Terri A. Stice, Director of InstructionalTechnology and Support ServicesGreen River Regional EducationalCooperative
•Getting Past the un-deniable WOW Factor•Bloom’s and your iPad•Tips, Tricks, and Techniques to use with your iPad• Interactive learning for the Interactive generation
The iPad is a Learning Studio.It’s collaborative, compact and connects students to our “flatworld”. It is also a different approach to computing andlearning, one that doesn’t necessarily replicate how we’ve hadstudents use computers in the past. If the expectation is thatan iPad will be used as a computer replacement, then itspotential hasn’t been tapped.An iPad used as a learning studio fosters a different kind ofconnection to information and learning. It provides immediateand quick access for classroom questions, or for teams ofstudents to enter content, analyze data or interact withliterature. It provides the basis for differentiated learning.
more than just easy storage and quickThe long battery life, a combination of Apps, iTunes U andInternet access make it a good supplemental as wellinstrumental source of learning that is always on.Because of its size it can be a shared space for viewing and itis easy to transport. With wireless throughout the school itcan be used indoors or out.Teachers can set up jigsaws, quests, listening & viewingstations, all with a differentiated focus - and better yet,so can students. It is an engaging companion that studentscan grab to direct their own learning.Each discipline can set up their own Learning Labs byfolderizing Apps and sites. Explore and expand on some of
•Technologies can increase and enhance the use of effective instructional strategies• Teachers using technologies offer extensive testimonial evidence of positive effects in the classroom.• Our Challenge: A commitment to the Interactive Generation – we must use technologies to enhance and expand
•Physical interactions – Students using the technology - a good thing•Social interactions – Students using the technology to interact with peers, teachers, guests, and distance guests.• Cognitive interactions – The most important! Students are doing a great deal of the following: generating, asking, posing, analyzing, solving, deciding, clarifying, challenging, finding, understanding, proving, wondering, persuading, inferring,
•Visual literacy is becoming even more important. o Visual literacy is the ability to make meaning from images and to use images for communicating ideas.•Use images to enhance student learning . o A large body of research supports the instructional use of nonlinguistic representations.
• Engagement relies on students: attention, feelings, interest, perceptions of importance, sense of efficacy, emotion is the best way into the mind.• It is important to distinguish between compliant behavior and cognitive engagement.John Antonetti found....When• Effective teachers use good teaching strategies (Marzano)• Effective teachers think about the Blooms Taxonomy level
•Explicitly teach the importance of the learning goal(s).• Use activities that serve Learning Goals
•Home Button oPressing the Home button once displays the current page of apps oPressing the Home again displays the Spotlight, a search utility oDouble click the Home button to display the Multi-tasking bar containing recently accessed appsCheck for understanding of other buttons:Sleep-Wake button, sound button, status
•Single Tap – on an app to launch the program, on a folder to open the folder, to display a photo• Double Tap – to zoom in on a photo or webpage, map• Tap and Hold – brings up copy, select, select all
•Safari (bookmarks vs. save to home screen)• Organizing Apps in folders• Screen Shots
Make Flash work on your iPad.A person interactive board.
1 2A number of iPad apps haveemail built in...i) You set up the kids blogs onPosterous and add these to 3 4Contacts on the iPad.ii) They use DrawingPad orsimilar authoring tooliii) They email the results to 5 6their blog - no typing requiredand even pre-literate kids canusually spot their own name in Marka list. Allen@edintheclouds
Install a painting app such as thefree Doodle Buddy. Students canthen use the iPad to draw theiranswers to questions as they wouldon a mini-whiteboard, but with lessmess and no need for pens. The app can also be used (ESL)when doing description - iPad inpairs, one person describes hairand eyes in the target language, theother draws what they hear. Show #and let kids draw objects to match #(Show 3 and child draws 2 apples –
A few of my children have seen these twocharacters on iPhones at home, so it is greatusing a resource that parents have in theclassroom.The characters listen to your voice and repeatwhat you say. You can film the charactersspeaking and upload it to the internet.My Reception class has had a lot of fun learninghow language works through this app. Most ofthe class was saying Youre a silly cat so thatTalking Tom would repeat this, which they foundhilarious. What surprised me was that one of myboys realized they should be saying Im a sillycat so that Talking Tom would repeat thatphrase, and the joke had the desired effect.
@brandtschneiderI made 15 skype accounts. Ihave a class set. Students canuse the iPads as a walkie-talkieas they travel around theschool.No video but all the otherbenefits of skype (free phonecalls anywhere).You can also create a skypeaccount to collect voice mailsfrom students (oral reports, field
Whiteboard FreeWhiteboard Free allows you to share iPad screensacross a number of iPads.Once you open the app it asks if you want to share your screen. Once youallow this it means that when 1 person write on their iPad it will be seen on theother iPads that it has been shared with.Great for sharing ideas and keywords during reading times. Also any other timewhere you want students to work collaboratively to write/share ideas!Free App!
Super Why This is an amazing app for teaching kids letters and letter sounds as well as spelling and speech sounds.
1.Identify content specific Apps in iTunes Store. These apps should be of value to you and your students.2.Evaluate the Apps and select the TOP 103.Note – the name of the APP and how you will use it in your educational setting.4.What research based instructional strategy will you use?
•Each group member will present their list to the group.• After everyone has presented select your groups’ Top 10 Content Specific Apps, Top 2 Teacher Apps, and Top 3 Personal Apps• Each group will present their Top 10, 2, 3 list to whole group