Thursday, December 14, 2017

Presenting At ISTE18

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I received notification today that I have been selected to present at the ISTE 2018 Conference next summer!

I will be presenting:
30+ Ways To Use Your iPad For Personalized Professional Development
  • Learn how the iPad just may be the most versatile transformative tool in the educational world that can bring personalized learning to your fingertips 24/7 and just in time for your professional learning needs. Build your PLN, engage in personalized PD, and transform your learning.

I am looking forward to sharing great ways to use the iPad with others and having the opportunity to network with other EdTech leaders!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

TIES17 Tell Your Classroom Story With TouchCast

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Looking for a simple way to make student learning more visible and easier to share? This session will cover how a simple green screen and the amazing free TouchCast app can transform the way that students demonstrate their learning to you!





Tap into the power of TouchCast's easy-to-use free iPad app to create a mobile green screen recording studio. With a simple green screen, empower your students to share their learning live from within the structures of a cell to the surface of the moon or the depths of the ocean & other amazing locations. Ditch classroom newsletters & replace them with student-produced videos that highlight your classroom, build students' speaking & presentation skills, & make learning fun.




What Is TouchCast?







Some Helpful TouchCast Tutorial Videos:
Making Your First TouchCast




TouchCast Tutorial Green Screen



Examples Of Student TouchCasts:
Bdote Field Trip To Fort Snelling


Student Biography Videos 









Student Book Buzz Videos 














ISTE Student Standards 2016:
ISTE Student Standards



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Helpful Equipment:
Padcaster

The Padcaster allows you to turn your iPad into a mobile media powerhouse.








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iOgrapher
The iOgrapher is a film-making case for iPads and iPhones.

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Resources
Apps:
TouchCast Studio
TouchCast Studio is available for Windows and iOS.






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TouchCast External Camera App
TouchCast External Camera App is available for iOS.








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Reflector 2
Reflector 2 - Mirror your iPad screen to your computer.
Available for Apple, Windows, and Android.











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Reflector 3
Reflector 3 - Mirror your iPad screen to your computer.
Available for Mac and Windows.










Monday, December 11, 2017

TIES17 Student Tech Teams Playground

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Do you have 1:1 devices for staff and students and need help with answering teacher and student questions, trouble-shooting, and helping to get everyone to use their devices more effectively? Student tech teams may be the solution that you need. This  playground session will allow you to ask questions of Genius Squad students, learn about their favorite apps, and hear how being part of these teams provides meaningful leadership opportunities for them to help staff and students.


Student tech teams leverage the power of student knowledge and enthusiasm to support technology in their schools. From help desk, to rollouts, to repairs, student tech teams are helping teachers and students use technology, while giving participants valuable leadership and service experience.






Resources
ISTE Student Standards 2016:
ISTE Student Standards

Makes Makey Classic & Makey Makey Go
Makey Makey Classic and Makey Makey Go allow users to create a controller from anything - apple, banana, clay, etc., to interact with computer programs.

Sphero
Spheres are ball-shaped robots that can be controlled and programmed with an app.


Mouse Create LED Items
Mouse Create is an online platform created by Mouse.org with curriculum and activities for students for students to work through with a teacher or in a self-paced format to learn more about technology and STEM topics.



Saturday, December 9, 2017

TIES17 Workshop: 3-2-1 Tell Your Story With An Amazing Free Classroom Studio

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Have you been searching for a great way to share what is going on in your school or classroom? This workshop will give you ideas about how to use a free iOS app to create interactive videos  that will allow you to share classroom learning and stories with parents and your school community. Students can also use this app to summarize their learning that makes it more visible and allows them to share their learning with you and the world!


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Tap into the award-winning power of TouchCast's easy-to-use free iPad app to create an engaging, interactive mobile recording studio with multi-cam control of extra iPads, green screen, onscreen pop-up documents, and screen casting whiteboard. With a simple green screen, empower your students to share their learning live from within the structures of a cell to the surface of the moon or the depths of the ocean and other amazing locations. Ditch classroom newsletters and tell the story of your classroom or school with simple-to-create student-produced videos that build students' speaking and presentation skills and make learning fun. Great for highlighting your school with monthly principal-created videos parents will watch!


What Is TouchCast?







Some Helpful TouchCast Tutorial Videos:
Making Your First TouchCast




TouchCast Tutorial Green Screen



Examples Of Student TouchCasts:
Bdote Field Trip To Fort Snelling


Student Biography Videos 









Student Book Buzz Videos 














ISTE Student Standards 2016:
ISTE Student Standards



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Helpful Equipment:
Padcaster

The Padcaster allows you to turn your iPad into a mobile media powerhouse.








Image Source
iOgrapher
The iOgrapher is a film-making case for iPads and iPhones.

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Resources
Apps:
TouchCast Studio
TouchCast Studio is available for Windows and iOS.






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TouchCast External Camera App
TouchCast External Camera App is available for iOS.








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Reflector 2
Reflector 2 - Mirror your iPad screen to your computer.
Available for Apple, Windows, and Android.











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Reflector 3
Reflector 3 - Mirror your iPad screen to your computer.
Available for Mac and Windows.









Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Join Me At TIES17 For Awesome Ideas Ways To Highlight Student Voice And Choice

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I will be presenting two preconference workshop sessions for the TIES Conference in December and will be doing two conference sessions highlighting student tech teams with one of our secondary school Genius Squads and showing how to use the power of interactive video to share classroom learning and stories with parents and your school community.




My weekend workshop sessions will be:

  • Amplifying Student Voice Beyond Classroom Walls
    • Explore iPad apps that will help you to amplify your ELA students' voice with an authentic global audience. These apps will inspire your students to read more, develop their presentation skills, and share their writing and thinking beyond the classroom walls.
  • 3-2-1 Tell Your Story With An Amazing Free Classroom Studio
    • Tap into the award-winning power of TouchCast's easy-to-use free iPad app to create an engaging, interactive mobile recording studio with multi-cam control of extra iPads, green screen, onscreen pop-up documents, and screencasting whiteboard. With a simple green screen, empower your students to share their learning live from within the structures of a cell to the surface of the moon or the depths of the ocean and other amazing locations. Ditch classroom newsletters and tell the story of your classroom or school with simple-to-create student-produced videos that build students' speaking and presentation skills and make learning fun. Great for highlighting your school with monthly principal-created videos parents will watch!
My regular conference sessions will be:
  • Student Tech Teams Playground
    • Student tech teams leverage the power of student knowledge and enthusiasm to support technology in their schools. From help desks, to rollouts, to repairs, student tech teams are helping teachers and students use technology, while giving participants valuable leadership and service experience. Come meet student tech-team participants (from elementary to high school) and their leaders during this session of the playground.
  • Tell Your Classroom Story With TouchCast
    • Tap into the power of TouchCast's easy-to-use free iPad app to create a mobile green screen recording studio. With a simple green screen, empower your students to share their learning live from within the structures of a cell to the surface of the moon or the depths of the ocean & other amazing locations. Ditch classroom newsletters & replace them with student-produced videos that highlight your classroom, build students' speaking & presentation skills, & make learning fun.

I am looking forward to networking with other educators and tech integration leaders from the midwest and hoping some of you may join me for these fun three-hour-long hands-on workshops on December 9 and 10 and for my regular conference sessions on December 11 and 12.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Presenting Two Workshops At TIES17

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I received notification today that I have been selected to present two pre conference workshop sessions for the TIES Conference in December!



My weekend workshop sessions will be:

  • Amplifying Student Voice Beyond Classroom Walls
    • Explore iPad apps that will help you to amplify your ELA students' voice with an authentic global audience. These apps will inspire your students to read more, develop their presentation skills, and share their writing and thinking beyond the classroom walls.
  • 3-2-1 Tell Your Story With An Amazing Free Classroom Studio
    • Tap into the award-winning power of TouchCast's easy-to-use free iPad app to create an engaging, interactive mobile recording studio with multi-cam control of extra iPads, green screen, onscreen pop-up documents, and screencasting whiteboard. With a simple green screen, empower your students to share their learning live from within the structures of a cell to the surface of the moon or the depths of the ocean and other amazing locations. Ditch classroom newsletters and tell the story of your classroom or school with simple-to-create student-produced videos that build students' speaking and presentation skills and make learning fun. Great for highlighting your school with monthly principal-created videos parents will watch!


I am hoping that some of you may join me for these fun three-hour-long hands-on workshops on December 9 and 10!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Schoology NEXT 2017 - Technology Implementation and Change Management Presentation

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Today I had the honor of presenting with colleagues from my district on Technology Integration and Change Management at the Schoology NEXT 2017 Conference in Chicago.


For many teachers, it is a Big Change to move from traditional classroom design to one where technology like Schoology supports personalization. This session will use the example of a large urban school district to explore successful ways to support teachers and school communities through the change process. Participants will review an implementation of their own, considering project management, vision, communication, needs identification/addressing, and review/reworking as means to build trust and ease the transition.

Objectives: 
1. An understanding of the pattern to the way people react to change
2. A planning tool to use in analyzing a change underway in their organization
3. Examples of how an urban school district is managing change
4. Ideas for how to manage change in their organization


Resources
Slides:

Change Management: Professional Development and Process