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2014 2014-Stories for Learning

How Schools Are Preparing Students To Be Real World Ready

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Presenter: Chris Turnbull
Location: Saint Paul, MN, United States
@TurnbullChris

Presentation Description: “Real world ready” is a phrase that has evolved in the education world over the past several decades. Beginning with a focus on literacy and math skills needed to be successful adults and productive members of society and being revised over the years as norms and expectations for college enrollment changed and expanded to a larger section of graduating high school students and the knowledge and preparation they would need for the types of careers they might pursue changed. In my opinion, the phrase has now evolved to include all states of learning and tools, both in-school and beyond, that help the student gain knowledge or skills and make connections that will help him/her to understand the global, connected world better and to be prepare himself/herself for the life-long learning and adapting he/she will need to make connections, adapt, grow, evolve, and excel outside of the traditional classroom walls. Real world ready is an unending, changing state flexible enough to keep up with the advances of our society and limited only by students’ imagination and creativity and the impact that schools can have in either a positive or negative way. The technology that is evolving today has a direct impact on the jobs and careers available for our students’ futures. As educators, we have to ensure that we are preparing our students for 21st century careers and not those of the past. By integrating technology into our teaching, we can ignite students’ passions to engage them in school and build their skills in the areas of creativity, collaboration, research, and problem solving.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://playlearnteach.blogspot.com/2014/10/k12-online-conference-how-schools-are.html

Additional Information:
What does “Real World Ready” mean to you? Contribute your thoughts here – http://playlearnteach.blogspot.com/2014/10/k12-online-conference-how-schools-are.html and share a recommendation of a great iPad app or interactive website.

Have a great project-based lesson that you have done with your students? Add it to the form in the blog and take away an idea or two to try with your class.

2014 2014-Stories for Learning

Augmenting Interest in Reading with Augmented Reality

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Presenter: Kyle Dunbar
Location: Alexandria, VA USA
@edtechdunny

Presentation Description: Through screencasts, presentation tools and videos of interviews with teachers and students, I will share examples of students creating videos about books they are reading that are linked through the Augmented Reality app Aurasma. Viewers will hear about students drafting their videos, recording their videos, linking their videos, and watching each other’s videos using the Aurasma app. Teachers and students will share how creating these augmented reality apps have encouraged reading in their classrooms, helped students find books they want to read and has sparked an interest in presenting books in new and interesting ways. Teachers and students will also give advice about the best ways to use augmented reality in the classroom as well as make suggestions about how you can use Aurasma in your classroom or school library.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
TLP Project

Seeing Auras, Through Aurasma, That Is!

2014 2014-Gamification

The iPad’s Killer App

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Presenter: Ben Rimes
Location: Mattawan, Michigan, United States
@techsavvyed

 

Presentation Description: For the hundreds of thousands of apps on the iPad, there is one often neglected app that already comes pre-installed; the Camera App! Exploration of the world around us using video and images allows students to capture elements of curiosity and real world examples of concepts for assessment, demonstration of knowledge, and creating engaging learning opportunities. This screencast/video will give educators ideas to challenge their students to capture the world around them and move past gamification, towards more playful learning experiences that rely more on intrinsic motivation, rather than extrinsic devices, badges, and stimuli.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://www.techsavvyed.net/presentation-links

2013 Building Learning

Constructing Identity with an iPad

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Presenter: Claire Kreuger
Location: Moose Jaw, SK CANADA
@ClaireKreuger

 

Presentation Title: Constructing Identity with an iPad

Presentation Description: “…everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Join Claire Kreuger as she shares the ways in which she has used iPads in her classroom to help her students construct their own identity. She will show you a variety of different apps and how to use them. This presentation will be useful for all teachers interested in using or improving their use of iPads in their classrooms. It is also of particular interest for teachers in Canada looking for ways to integrate Treaty Education into their programs.

In Saskatchewan, teachers are required to teach Treaty Education at every grade level. This is a program that explores the historical relationship between the First Nations of Canada and the Canadian government. For a variety of reasons, up until now, few teachers, the presenter included, have successfully integrated this area of study into their programs. Over the past school year, with the help of a U of R research team, Claire Kreuger looked at how to use digital storytelling as a way of engaging students with learning about the treaties. She approached this project as a learner herself and aimed to learn and create alongside her students. The central question was “What does it mean to be a treaty person?”

Additional Information:
Blog: http://treatypeople.edublogs.org/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/ClaireKreuger

LinkedIn:
http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/claire-kreuger/74/145/7a4

2013 Leading Learning

Digital Portfolios

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Presenter: Candice Clark
Location: WV
@ClarkCandice3

Presentation Title: Digital Portfolios

Presentation Description: I show a cool app by PEGeeks called Easy Portfolio. I demonstrate the basics of how to use Easy Portfolio on the iPad to create student portfolios electronically. It is a simple and neat app that is easy to use and very useful for assessment.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6h1ywo5tsy9dajr/Directions%20for%20Easy%20Portfolio%20on%20the%20iPad.docx

Additional Information:
I used Reflector and a mic to record this app from my iPad to my PC. There are parts that look glitchy. This is simple the video as I switch between screens on the iPad. The audio sounds great. If you have any questions, feel free to email me. I had a difficult time figuring out how to record my iPad screen without simply using a camera while maneuvering through the app.

2013 Outside Learning

Photography for All

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Presenter: Luis Perez
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
@luisfperez

Presentation Description: The saying from photographer Chase Jarvis that the “best camera is the one you have with you” captures the power of mobile devices as tools for documenting our lives through photography in ways that were not possible before. Today’s mobile devices, including the iPhone and the iPad, have the ability to capture images that rival the quality of those taken with traditional cameras, but in a package that is portable and easy to use for many students who would not otherwise be able to use a camera. For students with disabilities, these devices support a number of accessibility features that make photography more accessible than ever. For example, students with visual disabilities can use facial recognition along with the VoiceOver screen reader to take an image even if they are not able to see what is shown on the iPad or iPhone’s screen. Similarly, students with cognitive and motor impairments can use adaptive devices along with the new Switch Control feature in iOS 7 to interact with their touchscreen devices.

This presentation will include a number of ideas for incorporating photography into the curriculum to engage all learners, tips and tricks for how to get the most out of the camera on your mobile devices, and demonstrations of how to use the camera with the built-in accessibility features of the iPad and other iOS devices. The presenter will share his workflow for mobile photography as well as photos from his own collection that show how someone with a significant visual impairment can be a photographer with the right tools and supports.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/fr/fr32/1/fr320106.htm

Additional Information:
New York Times article featuring presenter and his work as a photographer and advocate for people with disabilities:

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/29/disruptions-guided-by-touch-screens-blind-turn-to-smartphones-for-sight/

2012 Kicking It Up a Notch

Using iOS App Affordances to Foster Literacy Learning in the Classroom

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Presenter: Richard Beach and Jill Castek
Location: Minneapolis, MN, US/Portland, OR, US
Twitter: @rbeach   @jillcastek

Presentation Description: This presentation describes students’ uses of iOS app affordances to foster collaborative reading, writing, and speaking/listening literacy practices in the classroom given the need to determine how apps can be used to foster literacy practices. By app affordances, we mean those literacies fostered through how apps are employed in activities. These affordances are not “in” apps, but rather are fostered through creating engaging activities.

We illustrate how these affordances are fostered through activities with specific examples of how California 5th and 7th graders students’ to engage in certain literacy practices. Students used the Popplet Lite concept-mapping app to identify and elaborate on relationship between concepts to address the question, what is gold? The used the Diigo and DocAS annotation apps for highlighting sections of essays about the positive and negative aspects of using wind turbines for energy use and then adding annotations posing questions about essays, annotations used for later summary writing. They used the VoiceThread app for creating presentations arguing their case for whether volcanoes, an asteroid, or a supernova led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. And, they used the ShowMe app for creating screencast presentations illustrating Mendel’s genetics theory.
One key affordance in use of these apps is the multimodal integration reading, writing, and speaking/listening. For example, they used the ShowMe app to create doodle drawings serve as visual illustrations of their voice-over talk about genetics, illustrations that, in turn, served to focus and foster elaboration of their talk.
Another key affordance is that the mediate collaborative construction of ideas and presentations. For example, in using the VoiceThread app, pairs of students would take turns in responding to the same images, as well as share their presentations with other students for their comments.
All of this suggests the importance of teachers creating activities that exploit the affordances of iOS apps in the classroom to foster literacy learning.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://tinyurl.com/bt8s3rk

Additional Information:
Blog: Apps For Learning Literacy
http://www.appsforlearningliteracies.com

Wiki resource site for using apps to foster literacy learning http://usingipads.pbworks.com

2012 Visioning New Curriculum

Going One-to-One

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Presenter: Patrick Fogarty
Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Twitter: @fogarty22

Presentation Title: Going One-to-One

Presentation Description: “One-to-one computing” is more than another educational buzzphrase; it’s a movement whose proponents aim to make our classrooms resemble the workplace of today and tomorrow rather than the factories of the 19th century. It’s an idea developed through thirty years of trial and error by some of the most brilliant minds in technology and education, and luminaries ranging from Steve Jobs and Bill Gates to Harold Gardner and Salman Khan have contributed ideas small and large to its conceptual framework. It also creates for us the opportunity to engage our students on their level, as digital natives rather than classroom outsiders.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/xx3ygwlqweaoy3k/K12%20Online%20Learning%20Conference%20Presentation.ppt

Additional Information:
Please visit me at about.me/pfogarty and my blog at http://fogarty22.wordpress.com.

2011 2011-Level Up

iCreate vs. iConsumption

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Presenter: Scott Meech
Location: Chicago Suburbs, Illinois, USA
Twitter: @smeech

Presentation Description: Many argue that the iPad is the premiere consumption device at this time but it isn’t very good at creating. I want to walk through some thoughts to battle that thinking. Creating on the iPad is different but it is an effective creation device. The very nature of the device itself and how we interface with it provide for a uniquely creative environment. Effectively creating on the iPad requires a different workflow from traditional computers. Once users get proficient with that workflow, the iPad becomes an amazing creation device!

iPod video – mp3 audio

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://www.iear.org/iear/2011/11/22/do-these-apps-change-your-view-of-the-ipad-as-consumption-de.html

Additional Information:
Please check out IEAR.org, EdReach.us, and SMeech.net to learn more about my work with technology and education.