Learn over 20 different modifications that can be quickly made to an iPAD to accommodate for physical, sensory, or communication impairments. This workshop, will demonstrate over 20 different ways you can adapt an iPAD to mount on a chair, bed, wheelchair, table, desk and one’s body to accommodate for the inability to hold the device due to a physical impairment.
EvidenceWorks is an innovative, field-tested, medically focused ebook curriculum for biology students that features videos, widgets, and a web app. Both technological and pedagogical aspects of teaching and learning with iPads will be considered along with tips for blending independent learning with classroom discussion and the use of authentic assessments.
Looking to flip your class? Wondering how the iPad comes into play? In this session, we will look at how flipping with the iPad can simplify the process of creating custom course content and provide students with a number of ways to demonstrate their understanding of the content. The workshop will focus on strategies that include:
Technology is the new pencil. How do we use devices like the iPad for students to create content for metacognition as well as Higher Order Thinking Skills? Personalized learning strategies, student examples, apps and resources will be shared. This is a fast paced, fun and informative presentation. Bring your iPad!
At MIT in The Education Arcade and Scheller Teacher Education Program, we have been developing and researching mobile educational games for more than a decade. Some of these games are designed to take advantage of the “anytime and anywhere” nature of mobile devices, such as the UbiqGames project. UbiqGames are content focused games designed to be played frequently for short periods of time and connected to classroom learning. The UbiqBio project developed and studied the use of these games in learning high school level biology. Other games are designed to take advantage of the “here and now” nature of mobile devices. These location-based “augmented reality” games explicitly connect students to real issues in their communities through both play and creation of these games. Recently the work of students creating their own media for mobile devices has been extended through App Inventor, now at our Center for Mobile Learning at MIT. App Inventor is a graphical programming language that allows people with little programming experience to create their own Android apps. For some, app creation has become another medium of expression, like video, photos, or drawing. For others, it has been a way to invent solutions to problems that they face in their schools, classes or communities.
We discuss a blended professional development delivery model designed to promote young children’s emergent literacy by changing teachers’ traditional instructional practice and incorporating technology tools to support teaching and learning. Teachers learned to use iPads in small-group settings; simultaneously supporting emergent and digital literacy.
This session will provide participants with practical "how-to" information for launching a successful 1:1 iPad program. It will focus on the logistics of setting up and maintaining the initiative using a teacher-led team approach. Learning from our experiences, we will share what has worked, what hasn't, and answer questions participants may have as they launch their own iPad programs.
How can iPads lead to better instruction? They give you the opportunity to easily assess student learning! We will show you how we are leveraging the iPad and apps to gather valuable data and inform instruction. We will also share what we have learned during our 1:1 iPad implementation.
Derrick Willard has successful run two environmental science classes on iPads, with his students completing written work, reading digital texts, and taking assessments on the devices. Participants will see numerous examples of projects suited to the iPad as well as applications that are valuable to any class using the devices.
Can the interactive board be replaced by the iPad and an Apple TV? What happens to the classroom when the teacher no longer must teach from one fixed position? Find out as, one school tackled these questions when it sought to define “what’s next” in the interactive, student-centered classroom.
See the projects from an iPad pilot working with students ages 5 to 13. Discover how to effectively integrate project-based learning with your students. Learn to incorporate author studies, original visual art and design, simulations and STEM into your classes. Samples of student work and classroom documentation will be shown.
iPads for Authentic Learning will provide guided exploration of apps and inquiry-based instructional strategies that offer English language learners culturally responsive opportunities for authentic communication and meaningful expression. These strategies will move beyond drill and practice apps to student-generated higher order thinking activities that promote second language acquisition.
This fast-paced session will explore ways that students can use the iPad to curate their own learning networks comprised of experts, practitioners, teachers and other students around the world to make learning a 24/7 experience. With the iPad, learners can perform research, collaborate and produce creative works! During this session we will also discover tips and tricks to get even more out of your Internet communication device. This session will be a rich source of ideas, resources and information about using iPads for communication and collaboration. Participants are encouraged to bring their own iPad to participate.
This session will take a look at the Auburn School Department’s 1-to1 iPad initiative through the lens of technical project management. The session will examine the challenges of deploying iPads 1-to-1 to primary grade students and how Auburn has met these challenges. Particular attention will be given to sync models for iPads in classrooms with younger students and the way Auburn has chosen to approach the assignment of Apple IDs and the iTunes Volume Purchase Program, (VPP). Auburn’s use of Mobile Device Management software (CasperSuite by JAMF) will be described.
Originally marketed as a single-user, consumption device, when placed in the hands of students with a few select applications, the iPad unlocks a world of potential for students to create original content. However, it isn't just the final product that transforms the experience in the classroom, it is often the unintended outcomes that truly transform the process and experience for students. The very nature of using iPads changes the dynamic and culture of the classroom. When combining the mobility, flexibility and intuitive nature of these devices, the classroom can be transformed into a open learning environment. The transformation of the classroom is not a product of the act of using the iPad, but rather of the process of using the iPad. This process fosters student creation, reveals opportunities for students, and opens up a path toward fundamentally transforming the dynamic of the classroom.
Share the joy of creating stop-animation movies with a new app. Work with an affordable and attainable technology where learning happens! Materials will be provided, so that each participant will have a chance to choose a content area, brainstorm a story line for the specific content, and create a movie.
Availability of low-cost apps grows exponentially. Practitioners and families turn to these hoping for affordable ways to accommodate. However, we must keep decision-making processes in mind when designing interventions. Make the fit just as you would for any other assistive technology. One decision-making matrix is Stages Framework. Focus on cognitive and language challenge helps to narrow the scope being considered.
Going digital is great until you have 150 emails from students every day! Come learn how to organize your digital classroom using free file hosting services such as DropBox, Evernote, Google Docs, etc. Free your email, declutter your IN box, track and organize homework, and keep that dog from getting their assignments.
While the iPad is a fantastic mobile device that enables student creation, publication, communication, and collaboration, is it the only tool? What role will Interactive White Boards, computers, and even paper play in the classroom moving forward? In this session, we will explore what it means to truly integrate these devices in order to create a dynamic learning environment. Students may ultimately choose devices and apps in the same manner that they pick their pens and notebooks, so the challenge may be how we - as educators - ensure that the learning tools match the learning objectives and, more importantly, the students' learning needs.
Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart began investigating the possibility of transforming to a 1:1 school in the fall of 2010. This presentation will take you through the school’s process from the a pilot program to 1:1 in grades 6-12 to evaluating the success of the program. Learn about what went smoothly and what to carefully consider when heading down this path.
This presentation will focus on iPads in the K-6 classroom environment from a technical and pedagogical standpoint. Attendees will gain an understanding on the how the operational management of iPads from a network perspective directly influences their pedagogical implementation in the classroom. Topics such as the Configurator Tool, iPad Pedagogy, and strategic visioning for are a few of the topics that will be covered.
Hillbrook’s 1:1 iPad program enabled a paradigm shift in teacing and education. With students and teachers untethered from the physical environment with this highly mobile device, Hillbrook is investigating how to create learning environments that leverage mobility. The iLab is an experimental space where learners vary their space according to the work they are doing.
As students create content, now what? How can we, as educators, begin to curate concepts by students and for students? In this session, we will explore how to integrate multiple apps in order to encourage both teachers and students to curate their own learning objects that support clearly defined learning objectives.
While there are still challenges the arise when integrating iPads into a classroom setting, there have been tremendous improvements to apps and web based resources that make a paperless iPad classroom a reality.From web based research and social bookmarking, to collaborative writing, feedback and publishing, iPads have the potential to allow educators and students to work in a completely (or nearly) paperless environment. This workshop will explore a combination of strategies used to conduct a completely paperless research paper with a 10th grade English class, as well as recent improvements to the iPad iOS and apps that make the a paperless classroom a viable reality.Going Paperless with the iPad - Strategies, Success Stories & Reality of a Paperless iPad Classroom
"How do we prepare classroom teachers for the promise and challenge of an iPad classroom? We will explore a blended model for iPad PD that provides sustained individual and community support. We will look at particular strategies to make both hands-on and online iPad PD dynamic, interactive, and meaningful to teacher practice."
Experience a third-grade integrated classroom embracing a Bring Your Own Device initiative while integrating 6 shared iPads once a week. What devices will students bring to school? How are equity and safety concerns addressed? How are resources maximized in an environment where Differentiated Education isn’t a buzzword, it’s a reality?
We will explore the possibilities of iTunes U as a means of sharing courses. Participants will be introduced to the app and will see a variety of model classes and resources. The presenter will walk participants through the process of establishing a class and uploading materials, sharing insights from experience. Participants who are using iTunes U will be encouraged to share their stories, as well.
The ability to write well is an essential skill for all students and is considered a predictor of academic success. The iPad offers new solutions to engage reluctant, struggling, unsuccessful writers. Become inspired to learn whatever it takes to meet the needs of the struggling writers in your classroom.
As we know the iPad is a fantastic device that can be a used to in lessons for all content areas and grade levels. One of the best aspects of the iPad is its mobility. Unfortunately, too many schools are locking iPads into the physical confines of a school building and their students are missing out on some wonderful mobile learning opportunities. In this presentation Richard Byrne will share ten ways that iPads can be used to create truly mobile learning experiences indoors and out. The presentation will include ideas for producing new media, expanding knowledge through augmented reality, and getting kids moving with GPS-based activities.
Why The iPad is Different: Superior Technology, or Superb Timing? This session will show how a combination of timing and advances in technology will allow the iPad to help bring about a real revolution in education. This time will make all the difference.
Many schools have been struggling to deploy and manage iPads and other iOS devices in a shared environment. Managing iPad labs and iPad carts in such an environment is a very different task than managing iPads in a 1:1 environment, and because there is no one-size-fits all solution, many schools, IT staff, and classes are suffering. We will discuss the most common hurdles encountered by schools with these shared setups, and we will walk through the pros and the cons of management tools provided by Apple and 3rd parties (Apple’s Configurator, Apple Profile Manager, and 3rd party tools like Casper). Each of these management tools can unearth additional potential issues that also require attention. This session will provide an overview of these hurdles, possible solutions, and will allow for discussion of pros and cons as well as strategies to simplify the management of these devices.
This session will discuss the process to transition to iPads in a traditional education program. We will highlight key points for your success. Session topics will include the importance of planning, communication, technical details, and professional development as well as an open Q&A forum.
National Teachers Academy is a high needs Chicago Public Schools. Four teachers have received grants for 1:1 iPads in intermediate math, intermediate science, middle school special education, and school-wide music. National Teachers Academy chose to evaluate technology use with Ruben Putendera’s SAMR model, which defines implementation of technology as Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, or Redefinition. The teachers have spent the year striving to redefine the classroom using technology in a 1:1 environment. After a brief explanation of the SAMR model, these teachers will share how the classroom changed and how students and teachers became empowered through the use of technology. They will present variety of tools and how they have transformed learning in the four different classrooms. Jennie will share how technology can be used for math metacognition, Anita will share how tools can be used to differentiate in the special education classroom, Holly will share how iPads have elevated music analysis and creation, and Autumn will share how multimedia science journals and blogging changed the science classroom. Participants will take away teacher tested strategies and applications of successful implementation of technology tools that are redefining the classroom.
Backpack Journalism is a label given to describe how journalists today need to research, report, photograph, video, edit and produce their findings. All students in a way are like journalists. They need to research and create reports demonstrating what they have learned. Students today can do on the iPad what used to take a small army to complete. This presentation demonstrates how to teach students the process of telling a good story or giving a good report. The process of planning, writing, shooting, editing, and producing will be demonstrated using the iPad. Various apps and online tools will be demonstrated.
“Connected Learning” is a model that draws from social, ubiquitous, blended and personalized learning, delivered by new media, to help re-imagine education for the 21st Century. This presentation will present examples and ideas about how the Connected Learning model is being implemented across the K-12 spectrum using iPads and Moodle.
One device can result in a multitude of outcomes dependent on the learner. This presentation will take a look at 4 different students – the IB Student, the Tween Tech User, the LD kid, and the Gamer – and how the use of the iPad and digital media influences their learning experiences.
What does great teaching with iPads look like? How do you support teachers to make the most of iPads in the classroom? We will discuss strategies to help teachers and curriculum leaders develop a strong culture of inquiry and collaboration in their schools, using iPads as the catalyst.
Explore how the iPad can be an individualized learning device for students with varying learning styles and abilities. Discover apps, accessories, and strategies that can engage and empower the learning process for all learners. Rethink the boundaries between regular education and special education, and examine how the iPad can assist teachers in providing an inclusive setting for all students.
The presentation will focus on the data and analysis collected from iPad 1:1 programmes that span across 22 post primary-schools in Ireland; 16 of these schools will use iPads with students and teachers, six of the schools will initially use them for teachers only. The combined size of those programmes is 670 teachers and 1,150 students. The study will establish a baseline of both measurements and will measure differences, and their causes, over a period of several months. The outcomes will enable an evidence-based approach to technology professional development and the provision of support structures for educators.
How do we best leverage the technology today’s students are familiar and engaged with? How do we use tablets and other mobile devices to motivate students to read, write, and think critically? How do we encourage learning that is truly social and collaborate? How can technology help districts meet the goals of the Common Core? This session will explore methods for integrating technology such as peer- to-peer collaboration, social media, and video and audio tools to satisfy Common Core standards in the Humanities. Attendees will explore practical implementation ideas that will simultaneously engage students while also meeting Common Core objectives. At the core of the session is the proven pedagogy that can be implemented and augmented through the use of iPads and other mobile devices. Participants will learn how technology can be woven into their existing lesson plans; how teachers can teach classic and modern texts with technology; and how the use of iPads can motivate students to read and write at progressively higher levels.
The Next Generation Preschool Math is a 4-year, $3.5m research project. In partnership with research scientists from the Center on Children and Technology at EDC and SRI International, WGBH will be designing a blended learning suite of 8 tablet apps. The apps will be complemented by non-digital materials designed to integrate with the rhythms and spaces that make a preschool classroom tick – learning centers, snack time, recess and story time. This presentation will share our initial findings and key questions.
How can we get students excited to read Shakespeare? By employing methods and technologies that they already know and use. iBard: Digital Shakespeare and the iPad will demonstrate how iOS apps, social networking programs, video, and online resources can change the way our students learn Shakespeare’s timeless plays.
The iPad hase changed the playing field for students with special needs. Participants will learn how the iPad can be used as an AAC, Learning, and Accessibility tool for students with special needs – as well as how to select apps to meet IEP goals and how to document progress in innovative ways.
Bringing mobile devices into schools is a tremendous change for the students and the adults in a school community. In order to gain both momentum and support for these initiatives to succeed we need to be transparent and inclusive of all of the stakeholders in the district. We need to continually reinforce why we have undertaken these efforts which are so foreign to parents who had a vastly different experience. In addition, we need to help guide staff, students, and parents through this new territory where mobile devices are looked upon as tools of instruction rather than tools of distraction. Ensuring that the school community understands that this is a instructional initiative and not just a large technology purchase is imperative. This session will provide concrete examples of how one school has kept all stakeholders in the loop in and built positive momentum in doing this important work. It will also provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions and discuss best practice.
Join an open discussion regarding the “whys” and “hows” of migrating from iPad pilot program to live 1:1 school-wide program in just 9 months. What were the lessons learned at Choate Rosemary Hall, and how is the program running in its first year?
What is the special recipe that convinces you to change your IT strategy? My recipe consists of mobile, social, gaming, and geolocation in order to meet strategic goals. After personally meeting with faculty and listening to what was most frustrating about technology in their daily workflow, I had a clear understanding of what had to change: reduce complexity in taking attendance, submit grades, and accessing files. Currently, I have moved these administrative tasks to a mobile first environment. This presentation will detail how to set-up the Cloud Agent and Citrix apps on your iPad (or other mobile device) to access both your desktop environment and the student database in order to serve up information simply and reliably. Participants will download these apps and learn how to configure them, as well as gain an understanding of the network infrastructure required to support them. In addition to discussing faculty implementation, student deployment will be discussed, especially with regard to access of network files via the Thayer Planner on the iPad and the deployment of authorization codes for apps and eBooks.
Screencasting solutions such as Explain Everything for iPad, provide great ways for students to demonstrate their understanding in engaging ways and provide teachers a new lens for seeing the process of learning in addition to the product. Learn how to integrate a flexible and powerful assessment approach into your learning environment.
This workshop will explore new apps that make it easier and faster for teachers to organize, analyze, and group students around their understanding and competence with the skills that have been taught.
Understand the history of digital resources and learn how to incorporate them into today's digital classroom. Using the instructional resources your district has already and free Apps we will create the classroom of the 21st Century. This hands-on presentation will give you ideas to implement tomorrow!
How can you use iPads in the first year foreign language classroom? Given a 1:1 environment, how can using iPads help your students become more proficient in speaking, listening, writing, reading and remembering French? Attendees will see examples of a variety of applications used by beginning French students over the course of an academic year. Successes as well as challenges will be shared.
Devices don't transform learning, people do. In nearly ever school, the introduction of a new device inspires individual teachers with extraordinary initiative and creativity to create pockets of excellence in their own classrooms. There are only a handful of schools, however, where new devices lead to systematic changes in student learning experiences. In these places, school and district leaders play a vital role in helping pockets of excellence scale to school-wide transformations. In this session, we'll explore the strategies that the best school leaders use to empower their teachers and students to rethink teaching and learning in a networked age.
Working in a 1:1 environment has allowed us to not only differentiate for students but for teachers as well. In this session, we will address the question: How do we continue to innovate and change so that student learning is improved?
Complete your iPad Summit experience making certain that you know how to
utilize all the features of your iPad. Swipe to navigate and multitask,
customize, use iTunes to download apps and share files, and use both
cameras. The instructor will share some favorite apps, but the focus will
be using the device itself. Become a super user in no time! Covers iPad 2
& 3, iOS versions 5 and 6
"The iPad can function as a differentiator, a student-response system, a classroom manager, an organizer, a curator, a creator, and more. Yet, many educators have a limited understanding of the iPad as a learning device and are ill-prepared for the transition to the iPad classroom. So, what are the best practices for teacher preparation and professional growth? What are the best infrastructure, workflow and administrative practices and strategies? Which program policies and protocols help ensure effective iPad integration? Come share what is working at your school or district and learn from others."