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27 Oct 2012
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iPad Academy

I truly enjoy sharing my app-thusiasm for iLearning with others. Over the summer, I conducted a two day iPad Academy with East Central. Since then, I have been asked to return to facilitate curriculum planning sessions.

EC3 Summer Academy

 

While I am there to share my iKnowledge, I always find I learn something during the process:

  • @TechChef4u

    Podcast Reflections: Miguel Guhlin, East Central Technology Director, pulled me aside after lunch and spent a few minutes (15:16 to be exact – full interview here) interviewing me about the framework of the session and response to teacher concerns about limited number of iPads and unfamiliarity with the device. I love the idea of using podcasts to reflect on learning. Even just listening to it a few months later was such a wonderful digital testament to how much had changed and how much had remained the same. I plan on “borrowing” this model to conduct a podcast series featuring students “10 Things I Wish My Teacher Knew About the iPad” and a vodcast reflection series with teachers that are using the iPad in the classroom to document their struggles and successes.

  • Planning vs. Workshops: I also would like to emulate the idea of scheduling an iXpert to collaborate and facilitate curriculum planning with a district. Oftentimes, districts bring in someone to conduct a 1 day workshop that leaves little time for collaboration and support. Using this model, East Central brings me in once a nine weeks to align their CScope standards to the iPad and then support teachers as they plan their nine weeks. I spent 30-45 minutes sharing apps and project ideas with each group and the rest of the day was devoted to curriculum planning. Teachers were not only pleased with this model – they were very productive!

 
If you are interested in creating your own iPad Teacher Academy, please contact me lisa.johnson@techchef4u.com.

 

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27 Sep 2012
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Creating Digital Artifacts: Part 4

Continuing on a trend (or tour) of digital artifacts… showcasing examples of how traditional tasks can be digitally archived and sharing the steps of student workflow, I wanted to highlight an elementary Science iLesson from one of my favorite elementary teachers, Lisa Carnazzo.

Last year she had students use the iCardSort app to classify objects by motion (see Clever Carnazzo’s Cards iLesson for more details).

This year she reinvented the lesson using Turbo Collage and Audioboo. I love the idea of showcasing a traditional lab in such a digitally delightful manner. For all four student group examples and their audioboo explanations and reflections, visit the Carnazzo Class Wiki. Want more ideas for how to digitally archive and display student learning… bounce, roll, spin, or slide on over to the Carnazzo Class TimeKiwi.

Digitally Showcasing Traditional Tasks with Turbo Collage

 


More Digital Artifact Inspiration:

  1. Creating and Collecting Digital Work
  2. Creating Digital Artifacts with Sonic Pics
  3. Digital Homework Reflection with Audioboo
  4. Showcasing Digital Work: Leaving a Digital Learning Legacy
  5. An iPattern Scavenger Hunt with Skitch and Strip Designer

 

More TechChef4u Math iLessons HERE!

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26 Mar 2012
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Podcasting & Podcasts: Episode 23

This is a supplement to “Appy Hours 4 You” Blog Talk Radio Show: Episode 23 – “Podcasting & Podcasts”. In this episode we will guide you through the process of how to create your own podcasts and share some classroom pod-sibilities for creating your own podcasts with the FREE apps listed. We will also discuss how teachers and students can use existing iTunes podcasts in the iClassroom to support instruction, core concepts, differentiated instruction, higher order thinking skills, and a flipped classroom model.

Podcasting & Podcasts 4 the iClassroom (MorgueFile Image)

 

This week we discussed the following free apps:

  1. iTalk Recorder
  2. Audio Memos Free
  3. Cinch
  4. Smart Recorder Lite
  5. Super Note
  6. Voice Pad

 
This week we also featured the following iTunes podcasts:

  1. A Christian & An Atheist
  2. Grammar Girl
  3. Thomas Jefferson Hour
  4. Old Time Radio Comedy
  5. Old Time Radio Horror
  6. Radio WillowWeb
  7. Storynory
  8. LibriVox
  9. Stuff You Missed in History Class

 

Stream this week’s episode or download it in iTunes directly.


Listen to internet radio with Techchef4u on Blog Talk Radio

 

  1. Remember to leave your submission to win a $10 iTunes Gift Card in the “Appy Hours 4 U” iChallenge.
  2. More Podcasting Lesson Resources: Check out these two iLessons involving podcasts: Voices from the Cattle Trail and There’s a Podcast for That
  3. Podcasts Reviewed and Sorted by Content Area

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