Apps Taskonomy
Digging Deeper into the Application of Apps
• Jordy Whitmer
jordyw@mac.com
• Sara Wilkie
saraswilkie@mac.co...
Agenda
1. But first ...
2. Introductions
3. App Exploration
4. App Affordances/Constraints
5. 3D Perspectives - Blooms, SAM...
But first ...
• Mini Lesson – 1
- Internet Browsing
- Safari bookmarks
- Safari tabs
http://tinyurl.com/blcAppsTask
Introductions
• Name
• Role & What you hope to get out of this session
personally/professionally
• What’s your favorite [s...
password=blc13appytoknow
Favorite Apps
Are they onto
something ...
There’s an App for That
• App Exploration - 30 minutes
- Pick 2-3 recommended apps to dive into
• App Sharing
- 2 sentence...
But first ...
• Mini Lesson – 2
- Installing Apps
- Moving/Organizing Apps
- Deleting Apps
- Searching for Apps
Apps to Consider
• http://balancedtech.wikispaces.com/iPad
Apps to Consider
• http://balancedtech.wikispaces.com/iPad
There’s an App for That
• App Exploration - 30 minutes
- Partner up
- Pick 1-2 recommended apps to dive into
• App Sharing...
Agenda
1. But first ...
2. Introductions
3. App Exploration
4. App Affordances/Constraints
5. 3D Perspectives - Blooms, SAM...
Digging Deeper – Part 1
• Is there a better way to examine/discuss apps?
Affordances / Constraints Chart
App: _________________________
Affordances / Strengths Constraints / Concerns / Weaknesses
Task – Affordances/Constraints
• Pair Explore, Then Share
• explore/discuss app with a partner
• note affordances/constrai...
Affordances/Constraints - Elements
• Possible Criteria
- Low Floor, Wide Walls, & High Ceiling
- Age Appropriate
- Curricu...
Agenda
1. But first ...
2. Introductions
3. App Exploration
4. App Affordances/Constraints
5. 3D Perspectives - Blooms, SAM...
Classifying
Apps
Drill & Skill
or
Rote
Consumption
Curiosity
Creation
Critical
Thinking
Communication
Collaboration
Classifying
Apps
Drill & Skill
or
Rote
Consumption
Curiosity
Creation
Critical
Thinking
Communication
Collaboration
Digging Even 3Deeper
• Bloom’s Taxonomy
• Habits of Mind
• 21st Century Skills
• SAMR
• LoTi
• ETaP
• Prensky
• TPaCK (day...
blogs.itap.purdue.edu -
Flipping
Bloom’s
http://plpnetwork.com/2012/05/15/flipping-blooms-taxonomy/
Bloom’s Tasks
• With your partner, classify & post Apps from
previous activity according to Bloom’s - 5 min
• Group discus...
Agenda
1. But first ...
2. Introductions
3. App Exploration
4. App Affordances/Constraints
5. 3D Perspectives - Blooms, SAM...
Task – Apptivity Classification
• Individually - 5 min
• review one Apptivity
• classify the Apptivity – Discuss why it bel...
List Apptivities Here
Task – Apptivity Tweaking
• Individually, Pairs or Groups
• explore selected Apptivities
• select 1 that could be improved...
Apptivity Exploration
Digging Even 3Deeper
• Bloom’s Taxonomy
• Habits of Mind
• 21st Century Skills
• SAMR
• LoTi
• ETaP
• Prensky
• TPaCK (day...
Digging Even Deeper
• TPaCK
http://tpack.org/
“Back at the Ranch”
• Try this back at school or in your district with a
small team.
http://balancedtech.wikispaces.com/Ap...
Session Reflection
and Other Questions
• What new or lingering questions have surfaced
during this session?
• What ideas ha...
Session Evaluation
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BLC13Precon
Apps Taskonomy
• Sara Wilkie
saraswilkie@mac.com
• Jordy Whit...
Apps Taskonomy: Digging Deeper into the Application of Apps BLC13
Apps Taskonomy: Digging Deeper into the Application of Apps BLC13
Apps Taskonomy: Digging Deeper into the Application of Apps BLC13
Apps Taskonomy: Digging Deeper into the Application of Apps BLC13
Apps Taskonomy: Digging Deeper into the Application of Apps BLC13
Apps Taskonomy: Digging Deeper into the Application of Apps BLC13
Apps Taskonomy: Digging Deeper into the Application of Apps BLC13
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The iPad (or iPod touch or iPhone) with its apps opens many new opportunities for learning. At the same time, it offers a slightly different wrapper for older learning opportunities. Both can be worthwhile, but it would be a shame if teachers missed the former for the latter. And, if past experience and research is any indication, educators are much more likely to co-opt the new technology to accomplish the status quo.

This workshop is designed to help teachers think through both opportunities and to categorize those apps that lend themselves to either or both. Participants will start by exploring a variety of apps, some that lend themselves to learning content such as math facts or spelling words and others that can be used in open ended content creation such as storytelling or photography. Then, participants will examine a set of lessons that use these apps. Finally, we will use a "taxonomy" such as Bloom's Taxonomy, SAMR, LoTi, ETaP, Prensky, etc. and attempt to classify/categorize where the apps fall. Most likely, participants will need to contextualize the app to a particular use/activity. Ideally, teachers will realize that in most cases it is not the app itself, but the context and way in which it is used that determines where it falls and that the apps belong in multiple places.

Please provide a link back to our BalancEdTech wiki if you use part/all of our resources: http://balancedtech.wikispaces.com/BLC13+-+AppsTaskonomy

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Apps Taskonomy: Digging Deeper into the Application of Apps BLC13

  1. 1. Apps Taskonomy Digging Deeper into the Application of Apps • Jordy Whitmer jordyw@mac.com • Sara Wilkie saraswilkie@mac.com http://balancedtech.wikispaces.com #blc13 #1st5days
  2. 2. Agenda 1. But first ... 2. Introductions 3. App Exploration 4. App Affordances/Constraints 5. 3D Perspectives - Blooms, SAMR, TPaCK 6. Apptivity Exploration & Tweaking
  3. 3. But first ... • Mini Lesson – 1 - Internet Browsing - Safari bookmarks - Safari tabs http://tinyurl.com/blcAppsTask
  4. 4. Introductions • Name • Role & What you hope to get out of this session personally/professionally • What’s your favorite [student] app so far?
  5. 5. password=blc13appytoknow
  6. 6. Favorite Apps
  7. 7. Are they onto something ...
  8. 8. There’s an App for That • App Exploration - 30 minutes - Pick 2-3 recommended apps to dive into • App Sharing - 2 sentences or less - GoodReader: “App that lets you read or annotate pdfs. Great for commenting on student writing!” - Pages: “Word processing app. More formatting/layout options than many.” - Affordances & Constraints - Share via Google Doc • App Sources - Previous brainstorming - BalancEdTech (including links to other lists)
  9. 9. But first ... • Mini Lesson – 2 - Installing Apps - Moving/Organizing Apps - Deleting Apps - Searching for Apps
  10. 10. Apps to Consider • http://balancedtech.wikispaces.com/iPad
  11. 11. Apps to Consider • http://balancedtech.wikispaces.com/iPad
  12. 12. There’s an App for That • App Exploration - 30 minutes - Partner up - Pick 1-2 recommended apps to dive into • App Sharing - 2 sentences or less - GoodReader: “App that lets you read or annotate pdfs. Great for commenting on student writing!” - Pages: “Word processing app. More formatting/layout options than many.” - Affordances & Constraints - Share via Google Doc • App Sources - Previous brainstorming - BalancEdTech (including links to other lists)
  13. 13. Agenda 1. But first ... 2. Introductions 3. App Exploration 4. App Affordances/Constraints 5. 3D Perspectives - Blooms, SAMR, TPaCK 6. Apptivity Exploration & Tweaking
  14. 14. Digging Deeper – Part 1 • Is there a better way to examine/discuss apps?
  15. 15. Affordances / Constraints Chart App: _________________________ Affordances / Strengths Constraints / Concerns / Weaknesses
  16. 16. Task – Affordances/Constraints • Pair Explore, Then Share • explore/discuss app with a partner • note affordances/constraints • share via Google doc
  17. 17. Affordances/Constraints - Elements • Possible Criteria - Low Floor, Wide Walls, & High Ceiling - Age Appropriate - Curricular Connection - Engagement - Sharing/Exporting - Cost • More Rubrics/Checklists on main page
  18. 18. Agenda 1. But first ... 2. Introductions 3. App Exploration 4. App Affordances/Constraints 5. 3D Perspectives - Blooms, SAMR, TPaCK 6. Apptivity Exploration & Tweaking
  19. 19. Classifying Apps Drill & Skill or Rote Consumption Curiosity Creation Critical Thinking Communication Collaboration
  20. 20. Classifying Apps Drill & Skill or Rote Consumption Curiosity Creation Critical Thinking Communication Collaboration
  21. 21. Digging Even 3Deeper • Bloom’s Taxonomy • Habits of Mind • 21st Century Skills • SAMR • LoTi • ETaP • Prensky • TPaCK (day 2)
  22. 22. blogs.itap.purdue.edu -
  23. 23. Flipping Bloom’s http://plpnetwork.com/2012/05/15/flipping-blooms-taxonomy/
  24. 24. Bloom’s Tasks • With your partner, classify & post Apps from previous activity according to Bloom’s - 5 min • Group discussion of classification - 5 min • Check out other posts on Google Doc • Which apps were harder to place and why? • New groups of 3 - Apptivity Classification - 30 min • Group discussion of classification - 10 min
  25. 25. Agenda 1. But first ... 2. Introductions 3. App Exploration 4. App Affordances/Constraints 5. 3D Perspectives - Blooms, SAMR, TPaCK 6. Apptivity Exploration & Tweaking
  26. 26. Task – Apptivity Classification • Individually - 5 min • review one Apptivity • classify the Apptivity – Discuss why it belongs there • In group of three - 5-10 min • share how you classified the apptivity • Group share - 10 min
  27. 27. List Apptivities Here
  28. 28. Task – Apptivity Tweaking • Individually, Pairs or Groups • explore selected Apptivities • select 1 that could be improved • explain how you would tweak it to improve it in terms of Bloom’s and/or SAMR • Post to Wiki discussion area • Group share
  29. 29. Apptivity Exploration
  30. 30. Digging Even 3Deeper • Bloom’s Taxonomy • Habits of Mind • 21st Century Skills • SAMR • LoTi • ETaP • Prensky • TPaCK (day 2)
  31. 31. Digging Even Deeper • TPaCK http://tpack.org/
  32. 32. “Back at the Ranch” • Try this back at school or in your district with a small team. http://balancedtech.wikispaces.com/Apps+Taskonomy
  33. 33. Session Reflection and Other Questions • What new or lingering questions have surfaced during this session? • What ideas have you heard that you can take back and begin implementing in the #1st5days? • Have a new favorite? Revisit the iNitial Favorite Apps Padlet Wall and add it to the wall!
  34. 34. Session Evaluation http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BLC13Precon Apps Taskonomy • Sara Wilkie saraswilkie@mac.com • Jordy Whitmer jordyw@mac.com

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