What a week! We wrapped up our Connected Educator Month webinar series, continued to do workshops with schools, and SOLD OUT the Boston iPad Summit! Limited space is still available in some of the Pre-Conference workshops, but register soon!
From the EdTechTeacher Team
We had a great webinar this week. Tom Daccord hosted Patrick Larkin, Carl Hooker, and guest -Eric Scheninger to discuss Connected Administrators.
It was also a busy week of writing. Check out some of the latest articles from the team.
Once again, Greg Kulowiec offers up excellent tutorials and examples for App Smashing – this time with the updated iMovie.
“We have to break the 8.5×11 mindset,” writes Shawn McCusker as he explores the evolution of “going paperless.”
“If we take the time to make our content available outside of class, what does learning look in school?” Beth Holland tackles this question in this Edutopia post.
Holly Clark discusses how find outside experts and use the wisdom of a network to find answers and ask better questions in this Edudemic post.
Samantha Morra offers up five excellent recommendations for digital storytelling with iPads.
Carl Hooker describes his experience being “unplugged” during the recent Mobile 2013 Experience conference.
Justin Reich raises excellent questions about the new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Resources from the Web
Common Core & Ed Tech: Doctopus to Manage Students’ Google Docs
Another great article about using Doctopus to manage students’ google docs.
▶ Bar model museum addition – YouTube
Example from Suzy Brooks of a screencast created during whole-group instruction.
join.me Viewer – Android Apps on Google Play
It is possible to use Join.me to display a computer screen on an Android device.
Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Digital Differentiation
Not only a good resources, but also a great example of using ThingLink effectively.
Doctopus for EDUs: Getting Started | Google Gooru
Tutorials and directions for using Doctopus
▶ Prepping the Puppet Pals 1st Grade Coral Reef Project – YouTube
This is a very cool project where students created their own coral reefs and creatures, combined them via Box, and then animated them in PuppetPals (though it could have been Explain Everything).
Little Bird Tales – Digital Detectives with Doogie Dog
Fantastic Little Bird Tales example created by Diane Horvath. She leveraged resources from CommonSense to recreate the story and give the students an assignment.
iMovie Trailer Storyboards (UPDATED) | Another Way
Great set of PDF storyboard templates from Ben Schersten to accompany iMovie trailer projects.
Collaborative, web-based, data analysis and graphing tool that even connects to drive.
SpeEdChange: Making Learning Spaces: The Secondary Library
Good post about designing learning spaces to meet diverse learning populations & leverage mobile devices.
Evernote | Miss Spink On Tech
Fabulous page of Evernote ideas for the classroom including a great infographic on Evernote Organization for Teachers.
Quick Key scans paper to collect digital assessment data.
Common Core & Ed Tech
Blog full of CCCS resources
A Great Tool To Add Audio Feedback to Google Docs
Great post and tutorial on using Kaizena with Google Docs.
Animoto – Science Pumpkin Observation
Animoto created by Arlington Elementary teacher about pumpkin observations and then tweeted out to class account.
EverEPUB for Evernote
Create custom ePubs from Evernote notes – including custom covers.
Online Audio Converter (MP3, WAV, Ogg, WMA, M4A, AAC) – media.io
Upload files, or include URLs, and get audio files that can be downloaded.