September 20, 2013

New Resources, Articles, & Ideas for Mid September

We had a marathon session this week going through all of the amazing submissions to the iPad Summit Boston Call for Proposals. Concurrent session titles and descriptions will be posted as soon as speakers confirm that they are coming.

Early Bird Registration and the Call for Proposals OPENED on Monday for iPad Summit San Diego! We expect both events to sell out, so get your tickets while the last!

October Connected Educator Month Webinars

Just a reminder that  Registration is open for our FREE weekly webinar series next month.

  • October 1st, 7:00pm EST: Connecting & Collaborating in Elementary Classrooms hosted by Samantha Morra
  • October 8th, 7:00pm EST: Creating a Connected Classroom hosted by Greg Kulowiec
  • October 15th, 7:00pm EST: Digital Citizenship in the Connected Classroomhosted by Holly Clark
  • October 22nd, 7:00pm EST: The 1:1 Connected Classroom hosted by Carl Hooker
  • October 29th, 7:00pm EST: Connected Administrators hosted by Tom Daccord

New Articles from the EdTechTeacher Team

From Carl Hooker on Edudemic
From Justin Reich on EdTechResearcher

Resources from the Web

Book Creator for iPad | Blog
Outstanding examples of how to use BookCreator (mostly elementary)

How to Use Socrative or Nearpod “On the Fly”
How to use Nearpod on the fly.

A Short Guide to Using the Blogger iPad App
New guide for using Blogger on iPad from Richard Byrne.

How to Get Students Blogging in Math Class | Efficient & Effective
Blogging about math

Google Drive & Student Portfolios for the iPad – YouTube
Video tutorial on using Google Drive on iPads for student tutorials. This displays the updated version of Drive on an iPad as well.

Quick Key
Use the Quick Key app to grade paper-based assessments that are up to 30 questions in length.

Free collaborative whiteboard app.

The Forever Student: APPsolutely SMASHing!
AppSmash of Evernote, ExplainEverything, & Nova to create science portfolios. Great hands-on component, too.

Introducing Talkboard: The Collaborative Whiteboard App for iPad Citrix – YouTube
Talkboard promo video on YouTube – collaborative drawing app that appears to have a very quick response time.

The Collaborative iPad Classroom at #iPadU – Slide to Unlock Learning | Jonathan Wylie:…
A few new ideas for iPad collaboration

Instashare: Free AirDrop-like File Sharing for iPads and Macs | Jonathan Wylie: Instruc…
AirDrop like sharing for iOS and Mac

Google Forms – Limits on Choice Options – Brian Gray
Video tutorial on using Form Ranger to limit the number of choices on a Google Form. This would be a great tool to use for parent-teacher conference signups!

Ed Tech Challenge
FREE online course created for districts to support bringing technology into the curriculum. The focus is on Google Docs, collaboration, social networking, and 21st Century Skills.

8 Ways for Students and Teachers to Create an Event in Google Calendar | Jonathan Wylie…
Tons of Google Calendar options