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Mobile learning

Digital Learning Day

Digital Learning Day

    Digital Learning Day – Friday, March 13th – happened to fall during our school theme week this year.  With already a ton of extra scheduled events to explore social justice issues around water, I wanted to find a simple but fun way to […]

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

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 […]

Schoology Workflow on the iPad with Notability and Google Docs

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

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 […]

Mobile Learning Parent Meeting

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 […]

iPad Online Modules – 7

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 […]

iPad Online Modules – 6

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 […]

iPad Online Modules – 5

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 […]

iPad Online  Modules – 4

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 […]

iPad Online Modules – 3

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 […]

iPad Online Modules – 2

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 […]

iPad Online Modules – 1

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 […]

Embracing Mobile Devices

Embracing Mobile Devices

The Common Core State Standards call for students to develop digital media and technology skills. One way to help them reach that goal: incorporate gadgets they’re already familiar with — cell phones, tablets, and smartphones — into their learning environment. There are, understandably, some concerns […]

Library in Your Pocket

Library in Your Pocket

The school year has begun and I started a program in my Library called “Library in Your Pocket”.  I was inspired by Shannon McClintock Miller and created small signcards and placed them around the Library encouraging students to download these apps on their mobile devices. […]

Staff development for mobile learning initiative

Staff development for mobile learning initiative

Our school is developing staff development for our mobile learning initiative.  Our plan is to require every teacher to go through “bootcamp” when they  first receive their iPads.  Then the department chairs who have been part of our planning team will work with their department […]