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14 Feb 2014
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Shakespeare: Blending the Bard with 21st Century Technology

I have always fancied the work of Shakespeare and what better way to make it come to life than with app-propriate technology integration… on Valentine’s Day.

In preparation for S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR, I happed upon a SAMR Shakespeare Quizlet deck.

SAMR Shakespeare Quizlet

SAMR Shakespeare Quizlet

While I like the idea and alliteration of SAMR Shakespeare, I think the Redefinition level could be pushed a little to integrate more collaboration with experts or publishing of fan fiction. I think this article about Shakespeare and Skype. For a final project, the student:

“interviewed several generations of a family in Argentina, then created an e-book version of “Taming of the Shrew” set in the Carnival of Argentina. – Skyping Shakespeare Emory College

Truly such an authentic experience was transformative:

“I feel like I’ve learned how to make international connections and I feel spurred on to read more Shakespeare plays,” – Skyping Shakespeare Emory College

Lawrence Reiff (@Mrreif), Google Certified Teacher and fellow Apple Distinguished Educator, is an English Language Arts teacher at Roslyn High School in Roslyn, New York. I caught his presentation at iPad Summit in Boston and app-solutely loved it. I was granted a follow-up conversation with him at an Apple event where he shared additional student projects. The technology in his classroom affords his students the ability to go beyond enhancement (simply reading classic literature such as The Odyssey, Romeo & Juliet or Beowulf) and extend to transformation as students can create film scenes and animations, generate graphic novels, and employ social networking – all on the same device:

“Most importantly, the iPad allows his students to make connections between classic literature and their modern lives. For example, if Romeo and Juliet were alive today, they would certainly have Facebook profiles. What would they look like? Who would be on Romeo’s friends list?  What bands would Juliet like?  Students then use the iPad to create profiles for the main characters. As they read the play, they update the profiles. When students see how quickly Romeo’s relationship status changes, they understand him better as a character.” – Lawrence Reiff

So how can you build these connections to the Bard using 21st century technologies as a bridge! Well…for that I have compiled a Smore which includes:

  • Tools to Explore Shakespeare
  • Ideas / Tools for Consuming and Producing Shakespeare
  • Augmented Reading Experiences
  • Clever Spins to Inspire
  • Anatomy of a Scene Infographics
  • And Multiple Student Projects (many of which are from Reiff’s class)

How will you Remix and Redefine Shakespeare?

 

If you would like to check out other sessions and workshops that Lisa Johnson presented last week at TCEA 2014, peruse all session materials HERE:

  • Groovy Graphics in the iClassroom
  • Sassy SAMR Toolkit
  • iPad Academy: 1:1 Implementation PD Toolkit
  • iPad Academy: Instant PD with iTunes U

Interested in seeing Lisa Johnson keynote – register for the TIC Keystone Area Education Conference here.

TIC Technology Integration Conference

TIC Technology Integration Conference

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11 Feb 2014
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Redefine and Remix your PD… Together!

I have to say I am overjoyed to find how popular and widely accepted the S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR model is. In less than a week, the post and interactive infographic has received over 3,000 views and almost 7,500 tag hovers. What I find most intriguing is the global impact of publishing online. The materials were originally designed to be delivered in a workshop here in Austin, Texas. However, making the infographic available online has garnered some worldwide social media. Below are a few examples:

S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR Floats on the Twitters

While it is always fun to see your materials and blogs tweeted and translated in to other languages. Truly, the reason I created and published the resource has little to do with international social media fame. It was ultimately a labor of love designed to demystify the model (as admittedly… it was even a little difficult for me to process and apply at first) and provide real world ideas for integration that anyone could digest.

But I feel like I can take this one step further… Truly the height of the SAMR model is about creating authentic learning experiences that draw from collaboration, online publishing, and even formative assessment. During the TCEA workshop, many thoughtful conversations were had amongst the attendees. In hindsight, I wish I had designated a scribe to document the insights, questions, and critical conversations to archive and share with others that were not able to attend.

The S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR workshop delivered at TCEA is officially over, BUT truly we never stop learning and extending our knowledge. So… I had an idea. Why not create a Google Form to collect input on the course as well as ideas for polishing and refining it? I know this idea isn’t truly new but I have added a few elements that I hope give it a spin:

  • Feedback on Content and Clarity of the Course
  • Resources that need to be added
  • Location Data to Create a BatchGeo Interactive Reflection map
  • Visible Thinking Strategies for Reflection

Wanted to ensure visibility and flexibility of content and feedback, I set the form options to publish and show a link to the results of the form as well as the option to edit responses after submitting if need be.

Embedded below is the Google Form. If you have consumed or reviewed the S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR resource, TechChef4u would love your feedback!

BatchGeo: If you are interested in seeing what the location data blended with the feedback can do for the professional development resources, visit Tammy Worcester’s site to learn more about BatchGeo.

Visible Thinking: If you would like to learn more about how you can blend Visible Thinking strategies with technology, check out Tracy Clark (@TracyClark08) and Sherry McElhannon’s (@librarye1fawesome Smore on the topic.

More SAMR Resources: And if you visited the Pinterest board collection of SAMR resources, you might like to know that the board featuring 60+ resources has now been curated to house over 100.

SAMR Tech Integration Pinterest board (100+)

SAMR Tech Integration Pinterest board (100+)

And I wanted to share a big thank you to Richard Wells (@iPadWells) for his kind words in reference to the S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR resource (read full article HERE). I am truly honored by his thoughts and feedback!

“The fantastic Lisa Johnson (@TechChef4U) has combined knowledge, resources, (one of them’s even mine), and a flare for design to produce a toolkit for educators to start understanding where to go with technology integration. This has inspired me to up my game further and definitely start using ThingLink properly!”

Also, if you have not visited Richard’s blog, he offers some most excellent iPad posters, app flows, and guides. One of his most recent posts was also quite app-licable, “iPad Teaching Is Not About iPads.”

 

If you would like to check out other sessions and workshops that Lisa Johnson presented last week at TCEA 2014, peruse all session materials HERE:

  • Groovy Graphics in the iClassroom
  • Sassy SAMR Toolkit
  • iPad Academy: 1:1 Implementation PD Toolkit
  • iPad Academy: Instant PD with iTunes U

Interested in seeing Lisa Johnson keynote – register for the TIC Keystone Area Education Conference here.

TIC Technology Integration Conference

TIC Technology Integration Conference

1:1 Deployment and Interested in 1:1 Deployment or PD strategies and implementation? Looking for a dynamic presenter or interactive workshop? Contact TechChef4u (lisa.johnson@techchef4u.com) for parent presentations, hands-on workshops, keynotes, and much more! Read testimonials about TechChef presentations.

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04 Feb 2014
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S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR: Toolkit for Educators to Transform Instruction

TCEA is upon us and clearly SAMR is a hot topic. I had the pleasure to meet the father of the SAMR model (check out recaps of his sessions HERE), Dr. Ruben Puentedura ***, last year at iPad Summit and have spent the past few months digesting, research, and curating SAMR resources for teachers. (Don’t Miss “Groovy Graphics in the iClassroom”!)

Met Dr, Ruben with Fellow ADE's: Michelle Cordy, Lisa Johnson, Dr. Ruben, and Courtney Pepe

Met Dr, Ruben with Fellow ADE’s: Michelle Cordy, Lisa Johnson, Dr. Ruben, and Courtney Pepe

In order to provide teachers with an easy to follow framework to digest and apply the model to their own practices and instruction, I decided to create my own acronym, S.A.S.S.Y. based on an adaptation of Dr. Ruben’s app classification… the Ed Tech Quintet:

  • S: STUDENTS and Storytelling
  • A: Awesome ASSESSMENT (Teacher-Driven and Student-Driven)
  • S: SOCIAL (Voice and Collaboration)
  • S: SEEK: Research and Visualization (Finding it, Citing it, and Displaying it)
  • Y: YOU: Think about Your Own Thinking…

Once the acronym was in place, I built an infographic and then thing linked app-tivities and instructional resources on top of it.

Many times teachers see different apps placed at different levels of the SAMR spectrum and assume that an app can only work at one level or just because they use an app that their instruction is automatically at the augmentation or redefinition level.

“Truly, this is not the case… it is HOW students use the app that either enhances or transforms learning, not the app itself.” – Lisa Johnson

To this end the infographic includes 5 pieces of support materials:

  • Quizlet decks: with SAMR ladders/flows using the same app so teachers and educators get a better feel for what that might look like in a classroom.
  • Haiku Deck: to provide additional frame of reference and background knowledge for SAMR.
  • 4 Questions: to extend beyond enhancement… is your lesson transformative?
  • Google Presentation: where teachers can build and share their own SAMR flows once they feel comfortable.
  • Additional Support Resources: which include direct links to Dr. Ruben’s site, video, and presentations as well as 60+ SAMR examples and instructional resources.

The 4 Questions are in no way comprehensive but are designed to provide additional clarification when deciding if technology integration is an enhancement or truly is transformative:

  1. Does the technology/tool allow for collaboration (e.g. within a school, district, state, nation, globe, experts, PLN)?
  2. Does the technology/tool allow for feedback and formative assessment?
  3. Does the technology/tool allow for publishing to an authentic audience and archival?
  4. Is the technology/tool student-driven?

I have to say I am super stoked to debut S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR to the greater educational blogosphere and hope that it will be a useful resource for those that are trying to navigate through and digest the framework. Please feel FREE to add your own SAMR flows and ideas to the Google Presentation: “SAMR: Real World Ideas from Real World Teachers”.

*** In true SAMR fashion, I emailed my resources to Dr. Ruben himself. Entirely unsure if I would receive a response, I was overwhelmed with delight when I not only received an email response but actual feedback and clarification on the SAMR ladders I have provided within the session. To ensure quality and authentic alignment to the model, I revised a few of the ladders – what you see now is Dr. Ruben app-roved. 😉 ***

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SASSY SAMR by Lisa Johnson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://www.hippasus.com/rrpweblog/.

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TIC Technology Integration Conference

TIC Technology Integration Conference

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03 Feb 2014
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TCEA 2014

TCEA 2014

AUSTIN, TEXAS                               February 3-7

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Fuel your inspiration for innovative teaching with more than 400 expert and peer-led sessions. Discover the latest products and resources to support your teaching and leadership efforts in the 900+ booth exhibit hall. This five-day convention brings together campus and district-level educators for a networking and learning experience that inspires innovative teaching and learning for classroom, campus, and district-wide success.

Presenting…

  • GROOVY GRAPHICS IN THE ICLASSROOM (workshop): How will you use graphic novels and comic creation apps in your iClassroom to support your curricular and project-based needs? This hands-on workshop will guide learners through a spectrum of comic creation apps from limited to full customization and showcase multiple student-created examples. Preferred device: iPad (Monday, 2/3/2014, 8:00am-11:00am)
  • INSTANT PD WITH ITUNES U (iPad Academy session): Discover the power and potential of using iTunes U to deliver Professional Development to your staff. From actual ready-made PD courses to tips for setting up the flow of courses, content and examples to be included, and ideas for engaging projects, this session will showcase best practices that will meet the diverse needs of your K-12 staff.
    School Level: All Level | Skill Level: Introductory (Tuesday, 2/4/ 2014, 10:00am – 10:50am)
  • 1:1 IMPLEMENTATION TOOLKIT (iPad Academy session): Build a toolkit of resources to support the transition into a 1:1 iPad environment from all perspectives. Detailed ideas for orientations and professional development topics, workflow, organization, assessment, and managing distractions and off-task behavior will all be included as we address all facets of parent, teacher, and student implementation needs.
    School Level: All Level | Skill Level: All Levels (Tuesday, 2/4/ 2014, 11:00am – 11:50am)
  • SASSY SAMR (workshop): Add a little flare to your knowledge and “app-lication” of SAMR. Learners will sink their teeth into each level of SAMR to redefine iPad integration in their iClassroom. A SAMR toolkit will be provided with multiple ideas and resources teachers can utilize immediately in their iClassroom. Preferred device: iPad (Tuesday, 2/4/ 2014, 1:30pm – 3:00pm)

03 Feb 2014
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Groovy Graphics in the iClassroom

Today I presented a 3-hour workshop at TCEA on the topic of “Groovy Graphics in the iClassroom”:

How will you use graphic novels and comic creation apps in your iClassroom to support your curricular and project-based needs? This hands-on workshop will guide learners through a spectrum of comic creation apps from limited to full customization and showcase multiple student-created examples. Preferred device: iPad

The workshop included:

  • A tour of Student-Created Curricular Examples
  • A tour of Graphic Novel Apps and Books
  • A list of apps that Create Comics/Cartoons
  • 100+ Student-Created Curricular Examples
  • Augmented App-Smashing Examples
  • Clever Web Alternatives to Comic Creation Apps
  • Things to Consider when Publishing Student Work
  • Ideas for Using Comics in the Classroom
  • Ideas for Using Graphic Novels in the Classroom
  • And Much, Much MORE!!!

All of the links and resources highlighted can be found in the Thinglink (above) and the SMORE (below):

I hope these resources sufficiently prepare you to get groovy with graphics.

If you would like to see Lisa Johnson present – visit the TCEA 2014 site:

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TIC Technology Integration Conference

TIC Technology Integration Conference

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23 Jan 2014
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Totally Terrific Integration and Celebration Thursday

Feel like I am on a roll of alliteration:

So, no need to break the trend. Working in a 1:1 iPad K-12 school district, technology is beginning to be integrated seamlessly within the classroom as we have 24/7 access to a device and do not need to schedule computer lab time. Whether a school has access to a 1:1, BYOD, or designated lab space, technology infused projects should be aligned to pedagogical best practices, curriculum, and standards. One district has begun aligning these projects to our state technology standards.

Threading Technology Within the Standards

Laura Moore, a former colleague of mine and current member of my PLN, shared a handful of truly terrific and thorough lesson ideas using open-ended technology tools and apps that met both state content and technology standards. Most of us know that we are integrating these standards but actually aligning and stating the standards is truly a best practice.

 

Laura Moore's Standard V Lesson Examples

Laura Moore’s Standard V Lesson Examples

Tailoring Technology Integration

While the SBEC standards are specific to our Texas teachers, I think using the ISTE NETS should be a best practice to assessing student products and teaching strategies when integrating technology in to curriculum:

On that same note, 4th grade NEISD Miss Kelly Richter shared her spin on a terrific student-created Thinglink that was aligned to the standard Laura featured in her post.

All of the projects are posted on her class Thinglink page.

Kelly Richter's Water Cycle Class Thinglinks

Kelly Richter’s Water Cycle Class Thinglinks

So let’s take this technology integration and showcase one step further…

“I really want to share with our community the great educational experiences their children are having with technology and learning in our school. A 1:1 iPad program is a huge community investment and if parents are educated about the use of technology in their students’ classrooms, they are more apt to supporting the initiative because they truly understand how they are being used as a tool for their students’ learning.” – Marianna Husain

Thoughtful Showcase and Celebration of Technology Integration

I have to say Marianna Husain takes a truly thoughtful app-roach to celebrating and showcasing technology integration on her campus. Not only does she blog about the lesson and share samples and digital artifacts, she gets the students and parents involved.

“As a parent of a kindergartner at my school, I thought about how lucky I was to be so connected to our school because if I relied solely on my 5 year old telling me about his day, I might not have any idea what was going on. The cafeteria stamps kids’ hands to let them know about lunch account balances, so why not a sticker about a project on a blog?” – Marianna Husain

How does she do it?, you inquire. Marianna created a sticker that each student in the class that was featured on the blog would wear home that day as a talking point for parents. Marianna isn’t quite sure if its pure magic, but I have to say it is sheer genius.

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Marianna shared a few advantages of using this app-roach:

  • Students: “The kids simply beam at the sticker!”
  • Teachers and Parents: “The teachers also email the link to their parents. We have seen more comments from parents on the blog and emails back to teachers about how they have told grandparents and other loved ones about their projects. It makes it so easy just to send a link.”

Tips and Takeaways

So to recap… when planning, preparing, and posting technology-infused student projects, keep these things in mind:

  • Have I aligned this project to my content standards?
  • Have I aligned this project to the ISTE NETS or state technology standards?
  • Have I published student work to create an authentic learning opportunity?
  • Have I shared these projects with parents?

TechChef would love to hear from you… What are your best practices for student projects? Do you have any creative tips and tricks?

 

If you would like to see Lisa Johnson present – visit the TCEA 2014 site:

Interested in seeing Lisa Johnson keynote – register for the TIC Keystone Area Education Conference here.

TIC Technology Integration Conference

TIC Technology Integration Conference

1:1 Deployment and Interested in 1:1 Deployment or PD strategies and implementation? Looking for a dynamic presenter or interactive workshop? Contact TechChef4u (lisa.johnson@techchef4u.com) for parent presentations, hands-on workshops, keynotes, and much more! Read testimonials about TechChef presentations.

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21 Jan 2014
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Totally Techucation Tuesday

Clearly TechChef has an affinity for alliteration… This Tuesday in particular, we are happy to release the first in a monthly series of “TechChef Tecuation Gazettes”. These e-newsletters will be mailed once a month and offer exclusive learning app-ortunities, showcase the latest in professional development toolkits, and highlight terrific thought leaders, tools, and tips for techucation.

Exclusive Learning App-ortunities: January’s issue includes two exclusive learning app-ortunities:

    • Nearpod in the Classroom: Educator’s Toolkit
    • 14+ Tips for Creating PD that Works using iTunes U
Take a Gander at the premier issue of the TechChef Techucation Gazette

Take a Gander at the premier issue of the TechChef Techucation Gazette

 

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If you would like to see Lisa Johnson present – visit the TCEA 2014 site:

Interested in seeing Lisa Johnson keynote – register for the TIC Keystone Area Education Conference here.

TIC Technology Integration Conference

TIC Technology Integration Conference

Interested in 1:1 Deployment or PD strategies and implementation? Looking for a dynamic presenter or interactive workshop? Contact TechChef4u (lisa.johnson@techchef4u.com) for parent presentations, hands-on workshops, keynotes, and much more! Read testimonials about TechChef presentations.

Chic Geek iJewelry on etsy!

1,500+ iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!

Contact TechChef4u to schedule Spring and Summer PD and Workshops: lisa.johnson@techchef4u.com

“Differentiated iClassroom”  iTunes U course is now available!!!

16 Jan 2014
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Totally Terrific Thought Leadership Thursday

Sometimes you fall really deep down the rabbit hole… this was my fate today. I was searching for some SAMR resources, happed upon a Digital Viking, and then landed on Failing Superman.

 

Failing Superman Video by Marc-André Lalande (Image created with Pinwords)

Failing Superman Video by Marc-André Lalande (Image created with Pinwords)

 

The 13 minute video by Marc-André Lalande (@malalande) is delightful and thought provoking and raises timely and tough questions such as:

  • “What is it that everyone should learn in school to be adequately prepared for the future?”
  • “Why learn the same thing at the same time using the same tools?”
  • “What if there is no formula or perfect curriculum?”
  • “When in your adult life do you learn something just in case you need it 5 or 10 years in to the future?”

I won’t go and spoil it for you but did want to provide you with enough of an enticing hook to add Marc (@malalande) and his enchanting thought-provoking videos to your PLN.

I caught up with Marc on Twitter (@malalande) and asked him to provide a little more background about his videos:

“I create the Pedagogical Quickies videos to give educators some new ideas and solutions that, I hope, can help in tackling key issues in education and technology integration. Some of the videos are created to explain new concepts and dispel myths and some simply to share my take on various pedagogical or didactic theories.” – Marc-André Lalande

Though his videos are fun to watch, truly Marc and his graphics team do a most excellent job of asking the tough questions that need to be addressed as well.

Marc’s Other Titles: If you like this video, do check out some of his other titles:

Flipped Consultant: Marc also contributes to another YouTube channel where he helps “lead teachers and pedagogical consultants rom the province of Quebec (Canada) to record and illustrate their best nuggets of advice for educators.”

This video channel can be found HERE. Two of my favorites from this channel are:

And now I will leave you with one of my favorites of Marc’s parting totally terrific thoughts:

Image created by Lisa Johnson @TechChef4u using Canva

Image created by Lisa Johnson @TechChef4u using Canva

Truly teachers will not be replaced by technology – they are needed even more to cultivate and mentor authentic, transformative learning experiences.

Thank you all for your readership and loyalty to TechChef4u in 2013. Looking forward to an app-tastic 2014!

 

If you would like to see Lisa Johnson present – visit the TCEA 2014 site:

Interested in seeing Lisa Johnson keynote – register for the TIC Keystone Area Education Conference here.

TIC Technology Integration Conference

TIC Technology Integration Conference

Interested in 1:1 Deployment or PD strategies and implementation? Looking for a dynamic presenter or interactive workshop? Contact TechChef4u (lisa.johnson@techchef4u.com) for parent presentations, hands-on workshops, keynotes, and much more! Read testimonials about TechChef presentations.

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1,500+ iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!

Contact TechChef4u to schedule Spring and Summer PD and Workshops: lisa.johnson@techchef4u.com

“Differentiated iClassroom”  iTunes U course is now available!!!

13 Jan 2014
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Marvelous Monday: A Motley of App Challenges 4 All

So what could be better than Freebie Friday and 50+ editable graphic organizers and templates for the iPad… a Collection of App Challenges, Task Cards, and PD for All?

Flashback to May of 2011… I started creating task cards for teachers utilizing creation-based apps and higher order thinking skills (pre Hot Apps 4 HOTS iBook):

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HOT Apps Task Cards: Below are links to all of the originals:

App Task Cards: Flash forward to the summer of 2013 when TechChef gathered 100+ App-tivities task cards – these are actually perfect for modifying for students and utilizing them in stations.

App Integration Snapshots: Mosey on over to the fall of 2013 when the Eanes iVengers (my fellow Ed Tech crew) decided to start creating App Integration Snapshots for the staff (not necessarily task card or challenge cards BUT quick snapshots about what the app is and ideas for integrating the app in the classroom).

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App Task Challenges: While these App Integration Snapshots are great to send out to teachers to give them a general overview of the app (especially if they have familiarity with the iPad), the idea of App Task Challenges are terrific for teachers that need step-by-step directions or a specific challenge to complete. A big thanks to Craig Badura (also creator of the “Digital Citizenship Survival Kit”) for creating these and Tony Vincent for sharing these.

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iChallenges via SMORE: And one more for good measure…last week I delivered a workshop to Sanger ISD focusing on collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. I wanted to provide tools that could easily be adapted and integrated in the classroom and decided to build choice and allow for individual pacing. (Scroll down for each of the app tasks.)

 

Thank you all for your readership and loyalty to TechChef4u in 2013. Looking forward to an app-tastic 2014!

 

If you would like to see Lisa Johnson present – visit the TCEA 2014 site:

Interested in seeing Lisa Johnson keynote – register for the TIC Keystone Area Education Conference here.

TIC Technology Integration Conference

TIC Technology Integration Conference

Interested in 1:1 Deployment or PD strategies and implementation? Looking for a dynamic presenter or interactive workshop? Contact TechChef4u (lisa.johnson@techchef4u.com) for parent presentations, hands-on workshops, keynotes, and much more! Read testimonials about TechChef presentations.

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1,500+ iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!

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“Student-Created Books in the iClassroom” iTunes U course is now available!!!

10 Jan 2014
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Freebie Friday: 50+ Editable iPad Graphic Organizers and Project Templates

I gotta say… today should be named freebie Friday because I have happen upon the mother load of iPad templates and resources for K-5. Oak Dome offers all of this content for FREE on their site (so please know that these are TechChef curations NOT creations).

As I curate all of my content on Pinterest, all 50 or so of the graphic organizers and project templates are pinned there (also easier to view them by the image rather than the title).

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K-5 iPad Graphic Organizers and Templates (Pages and Keynote) from OakDome.Com

So what are they exactly… you ask? These are ready-made project templates designed in Pages so they can be opened on an iPad and then edited in the Pages app (not just typed upon as one would do with a PDF). They have a wide range of topics and graphic organizers and templates. Some are actually designed for Keynote as well (see graphic below).

K-5 iPad Graphic Organizers and Templates (Pages and Keynote) from OakDome.Com

K-5 iPad Graphic Organizers and Templates (Pages and Keynote) from OakDome.Com

While these were designed for use with the iPad, truly they can be opened and edited on a Mac as well. With so many topics and editable templates and resources, you simply can’t go wrong.

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K-5 iPad Graphic Organizers and Templates (Pages and Keynote) from OakDome.Com

In search for more task cards and editable templates for the iPad… check out “100 iPad Task Cards” HERE.

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