Thursday, April 9, 2020

Getting Started With iPad

 Did you just get a new iPad for yourself or receive on to use for work or have one sent home from school for your child to use to complete distance learning school work? Not quite sure how to get started with the iPad, navigate between screens, or use key apps?

I created these videos to help teachers, students, support staff, and families who are new to using an iPad learn about some of the key iPad features.

You can check out the Getting Started With iPad Playlist or watch individual videos below.

Overview of the iPad

iPad Control Center
Personalizing Settings On Your iPad

Navigating on the iPad

Getting and Organizing iPad Apps

The iPad Camera App
Creating Screenshots on the iPad

Annotating Photos with Markup on the iPad

Other Resources
Check out the Apple Teacher Learning Center for bite-sized videos and tips on iPad features.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Seesaw Activities

I created these videos to help teachers who are new to using Seesaw learn about the Activities feature.

You can check out the Seesaw Activities Playlist or watch individual videos below.

Seesaw Activities Student Experience

Where To Find Seesaw Activities

Editing Seesaw Activities

Assigning Seesaw Activities

Sharing Seesaw Activities

Reviewing Seesaw Activities

To learn more about Seesaw, check out these other Seesaw videos.

Friday, February 28, 2020

MNCodes Summit 2020

I am excited to be presenting at the MNCodes Summit taking place later this spring on May 16.

Come join me for my session Learn Coding Through Puzzles to learn more about how Apple's Everyone Can Code Puzzles curriculum helps young coders get started with programming and develop coding skills through the fun and interactive iPad and Mac app Swift Playgrounds.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Impact Education Conference 2019: Sessions

I am excited to be presenting at the upcoming Impact Education Conference on December 15-17.
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Come join me for my sessions to learn more about student tech teams and Bringing Student Voice to Life with Books on iPad.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Schoology Connect MN: Advancing Schoology Usage

I am excited to be presenting in a couple weeks at the upcoming Schoology Connect MN event on August 8.

Come join me for my session on Creating Digitally-Enhanced Book Clubs to learn more about how to use the features of Schoology to extend student and staff book club conversations beyond the classroom walls.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

ISTE19: 3-2-1 Tell Your Story With An Amazing Classroom Studio

I am excited to share how to use the amazing TouchCast app to create a classroom broadcasting studio. Come join me and explore how to use this app in your classroom to enhance student creativity and make learning more visible.

TouchCast's easy-to-use free iPad app is a mobile recording studio with embedded pop-up documents and screen-casting whiteboard. A simple green background makes your students' learning visible and incredibly creative while building their speaking and presentation skills. Also, a great tool for principals to highlight their schools.


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

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

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

A tripod or stand to keep your iPad steady and as motionless as possible is important for creating quality videos.

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TouchCast Studio
TouchCast Studio is available for Windows and iOS.

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

Sunday, June 23, 2019

ISTE19: Creating Digitally Enhanced Book Club with Schoology

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Thank you to everyone who joined me for my session on Creating Digitally Enhanced Book Clubs with Schoology at ISTE.

Learn how a literacy specialist, technology integration specialist, and middle school literacy literacy teachers used Schoology to create a digitally enhanced book club to share information about young adult books they were reading and how to grow their skills in using Schoology's multimedia features to make book clubs more engaging.

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Schoology is available in Enterprise and Basic (free) versions.  Schoology brings together the best K-12 learning management system with assessment management to improve student performance, foster collaboration, and personalize learning.

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Flipgrid is the leading video discussion platform for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families in 180+ countries. Flipgrid is free for educators.

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Padlet allows you to make boards, documents, webpages that are easy to read and fun to contribute to.