Professional Development - iPad

January 16, 2014 AM-(A) 8-9:25 (B) 9:30-11...PM-12:30-3:30


This is the stage where you use technology to substitute what you could have done with pen and paper. one popular example of this is using word processor to type a story instead of handwriting it.

This is where technology is used to carry out learning tasks in relatively more efficient ways. the technology here only adds value to the assignment and does not transform how it is done, examples of this include using spell checker, grammar checker or electronic dictionary. This one introduces small noticeable improvement.

This is the level where technology is being used more effectively not to do the same task using different tools but to redesign new parts of the task and transform students learning. An example of this is using the commenting service in Google Docs, for instance, to collaborate and share feedback on a given task task.

If you are to place this level in Blooms revised taxonomy pyramid, it would probably correspond to synthesis and evaluation as being the highest order thinking skills. Redefinition means that students use technology to create imperceptibly new tasks. Redefinition is "when students connect to a classroom across the world where they would each write a narrative of the same historical event using the chat and comment section to discuss the differences, and they use the voice comments to discuss the differences they noticed and then embed this in the class website".

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More SAMR Explanations and Examples:

***Where level are you? Where do you see yourself in a month?


-Quick Reference Guide

-How to set up District 50 Email on an iPad

-How to Open an iTunes Account without using a Credit Card

-Buttons/Side Navigation/Toolbars/Search

-On/Off/Quick Reboot


-Pictures/Screen Shot/Save/Share

-Videos -

-Safari -District 50 Desktop Shortcut

-Apps/Folders/Closing Apps

GradeBook - download app:
Once the app is downloaded and you are directed to search for your school, hit Cancel > go to Settings > for your server, enter: You will then be able to log in and get to your gradebook.
In Safari, go to the district homepage through "For Staff" - navigate to login screen - create a desktop shortcut.

-Find my iPad

-50 Really Useful Tips and Tricks:

-Guided Access:



-Flick -


Teacher Account

Edmodo is Learning Management System for students and teachers. Think of it as a “Social Network” for your school.

Edmodo is free and fun.

Teacher accounts allow the teacher to join other groups for training and communicating.

Teacher accounts allow the teacher to create and manage classes and post assignments and discussions. You may create multiple classes. The teacher will give the students a class code in order for them to join that class.

Teachers can add, remove and contact students through their group.

Teachers can add assignments to classes, complete with description, due date, and any necessary links or attachments.

To create a Teacher Account:

1. Navigate to and select the “I’m a Teacher” button to create your free account.

2. Fill out the registration form and select the “Sign Up” button to complete the sign up process.

3. Check your e-mail for a confirmation to view the next steps for setting up your Edmodo account.

4. Create a group on Edmodo.

5. Provide students with the 6-digit group code. (this will be found on the left side panel once you’ve selected the group) Students must have this code to create a new account.

· Student accounts allow the student to join classes using a teacher provided code and respond to assignment.

Student Account

1. Navigate to and select the “I’m a Student” button.

2. Fill out the registration form with the Group code, username, and password. ***An e-mail address is not required for student sign up.

3. Select the “sign up” button to complete the sign up process. The student will then see the Group you created on the left side.

-Reflector/Dongle (Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader) - Download onto laptop for $12.99

Go to Program FIles > Reflector and turn on - icon appears in Tray

Turn on laptop wireless to GWD50 - default
Be sure iPad wireless is on GWD50

Turn on AirPlay, chose your laptop id, turn on mirroring

SAMR - Review: Where are you?