Think Different #41

Resources for the Week of Nov. 12, 2017

Have you Registered for iPad iCamp Yet?

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Check out Safari's Reader View

Last week as a colleague was trying to prink an article from the web, but the adds and junk made it 25+ pages and mostly useless. Learning in Hand on Instagram-Grate tips and tricks. This is a little trick that you probably did not know about. Give it a try, it really gets rid of the clutter.

Sadly, Reader View is not available for every web pages. But it is available for most.

TRICK: Long press the Reader View icon to set a specific website or have all websites automatically show in Reader View.

Thanks to Tony Vincent of Learning in Hand for this great tip:

And if you have not embraced Instagram yet, you need to give it a try, start by following and learning from Tony Vincent.

And I just began an Instagram feed my @DED318 Teaching for Teaching & Learning Class. Maybe even follow these pre-service teachers through our feed and see what they are teaching us. It is new but growing.

Click to learn how Tony makes Instagram posts

Learning in Hand Show #30 is about making infopics. An infopic is a photo with text layered on top that is designed to communicate a message. Watch the video to see examples and to learn about tools and techniques for making your own.

Mister Rogers paved the way for edtech

“Every one of us—no matter how much money we have—needs to know that there’s something about us worth giving.”– Fred Rogers.

Rogers spent his professional life confronting traditional education’s challenges and limitations, imagining new ways of thinking about old problems and steadily adhering to his own core educational beliefs. By creating Mister Rogers, he created an example of what he wanted to see more of in the world, and preserved his ideals in his television show time capsule, to continue to inspire the future of education.

Find out about the three long-lasting influences on edtech from the legacy of Mister Rogers:

Like word game: try Sidewords

Sidewords is part logic puzzle, part word game, all original. No timers. No penalties. No pressure. Just you and a good puzzle. Sharpen your mind with hundreds of puzzles, from small and quick, to large and captivating. Plus three new puzzles to do every day! There’s even a bonus game included!
Choose a color scheme that fits your mood and environment. Get your morning started with bright colors, or unwind at the end of a long day with a dark theme. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a good puzzle. You deserve your Sidewords time. And it is not a copy of Scrabble!!

Sidewords is $2.99 but word the price if you like words games that challenge you.

App Store:

Have you tired Google Translate Yet?

If Google has an app for it, you should probably have that app. Google Translate can handle text, voice, handwriting, and text in images. It works with over 70 languages no matter the input.

My niece is on a year-long Mission trip9 her second) since graduating from college. Of course, she is blogging about it, a couple weeks ago she talked about an entire conversation with two women in the Ukraine in a MacDonalds using Google translate. If you want to read the story CLICK HERE.

"Upon their arrival, I had just taken out my journal and Bible to spend some time with Jesus, so I decided to continue this when one of the women slides her phone across the table with a translation app similar to Google Translate open with some Russian changed to English.

But, the app hadn't translated very well so I had no idea what she was trying to say. So I opened my phone to google translate where I had Ukrainian downloaded, and we spent the next thirty minutes communicating through technology."

All I can say is WOW, we all need Google translate on our phones for that JUST IN CASE moment!

  • Text translation: Translate between 103 languages by typing
  • Offline: Translate with no internet connection (59 languages)
  • Instant camera translation: Translate text in images instantly by just pointing your camera (38 languages)
  • Photos: Take or import photos for higher quality translations (37 languages)
  • Conversations: Translate bilingual conversations on the fly (32 languages)
  • Handwriting: Draw text characters instead of typing (93 languages)
  • Phrasebook: Star and save translated words and phrases for future reference (all languages)

App store:

This is the 5th year we have offered iPad iCamp Day in the College of Education at Kansas State University. This year, we have a wonderful workshop presenter. I have gotten to know Kelly over the last 6 years and oh my goodness, what a gem. Kelly is full of energy, knowledgeable, organized and spends her time helping teachers integrate technology in her district.

  • Friday, January 12, 2018
  • Where: 1088 Business Building, Kansas State University
  • Cost: $60 (includes lunch) space is limited
  • Registration is Open
  • KSU Education Majors: Earn 6 Professional Points

We'll look at teaching and learning with iPads and be reminded of best instructional practices to engage and enhance student learning. What’s hAPPening in your class? Come and discover how powerful iPad apps can bring collaboration and creativity into your classroom. Find your classroom “ POWER ZONE ” while students connect to content.

EMPOWER, INSPIRE and INTEGRATE technology in a way that can enhance how you teach and how students learn. It is about creating not just consumption. Come and be inspired.

This will be a hands-on workshop you will be doing and creating!

What we want and find most useful are: apps, examples of how they are used in class and time for hands-on creation or practice.

Another very important thing most teachers have trouble with is - How do I get the student’s project off this device? We can explore different avenues to use, especially with a shared iPad.

In the morning, participants will be introduced to an app/idea or lesson. We will explore real-life examples and then there will be time to create a practice together.

  • SAMR – Finding the right tool for the right task. (Mixing paper and technology.)
  • Explain Everything – the regular way to use Explain Everything and creating sorting activities.
  • Power Zone apps (Notability, One Note, Scanner Pro, Good Notes, PDF annotating, Nearpod) Getting away from your doc camera and getting in the zone with students.
  • Tiny Tap
  • Thinglink
  • Adobe apps – Spark Video, Spark Page, Spark Post
  • Padlet, Classkick, Seesaw
  • Quizizz, Kahoot!, Quizlet, Quizlet Diagrams, Quizlet Live
  • Fav people to follow on Twitter and YouTube
  • HP5 Tools
  • SMART Badges – Professional Development

In the afternoon, we will do a mini version of the AppMazing Race and participants will experience the Escape Room created in Kelly's district.

Plenty of active learning and examples you can take back and use immediately, along with lots of collaboration, brain breaks, and more. Get read for active learning and tons of fun!!