Friday, March 1, 2013

Discovery Education Images and the iPad

One of the easiest ways to incorporate Discovery Education into your classroom using iPads is to start with doing an image search. Discovery Education is the first place that I have my students learn how to search for images because I know that they have access to quality images and can use them in their projects. Here is a tutorial video about accessing images.

Next we use screencasting apps to have students share their learning. Here is a tutorial video about how to use just one of many screencasting apps.

Our use the image in an app like FaceJack to bring life to the image.

Coming soon.... using Discovery Education videos on your iPad, how to get them on the iPad, and some great apps that will help your students create and share.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Edcamping on the Weekend

Edcamps have become a wonderful phenomenon throughout the country. This past weekend I was fortunate enough to connect with educators with a passion for technology in Madison. I didn't even know about it until the night before and was more than willing to just show up and hope they welcomed me in. Upon arrival I was greeted with a smile and invited in to a day of collaborating, sharing, and learning. The positive buzz of educators engaged in learning and sharing is a real high for a techie like myself. I learned about more iPad integration ideas, Web 2.0 tools, Chrome applications, extensions, and the difference between, and finally about different practices in education. Did I say that this was free? Free professional development? Free lunch? Free prizes (like an iPad mini)? Don't miss the upcoming registration for EdCamp Milwaukee! This Friday, March 1st at 4pm the registration starts.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

iPad iMovie Trailer Workshop

So the first of a series of after-school workshops wrapped up with an amazing example of what can happen when students are given the opportunity to create.  The greatest accomplishment of any educational activity is when students become inspired and the learning does not stop at the doors of the school.

iMovie Trailers offer a lot of creative options as you can see from the following examples.  Enjoy these examples and please come visit the website - to see more.