Apps, Twitter, and the Virtual Classroom for Teachers

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A Presentation for Central Middle School, Jan. 24th 2013


  • 1.Lets Get SocialMaking the best use of the iPad and social media in the classroomCentral Middle School! Jan. 24th 2013! Greater Victoria SD 61

2. Shape of the Morning! !9:00 iPads/Apps! 9:30 Explore Time! 10:00 Break! !10:15 Social Media/Blogs! 10:45 Explore Time! 11:00 Finish! ! ! ! 3. Dave Shortreed Coordinator of Educational Technology! Greater Victoria SD 61! @mr_shortreed Tweet to #sd61learn 4. Team Work 5. Overarching Goal What is best for kids? How do we develop signicant and engaging student learning? How does it improve student success? 6. Sir James Douglas Elementary, 1912 7. What should classrooms as learning spaces look like?What structure suits innovation and creativity? 8. Teaching with the end in mind (with learning intentions) 9. how a small suite of apps related to annotating, curation, and image, audio, and video production that [can] support a diverse student performances of understanding (Daccord, 2013) 10. @iPadwells 11. All notes sync with accessible from any computer !Notebooks for each student 12. Sketchpad syncs with evernote notebook 13. DEMO 14. Student Creation AppsKeynoteiMovieTelecastPath OnTellagamiEducreations 15. @mrdemedeiros Gordon Head MiddleEducreationsShow your understanding Photograph, record stylus and narrate Export onto 16. Greenel And Graynel@mrdemedeirosTouchcastGreenal and Graynel - Live news report on green screen 17. @Sramckay Vic HighTellagami 30 second clips with avatars 18. @strawvale Strawberry Vale$1.99To use technology to connect with the environment. 19. @strawvale Strawberry Vale 20. Explore Time With your neighbour: !1. Choose one app, build an idea 2. Make a plan to use it 3. Share it out 21. Share outPlease share the outcome of your explore time?! Thoughts? Ideas? Inspirations? 22. Professional Online Learning SpaceDr. Alec Couros @courosa 23. Collaboration and InnovationOur district has become smaller! atten structures 24. 25. Industry of Relationships All levels of education! Social media as a connector to ENHANCE face to face relationships! ! !What is your professional online presents? 26. Social media can be used for:sharing stories/ideas/resources raising awareness reecting and connecting bringing people together facilitate change 27. Why Twitter?You are the lter, curator, creator of the resource View personalized headlines Share with purpose Design with intention 28. Twitter is not to follow famous people the news, an unltered mess of a waste of time see what people are eating sunsets/sunrises 29. Twitter as a Professional Learning Network for developing professional learning networks for collaborating for sharing stories/resources for problem solving for educational leadership for modelling digital citizenship 30. Twitter Timeline in Education Educational Technology people Senior management/administrators/teachers Anyone looking for Professional Development 31. Twitter Growth plan Signing up and reading Collecting and curating Sharing others resources and ideas Sharing your own ideas/reections 32. Spoon into the waterfall !Visit when and what you want 33. Another language Focusses your audience Tailors your conversation Focusses on a topic Filters information and location Examples: #bccurric, #sd61learn, #sd61slm, #bced, #bclearns, #anxietyined# 34. @Handles People who you want to credit Connect with Notify/Reply 35. Break Time 36. Karley - Share you experience How does your Professional online space impact your practice? 37. 38. The Virtual Classroom 39. How do you talk about digital citizenship? 40. Virtual Classroom - Blogging with students Kidblogs Grade 3-8 !Wordpress Grade 9-12 !Edublogs 41. Foippa Anything hosted outside of Canada requires parent consent !My collection: informed-consent/ 42. Kidblogs Example Heidi James @h_james18 Colquitz Middle School Public Blog Informed Consent free everything pending review !See what the world thinks not just me 43. Steven Toleskis @knowledgequest_ Margaret Jenkins Elementary Edcamp for kids blog 44. Explore Time Your Task: 1. Look at Twitter, sign up or start to explore 2. Look at setting up a professional blog or class blog 45. Any questions? Resources: !Twitter - #sd61learn !