Narrated Slideshows (pt 2)

Notes from our Narrated Slideshow professional development session at school: Narrated Slideshows give students an authentic voice to a  larger audience.  It raises the engagement level by providing an alternate to the traditional “write a paper” lesson.  Consider having students create narrated slideshows vs. listening to 30 presentations during class.  Embed the videos on a

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Using iMovie for Narrated Speeches

My Multimedia class is considered a “Communications credit” since students learn how to communicate through visual images, web design, multimedia and spoken word.  One of the assignments is to prepare a speech orally in class and another is to create a narrated speech using iMovie.  Below are the directions I give to my students on

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ADE Class of 2015 Application

I am applying for the Apple Distinguished Educator program for 2015.  There are many reasons why I want to be involved in this program.  Its not about the title or its exclusiveness. Now that we are completely immersed in our 1:1 environment at my school, I am looking for a professional community where I can

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ISTE 2015 – Unleash the Power of Your iPad with “App Smashing”

Join me at #ISTE2015 and come play and learn the power of App Smashing, the process of using multiple apps in conjunction with one another to complete a new and creative final task or project. We’ll put together fun combinations of apps to use with middle and high school formative assessments, presentations and student work.

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Schoology Workflow on the iPad with Notability and Google Docs

A video to showcase how teachers at La Salle Prep are using Schoology with their students, including integration with Notability and Google Drive. Schoology Workflow video – watch on YouTube

8 Facets of Learning

A team of teachers and administrators at my school identified 8 FACETS of LEARNING as part of our 1:1 Mobile Learning Initiative where we feel that mobile devices could really impact student learning.  This is not an exhaustive list but represents how we need to really look beyond the iPad as a  consumer device and look for

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Photoshop video playlist

This is my collection of Photoshop editing videos that I use in my Multimedia/ Web Development class at La Salle Prep.  I find it very useful to make these screencast videos using Camtasia.  I use the videos to introduce the editing concepts in class and then the students use them for review whenever they need

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Mobile Learning Parent Meeting

An essential part to rolling out any 1:1 mobile learning initiative is to get your parent community involved and provide opportunities to educate parents and answer any questions or concerns.  At La Salle Prep we put together a parent information night last Spring to present an overview of how mobile devices will impact student learning,

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iPad Online Modules – 7

MODULE 3:  NEXT STEPS 1. On Campus Bootcamp All students (incoming 9th-12th) are required to attend a 3 hour On-Campus Bootcamp in August held in the La Salle Library. Sign ups for On-Campus bootcamps will begin online on May 16th at 8am.  Click HERE if you have not signed up for a bootcamp.   After registering for your bootcamp

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iPad Online Modules – 6

5. School Scenarios and the Acceptable Use Policy At La Salle we want to be clear about our expectations with or without technology.  Below are some typical school scenarios and the related rules from the Acceptable Use Policy.  If you haven’t downloaded and read the Acceptable Use Policy, you should do that now. Scenario #1:  A student finds

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iPad Online Modules – 5

3. Using Mobile Devices during Instructional Time Using the iPad for Learning The iPad is a great device for communicating, collaborating, and interacting with a variety of educational resources. Teachers will post class materials and resources on their Schoology page that you can access with the Schoology app.  You will download and access most of

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iPad Online Modules – 4

MODULE 2: ACCEPTABLE USE 1. Introduction: Acceptable Use Policy The mobile learning program at La Salle provides tools and resources for a 21st century education, empowering you to maximize your potential in preparation for college and the workplace. Using iPads offers an opportunity for you to enhance your overall learning experience by providing access to learn

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iPad Online Modules – 3

3.  Quiz: Student Responsibilities 1 Students are required to have a protective case for their iPad.True/False – 1 point –  Student Responsibilties · 2 Students must bring their iPads to school each day ….Multiple Choice – 1 point –  Student Responsibilties · 3 Where is a good place to store your iPad during PE?Multiple Choice – 1 point –  Student Responsibilties · 4 La Salle Prep will

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iPad Online Modules – 2

Taking Care of Your Mobile Device Be Prepared Being a good digital citizen and a responsible member of the La Salle Prep community means students come to school prepared to learn. Students must take good care of their iPads and bring them to school each day: In good working condition. In a protected case that

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iPad Online Modules – 1

For our mobile learning 1:1 program rollout, we are asking our students to go through a series of online modules using Schoology to review digital citizenship and our Acceptable Use policy, guidelines for setting up their iPads, which apps to install, care and use of their iPads, etc. This series of blog posts will share

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