Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Minnesota Apple Teacher Conference

Coming up February 4

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Apple Teacher with Swift Playgrounds Recognition Badge

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It seemed like a fitting close to December's Hour of Code activities to follow up on earning my Apple Teacher 2016 badge awhile ago with earning my Apple Teacher with Swift Playgrounds Recognition badge this morning by passing the Apple Teacher quizzes on Swift Playgrounds and Everyone Can Code resources.

Earning the Apple Teacher with Swift Playgrounds Recognition badge requires already having earned the Apple Teacher 2016 badge and passing four quizzes related to the Swift Playgrounds app and Swift coding.

Apple Teacher Swift Playgrounds Badges


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Resources
Apps:
Swift Playgrounds
Learn how to code in Swift by playing games and guiding characters through 3D worlds to solve puzzles and collect gems.
Swift Playgrounds is available for iOS.






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iBooks:
Learn To Code 1 & 2 Teacher Guide
Activities and supplemental resources for implementing Swift Playgrounds in the classroom.
The Learn to Code 1 & 2 Teacher Guide iBook is available for reading in iBooks on iOS or Mac.







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iTunes U:
Swift Playgrounds: Learn To Code 1 & 2  iTunes U Course
The Swift Playgrounds: Learn To Code 1 & 2 iTunes U course provides 10 lessons and videos to help navigate the Swift Playgrounds app and reinforce coding skills.
Available for iOS.



Other Resources:
Apple Teacher  Learning Center
The Apple Teacher Learning Center website has links to all of the Apple Starter Guides and iTunes U resources to help prepare for the Apple Teacher badge quizzes as well as a host of tips and teacher inspiration and success stories about using Apple apps in the classroom.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Presenting At ISTE17

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I was honored to receive an email from ISTE today letting me know that I will be presenting at #ISTE17 in San Antonio this summer!

I'm looking forward to the opportunity to reconnect with members of my PLN and learn from edtech leaders about great instructional technology ideas, apps, and best practices for the classroom and beyond the classroom walls!




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

Monday, December 12, 2016

TIES 2016: Presenting Live From Here... There... & Everywhere

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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 featuring multi-cam control of extra iPads, green screen, onscreen pop-up documents, and screencasting whiteboard. With the help of 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 that will get your students excited to share their learning. Ditch classroom newsletters and replace them with simple-to-create student-produced videos that build students' speaking and presentation skills and make learning fun. Or highlight your school and tell your success stories with principal-created videos parents will watch!




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

TouchCast Quick Reference Guide


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










What Is TouchCast?





Some Helpful TouchCast Tutorial Videos:
Making Your First TouchCast




TouchCast Tutorial Green Screen



Examples Of Principal TouchCasts:



Greenwood Elementary Principal Brad Gustafson


Examples Of Teacher TouchCasts:
Lesson On Earthquakes


Examples Of Student TouchCasts:
Bdote Field Trip To Fort Snelling

Channel


More student videos 








Gregor Mendel

Radioactive Elements in Chemistry


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.

TIES2016: Easy and Amazing Video Creation on iPads

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Creating instructional videos is fun especially when you share your knowledge with your students. Students will develop their own video by working independently or collaboratively! Also, see how to use TouchCast annotation tools. BYOD to create your own video!

This morning I get to collaborate and co-present with my colleague Marc Patton (@pattonmarc66), who is also a fellow TouchCast user. Come join us for this 90 minute session Easy and Amazing Video Creation on iPads and learn how easy it is to create videos with TouchCast on your iPad!
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Resources
Apps:
TouchCast
TouchCast Studio
TouchCast is available for iOS and for Windows.


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


Sunday, December 11, 2016

TIES 2016: Power Up & Get ConnectEd With Other EdTech Coaches!

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Meet up with other instructional technology coaches, specialists, and TOSAs from around the state and the Midwest to share strategies, ideas, and resources ranging from coaching to technology tips and training resources.


Resources
Get Connected
Shared your contact info here - bit.ly/sharecontactinfo

Share Ideas
We are all #BetterTogether.



Share resources here - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mJybZyCBWiTa8pPbrk3huoisS3bZd3srcNVcH8Q_m0A/edit#heading=h.iy9x1z9dtr08
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Apps:
Reflector 2
Reflector 2 makes wireless mirroring of your device easy so that you are free to move around while showing what's on your device screen.








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Snagit
Snag allows you to quickly capture what's on your screen to help you clarify your message and share
it.


Saturday, December 10, 2016

TIES 2016 Workshop: Live From Here... There... & Everywhere

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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 featuring multi-cam control of extra iPads, green screen, onscreen pop-up documents, and screencasting whiteboard. With the help of 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 that will get your students excited to share their learning. Ditch classroom newsletters and replace them with simple-to-create student-produced videos that build students' speaking and presentation skills and make learning fun. Or highlight your school and tell your success stories with principal-created videos parents will watch!




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

TouchCast Quick Reference Guide


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










Some Helpful TouchCast Tutorial Videos:

Making Your First TouchCast


TouchCast Tutorial Green Screen



Examples Of Principal TouchCasts:



Greenwood Elementary Principal Brad Gustafson


Examples Of Teacher TouchCasts:
Lesson On Earthquakes


Examples Of Student TouchCasts:
Bdote Field Trip To Fort Snelling

Channel


More student videos 








                Gregor Mendel

Radioactive Elements in Chemistry



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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.