Thursday, September 6, 2018

TIES18 Just Imagine: Join Me For A Workshop on Digitally Enhanced Literacy Classrooms


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I received notification today that I have been selected to present a preconference workshop for the 2018 TIES Conference!


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My preconference workshop will be about digitally enhanced literacy classrooms.

I'm hoping that some of you will join me for this professional development opportunity to explore a variety of iPad apps that can make your literacy instruction and students' experiences more engaging and impactful.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Schoology ConnectMN: Connecting With Other Ambassadors

One of the great things about Schoology events is the time that is built into the event to network and engage with others. During the ConnectMN event, I was able to catch up with some fellow Schoology Ambassadors and Bridget Heaton from Schoology.






Tuesday, July 24, 2018

2018 TIES Institute: Green Screen Playground

I am excited to share some awesome green screen apps for the iPad at the 2018 TIES Institute.  Come join me and explore four great apps for green screening.


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I will be talking about two of my favorite apps - TouchCast and Green Screen by DoInk! Come explore and 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.








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


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







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Green Screen by DoInk

Green Screen by Do Ink allows you to create green screen videos.








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Veescope Live Green Screen
Veescope Live Green Screen allows you to create green screen videos.










Stop Motion Studio
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Stop Motion Studio allows you to create stop motion animation videos.












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










Thursday, July 19, 2018

Schoology NEXT 2018: Connecting With Ambassadors

One of the great things about Schoology NEXT is the time that was built into the event to network and engage with other ambassadors. During NEXT, I was able to meet a whole crew of Schoology Ambassadors and Bridget Heaton from Schoology.






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.


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