TEACHnology Today

Technology Integration Newsletter-March 18, 2015

Teaching in a 1-iPad Classroom

This link has a ton of information for utilizing iPads in different content areas. There are app reviews, suggestions, and more information about Reflector and mirroring.

Utilizing Your iPad in the 1-iPad Classroom

Ways to use Reflector to mirror your iPad screen in the classroom:

  • Apps can be projected and used for teaching the entire class

  • Save time when introducing an app to your students. Instead of meeting in small groups to demo a new app, you could do a whole group demo and then meet with students in smaller groups to provide more individualized instruction.

  • In a math class, students can share how they solved a problem and fellow students or the teacher can provide immediate feedback, which could facilitate discussion.

  • Allow students to show off their iPad creations. This year, the 2nd graders created Pic Collages and the 3rd graders did book reports with Aurasma. Reflector could allow for these projects to be projected and viewed as a class.

  • Have a digital storybook or textbook? Open it on your iPad and project it!

  • Use your iPad as a document camera. You can zoom in on a small object with the camera which allows the whole class to see it on the screen.

  • Students can use the iPads like a whiteboard using apps such as Skitch, Notability, Evernote or Penultimate to share with the class.

  • Videos can quickly be chosen and shown through various apps.

  • Upload a PDF of a worksheet to your Google Drive (by scanning it on the copier, sending it to your email and hovering over the document and clicking "add to Drive") to have students fill it out as a class by annotating over it. (see the button below for creating a "Roving Interactive Whiteboard using Reflector")

Reflector creates more opportunities for student-centered whole group activities. Even if yours is the only iPad in the room, students can still leverage the power an iPad can offer.

Need a Refresher? Click through this presentation!

This is the presentation from the mini tech session on Reflector and Splashtop from last November. Let me know if you would like a demonstration!

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In Honor of St. Patrick's Day...Green Screens in the Classroom!

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Past Editions of TEACHnology Today

September 4, 2014: Important Links, About Tech Integration, Chromebook Update and Google Classroom
September 11, 2014: Important Links, Technology Goals, Google Calendar and Chromebook Checkout, the 1-iPad Classroom and Reflector App
September 18, 2014: Important Links, Kahoot.it Tutorial, iPad App: Rhyme to Read
September 25, 2014: Digital Citizenship Image, Chromebook Checkout Refresher, iPad App: Noise Down, Bookmarking Sites: Tizmos and SymbalooEDU (with examples/resources by subject area and grade level)
October 2, 2014: Technology Goal Submission, Tutorial: Remind, Technology Workshop Opportunities, Chromebook Use Update
October 14, 2014: Technology Goal Update, iPad Spectrum, Apps for Every Classroom, Cool Tool: Planboard with Examples
October 23, 2014: Teaching Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety, iPad Reference Card (Printable), Cool Tool: Chatterpix App, Google Classroom, Apps for English and History, Sight Words on iPad, Youtube Channels for Educators
November 10, 2014: Tech Integration Request Form, Reflector and Splashtop (installation and use with your iPad and school computers), Google Calendar Refresher and links to LP School Calendars
November 18, 2014: Technology Mini-Session Poll, iPad App Suggestions with ThingLink, Thankful Turkeys with imagechef.com, Past Editions and Tech Integration Request Form
November 25, 2014: Technology Mini Session 1 Information, Planboard: Unit Planner How-To Guide, Formative Assessment with Socrative

December 4, 2014: Using Apps to Level your Classroom Library, Leveler Websites and Databases, 15 Virtual Field Trip Apps, and a Neat End of Year Activity

December 17, 2014: Survey Tools, Socrative, 30 Best Apps of 2014, WebTools with No Registration Required, Fun Classroom Timers

January 8, 2015: Technology Goal Update, iPad Student Objectives with Apps, iPad App of the Week: Phoster, A Comprehensive Guide to Classroom Blogging

January 30, 2015: Technology Half Day Ideas, Technology Half Day Form and Procedure, TED Ed Writer's Workshop Videos, iPad Volume Apps that LP has available for student or staff iPads

February 3, 2015: iPad App Request Forms, 12 Elementary Apps that Should Be on Every iPad, Learning Objective Maker, Saving Attachments to Google Drive

February 19, 2015: Websites to Teach Keyboarding Skills to Elementary Students, Elementary Math Videos by Level, 40 Reflection Questions, "Did I Plagiarize" Infographic

February 26, 2015: Preparing Students for Online Testing, Website: Shmoop, A Game Website to Help End World Hunger, 8 Formative Assessment Tools, DK in the Classroom Resources, and a List of the Best Music Education Resources

March 13, 2015: 5 Tips for Facilitating an Online Discussion, Digital Learning Day Lessons, Resources and Tools, 5 Games/Apps that Build Math and English Skills, 30 Tips for Using iPad App: Book Creator

March 18, 2015: 1-iPad Classroom Guide, Suggestions for Using Reflector with your iPad, How to Make a Roving White Board, 3 Awesome iPad Creation Apps, A Reflector and Splashtop Refresher, Green Screens in the Classroom with your iPad