Monday, March 27, 2017

Getting Started With Socrative iOS App

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Arts For All - Create Interactive Books With Book Creator

Ever wish that you could whisper in your student's ear while they are reading or working a math problem? What if every iBook you created had a personalized instructor or eCoach that could prompt students with metacognitive questions or remind them to use particular strategies? You could provide just-in-time support to your students even when you're not at their elbow or looking over their shoulder. If this sounds like a way to clone yourself and provide extra support to your students, then this session is just what you need.


Meet Your Personalized Instructor

Session Description:
Learn how to create talking metacognitive eBook coaches with free and low cost iOS apps. Snap a selfie or use a photo of a pet or even a cartoon, add a movable mouth, and record directions, homework hints, timely tips, and encouragement, and then app smash these recordings into your eBook creation app of choice. Voila ~ you have a personalized metacognitive coach to guide your students through tasks or to create a read aloud eBook.

Apps:
Download some or all of the apps below to play along today.
Book Creator for iPad


Book Creator Free


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.




Camera App - Video - Use the camera app on your iPad in video mode to record yourself giving directions or hints.

Photos and built-in audio tool in Book Creator - Take a picture of something with your camera app on your iPad  and add narration with the audio tool in the Inspector in Book Creator.


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Sunday, February 12, 2017

iPad Tips: Use Markup To Annotate Photos On Your iPad


Did you know you can use the Markup extension to annotate photos on your iPad? Markup may be one of the best hidden gems of iOS 10.2.

Markup is available in the editing menu of your Photo app. Markup allows you to write on your photos, add text, and magnify portions of your photo to call attention to details. Annotated photos are saved in the Camera Roll of your Photos App where you can share them with ease.

Resources
Photos Markup - Annotate Your Photos



Additional iPad Tips

Friday, February 3, 2017

ADE Application iBooks

Here are the links to my iBooks:


Grade 1 Sight Words: See, Say, and Write With Me


ISTE iBooks Author Workshop Example - Philadelphia



FlipCon iBooks Example - Flipping With iBooks


2017 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference Workshop – “Presenting Live From Here, There, & Everywhere! Create A Free Classroom Broadcast Studio”
2017 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference – “30 Plus Ways To Use Your iPad For Personalized Professional Development”
2017 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference – “BYOD: Presenting Live From Here, There, & Everywhere! Create A Free Classroom Broadcast Studio”
2017 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference Workshop – “Coding For All: An Hour Isn’t Enough”
2017 Arts For All Institute – “Reporting Live From… Here, There, and Everywhere”
2017 Arts For All Institute – “Sketchnotes For Visual Learners”
2017 Arts For All Institute – “Create Interactive Books With Book Creator”
2017 Arts For All Institute – “Photo Safari & Editing Tricks”
2016 TIES Technology Conference Workshop – “Reporting Live From… Here, There, and Everywhere”
2016 TIES Technology Conference – “Power Up & Get ConnectEd With Other EdTech Coaches!”
2016 TIES Technology Conference – “Presenting Live From… Here There, and Everywhere”
2016 TIES iPadpaloozaMN – “App Smash Super Hero Buddy Books With Book Creator”
2016 TIES iPadpaloozaMN – “Reporting Live From… Here, There, and Everywhere!”
2016 Minnesota eLearning Summit – “Publish Amazing Interactive Books With iBooks Author and Book Creator”
2016 Minnesota eLearning Summit – “Easy Formative Assessment Options For Mobile Learning”
2016 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference – “30+ Ways To Use Your iPad For Personalized Professional Development”
2016 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference Workshop– “Ditch School Newsletters and Create Dynamic Interactive Videos”
2016 Twin Cities Startup Weekend EDU – “EDJI – Reading Through Emojis”
2015 TIES Technology Conference Workshop – “Creating Amazing, Interactive Videos With TouchCast”
2015 TIES Technology Conference – “Making Learning More Visible”
2015 TIES Technology Conference – “Ditch School Newsletters: Create Amazing Interactive Videos”
2015 K12 Online Conference – “Opening Doors and New Worlds: How the iPad Transports Students Through Time and Space”
2015 K12 Online Conference – “A Little Help From Teachers Near And Far: Creating A Global PLN”
2015 TIES iPadpaloozaMN – “Create Metacognitive eBook Coaches”
2015 TIES iPadpaloozaMN – “Turn Your iPad Into A Document Camera”
2015 EdCamp Global – “Create Amazing Interactive Books With Book Creator and iBooks Author”
2015 Minnesota eLearning Summit – “Publish Amazing Interactive Books With iBooks Author”
2015 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference – Ignite Speaker – “How the iPad Transports Students Through Time and Space”
2015 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference – “Publish Amazing Interactive Books With iBooks Author Workshop”
2015 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference – “30+ Ways To Use Your iPad For Personalized Professional Development”
2015 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference – “Bridging The Digital Divide With A Racial Equity Lens”
2015 Minnetonka Technology Institute – “Using iPads to Make Learning More Visible”
2015 ECSU Winning Strategies Conference – “Using the iPad to Make Learning Visible”
2014 K12 Online Conference – “How Schools Are Preparing Students To Be Real World Ready”
2014 TEDx Burnsville Ed Speaker – “21st Century School Tools”
2014 Minnesota eLearning Summit – “Bridging The Digital Divide With A Racial Equity Lens”
2014 Minnesota eLearning Summit – “Easy Formative Assessment Options For Mobile Devices”
2014 Minnesota Partnership For Collaborative Curriculum – “Digital Design And Delivery”
2014 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference - Technology Coach Playground “Superhero Strategies for EdTech Coaches”
2016 Twin Cities Startup Weekend EDU – “Game-It: Game-based Instruction Badging and Digital Scoreboard”
2014 MAASFEP – “Bridging The Digital Divide With A Racial Equity Lens”
2013 TIES Technology Conference – “Bridging The Digital Divide With A Racial Equity Lens”
2013 TIES Technology Conference – “Personalized Professional Development And The iPad”
2013 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference – “30 Plus Ways To Use Your iPad For Personalized Professional Development”
2013 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference – “Engage Every Student With Active Learning Classrooms”
2013 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference Workshop  – “Animated Video To Liven Up Your Curriculum And Student Learning”
2012 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference - “Reanimating Student Learning with Student-Created Animations”
2012 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference Workshop - “Animated Video To Liven Up Your Curriculum and Student Learning”
2012 TIES Technology Conference  – “Making Learning Visible, Convenient, Mobile, and Possible”
2012 TIES Technology Conference   – “100 Great Tools For Transforming And Flipping Instruction”
2012 International Reading Association Conference – “Giving Students A Global Voice And Connecting One Student To Another With Web 2.0 Tools: Creative And Collaborative Choices For Publishing Student Writing And Creating Authentic Online Reading Sources”
2012 International Reading Association Pre-Conference Technology Institute – “Fostering Literacy and Response with Research-Based Instructional Practices and Web 2.0 Technologies”
2011 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference Workshop - “Animated Video To Liven Up Your Curriculum and Student Learning”
2011 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference - “Reanimating Student Learning with Student-Created Animations”
2011 Promethean ActivEducator Conference – “Igniting Student Learning with IWBs”
2010 TIES Technology Conference Workshop – “Cool Tips & Tricks To Push Your IWB Flipcharts to the Next Level”
2010 TIES Technology Conference Workshop – “Animated Movies That Move Student Learning Forward”
2010 TIES Technology Conference  – “Student-Created Videos That Demonstrate Learning”
2010 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference – “Creative Ways To Publish Student Writing”
2009 TIES Technology Conference Workshop – “SMARTer Learning, SMARTer Students, SMARTer Engagement with SMARTBoards”
2009 TIES Technology Conference – “Creative Ways To Publish Student Writing”
2008 TIES Technology Conference Workshop – “SMARTer Learning with SmartBoards”
2008 TIES Technology Conference – “Creating School Newscasts with a SmartBoard”
2007 TIES Technology Conference – “SMART News – Creating Student Podcasts With A SmartBoard.”
2007 SMART Minnesota Summer Institute – “Enhancing ELL and Primary Reading and Vocabulary Instruction with SMART Board Interactive Whiteboards”
2005 32nd Plains International Reading Association Regional Conference – “Reading Strategies For Science, Social Studies, and Math, Grades 7-12”
1996 State of Texas Reading Association Convention - “Interactive and Meaningful Reading Instruction For The Classroom” 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Minnesota Apple Teacher Conference

I'm looking forward to attending the Edtech Team Minnesota Apple Teacher Conference coming up on February 4 in Minnetonka.

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.