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I’m Excited to Attend the iPad Summit in San Diego

I am so excited for the inaugural West Coast iPad Summit in beautiful San Diego. I have attended all of the iPad Summit since the program’s inception in Massachusetts. Although labeled an “iPad Conference,” it really is a place for professional educators to discuss innovation, creativity, and the future of education in the realm of mobile computing. At past summits, I’ve had the privilege of seeing prominent Keynote speakers, Tony Wagner (the father of innovation in education), Ruben Puentedura  (the father of the SAMR model), the esteemed Jenny Magiera (Ed Tech Pioneer), and many others. I always walk away with new connections and renewed excitement and energy.

Screen Shot 2014-01-09 at 8.27.58 AMThis February’s conference promises to be another exciting experience. With keynote speakers Audrey Watters and Mizuko Ito, I’m excited to be further inspired. I will also be presenting on my experiences of retroactively managing an iPad program – in other words, starting with a program and then reigning it in after the fact! Additionally, I have the esteemed privilege of being the official blogger of the conference! I have live blogged all of my experiences at the iPad conference.

You can read my previous live blog posts here.

I will be in another live-blog competition again with Beth Holland. If you would like to see how we do it, check out our article: “5 Great Live-Blogging Tips.”

The conference is February 4-5, with a pre-conference workshop day on February 3. There is still some space left (although the last three conferences have sold out and this one is on track to do the same) and early bird pricing ends January 10. I hope to see you there!

You can register for the iPad Summit San Diego 2014 here.

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Mobile Phones in the Classroom

This is reblogged from EDIM. I was interviewed by Mr. Hocking about my experience using cell phones in the classroom. This article is based off of my previous post, “Teaching with SmartPhones.”

Jennifer Carey is the Director of Educational Technology and High School History Teacher atRansom Everglades School in Coconut Grove, Florida.  She graciously granted me a 30+ minute interview via Skype on the topic of cell phones in the classroom.  To further engage myself with this week’s theme of cell phones in the classroom, I conducted the interview and typed up this blog post on my cell phone (#bonuspoints @teach42).  I did, however, record it in GarageBand on my MacBook Pro so that I could go back if I missed anything.  I’ll have to look into a good mobile phone recording app.

The reason I chose Ms. Carey for the interview is because of this article I found when I was searching for people to interview.  She seemed to be quite the advocate for using any technology in the classroom.  As a matter of fact, she attended the EdTechTeacher iPad Summit in Boston, MA this past week.

The first question I asked was, “What prompted you to try using cell phones in the classroom?”  She responded by stating… Mobiles in the Classroom.

Free Webinar on Getting Started with Mobile Devices!

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Tonight, Conected Learning is hosting a free one hour webinar at 4:00pm PST (7:00 EST) on how to get going with mobile devices. It will address organization, workflow, and other key fundamentals of employing devices in your classroom. If you are an educator in a 1:1, shared, or cart environment (with iPads or other tablet devices) this is a great opportunity to learn from the experts.

Your hosts are Don Orth, the Director of Technology at the Hilbrook School, Holly Clark, technology specialist, Beth Holland, technology specialist with EdTechTeacher, and Shawn McCusker, Social Studies teacher and technology specialist.

2 Great Visual Lists of iPad Apps for Students & Teachers

Educational Technology & Mobile Learning has published two great visuals of iPad apps for educators and students. For great information on how to implement a 1:1 iPa program or the story of how these apps evolved and are used, be sure to read the article here.

For Teachers:

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For Students:

core student apps

10 Best Apple and Android Apps for Education 2013

appsbestresizedeSchoolNews has listed its top 10 educational apps for Apple and Android devices for 2013. The applications range across K-University, free to paid, Humanities to Math & Science. It’s a comprehensive list of useful apps to play with this summer! Check out this year’s list here. You can see the list from 2012 here.

The Mobile Educator – Best Podcasts for Educators

I don’t listen to a lot of live radio anymore. Instead, I tend to listen to a lot of podcasts. I can find content specific to my area and take it with me on the go. Here is a great list of podcasts for Educators (all for free and in no particular order):

tns.mxboduof.170x170-75Edutopia Webinars – Edutopia presents engaging webinars hosted exclusively for our audience of educators, parents, and administrators throughout the year. These interactive events are free and universally accessible thanks to support from foundations, advertisers, and donors. Each webinar is designed to connect our valued audience with thought leaders in the movement for educational reform, providing opportunities to learn about the latest research, tools, and ideas from experts in the field. Note: Most Edutopia Webinars are large files, approximately an hour long.

Education & Teaching from Yale – Yale Professors and special guests speak on teaching, education and the important role education plays in our lives.

mza_1941855506054357745.170x170-75Great Teachers by Harvard University – Harvard’s Great Teachers invites you to discover our faculty sharing their ideas, very much as they do every day with undergraduates at Harvard College.

Center for Teaching and Learning at Stanford University – The Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning supports the effective communication of knowledge and the love of learning by faculty inside and outside the classroom, by graduate students in their roles as apprentice scholar/teachers, and by undergraduates as they take their place in the community of scholars.

Google Tools – Google is much more than a search engine. It is a suite of free software and services that can enhance learning, engage students, and make the work of teachers easier. This series of podcasts demonstrates the usefulness and applications for some of Google’s most innovative products including custom search engines, Google earth, iGoogle, Google Calendar and Google Docs. Each podcast will consist of a screencast demonstrating the product in action and suggesting applications for use in the classroom.

mza_3818613649415185422.170x170-75Department of Education Public Seminars at Oxford University – Public seminars from the Department of Education. Oxford has been making a major contribution to the field of education for over 100 years and today this Department has a world class reputation for research, for teacher education and for its Masters and doctoral programmes. Our aim is to provide an intellectually rich but supportive environment in which to study, to research and to teach and, through our work, to contribute to the improvement of all phases of public education, both in the UK and internationally.

Technology Integration by Edutopia – Integrating technology into classroom instruction means more than teaching basic computer skills and software programs in a separate computer class. Effective tech integration must happen across the curriculum in ways that research shows deepen and enhance the learning process. In particular, it must support four key components of learning: active engagement, participation in groups, frequent interaction and feedback, and connection to real-world experts. Effective technology integration is achieved when the use of technology is routine and transparent and when technology supports curricular goals.

Harvard EdCast – The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast will mza_3370589433019548374.170x170-75serve as a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.

NPR Education – From NPR: perspectives on great teachers, the science of learning, classroom dynamics and more. The best of Morning Edition, All Things Considered and other award-winning NPR programs.