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iPads are amazing!


Worthy iPad Applications - http://ubershare.wikispaces.com/ipadapps


Welcome (10)

iPad for Consumption of information vs. iPad for Production of projects - Think of purpose!
Discussion: What does this device mean for education?
Answer the poll below using this link!

Why the iPad? Educational reasons.


iPad as 1:1 Device (further your reading)

Exploring Built-in Features (10)

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  • Photo Booth
  • Effects
  • Changing Wallpapers
  • Camera
  • Taking photos
  • Taking video
  • Maps
  • Notes
  • Tips and Tricks on typing
  • Special Characters
  • Safari
  • Browsing
  • Bookmarks
  • Saving images on an iPad

Try Pics4Learning or Wikimedia Commons for Copyright-Friendly images.
Find more Copyright-Friendly images at Ted's new blog, Oh, for Tech's Sake

Downloading Basic Apps (10)



Settings/Tips n Tricks Demonstration (5)

  • General and accessibility options
  • taking screen shots
  • task manager
  • sound/screen/media controls
  • iPad user guide

Exploring the Apps Jigsaw (20) - Activity 1

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Create Videos (30) - Activity 2

Video Project 1 - Visual Represent a word problem.

Shoot some video using Camera/iMovie!

Video and the Curriculum:
  • Form collaborative learning groups of 3-4 people.
  • Using whatever props you have available, dramatize the following word problem in a creative humorous way:

Alice and the Rabbit sit down for tea. In total, they drink ten cups of tea. Alice drank four more cups of tea than the Rabbit. How many cups did each drink?

Feel free to draw create a visual representation of this problem through Drawcast.
After filming your video, edit it to make it more "professional".

How do we share?
- upload to youtube
- connect with a vga adapter
- use a reflection app or apple TV.

Video project 2: Interview a colleague

Use iMovie for this one!

Question: How might you use an iPad in your roll as an educator?
Edit the video.
BONUS: Export your project to your camera roll or upload it to YouTube.

Activity 3: Reading and the iPad (30)

  • The End of Books? (Blog Post)
  • Read this post and share 2 key points with your elbow partner!

Search for free books in the iBooks Store and download at least one.
Reading, highlighting, and annotating books

  • Interactive books (Shakespeare in Bits, Vooks, Alice in Wonderland)
  • Finding ePub documents
  • Reading PDF in iBooks

*Using other Apps to read and annotate PDFs (neu.Annotate PDF)

Activity 4: Digital Storytelling (30)

Project Idea!
Improv and storytelling using the Story Spine by Kenn Adams (there's also a Story Spine iPod touch app)

In groups of 3-4 people, create an improv story following the Story Spine. Record in QuickVoice so you can use it later.
Once upon a time ...
Until one day...
Because of that...
Because of that...
Because of that ...
Until finally ...
Ever since then...
The moral of the story is...

Sometimes, I have students create two morals... one serious and one funny.

Now, using SonicPics, Educreations, or a similar app, narrate your story and find / draw appropriate images
When time is up, we will share our projects with each other.

Activity 5: QR Codes, Classrooms, and You (15)

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QR codes in Plain English

Use for fitness stations in PE, share digital media/reflections on phsical work on wall etc.

You can easily create QR Codes with Red Laser.

  • Type a short text message on how you think you can use QR Codes in your classroom.
  • Have someone else scan it to share your thoughts.

Activity 6: Edit a Google Doc (15)

All teachers/students in Horizon have a google enterprise account for @hzsd.ca
You can simply log in using first.last@hzsd.ca. (pass words must be complex and may need to be changed - see technologist for assistance)
Use the google drive app or any browser to access your docs.
      • the ipad is a shared device - you must sign out of each app or website.
Open a document and click edit.
Your work is automagically saved in "the cloud." It is backed up and you can access it from any web browser or the google drive app.
Try collaborative editing with us using this document.

Activity 7: Explore The Activities (15)

  • Visit Apptivities.org and browse for something relevant to you or your students.

Activity 8: Socrative Exit slip (15)

  • Use the socrative app
  • Room # 49065

Recall what you have learned today about ADAPT and complete the following thinking stem ...

One thing I learned today ___.

Activity 9: Infusion Planning

Please check first class for the planning document in the Young 2012 Fall Nov 5-9th conference.

Additional Resources:
One Year Later: Assessing the Impact of iPads on Education
Growing List of iPad Apps for Education
slide decks by Cheryl Davis, Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher:

A Community effort to Grade Educational Apps:

Another community effort of educators reviewing Apps at

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