Sudbury Catholic Schools Apple Professional Development

APD Training – iOS Math and Productivity

Friday May 23rd, 2014

Thanks for allowing me to learn with you today as we explore some uses for Apple iPad/iOS in the Mathematics Classroom! See below for some useful information and links for the day!

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UPDATE MAY 23rd, 2014 @ 4:50pm:

Had a great day of learning with a really forward thinking group! I appreciate your willingness to “steer the ship” throughout the day and voice where you wanted to go in terms of using the iPads in your own classroom. As promised, I have added the links to Reflector, Setting Up Google Calendar For Classroom Use, Taco Cart 3 Act Math Task, Cookie Cutter 3 Act Task (coming soon), Pythagorean Theorem Proof Video (coming soon) and

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Full Day Workshop Slide Deck

Download the slides from today’s workshop. Note that I load the deck with many options and often times, I don’t get to it all. Feel free to contact me if you have questions about any of the slides we do not get to.

Apple Professional Development APD for Sudbury Catholic Schools May 23rd, 2014


Annotating PDF Files for Lesson Delivery and Digital Learning.

Use GoodNotes PDF Annotation App to Teach With Apple TV

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Teacher Learning and Leadership Program (TLLP) Project

Learn more about my Teacher Learning and Leadership Program (TLLP) Project including my proposal, a cost breakdown and more.

Teacher Learning and Leadership Program TLLP Application

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How to Setup Apple TV for iPad Mirroring

Learn how to setup your Apple TV so you can successfully mirror your iPad screen wirelessly to your classroom projector or television.

Apple TV in the Classroom | Tap Into Teen Minds

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Reflector: Mirroring Your iPad to a PC or Mac Screen

Already have a computer in your classroom and you aren’t interested in paying an additional $100 for an Apple TV? Consider using Reflector or AirServer to mirror your iPad screen to your computer screen. Then, you can project your computer as you normally would!

Reflector - Mirror iPad Without Apple TV in Classroom

Reflector App Allows You to Mirror Your iPad Screen to Your Projector or TV Without the Need for an Apple TV.

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Use Google Calendar As A Course Website

Looking to build a web presence, but unsure where to start? Consider starting small by creating a course calendar using Google Calendar to post homework, links to YouTube videos or solutions to your math problems? Access the full details here!

Using Google Calendar As A Class Website

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Explain Everything

Learn how to use Explain Everything on the iPad to create screencasts. Useful for flipping your classroom, creating tutorial videos to post to YouTube or for your students to communicate their thinking as you triangulate assessment data through conversations, observations and student product.

Explain Everything iPad Video App Review

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Doceri – Download App

Similar to Explain Everything, Doceri is FREE and available on the App Store here.

Doceri Screencasting App for iPad

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Desmos – Download App

Download the Desmos app for FREE. The ultimate graphing calculator is available on the App Store here.

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Fluid Math – Download App

Download the Fluid Math 2014 app. Another great graphing calculator that recognizes hand gestures. Available on the App Store here.

Download App

GeoGebra – Download App

Download the GeoGebra app FREE. This app is great for abstract concepts and analytic geometry. Available on the App Store here.

Download App

How to Effectively Use DragonBox in Your Solving Equations Lesson

DragonBox 12+ is a great app that truly defines Gamification. Students play a game that teaches the rules for solving equations without them even knowing it!

Access some great resources that you can bring into your classroom to spice things up.

Gamification of Solving Equations by DragonBox App

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3 Act Math Tasks Sorted By Ontario Curriculum

Access a huge bank of real world math problems by Dan Meyer and a group of other great mathematics innovators. Best of all – it’s all sorted by the Ontario Curriculum. Click your grade, course or overall expectation!

Candle Burning 3 Act Math Task

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Taco Cart – 3 Act Math Task

Today, we looked at the Taco Cart 3 Act Math Task by Dan Meyer. This problem applied prior knowledge of the Pythagorean Theorem in my grade 9 academic course. A similar approach could be used in Grade 9 Applied.

Taco Cart Three Act Math Task = Applying Pythagorean Theorem

Access Tasks – FREE Teacher/Student Blogging

Looking for a way to get an online presence in the form of a blog or course website? Consider getting to post YouTube videos, homework, resources and other useful links for your students to access.

Mathlete Blogs | Math Blogging Network

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APD Survey

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