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



Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ISTE17: BYOD-Presenting Live From Here, There, & Everywhere: Create A Free Classroom Broadcast Studio


Are you looking for a way to make student learning more visible and to engage students and keep parents informed and connected? If you are saying, "Yes," then let me introduce you to TouchCast Studio.


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TouchCast's easy-to-use free TouchCast Studio iPad app is a mobile recording studio with onscreen pop-up documents and screencasting whiteboard. Simple green background makes your students' learning visible and incredibly creative while building students' speaking and presentation skills and making learning fun. Great tool for principals to their highlight school too!

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






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








Monday, June 26, 2017

ISTE Bytes - Presenting Live From Here, There, & Everywhere - Creating A Free Classroom Broadcast Studio



Totally honored and humbled to be included in this lineup of awesome speakers for the ISTE Bytes session.


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TouchCast's easy-to-use free TouchCast Studio iPad app is a mobile recording studio with onscreen pop-up documents and screencasting whiteboard. Simple green background makes your students' learning visible and incredibly creative while building students' speaking and presentation skills and making learning fun. Great tool for principals to their highlight school too!
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Resources
Apps:
TouchCast Studio
TouchCast Studio is available for Windows and iOS.






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











The view from the stage this morning.



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

ISTE17 - 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.




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 2

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

Curate Resources
FlipBoard
Scoop.It
Pocket
Slideshare
Pinterest
Learnist
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

Create Professional Development Resources
iTunes U
Blogger
Zaption

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

Inspire Yourself
YouTube
TED

Create Presentations
Keynote
Google Slides
Haiku Deck
Prezi
Microsoft PowerPoint

Track Your Time
Timer
Do Now Then

Health and Well-being
Health
Hydrate
Waterlogged
Pedometer
Timer
FitBit

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

Blog - Reflect On Your Learning
Blogger

Schedule Your Time
Calendar
Google Calendar
Draw Calendar

Explain - Create Screencasts
Educreations
Skitch
Explain Everything
30Hands
Doceri
Reflector 2
QuickTime (On Your Mac)
ShowMe
ScreenChomp
Stage
Knowmia Teach
TechSmith Fuse

Expand Your Programming Knowledge
Scratch
Hopscotch
Tynkle
Code.org
Tickle

Collaboratively Brainstorm
Baiboard
iCloud Drive
Pages
Docs

Create Flyers and Infographics
Keynote
Canva

Relax
Metronome
Zen Garden

Reminders and Task Lists
Remember The Milk
2Do

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

Reflector 2 is a must-have app for your Mac computer if you are presenting on an iPad. Reflector 2 mirrors your iPad screen to your computer, allowing you to move around without any VGA or HDMI cables attached to your iPad.




Sunday, June 18, 2017

ISTE17: Workshop - Live From Here, There, & Everywhere: Create A Free Classroom Broadcast Studio

Join me for this workshop at ISTE and explore how to use the amazing TouchCast app to create engaging and interactive videos.


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TouchCast's easy-to-use free TouchCast Studio iPad app is a mobile recording studio with onscreen pop-up documents and screencasting whiteboard. Simple green background makes your students' learning visible and incredibly creative while building students' speaking and presentation skills and making learning fun. Great tool for principals to their highlight school too!


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





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









Friday, May 5, 2017

M.A.D. PD - Publish Interactive Books With Book Creator

Learn how easy it is to use the Book Creator for iPad app to create and publish your own interactive books with built-in activities to scaffold and guide students' learning and to publish student-created books to share with the world.


Resources
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Apps:
Book Creator For iPad
Book Creator for iPad
Book Creator One - Try it out - you will love it!
Book Creator is also available for Windows and Android.

Book Creator Basics - How to get started creating your first book.
Book Creator Support - Help topics and tutorials for iPads and Android devices.

Publish your books to the web. - New feature!

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Paper by FiftyThree
Paper by FiftyThree - Sketch, draw, take notes, and more










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PicCollage
PicCollage - Photo collage editor and grid layout
Pic Collage For Kids










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ChatterPix Kids
ChatterPix Kids - Turn photos into talking characters and export as a video.









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

M.A.D. PD - Green Screen Learning Revolution

A simple green screen and the free TouchCast iPad app are guaranteed to engage students and have them lining up to finish research projects and book reports to broadcast their learning to the world. Create a green screen station and use QR codes to make sharing videos a snap.
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Resources
Apps:
TouchCast
TouchCast Studio
TouchCast is available for iOS and for Windows.


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TouchCast Quick Reference Guide

Green Screen by Do Ink 
Green Screen by Do Ink
Available for iOS.







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Veescope Live
Veescope Live Green Screen App Full
Veescope Live Green Screen App
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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i-nigma QR & Barcode Scanner
i-nigma iOS app - Scan QR codes to quickly navigate to websites and online resources without needing to type in long complicated URLs.
Available for iOS and Android.











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.