In the past year, iPads and iPad Mini have taken PS-12 classrooms by storm, quickly emerging as the mobile device of choice. As iPad evolves - and its apps become increasingly powerful - the device becomes more versatile, and its creative potential increases. This session focuses on effective iPad innovation from both a conceptual and practical standpoint. Beginning with understanding the device itself and the features of the iOS, we will move along a path from consumption to creation to curation with iPad.
Consumption: in this first phase, we will explore ways in which iPads can be used to consume content, focusing on reading, research, and accessing multimedia.
Creation: a majority of the workshop will focus on what students and teachers can do with iPad. From creating audio, video, and screencasts to digital notebooks, collaborative writing pieces, and eBooks, we will look at some of the most intriguing apps that increase the device's creative potential.
Curation: finally, we will examine strategies and best practices for constructing innovative learning environments that leverage the digital content created by students and teachers. In this phase, not only we will discuss workflow challenges, learning management systems, and cloud storage solutions, but also effective uses of these tools to create a dynamic learning environment.
EdTechTeacher does not provide iPads for the workshop. Please bring your own device. We strongly recommend that you update all apps before attending the workshop. A list of recommended apps will be emailed to you in advance of the workshop. WiFi will be available.
We will begin promptly at 8:30 am, and strongly recommend arriving 20-30 minutes early on the first day in order to get set up. Coffee and snacks will be available each morning. Lunch will be also be provided.
- 8:30 am - 12:00 pm - Class
- 12:00 pm - 1:00pm - Lunch
- 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Class
Greg Kulowiec brings eight years of teaching experience as a Social Studies teacher and Technology Integration Specialist to EdTechTeacher. An award-winning history teacher who was recognized by the Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies with the Aieta Promising Teacher Award in 2009, Greg’s expertise and influence in technology integration has grown to a national level. As a co-creator of #sschat on Twitter, Greg has been featured in both the New York Times and the Washington Post regarding the impact of social media with educators. While in the classroom, Greg was a proponent of expanding the audience of his student’s work by having them publish text, audio and video online. His student’s video projects exploring the protests of the Arab Spring were featured on WBUR’s “Here and Now” program in 2011. Greg has also been an early adopter of iPads in the classroom. Student projects integrating iPads have included a student created digital math textbook, iPad podcasting, paperless iPad research and iPad screencasting across the curriculum. Greg presents at regional and national conferences on his teaching strategies and technology integration ideas including MassCue, The National Council for the Social Studies, The New England 1:1 Summitt, EdTechTeacher Winter Conference and multiple EdCamps. Greg has been at the forefront of integrating cell phones into the classroom and has been featured on Public Radio International’s, “The World Technology Podcast” in 2009 and contributed to the 2009 ISTE Fall Newsletter, both about cell phones in the classroom.
Shawn McCusker has 18 years of experience as a middle school and high school teacher. He has taught in public, private and alternative schools. In 2006, he was recognized as a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. He earned his B.A. in history from Northern Illinois University and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Concordia University, Chicago. On Twitter, Shawn is the co-leader of #sschat, an online social studies community, and the creator of #1to1techat, which conducts discussions of effective leadership and teaching practices for 1:1 programs. He is also an organizer of both EdCampChicago and EdCampSocialStudies. He has presented at national and local conferences such as the National Council for Social Studies, and the ILCHE/IMSA Conference. Shawn is currently an American Studies and World History teacher at William Fremd High School in Palatine, Illinois where he teaches in a 1:1 iPad pilot.
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Professional Development Credits
Through the Georgia Department of Education, 1 Professional Learning Unit (PLU) can be awarded for completion of this workshop.
Travel and Logistics
The workshops will be held on the Woodward Academy Middle School Campus, 1662 Rugby Avenue, College Park, GA 30337 - minutes from Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.
From I-85 coming South, take the Virginia Avenue exit (exit 73). Go right and proceed approximately 7/10 of a mile to Lee Street in College Park (you will go past a Lee Street just after you get off I-85, but this one is in East Point). Turn right (onto Lee Street). Go to the third street (Rugby Avenue) and turn right. The campus will be straight ahead.
From I-85 coming North, take the Virginia Avenue West exit (Exit 73B). Go right and proceed approximately 1 mile to Lee Street in College Park (you will go past a Lee Street just after you get off I-85, but this one is in East Point). Turn right (onto Lee Street). Go to the third street (Rugby Avenue) and turn right. The campus will be straight ahead.
There are numerous hotel options near Woodward Academy and the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. The options below include an airport shuttle and are within walking distance of Woodward Academy.
Country Inn & Suites
Located approximately .5 miles from Woodward, the Country Inn & Suites offers an airport shuttle service as well as rooms for approximately $89 per night.
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Rooms run approximately $89 per night. The hotel offers free WifI and airport shuttle. It is located approximately 1 mile from Woodward.
Hilton Garden Inn
The Hilton Garden Inn has complimentary WiFi and airport shuttle, as well as room rates of approximately $95 per night. It is located approximately 1 mile from Woodward.
If you have any questions, please contact us or call (888) 377-9518.