Category Archives: iPad
Learn from “Standout Schools” throughout June and July on how they implement Apple into their classrooms and curriculum. This free webcasts series promises that you’ll “learn from and speak with your peers as they describe best practices in their implementations from a leadership, IT, and curriculum perspective.” Here’s the line-up (registration is required):
• June 19, 2012, 10–11:00 a.m. PDT for K12 Independent Schools
Innovating curriculum with Apple technology.
presented by Mireille Rabaté, Middle School Principal and Seth Hubert, Director of Academic Technology, French American International School, San Francisco, CA and Misty Overman, Middle School Principal and JoAnn Waldrop, Middle School Science Teacher, Greater Atlanta Christian School, Norcross, GA.
• July 10, 2012, 10–11:00 a.m. PDT for Middle and High Schools
Engaging and empowering students with iPad and Mac.
presented by Margaret Murphy, Education Technology Specialist and Stephanie Meewes, Middle School Language Arts Teacher, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL and Mary Stewart, Principal and Julie Leach, 21st Century Literacy Teacher Leader, Wyandotte High School, Kansas City, KS.
• July 24, 2012, 10–11:00 a.m. PDT for Elementary Schools
Increasing student achievement with Apple technology.
presented by Emy Flores, Principal and Anna Kozma, 1st Grade Teacher, Valencia Park Elementary School, Fullerton, CA and Dr. Kevin Juach, Superintendent and Gail Soriano, Technology Director, Avoca School District 37, Wilmette, IL.
• July 31, 2012, 10–11:00 a.m. PDT for Higher Education Graduate Schools
Advancing professional education with iPad.
presented by Yousuf Kahn, Chief Information Officer, Hult International School of Business, San Francisco, CA and Michael L. Schwartz, PhD, Assistant Dean for Curriculum, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
Visit the website to read full descriptions and to register.
It was my pleasure to visit two outstanding classrooms recently in the Normandy School District as part of our ITEF Grant involving iPad use in the classroom. One was a fifth grade classroom and one was a combined 2nd-3rd grade gifted classroom. In both rooms, students were engaged and on task with their goal of creating book trailers using video editing apps on their iPads. Teachers had already taken them through the script writing process, and they had created storyboards of the movies they wanted to make. In each classroom, students were busy finding pictures on the Internet or on other iPad apps that illuminated their stories. They were using higher order thinking skills to decide what kinds of pictures they needed, how to download them and how to edit them, so that they would fit into the book trailers. Some students were using the camera feature on the iPad to actually take pictures. This was a highly engaging task, and students rose to it well. I had the opportunity to read some of the scripts, which were actually persuasive pieces, and they were excellent. It was very gratifying to see that the teachers that I had worked with in professional development sessions were implementing their knowledge so well in their classrooms. Congrats to these teachers and their terrific students!