i3 imagine • inspire • innovate iPad Workshop Feb. 8, 2013, Whistler Secondary Supporting All LearnersWe are honoured to be learning on the Traditional Territory of the S ḵ wxwú7mesh ̱ Úxwumixw and St’át’imc Nation.
Introductions• Who are we?• Who are you?• Elem? Middle or Secondary? Zones?• Out of district?• “I want my iPad!”• #sd48ipads is our new Twitter hashtag
What the Morning Looks Like• Introductions and agenda• The bandwidth thing• The “should nots and shoulds” of technology• Some apps to get us started• Rubrics and checklists for app selection• Break “ticket” - “Stickies” for interest areas• Sharing time in small groups• Practical questions in the parking lot• Lunch
What the Afternoon Looks Like• Reconvene for some practical answers• Apple TV demo• Lesson Design Framing• Time to build lessons• Break• Time to finish and test• A brief sharing out with the group
iPad Qualifying• Application process• Hints for success• Likely dates for arrival• Future workshops
Keep it Clean!• Use only a soft, lint-free cloth. Abrasive cloths, towels, paper towels, and similar items may cause damage to the item.• Disconnect your Apple product from any external power sources.• Disconnect any external devices and other cabling from the product.• Keep liquids away from the product.• Don’t get moisture into any openings, and dont use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives.• Do not spray cleaners directly onto the item.
Learning Intentions for Today1. My comfort with the iPad has increased2. I am aware of several more apps I can use in my classroom with some preparation3. I have at least one tech-rich lesson that is ready to go that will help a struggling learner be more successful
Bandwidth: A Cautionary Tale• iPads don’t want to connect to a wifi under 0.5mg/s (WSS “limiter” set at 512k)• Elementary schools have “up to” 10mg/s• Secondary schools have “up to” 30mg/s• Access points usually have “up to” 6-7 mg/s• 360p Video (med res.)• Bits Per Second (down): 900Kbps - 1.1Mbps• Bits Per Second (up): 15-20 Kbps• Data used per 5 minute video: 13.333MB
Other Uses (rates are varied):-Email - Text Only 0.005 MB-Web Page - Average 0.150 MB-Word-processing Document 0.04 MB-Music File (4 minutes) 5.0 MB-Movie trailer (3 minutes) 30 MB-Online Games 33 MB per hour-Streaming Audio (128k) 60 MB per hour-Streaming Video (300k) 140 MB per hour-Digital images 0.2 MB
Do you have enough bandwidth?Pre-lesson testing is not a bad idea!• Speedtest X
Technology should not be: just a distraction just a reward seen as a frivolity or a status symbol a way to make adult lives easier without clear benefit to learning another way to do the same thing (meaning a way to add cost without adding clear benefit)
Technology should be: a means to develop critical thinking through unlimited access to information a way to increase collaborative learning peer to peer, class to class, school to school, and beyond a way to enhance engagement and blur the line between traditional learning time and non-learning time a way to personalize learning and add unlimited flexibility around student interest, and ability
Technology could also … be a means to scaffold assignments and projects for struggling learners add ways we can assess our students quickly, give more FEEDBACK, and adapt our instruction give students new avenues to create and present content Help level the playing field for our boys!
DRAFT Competencies for SD No.48LEARN (Self / Disciplined Mind)•Core and technical skills – responding to information and building on it•Self regulating, personally responsible, mindful•Resilient, adaptable, intuitive, confident•Ready and willingCREATE and INNOVATE (Physical / Creative Mind)•Demonstrates curiosity and imagination•Conceives new ideas•Invents something new or adapts/develops the existingTHINK CRITICALLY (Intellectual / Synthesizing Mind)•Synthesizing, analyzing, inquiring, connecting, deep thinking and questioning•Displaying curiosity•Applying knowledge and information to ethical decision makingCONTRIBUTE (Spiritual / Ethical)•Personal character development•Social conscience•Leadership toward actionCOLLABORATE (Emotional / Respectful)•Interpersonal skills (respectful interactions with others)•Flexibility•Cooperation and team work
Some Apps to Get Us Started• Edmodo• Google Drive• Educreations• Playtube• Tubeplayer• Socractive• VoiceThread• iBooks
iPad Lesson DesignSome guiding questions:1.What are your learning intentions?2.Which students are you most concerned about?3.How can the apps support and scaffold learning forthese students?4.How can the apps extend everyone’s learning?