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August 17, 2013

Weekly Resources – Connected Learning Webinar, Articles, & Links
It's been another busy week at EdTechTeacher. Tom Daccord, Greg Kulowiec, Samantha Morra, Shawn McCusker, and Beth Holland led workshops in Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Texas, and Virginia. All of that travel can only mean one thing: back-to-school! Whether you have already started classes, or are preparing for initial faculty meetings, here are a few things to help with the start of the new school year.

From EdTechTeacher

Preparing for a Year of Mobile Learning
Our own Don Orth and Holly Clark facilitated this week's Connected Learning webinar - Getting Going with Mobile Devices: Workflow, Organization, and Fundamentals - with Beth Holland and Shawn McCusker. They discussed a range of topics from activities to kick off the school year to classroom management. The conversation will continue this week on Wednesday, August 21st, at 4:00pm PST. Carl HookerPatrick LarkinNathaniel Vaughn, and Scott Meech will address Preparing Parents for Mobile Learning.
Articles from the EdTechTeacher Team
5 Tips to Flip Your Class Beth Holland and Samantha Morra offer up strategies and apps for flipping your class with iPads. Didn't Your Mother Tell You Not to Google?! In this Edutopia article, Beth Holland addresses the challenges and implications of teaching search/research skills with mobile devices. AppSmashing..."Perspective" Greg Kulowiec smashes Explain Everything, Tellegami, and iMovie to show the possibilities of zoom. Check it out! Strong Intentions Lead To Amazing Unintended Benefits #LeadershipDay13 Patrick Larkin reflects on the "unintended consequences" of the 1:1 iPad Program that he has helped to create in Burlington, MA.

Resources from the Web

Xperica HD Free app for iPad to give students hands-on experience with science labs. Multiple Choice = Google | My Wired Life Great article about asking thoughtful questions. A Beginner's Guide to Starting the School Year Right on Schoology Good post for kicking off the school year with Schoology. iMovie Storyboard templates PDF file of storyboard templates for students to use before creating iMovie trailers.