ Art Therapy - Lisa
  3. 3. First, Let’s get to know each other…
  4. 4. Big Universe Mrs. Arntz Librarian
  5. 5. Big Universe Big Universe is a site designed for readers to find books at their levels of reading. It also gives writers an opportunity to show their writings.
  6. 6. Reasons for Big Universe Allow readers to practice reading at their level Allow teachers to plan lessons based on levels Many options to read fiction and nonfiction
  7. 7. Dreambox Stephanie Jones
  8. 8. What is Dreambox Children think it is a fun adventure game full of stories, interactive games, and more! For parents is individualized, effective math that motivates children to play and learn.
  9. 9. What students can do with Dreambox ● Is made to help each student through tests and adaptation during lesson game play. ● Has lesson that will help students in school. ● Uses visual items to show work. ● Parents can see their progress.
  10. 10. Students get to... ● Choose a game character ● Earn badges and coins ● Makes math fun ● Builds kids confidence
  11. 11. Front screen of the iPad iPad Training : How to use the iPad
  12. 12. • 1. Contacts 2. Reboot the iPad 3. Home button a. waking up the iPad b. exiting out of applications c. navigating to the first page Home button: How to use the iPad
  13. 13. tapping the screen touching the icons swiping fingers across the screen Navigation and Home button
  14. 14. Application to play, learn and do activities Free apps Paid apps iPad Apps
  15. 15. 1. touch the price - in red. 2.Free apps will read "FREE". 3. Once you've touched the button, the outline will turn green 4. read "INSTALL APP” 5.Touch it again to start the install process. Installing iPad Apps
  16. 16. 1. placing your finger on the app's icon and holding it down 2.icons on the screen start jiggling 3.simply moving your finger 4. to place the app's icon, simply lift up your finger Moving iPad Apps
  17. 17. 1. tap and hold the icon until all of the icons on the screen are jiggling. 2.icons will have a black circle at the top with an "x" in the middle. 3.tap the "x" button to delete an app. 4. iPad will confirm your choice Deleting iPad Apps
  18. 18. 1. tap and hold the icon until all of the icons on the screen are jiggling. 2. create a folder by 'dropping' an app on top of another app. 3.add name of the folder on the title bar 4. rename the folder, simply touch the title area and type in a new name Create Folders and Organize iPad Apps
  19. 19. i-Pad Apps
  20. 20. i-Pad AppsTeacher Tools Prezi *TED *Khan Academy Pages Noteability Google Drive Remember the Milk - Free Dragon Dictation - Free or paid version Splashtop 2 Reading/High Frequency words/Vocabulary/Grammar Jumbled Sent 3, (1&2 also) *Build a word Express *Phototouch Sightwords Cimo Spelling Sight(lite) *Bitsboards ScribblePress- make own books SparkleFish *Storybots National Geographic Weird but true! Idioms Root Words iSentence ($) PP vowels EF High Flyers Alligator Apps: Little Writer (also little reader or speller ($)), Sentence Maker, *Comparative Adjectives, Emotions, *Lingo Arcade Grasshopper Apps are great too! flashcards- food, animals, nouns *Picture Dictionary Free *Bluster *Free book companies: reading A-Z (leveled), storychimes,Magic Ink, TabTale, Aesop Apps ENL Trav Talk-have to record the phrases Word Lens-not free- translates words on a page to other languages *ESL express- words frequently confused *Irregular verbs for English, IELTS… *WordLens- Translates print into other languages through camera- $5 per language *Basic English hello-hello The essentials page is free panoramic photo app
  21. 21. FEEDBACK Was the presentation good  3 things you learned  2 things you found interesting  1 question you have
  22. 22. Poornima D'Souza School Home Liaison Phone: (605) 367 4580 Cell: (605) 201 0127 Fax: (605) 367 6074 Contact Information Any Questions??
  23. 23. PARENT UNIVERSITY LINKS - videos and tutorials - Parent University website - Parent University wiki and ning for higher level parents. - Parent Involvement for student achievement - - All you wanted to know about Diversity
  24. 24. References
  25. 25. THE END