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20 Jul 2012
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ISTE 2012 Comic Chronicle

As I had already picked up a cape from Turning Point Technologies and met with the app developer of Comic Life, it seemed only fitting to render my ISTE 2012 excursion as a comic.

Met Comic Life app Developer at ISTE 2012


 
The comic is a 5 page PDF that photo-chronicles all 4 glorious days at ISTE 2012.

ISTE 2012 chronicled with Comic Life

 

For a complete photographic journey, check out all 64 photos in the ISTE 2012 Flickr set.
 

For more ISTE 2012 coverage, check out “The Dot Project” and “Creating and Collecting Digital Work”.


26 Jun 2012
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Creating and Collecting Digital Work – ISTE 2012

One of the most entertaining and engaging sessions I had the pleasure to attend was “Creating and Collecting Digital Work” with Tammy Worcester and Kevin Honeycutt. Not only were the tools they shared easily applicable to any classroom, their presentation style truly embodied many of the ideals of creativity, play, and value shared in some of the earlier sessions I attended (which will be summarized in a later blog).

Thoroughly enjoyed "Creating & Collecting Digital Work" session with Kevin Honeycutt

 
Tammy modeled the role of the teacher and Kevin channeled his inner child. The session essentially focused on creating and collecting digital work in various forms (e.g screencasting desktop work, capturing traditional pencil and paper tasks, recording audio products, and transforming digital creations into tangible items). All of the resources shared for the session (and many more) can be found on Tammy’s site.

Glad I sat in the front row for this session – my iPad was able to capture some of the best moments. Grab a bag of popcorn and enjoy!
 

 
Truly loved the idea of collecting all of the work in a digital class dropbox created with a Google Form.
 

 
One last nugget. Kevin shared a great idea. Create coffee mugs with a QR code hyperlinked to one of your student’s digital delights or a classroom site that is constantly updated with student work – what a great way to start a teacher’s or parent’s morning.


16 Jun 2012
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Mac App Attack

During one of the iPad sessions I delivered for East Central ISD, I met Mr. Grant (the most amazing GT teacher) and he shared with me the Road Trip Effect Mac app (which I used in conjunction with iMovie to create the ISTE or BUST mini film). He also shared 25 other apps for creative innovations on the Mac (see List.ly below).

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Check out my other Listly’s: Paid Apps for the Classroom, Hot Apps 4 TOTS,  25+ FREE Product-Based appsSurprisingly Educational appsStudent-Created Apps 4 StudentsInteractive Tools & Sites that JIVE with the iPadInfographics in the ClassroomCool Tools to Engage Your Brain over the Summer, and Education App Review Sites.