Mar 042014
 

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OnTrack Section #:68094, Course #:58985

Instead of just talking about Project Based Learning and many great apps that can help out, today we are going to experience PBL first hand. Today, your task is: Create a brief project, using a creative app of your choosing, to explain how Project Based Learning works. Alternatively, your project can highlight 8 elements that make a good PBL project. Then, present your project, demonstrating & evaluating your selected app.

Resources:

App Evaluation (Download this checklist (thanks to LearningHand.com)):

  • What are 2 strengths of this app for PBL? 2 weaknesses?
  • Check for a Yes, blank for a No on the following list for your app:
    • Use of app is relevant to the purpose and student needs
    • Help or tutorial is available in the app
    • Content is appropriate for the student
    • Information is error-free, factual, and reliable
    • Content can be exported, copied, or printed
    • App’s settings and/or content can be customized
    • Customized content can be transferred to other devices
    • History is kept of student use of the app
    • Design of app is functional and visually stimulating
    • Student can exit app at any time without losing progress
    • Works with accessibility options like VoiceOver and Speak Selection
    • App is free of charge
    • No in-app purchases are necessary for intended use of app
    • App loads quickly and does not crash
    • App contains no advertising
    • App has been updated in the last 6 months
    • App promotes creativity and imagination
    • App provides opportunities to use higher order thinking skills
    • App promotes collaboration and idea sharing
    • App provides useful feedback
  • Would you use this app with your students? Why or why not?
Nov 072013
 

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OnTrack Section #:67099 , Course #:58985

Here’s the plan for our session today. We’ll learn about:

  • Harnessing the Power of Google Drive for projects, collaboration and maybe even a paperless classroom
  • Screencasting – creating learning objects with some cool interactive white board type apps
  • Creating rich media projects like narrated slide shows, picture- and full blown eBooks, and full movies.
  • Classroom quizzing and formative assessment with free web-based tools

You can download the presentation for our session today below:

Apps, links and resources for each area above:

Aug 082013
 

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OnTrack Section #: 65480, Course #: 58985

Today we’ll get you up to speed on your iPads and show you some amazing things you’ll be able to do in your 1:1 iPad classrooms. I’ll include links to everything we discuss today below, as well as a PDF and PowerPoint version of my presentation. The plan for today includes:

  • Cover the basics to get everyone on the same page
  • Presenting from your iPad: How to control and project your classroom computer, and how to project your iPad screen using Apple TV
  • Screencasting – creating learning objects with some cool interactive white board type apps
  • Creating rich media projects like narrated slide shows, picture- and full blown eBooks, and full movies.
  • Classroom quizzing and formative assessment with free web-based tools
  • Finding good places for educational apps & media

1-1 iPad Classroom Solutions PDF

1-1 iPad Classroom Solutions PowerPoint

Here’s the presentation from a similar session at the Rural Schools Conference in July, using Google+ Hangout On-Air (YouTube Video).

Apps, links and resources for each area above: