Tony's Classroom Visits

Click the button below for a Google Document with notes about Tony's classroom visits.



  • 8:00-10:00 Quizzing, QR Codes & Bitlinks, PDFs
  • 10:00-10:15 Break
  • 10:15-12:00 Images, Productions, Projecting
  • 12:00-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-2:15 Rules & Procedures, Collages, Padlet
  • 2:15-2:30 Break
  • 2:30-4:00 Google Forms, Flubaroo, Reflections

Have you taken the web tour? These stops will help you become more familiar with your iPad.

Stop #6 has 14 apps to install for today's workshop.

Teacher Learning Outcomes for August 13, 2015

  • Teachers will practice using iPads to gather formative assessment information.
  • Teachers will create QR codes that lead to websites, audio recordings, and videos.
  • Teachers will explore simple digital products students can create on iPads, including collages and labeled images - Use Prezi, Adobe Voice
  • Teachers will understand how students can use Google Docs and PDFs to turn in assignments.
  • Teachers will feel more confident in using iPads in a classroom setting.



  • Use the Google Drive app to upload videos, photos, and files to your account.
  • After they are uploaded, you can share your videos, photos, and files. Google Drive gives you a URL to copy.

Steps for Making Any Photo of Video in Your Photo Library into a QR Code:

  1. Open the Google Drive app and sign in.
  2. Click the + button at the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Click Upload Photos or Videos
  4. Click to select your video.
  5. Click the blue check button.
  6. Wait for the upload to complete.
  7. Go to on your laptop.
  8. Find your uploaded video in the list and click to select it.
  9. Click the Get Link icon in the toolbar near the top left of the page.
  10. Click Sharing Settings.
  11. Click Advanced.
  12. Click Change next to "Anyone at Julesburg Schools who has the link can view."
  13. Change to "Anyone with the link."
  14. Click Save.
  15. Copy the link that is displayed in the Sharing settings.
  16. Open your web browser and go to
  17. Click the URL tab and paste into the box.
  18. Now you have a QR code you can display or download and save!

It's probably better to do this on your desktop or laptop computer so that you can print the QR code. Go to and click the check box next to your video. Click the More button and choose Share and Share again. Change the visibility options so that anyone with the link can view the video without logging in. Copy the link and paste into


Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers is a page with 35 fillable PDFs that can help with prewriting. They can be printed or saved an typed on.

When viewing a PDF in Safari, click the screen and choose Open in.. (it appears at the top right of the document). Choose Open in Adobe Acrobat. Now you can type in the light blue blanks. You can also click the annotation tool at the bottom of the screen to use drawing and highlighting tools.

When sharing a PDF from Adobe Acrobat Reader, choose the open to Share Flattened Copy. If you wanted to collect these from students, choose Share and select Open In and Edmodo. In Edmodo, choose Add to Library. Now the file can be added to a note or any assignment.


You can find public domain and Creative Commons images at:

You can find Creative Commons images by searching Google Images and selecting Search Tools and then Usege Right. Choose Labeled for Reuse. You will most likely be asked to give credit to the image's owner.

To save an image you are viewing in Safari, press and hold the image until the Save button appear. Clicking Save will place a copy of the image in your Camera Roll for use in other apps.


Three great apps to get started with on iPad are Shadow Puppet Edu, Adobe Voice, and Prezi. Note that Adobe Voice and Prezi require (free) accounts.


You can mirror what's on an iPad's screen in a variety of ways. Here's a chart comparing 10 of them. 

Google Documents

Google Docs can be shared with others. If students start a document, they can share it with the teacher for assessment and feedback purposes. Coach students to name their documents in a specific way so that they are easier to find in your teacher account. Place documents in folders to keep your Google Drive organized.


  • Use Pic Collage to combine images and text.
  • Use the Share button to save to iPod's Camera Roll/Photo Library.
  • If an image is in the Photo Library, it can be synced, opened in other apps, emails, or copied to Google Drive. 


Padlet is a free website where you can create a wall. You can open the wall up for others to post. Posts can have text and allow for uploads and links. On an iPad you can only upload photos and videos.

Suggested Padlet Wall Settings:

  • Log into
  • Click the Modify Wall button.
  • Under profile, give your wall a title and description.
  • Under Layout, change from Freeform to Stream or Grid.
  • Under Privacy, checkmark Moderate posts.
  • Under Address, give your wall an easy to type web address.
  • See the QR code under the Share menu.


Students sharing iPads? Have them rotate through centers or stations. See Tony's infographic and watch his video for tips.



"We do not learn from experience... we learn by reflecting on experience." - John Dewey

Tony made a QR code that points to It's a specially coded web page that randomly displays one of 30 different reflection questions. 



Collect information from parents and students using Google Forms. Here's Tony's page all about creating your own (plus lots of tips). While you can certainly take a Google Form on an iPad, it's really best to create them on a desktop or laptop.

The Flubaroo add-on allows you to grade submissions through a Google Form.



SketchParty TV requires one iPad to be connected to a projector or TV. It's a fun Pictionary-style drawing and guessing game. The best part if that you can make your own word lists. SketchParty TV is $3.99.