June 1, 2013

Weekly Resources to Kick Off June!

Happy June 1st! Summer is in full swing here in the North East, and we are getting ready to kick off our Summer Workshop Series. A bit of news on that front.

iPad Summit – Boston

Before you leave for the school year, don’t forget that the Call for Proposals is open for the November 13-15 iPad Summit in Boston. We received over 100 submissions for the Atlanta event, and proposals have already started coming in.

Early Bird Registration has also started. We expect this to be another SOLD OUT event!

New Articles

The “Evergreen” iPad: Why all your apps should fit on one screen

Director, Tom Daccord, writes about the true potential for creation and innovation with iPads in his June editorial on eSchool News.

8 Steps to Great Digital Storytelling – From Samantha on Edudemic

Samantha wrote this excellent post as a follow up to her webinar from May 21st. If you missed her live, the recording is available in our archives.

Weekly Resources

Google Docs Offline On Your Chromebook
Tips for getting started with Google Drive offline.

Listen to iTunes Audio Podcasts on Your Chromebook
How to listen to iTunes podcasts on a Chromebook.

Chromebooks – Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything
New page from Kathy Schrock with links to online information about the use of Google Chromebooks in the PreK-12 classroom.

RealtimeBoard | Online collaboration whiteboard
Web based collaborative whiteboard that interfaces with Drive.

SlateMath for Kids
Kindergarten & 1st Grade math app for iPad to develop counting, numeracy, and basic math skills.

News-O-Matic, Daily for Kids
Free iPad newspaper designed to reach younger students. Could be a good tool for teaching current events as well as the concept of curation.

Inquiry Live in the Classroom | A place for literacy and curiosity to dwell
Group blog from Chicago elementary educators Katie Muhtaris and Kristin Ziemke.

Everybody ‘googles’ everything. This tool might make you think! | dedwards.me
Post from Daniel Edwards about using Rebel Mouse to teach digital citizenship and digital footprint. Great ideas!