October 17, 2014
A great opportunity to refocus on teaching and learning. Experience a great day of collegiality and networking. Tony shares how to lead and learn with mobile technology in the 21st Century. He will help you focus on what you want students to learn and how technology can support the learning.
QR Codes can make classrooms more efficient and interactive. Instead of typing in a web address, a student can open an app and point his or her device’s camera at the code and walk away with a website, audio, or video open in his or her web browser. QR codes store information in an image made up of tiny squares, and anyone can create them. i-nigma is a great app for reading QR codes. Read more about QR codes and watch Tony's 20 minute video about how QR codes can be used in classrooms.
Create multiple choice and open-ended polls with PollEverywhere. Students respond by going to a URL on any device or computer or by sending a text message. See the results in real-time. Results can be displayed as a bar graph, listing, or word cloud.
Could there be a better way to express our purpose for using technology? Check back later for PDFs of our sticky notes.
Post-it Plus is a free iPad and iPhone app that allows you to capture, organize, and share sticky notes.
It might seem like there is an app for everything, but there's not. The best kinds of apps are ones that are open-ended and allow students to process their learning by creating something to share with others.
Poll an audience without the need for them to have any devices with Plickers (paper clickers). Simply print a card for each student to hold up. Pan your iPhone, iPad, or Android device across the room so Plickers can scan the cards using the camera. Data is graphed and recorded. You can access a history of questions and responses on plickers.com.
Technology helps make ideas and concepts visual. When using images in projects that will be published, it's important to honor copyright. That's why sites like openclipart.org and pixabay.com are great for finding images because all of them are public domain. The Noun Project's simple symbols and icons are licensed under Creative Commons, so you can legally use them if you give credit to the designers.
Create stunning animated videos in minutes with Adobe Voice. It's only available for iPad, but it is free. Create a slides using text or an image and record a voiceover. Choose a visual theme and background music and you've got a video you can easily share online. Check back here for the video made during this session about what participants took away.