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2012-01-28 iPad in Education Workshop @ #techcon

                  Your CUE Lead Learner
    
Elizabeth Calhoon
Alamo, CA
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LINK TO THIS SITE = bit.ly/pcoeipadworkshop

                    

Agenda for the day:
Opening (10)
Introduction to and Setting up the iPad (5)
Built-In Apps (5)
iTunes, Apps and the App Store (10)
Activity 1: Let's Make a Movie (30)
Activity 2: Annotate an eBook (30)
Activity 3: Get Googley With It (30)
Activity 4: Elective Activities (20)
Small Group Options (30) 
Reflection and Evaluation (10)

 Opening Activity (10) 



Using the BUMP App
Open BUMP and meet someone new, share a contact, photo, app, music, calendar appointment or add to a social network!

Facetime/Skype (demo)

 Introduction to and Setting up the iPad (5) 

General Controls (NY Times Article)
  • Multitasking
  • Orientation
  • Volume
  • Navigating
    • Home button
    • Search
    • Pinching

Setting up your iPad Settings
Recommended Accessories:
 Built-In Apps (5) 
    • Overview of Built-In Apps - includes changes with iOS5 
    • Your e-mail settings (more than 3 days' mail)
    • Creating folders and organizing the desktop
    • Removing Apps
    • Toggling between apps
    • How to close open apps
    • Helpful Tips (see below)
     iTunes, Apps, and the App Store (10) 


     Activities 

    Activity 1: Let's Make a Movie (30)
    • plice 2.0 Tutorial - Getting Started (Video)
    • Download the Splice App for iOS (Note: this is optimized for iPhone, but works well on iPad.)
    • Shoot some video! Your mission: Interview 3 colleagues with the question, "How might you use an iPad in your roll as an educator?"
    • BONUS: Export your project to your video library to upload it elsewhere (like YouTube).
    • Optional: Check out AnimotoVimeo, or Apple's iMovie for 4.99


    Activity 2: Annotate an eBook (30)


    Activity 3: Get Google-y With It (30)
    • Editing Google Docs on The Go (Blog Post & Video)
    • Create an account at docs.google.com or login
    • Visit docs.google.com on the iPad
    • Open a document and click edit
    • Your work is automagically saved in "the cloud." It is backed up and you can access it from any web browser
    • Try collaborative editing with us using this demo document
      • BONUS: Click on the downward chevron and select "use desktop version" to have access to sharing controls (and other features)
      • Optional: Try creating a Form, which can easily be filled out on an iPad (for custom walk throughs or rubrics)
    Kyle Brumbaugh and Danny Silva's Google Apps on iPad Session at MacWorld on January 25, 2012



    Activity 4: Elective Activity (20)
    • Visit Apptivities.org or the other Apps sites above and browse for something relevant to you or your students.
    • Download, try, and share with your neighbors and the group!

    Individual/Partner/Small Group Activity Options (30)

    Option 1: QR Code Scavenger Hunt
    • Group yourselves, insuring that at least one person has an iPad 2 (or an iPhone)
    • Go to THIS LINK where you will be given a series of clues
    • Each clue will send you to a place in our room
    • Using the App RedLaser, or a QR Code Reader of your choice, scan the QR code you find
    • You will be given a question which you must answer  on the website from which you found the clue
    • Continue the process for all five clues...which lead to the codes...which lead to the questions...which lead to your answers...which lead to learning and fun!
    • (Visit http://www.classtools.net/QR/ to see the resource from which this activity came)



    Option 2: Edit a photo using Skitch

    Sample:



    Option 3: Author a Book in iBooks

    Option 4: Continue to Search through links and apps 



    Reflection Activity (10)

    How do you plan to use the iPad in your role as an educator? 

    How do you plan to use it with students? 

    Click HERE to respond

    Click HERE for today's evaluation

    Click HERE to e-mail my Superintendent, Steve Enoch (this line and link subject to be removed, pending workshop success)

    Upcoming CUE Events
    • East Bay CUE Cool Tools 2012, Oakland, CA - February 11, 2012
    • Annual CUE Conference, Palm Springs, CA - March 15-17, 2012
    • Silicon Valley CUE Teach Through Technology, Krause Center for Innovation, Foothill College, CA - March 24, 2012
    • Leadership 3.0 Symposium - April 19-21, 2012
    • ISTE Conference, San Diego, CA - June 24-27, 2012


     Resources 

    Great apps for learning across Math, Life Science, Reading and Geography:

    Math
    Life Science
    To Read
    Geography 

     Great Apps Organized by Grade Level 

     Additional Resources: 

     Helpful Tips 

     How to add a bookmark?
    In Safari, click on the "+" next to the address bar, you can add a shortcut to either the "desktop" (also known as the home screen) or as a bookmark to the Safari browser.  This can be handy to access websites you frequent often. 

     How to delete apps, move apps and create folders?

           Tap and hold any single app. Hold until the apps begin to shake. Move the apps

           wherever you'd like and place them on top of one another to create folders and edit

           folder names.     


     How to save a picture into your Photo App?
    When you're browsing around the Internet and find a picture you like, tap and hold the picture and you'll be prompted with a "Save Image" and "Copy" prompt.   By selecting the "Save Image", it will download the image to you iPad in the "Saved Pictures" album in the Photo App. 

     Portrait vs. landscape mode!
    Often times, certain features of some applications will have a different layout whether you're looking at it in portrait or landscape mode.   I've noticed, while in pages, that some features weren't present in landscape mode (which is easier for me to type on) that were available in the portrait mode.   Key point:  try both ways to see if it's something that is hiding from you! 

     How to take a screenshot of the iPad screen!
    Taking a screenshot of whats on your iPad can come in very handy when you need to share something with people who don't have access to see your screen.  By holding down the home button (the only button on the front of the iPad) and the power button (top of the iPad), the screen will flash and take a picture of whatever is on your screen.   The iPad will store this in the "Saved Photos" album in the Photos app!

     How to delete multiple pictures from the Photo App!
    It's a little deceiving to try and delete more than one photo at a time while browsing the Photo App.  What you want to do it is click on the arrow in the top right corner of the photo app (doesn't work in all folders, but it does for the general photos area and saved photos).   Then, click on one of the photos you want to delete and the delete button will be highlighted.  You can now drag around to select as many as you'd like to delete!

     How to transfer Apps from one computer to another?
    I sync my iPad with my home computer, but sometimes I'll be at work and find a cool app that might be available free for a limited time.  I typically download the app to my work computer, then click on the Apps menu in the left-hand column. Right click on the app and Show in Finder (or Show in Explorer).   I then take that .ipa file and store it in my Dropbox to transfer that purchase to my home computer. 

     How to limit students from accessing certain content on the iPad!
    There are some obvious reasons why you might want to limit certain applications (perhaps iTunes) while your students use your iPad.   If you go to Settings - > General - > Restrictions -> Enable Restrictions...  you can dictate what apps can be accessed after you type in a passcode.  While that passcode is setup, those apps won't even display on the screen.   To disable this, simply navigate back to this page and enter the passcode!


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