This class is all about learning what type of apps will work for you. The most asked question of me, as an Educational Technology Specialist, is "can you show me some apps?" This class was created so that I could help other educators know how to find their own apps and find what works for their teaching style. I have typically likened the aforementioned question to something along the lines of "what is your favorite hair on your head?" The most effective way that I have found for teachers to find apps that can work for them is by seeing apps and experiencing them in real-life. We will be experiencing and experimenting with some apps today and will hopefully give you some new tools for your trade.
Our Goals for the day
-ISTE Standard 5: Engage in professional growth and leadership. Teachers continuously improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit leadership in their school and professional community by promoting and demonstrating the effective use of digital tools and resources. -Teachers will learn how to find, assess and apply various applications, for their personal teaching environment. -Teachers will learn different problem-solving techniques to use when assessing apps and their various applicable components. -Teachers will gain resources to use when applying these tools to their practice.
8 AM - Introduction activity (Nearpod) and schedule 8:30 - iPad general questions and ideas 9:00 - SAMR and Bloom's (How to apply the models to apps) 9:30 -Skill 1 and practice 10:30 - Skill 2 and practice 11:30 -Skill 3 and practice 12:00-1:00 - Lunch 1:00 -Skill 3 continuation 1:30 - Project 2:30 or 3:00 - Presentations and Q & A. Exit activity (Nearpod) 4:00 - Homework and goodbye
Homework At the end of the class, you will be expected to review two different apps. The link to your homework is here. You can also complete it below here. There are four sections to each homework assignment. Make sure to fill the form out complete.