Posts Tagged "1to1ipads"

Year 12: Better (bonus: twins!)

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in Samples | 3 comments

Tomorrow I start my twelfth year of teaching. This is going to be a HUGE year for me, for lots of reasons, but I might as well get the most important reason out up front: Yeah. My wife is expecting twins, who should arrive, if all goes according to plan, sometime in December. So there’s that. I’m super-excited. Life is going to change in ways that both amaze and terrify me, but I’m very much looking forward to meeting my children. To answer the question now: No, we don’t know their genders. We’ll find out in December. But that’s NOT what this post is really about. It’s about the work. Year 12. Year 4 as an Instructional...

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Building Digital Texts on the iPad

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Mixes | 2 comments

Below I’ve embedded my slide deck for my six-hour workshop I’m presenting tomorrow at the MTA Summer Conference on Building Digital Texts on the iPad. Six hours. Solo....

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Reading ePub documents on your iOS device or Computer

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Mixes | 2 comments

Later this week I should be posting lots of student projects from this year that I haven’t had a chance to post yet! Many of the projects this year were created in Book Creator for iPad, which creates an ePub file, which is an electronic book format. The advantage of the electronic book format is that it allows students to insert audio and video into their books. The negative is that there aren’t many options for how you can read those books. Up until a couple of months ago, your only option was using iBooks on an iOS device. Now, fortunately, there’s another option on the computer. This post will describe both ways of reading student work created...

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#edcampBOS: An embarrassment of riches #edcamp

Posted by on May 5, 2013 in Mixes | 3 comments

I’m honestly still having a hard time processing Edcamp Boston this weekend, because even in comparison to the many other events that I’ve been fortunate enough to attend and organize, this one really stood out as one of the best Edcamps ever. Seriously. No joke. No hyperbole. My high water mark for Edcamps before this was Edcamp Philly last year, and Boston at least equaled that. It’s a funny thing, but I think it takes a city a few years to really click with Edcamp. The first couple of years there’s a lot to learn as a starting point. New tool, new pd format, new people, new everything. if you look at the schedule for a typical first-time...

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The three iPad apps every elementary school should buy

Posted by on Nov 17, 2012 in Mixes | 10 comments

As we start to get into the rhythm of the school year with the 1:1 iPad program, and as I also use the iPads with other grade levels on an ad hoc basis, I find myself coming back to certain apps over and over again. For me, the apps that are most useful are those that are the most flexible. If you have a limited amount of funds for iPad apps, don’t spend it on content apps! Spend that money on stuff that you’ll be able to use not just in one class, but in every class all day long. Here are my nominations for the three apps that you should buy first for your school, whether you have one iPad or 1:1 iPads. At $13 total (half that with volume purchase!)...

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