iPads change the way teachers and students access the web, share media, and learn on the go. Fun hands-on activities and opportunities to explore new Apps make this session a highlight of the conference. Everyone will edit a video, annotate an ebook, and collaborate on an online doc. An overview of mobile learning in the classroom, cutting-edge 1:1 programs, and volume licensing for education will also be included. Best of all, participants each receive a 16 GB wifi iPad to take with them when they leave!
Note: All of the accounts and apps we'll use during the workshop are free, but some may require a credit card for registration.
AGENDA and RESOURCES
Welcome Activity (15)
Discussion: What does this device mean for education?
Overview of iPad 2 (15)
What's in the box?
Syncing with iTunes
iTunes App Store
Volume Licensing for Schools
Activity 1: Create a Video (30)
Download the Splice App
for iOS (Note: this is optimized for iPhone, but works well on iPad.)
Shoot some video!
Interview three colleagues: How might you use an iPad in your roll as an educator?
Edit the video.
BONUS: Export your project to your camera roll. Then upload it to YouTube.
Activity 2: Annotate an eBook (30)
Register your kindle (from inside the app).
Search for "public library" in the text.
Annotate something important in his story about establishing the Philadelphia Public Library
BONUS: Search your annotations, and cut-and-paste them... or save and share them using another service, like Evernote
Optional: Check out Apple's iBooks
for free too. (Link may not work.)
Activity 3: Edit a Google Doc (30)
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.
BONUS: Click on the downward chevron and select "use desktop version" to have access to additional features.
Optional: Try creating a Form, which can easily be filled out on an iPad (for custom walk throughs or rubrics).
More Activities: Elective (15)
and browse for something relevant to you or your students.
Reflection Activity (15)
How do you plan to use the iPad in your role as an educator?
How do you plan to use it with students?
Check out these slide decks
by Cheryl Davis, Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher: