Friday, June 22, 2018

ISTE18: Apple #EveryoneCanCreate Collaborative Artwork At ISTE

Last year Apple magically created the #ForTheLoveOfLearning mural from photos of conference attendees taken throughout the conference and strategically piecing them together to create a work of art by the final day.

This year Apple has announced a new collaborative challenge for attendees that promises to produce another piece of art from inspirational sketches. I can't wait to see the results come together!

Presenting at 2018 TIES Institute


I received notification today that I have been selected to present a session for the 2018 TIES Institute!


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My session will be a green screen playground!

I'm hoping that some of you will join me for this summer professional development opportunity to explore a variety of green screen apps for the iPad. 

ISTE18: 30 Plus Ways To Use Your iPad For Personalized Professional Development

Are you looking for free or low cost professional development opportunities? Do you have an iPad? You can use several apps to find the content to create your own personalized professional development.

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There are multiple free and low-cost apps, as well as iPad-friendly websites, that you can tap into to personalize your own professional development on the topics that you are interested in. Since the iPad is mobile, you can work through your curated PD resource when and wherever you like as best fits your schedule.



Come join me on Monday, June25 to learn more about how the iPad just might be the most versatile learning device available.

Resources:
I listed the apps below in categories of how the apps can be used for personalized professional development. Most apps are free but there are a few that are not but they do something really well that makes them worth the cost.

Record Yourself and Others 
(With Permission - Some conferences and presenters do note allow recording) 
Camera
iMovie
FlipGrid
YouTube Capture
Periscope
Snapchat
Zoom and Reflector 3

Record Your Voice
GarageBand
Recorder
iTalk

Collect Artifacts
Camera
Photos
FlipGrid
Google Drive
Snapchat
iCloud Drive

Create Podcasts
GarageBand
TouchCast
Adobe Voice
Camera
iMovie
DoInk
Tellagami
Tellaprompter

Capture Your Learning - Take Notes
Notes
Pages
Evernote
Google Docs
Notability
GoodNote
Microsoft Word
Penultimate
Moleskine

Create and Expand Your PLN (Personal Learning Network)
Twitter
Hootsuite
Boxer
FlipGrid
FaceBook
Google+
Periscope
Instagram
Snapchat

QR Code Readers
QR Code Reader by Scan
Qrafter
I-nigma
Camera QR Code Feature

Curate Resources
FlipBoard
Scoop.It
Pocket
Slideshare
Pinterest
Instapaper
YouTube
iTunes U
Pearltrees

Create Publications
Pages
Book Creator
iBooks Author (On Your Mac)
FlipBoard
Scoop.It
Instapaper

Professional Reading
iBooks
Kindle
SlideShare

Expand Your Skill Set
YouTube
iTunes U
Tips app
Drippler
Simple K12
Lynda.com
Udemy.com
AppleTeacher

Create Professional Development Resources
iTunes U
Zaption
iOS Screenrecording Feature

Connect and Learn
FaceTime
Skype
Google Hangouts
FlipGrid
BlackBoard Collaborate
WebEx
Adobe Connect
Zoom

Collect and Organize Your Learning
Evernote
Penultimate
OneNote
Notability
GoodNotes
iCloud Drive
Paperport Notes
Google Drive
Google Docs
Google Slides
Google Sheets

Organize Your Thoughts
Inspiration
Padlet
Lineoit
Sticky Notes
Total Recall
Popplet

Organize and Transfer Resources
Google Drive
iCloud Drive
Box
Dropbox
One Drive
Files

Inspire Yourself
YouTube
TED

Create Presentations
Keynote
Google Slides
Haiku Deck
Prezi
Microsoft PowerPoint

Track Your Time
Timer
Do Now Then
WorkBreaker

Health and Well-being
Health
Hydrate
Waterlogged
Pedometer
Timer
FitBit
StandUp!
WorkBreaker

Illustrate Your Ideas
Notes
Notability
GoodNotes
Paper 53
Adobe Draw
Tayasui Sketches
Procreate
Pages
Sketches School
Markup

Schedule Your Time
Calendar
Google Calendar
Draw Calendar
Trello

Explain - Create Screencasts
Educreations
Skitch
Explain Everything
30Hands
Doceri
Reflector 3
QuickTime (On Your Mac)
ShowMe
ScreenChomp
Stage Pro
iOS Screenrecording Feature

Expand Your Programming Knowledge
Scratch
Hopscotch
Tynkle
Code.org
Tickle
Udemy
Swift Playgrounds

Collaboratively Brainstorm
iCloud Drive
Pages
Docs

Create Flyers and Infographics
Keynote
Canva

Relax
Metronome
Zen Garden

Reminders and Task Lists
Remember The Milk
2Do
Trello

PDF Annotations/Scanning
PDF Scanner
Cam Scanner
iAnnotate PDF
Tiny PDF
Notability
GoodNotes
Paperport Notes
Skitch

Siri
Search internet
Answer questions
Take notes and reminders
Get directions

Accessibility Settings
Screen zoom
Screen brightness
Font size
Color contrast
Text to speech
Speak screen

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Reflector 3 - For Presenting
Reflector 3  - Mirror your iPad screen to your computer.
Available for Apple, Windows, Chromebook, and Android.

Reflector 3 is a must-have app for your Mac computer if you are presenting on an iPad. Reflector 3 mirrors your iPad screen to your computer, allowing you to move around without any VGA or HDMI cables attached to your iPad.




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Reflector Teacher - For The Classroom
Reflector Teacher - Manage and mirror your students' devices to your computer. Available for Apple, Windows, Chromebook, and Android.

Reflector Teacher is a must-have app for your Mac computer if you are teaching in a classroom with student devices. Reflector 3 allows you to mirror your students' iPad screens to your computer to display for the class, allowing you to manage student work, display examples for the class, and move around without any VGA or HDMI cables attached to your iPad.


Enter Drawing For A Chance To Win Reflector Teacher License

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

LibTechConf2018: iOgrapher And Video Making

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Making videos on an iPad has never been easier than with the iOgrapher mobile media filmmaking case. This great tool, especially when combined with a green screen and other gadgets, will help you and your students create fast and easy videos. You can make your K-12 newscasts beautiful and professional, whether you use iMovie or Animoto to produce your final product.  

I am privileged to be co-presenting with Jenifer Shier, an elementary Library Media Specialist in my district. She will be sharing how the iOgrapher has been used in her library maker space this year to produce student newscasts.

 In addition to talking about the iOgrapher and low-cost gadgets and devices for student video production, I will be talking about two of my favorite apps - TouchCast and DoInk! Come learn more about how these powerful, yet simple-to-use iOS apps can enhance student creativity and make learning more visible.

Resources:
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.











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.

Schoology
Schoology is the learning management system that we use to house our Genius Squad curriculum modules for students enrolled in the Genius Squad elective course. The Schoology app creates a great workflow experience for students using iPads.