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Come and visit us at the Innovation Zone located in Exhibit Hall on Thursday, February 8. There will be eight short presentations on really cool things people are doing in their classrooms. You will walk away with ideas and the info you need to get it done. See you there.
9:45 - Video Story Problems- Ben Rimes
10:30 - Art Galleries with a doc cam - Chris Garzelloni
11:15 - Learning Response Systems - Christine Smith
12:00 - 3D in the Classroom - Jodi Szuter, XPAND 3D
12:45 - Aurasma ipad app - Mary Phillips
1:30 - iPad or Interactive White Board - Tammy Maginity
2:15 - Choir Project - Phil Johnson, Larry Burden
3:30 - Chromebook in the Classroom -John R. Sowash and Daniel Jefferies
Video Story Problems -
Math happens all around us. The problems and challenges we encounter in our everyday lives involving math are quite often better examples than the problems found in the book. The Video Story Problem Channel on Vimeo is an attempt to capture or re-create more authentic version of math problems that can be found in the real world on video. The videos are then shared for everyone to use in their classrooms, critique, improve upon, or practice their math skills.
Art Galleries with a Doc Cam -
Find out how to use a document camera and Picasa to create a web gallery of work for your students. Once you see how this works, you will be able to create your own online portfolios for students for any subject.
Learning Response Systems -
Promethean’s Learning Response Systems are fantastic tools to help keep students engaged and monitor their learning. We will share with teachers what they need to know in order to get started with ActiVotes and ActivExpressions in their classrooms.
3D in the Classroom
Learn how 3D technology is transforming the classroom by engaging students on a whole new level. Also, learn what pieces and parts are needed to implement 3D technology.
Aurasma iPad app -
Aurasma is a free app that allows you to embed video, images, and 3D models into any print material -- without a QR code! Find out how this free app can help you and your students leave a "digital footprint" in your classroom that will benefit students for years to come.
My iPad can be an interactive whiteboard? This I have to see!
This session will show you the hardware and apps you need to turn your iPad into a mobile interactive whiteboard. You won’t believe the things you can do!
Virtual Choir -
This is a Virtual Choir designed for Secondary School age singers who have an interest in singing as part of an International Virtual Choir! It employs web tools and video to gather singers from across the globe. It also serves as a lab for integrating online tools into a Vocal Choir Class.
The Chromebook Classroom:
10 years ago most Americans were accessing the web on a dial-up connection. Today, the web has become the central hub for computing in the 21st century. Google's Chromebook is designed to live and thrive on the web. Learn how you can get your classroom humming down the information superhighway at top speed on this affordable, simple, and secure netbook.
If anyone is interested is getting a sneak peak of the Video Story Problem concept, you can watch this introduction. I'll be sharing some of my other favorites during the conference as well.
Apple TV and the iPad - What can it do?
In this session, I will show you how you can use apple TV ($99) and your iPad to create a way to wirelessly project what is on your iPad. We will look at a few apps that allow you to do "Interactive White Board" type activities. We will also look at a couple ways you can use your iPad as a mobile tablet and control what is on your computer. This again allows you to use "interactive white board" type activities.
To project your iPad wirelessly:
- an iPad 2
- Apple TV
- computer or laptop running iTunes on the same wireless network
- A projection device (TV or projector) that has an HDMI connection.
- If you don't have an HDMI device, you can purchase an HD video converter that will allow you to turn your VGA connection into an HDMI device. More info below.
- Connect your Apple TV to the projection device.
- Boot up your laptop, start iTunes, log in with your apple id and turn on home sharing. (Menu bar, advanced, turn on home sharing)
- Make sure you are signed onto your iPad with the same apple id
- Go to the menu on your apple tv, go to settings, then home sharing. You will have to log into your apple account.
- Turn on your iPad, Use the four finger swipe up to see all the programs running. If you swipe to the left, you will see a set of controls that you can use to play items in your iTunes. Tap the airplay symbol that is next to the forward button. Choose the apple TV you want and turn on mirroring. It should show up on the screen. See the following link for more info.
- Programs you can use as whiteboards:
- Educreations - free
- Screen Chomp - free
- Show me - free
- Replay Note
To use your iPad as a wireless tablet with your computer:
- There are several apps out there that you can purchase to do this. Usually, there is an app and a small program you download to your computer. This allows you to connect.
- Two that I use:
- Splash Top - http://www.splashtop.com/ - $4.99 to $9.99 (depends on when you go there)
- Dolceri - http://doceri.com/ - $50
Example of an HD video converter - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0U008N4200
LCD projector - $700
Apple TV - $99
iPad - $499
Interested in chromebooks? Here's a site with lots of information including pricing information and how to sign up for a 30 day trial!
I am interested in knowing how the Virtual Choir Class is set up. Are students involved in this online venue given hs credit? Who coordinates it? Is it a semester or year long course? What tools do students or the classroom teacher(s) need?