Thursday, December 14, 2017

Presenting At ISTE18

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I received notification today that I have been selected to present at the ISTE 2018 Conference next summer!

I will be presenting:
30+ Ways To Use Your iPad For Personalized Professional Development
  • Learn how the iPad just may be the most versatile transformative tool in the educational world that can bring personalized learning to your fingertips 24/7 and just in time for your professional learning needs. Build your PLN, engage in personalized PD, and transform your learning.

I am looking forward to sharing great ways to use the iPad with others and having the opportunity to network with other EdTech leaders!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

TIES17 Tell Your Classroom Story With TouchCast

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Looking for a simple way to make student learning more visible and easier to share? This session will cover how a simple green screen and the amazing free TouchCast app can transform the way that students demonstrate their learning to you!





Tap into the power of TouchCast's easy-to-use free iPad app to create a mobile green screen recording studio. With 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 & other amazing locations. Ditch classroom newsletters & replace them with student-produced videos that highlight your classroom, build students' speaking & presentation skills, & make learning fun.




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.

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






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TouchCast External Camera App
TouchCast External Camera App is 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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Reflector 3
Reflector 3 - Mirror your iPad screen to your computer.
Available for Mac and Windows.










Monday, December 11, 2017

TIES17 Student Tech Teams Playground

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Do you have 1:1 devices for staff and students and need help with answering teacher and student questions, trouble-shooting, and helping to get everyone to use their devices more effectively? Student tech teams may be the solution that you need. This  playground session will allow you to ask questions of Genius Squad students, learn about their favorite apps, and hear how being part of these teams provides meaningful leadership opportunities for them to help staff and students.


Student tech teams leverage the power of student knowledge and enthusiasm to support technology in their schools. From help desk, to rollouts, to repairs, student tech teams are helping teachers and students use technology, while giving participants valuable leadership and service experience.






Resources
ISTE Student Standards 2016:
ISTE Student Standards

Makes Makey Classic & Makey Makey Go
Makey Makey Classic and Makey Makey Go allow users to create a controller from anything - apple, banana, clay, etc., to interact with computer programs.

Sphero
Spheres are ball-shaped robots that can be controlled and programmed with an app.


Mouse Create LED Items
Mouse Create is an online platform created by Mouse.org with curriculum and activities for students for students to work through with a teacher or in a self-paced format to learn more about technology and STEM topics.



Saturday, December 9, 2017

TIES17 Workshop: 3-2-1 Tell Your Story With An Amazing Free Classroom Studio

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Have you been searching for a great way to share what is going on in your school or classroom? This workshop will give you ideas about how to use a free iOS app to create interactive videos  that will allow you to share classroom learning and stories with parents and your school community. Students can also use this app to summarize their learning that makes it more visible and allows them to share their learning with you and the world!


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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 with multi-cam control of extra iPads, green screen, onscreen pop-up documents, and screen casting whiteboard. With 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. Ditch classroom newsletters and tell the story of your classroom or school with simple-to-create student-produced videos that build students' speaking and presentation skills and make learning fun. Great for highlighting your school with monthly principal-created videos parents will watch!


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.

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






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TouchCast External Camera App
TouchCast External Camera App is 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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Reflector 3
Reflector 3 - Mirror your iPad screen to your computer.
Available for Mac and Windows.









Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Join Me At TIES17 For Awesome Ideas Ways To Highlight Student Voice And Choice

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I will be presenting two preconference workshop sessions for the TIES Conference in December and will be doing two conference sessions highlighting student tech teams with one of our secondary school Genius Squads and showing how to use the power of interactive video to share classroom learning and stories with parents and your school community.




My weekend workshop sessions will be:

  • Amplifying Student Voice Beyond Classroom Walls
    • Explore iPad apps that will help you to amplify your ELA students' voice with an authentic global audience. These apps will inspire your students to read more, develop their presentation skills, and share their writing and thinking beyond the classroom walls.
  • 3-2-1 Tell Your Story With An Amazing Free Classroom Studio
    • Tap into the award-winning power of TouchCast's easy-to-use free iPad app to create an engaging, interactive mobile recording studio with multi-cam control of extra iPads, green screen, onscreen pop-up documents, and screencasting whiteboard. With 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. Ditch classroom newsletters and tell the story of your classroom or school with simple-to-create student-produced videos that build students' speaking and presentation skills and make learning fun. Great for highlighting your school with monthly principal-created videos parents will watch!
My regular conference sessions will be:
  • Student Tech Teams Playground
    • Student tech teams leverage the power of student knowledge and enthusiasm to support technology in their schools. From help desks, to rollouts, to repairs, student tech teams are helping teachers and students use technology, while giving participants valuable leadership and service experience. Come meet student tech-team participants (from elementary to high school) and their leaders during this session of the playground.
  • Tell Your Classroom Story With TouchCast
    • Tap into the power of TouchCast's easy-to-use free iPad app to create a mobile green screen recording studio. With 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 & other amazing locations. Ditch classroom newsletters & replace them with student-produced videos that highlight your classroom, build students' speaking & presentation skills, & make learning fun.

I am looking forward to networking with other educators and tech integration leaders from the midwest and hoping some of you may join me for these fun three-hour-long hands-on workshops on December 9 and 10 and for my regular conference sessions on December 11 and 12.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Presenting Two Workshops At TIES17

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I received notification today that I have been selected to present two pre conference workshop sessions for the TIES Conference in December!



My weekend workshop sessions will be:

  • Amplifying Student Voice Beyond Classroom Walls
    • Explore iPad apps that will help you to amplify your ELA students' voice with an authentic global audience. These apps will inspire your students to read more, develop their presentation skills, and share their writing and thinking beyond the classroom walls.
  • 3-2-1 Tell Your Story With An Amazing Free Classroom Studio
    • Tap into the award-winning power of TouchCast's easy-to-use free iPad app to create an engaging, interactive mobile recording studio with multi-cam control of extra iPads, green screen, onscreen pop-up documents, and screencasting whiteboard. With 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. Ditch classroom newsletters and tell the story of your classroom or school with simple-to-create student-produced videos that build students' speaking and presentation skills and make learning fun. Great for highlighting your school with monthly principal-created videos parents will watch!


I am hoping that some of you may join me for these fun three-hour-long hands-on workshops on December 9 and 10!

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.