It’s hard to believe that August has arrived! We wrapped up our summer workshop series this past week in Boston and jump straight into back-to-school professional development in the next few days.
This month, we have an exciting new opportunity with Connected Learning. Beginning this week, we’ll host four conversations with fabulous educators that explore how great teachers are rethinking and reshaping their classrooms and teaching with mobile devices. Come join us for this 4-part series on Preparing for a Year of Mobile Learning.
- August 7th at 4:00 PM PST: Planning For Effective Teaching & Learnig with Tablets with Tom Daccord, Suzy Brooks, Todd Curtis, & Jason Heim
- August 14th at 4:00 pm PST: Getting Going with Mobile Devices: Workflow, Organization, and Fundamentals with Don Orth, Holly Clark, Beth Holland, & Shawn McCusker
- August 21st at 4:00pm PST: Preparing Parents for Mobile Learning with Carl Hooker, Patrick Larkin, Nathaniel Vaugh, & Scott Meech
- August 28th at 4:00pm PST: How Great Teachers Reinvent Their Classroom with Justin Reich, Jennie Magiera, Kristin Ziemke, Anita Orozco-Huffman, & Autumn Laidler
Articles from the ETT Team
From consumption to curation to creation, Jen Carey built on her Atlanta iPad Summit talk to outline ways in which teachers can begin using iPad to support their own professional development.
App Smashing Posts from Greg Kulowiec
Greg’s app smashing concept has exploded. Just search #appsmash on Twitter to join the conversation. He published three new posts on the topic and has started quite the app smashing challenge.
iPads X RSA Animate X AppSmashing – Explain Everything, TiltShift Video, and iMovie to create RSA style films.
Resources from the Web
How to Use Google News to Find Primary Sources – YouTube
Video tutorial on how to use Google News to find primary source documents.
How do you organize your Google Drive?
Detailed article on Google Drive organization for workflow with students.
Chrome OS Educational packs
Educational app packs recommended by Google to use with the Chrome browser or on Chromebooks.
Mural.ly – Google Docs for Visual People
Collaborative, robust, “walls” for displaying content in a variety of spatial arrangements. Works across devices.
My Story – Book Maker for Kids
eBook creator for elementary students that not only allows students to create and share their eBooks but also draw directly in the book.
Create AR supported flashcards for elementary students. Currently works for animals, alphabet, and some dinosaurs.
How to Use Android Beam to Wirelessly Transfer Content Between Devices
How to use Android Beam & built in NFC to share certain types of content by touching devices.
Screencasting for Android and hopefully Nexus tablets