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Archive for: February 2012
On January 25th, I was invited to share my Teacher Learning and Leadership Program project with the Greater Essex County District School Board (GECDSB) principals and senior administration at their Learning Carousels.
Sadly, a 40-minute session only allowed me to scratch the surface of what the Tap Into Teen Minds project is all about. If you were there and want to learn more, check out the following document which includes all the slides which we did not have a chance to get to!
The following topics were included in this document:
- iPad/Tablet Misconceptions in Education
- Tablet Roadblocks in Education
- Why iPads and Not a Less Expensive Tablet?
- TIPS4RM Model Without Paper!
- How Do Students Access the PDF Worksheet?
- How Do Students Write on the PDF File?
- neu.Annotate as Our Writing Tool
- Dropbox: Creating a Digital Portfolio
- Uploading to Dropbox
- Access Your Digital Portfolio Anywhere
- Advantages to a Digital Portfolio in the Cloud
- Replacing Classroom Clicker Systems With Google Docs
- Creating a Google Docs Form to Poll Students
- Replacing IWB With Splashtop
- Useful Apps
CLICK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD THE TAP INTO TEEN MINDS PRESENTATION:
With the start of the second semester tomorrow, I have put together a series of slides which give students new to the iPad some instructions on how to get started using the device in my mathematics classroom.
This Apple iPad student tutorial, available in PDF form below, gives instructions which allow the student to access course PDF documents, open them into an iPad annotation app called neu.Annotate+, and save their work into the “cloud” in their Dropbox account. There are also instructions on how students can “share” their Dropbox folder with the teacher and their parents.
Hopefully, this educational technology tutorial will help you implement an Apple iPad 1:1 or 1:many program in your classroom effectively! Enjoy!
ACCESS THE STUDENT iPAD TUTORIAL BY CLICKING BELOW:
Quick Details About Both Apple iOS Apps for iPad
neu.Annotate+ PDF App $1.99
neu.Annotate+ PDF is a great iPad app which allows the user to annotate or write on PDF files directly on the screen. This has been the app used most by my Tap Into Teen Minds iPad Project in order to create a paperless math classroom. This app has allowed me to take all of my math material which would be printed on paper or simply displayed via projector and distribute to the students digitally via the course website on a daily basis. Very easy to use and very effective in creating a paperless classroom using an iPad 1:1 program.
Dropbox App FREE
One of the first cloud computing solutions, Dropbox is a huge help when allowing multiple students use a single iPad throughout a given day. The free Dropbox app allows students to save content from the iPad to their Dropbox account and access the files from anywhere. Since the files are stored in the “cloud,” this means that students can access the files via their smartphone, computer, or tablet anywhere in the world where they can get an Internet signal. Whats more, if they download Dropbox for their home computer, their files will sync automatically so their content will automatically be on their home computer.