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UPCOMING IPAD WORKSHOPS USING IM OVIE IN THE CLASSROOM Date: November 29th

ISSUE

MONTHLY

1

PUBLICATION FOR USING TECHNOLOGY IN THE

November 2012

Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.

CLASSROOM

TechTalk

Location: Blackhawk Mobile Learn how to use iMovie in the classroom to create and edit videos with students.

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USING IP ADS FOR SMALL G ROUP INSTRUCTION: PRIMARY TEACHERS

this issue

Date: December 12th Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.

iPADS are Here P.1

Location: Blackhawk Mobile

District Apps P.2 – 3

This workshop will focus on using iPads in the classroom for small group instruction. Explore various iPad Apps and how to setup the iPads as a learning center in the classroom to support reading and differentiate instruction.

Find My iPad P.3

PROTECT YOUR IPAD

Upcoming iPad Workshops P.4

Here are some tips on how to

USING IP ADS FOR SMALL G ROUP INSTRUCTION: INTERMEDIATE AND M IDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS

iMovie P.4

ensure that your iPad stays safe and avoids damage.

Date: December 13th

Keep your iPad:

Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Location: Blackhawk Mobile

out of the heat and sun.

away from water, food

W

the Enhancing Education Through Technology

a set, filming, or being the on air talent and

and liquids.

(EETT) grant and donations from the District

they

with you or locked in a secure location at all

Explore various iPad Apps that can be used to differentiate instruction in the classroom. Use the iPads to

times. iPads are very

access reading materials and skill based activities that reinforce reading skills and strategies .

susceptible to theft.

Tech Talk Issue 1 November 2012

iPads ARE HERE!

This

excited to do all of the pre-production work

is an exciting year for

that is required to create a video. All of the

educational technology in

students participated in some way, whether it

District 163.

Thanks to

be writing scripts, creating cue cards, building

ELCOME BACK!!!!

loved

it.

I

will

be

planning

and

Coming to a Theater Near You! iMovie

Please see Q&A Technology

Golf Outing, we were able to purchase iPads

implementing a project similar to the news

iMovie is an App that has been installed on all student iPads in the District. Using video

Tips on the next page for more

to use in the classroom for instruction District

cast with my students this school year for

production in the classroom promotes higher level thinking. According to the new Bloom’s

information on Find My iPad.

wide. iPads were deployed to teachers at the

sure.”

Taxonomy, creating is at the highest level of thinking. Video production asks students to analyze

iMovie Tips and Tricks 1. Have students plan their video production before they shoot the video. Good production planning includes a script, a video treatment (a one paragraph summary of what the movie will be about) and a script or storyboard that outlines shot by shot what scenes will need to be shot. A good online resource is http://kidsvid.4teachers.org 2. Shoot your video in landscape mode to make sure that your video will take up the full screen. 3. To edit music in iMovie, turn the looping off. This will allow you to adjust the audio right where you want it.

1. If you want to edit more than one video, make sure you shoot it on one iPad.

summer.

29th. See page 4 for more information.

What’s the Buzz is dedicated to the current trends in

iPads were used at Forest Trail with middle

educational technology. This

school students. As a culminating project each

month’s topic is iMovie. Check

group studied a different country and created

out What’s the Buzz on page

a newscast with current events, weather and

four of this newsletter for more

entertainment segments. Feedback from staff

information on using iMovie in

has been positive. Karen Burns, summer

the classroom.

school principal, had this to say about the

Newscasts

3. To get movies off of the student iPads, use Dropbox or upload the video to a SchoolFusion site.

Book Chats

Presentation of Project Information

To learn more about using iMovie in the classroom, register for the Using iMovie workshop. Or check out my Video Production page on SchoolFusion at http://video-productionpage.sd163.schoolfusion.us . To get help in the classroom using iMovie, contact Susan Klimczak at shoffer@sd163.com.

Commercials and Trailers to sell an idea or point of view.

How-to videos to teach a skill or concept.

Many, many others.

During the summer S.M.A.R.T program, the

DO YOU NEED HELP INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY ? I am available to help you in your classroom to integrate technology. Whether you are using iPads, the Smartboard, classroom or lab computers, contact me at shoffer@sd163.com to arrange a date and time that works best for you.

project. “Once the students realized that they would be able to use the iPads to complete their final project, I had total buy-in. The students were excited to learn how to work with the iPads themselves, but they were also

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professional

next iMovie class will be held on November

classroom:

2. When your iMovie is complete, save it to the Camera Roll.

offering

know and work with their iPads over the

Possible uses for video production in the

Digital Storytelling or Retelling

be

development workshops once a month. The

how the information will be presented.

will

provided teachers the opportunity to get to

What’s the Buzz?

make decisions about the audience and

We

end of the 2011-2012 school year, which

and synthesize information from multiple sources, decide how to illustrate that information, and

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NEW MATH SERIES HAS SMARTBOARD

DISCOVERY

EDUCATION

ASSESSMENT/

M ATH INVESTIGATIONS AND READING STREET

THINKLINK

(ONLINE RESOURCES)

Use Discovery Education/Thinklink (2-8) to access

As a teacher you have access to many online

student data anytime and anywhere. Create

resources that accompany our current reading

This year the District has

practice probes that allow you to monitor student

and math series through Pearson Successnet.

implemented a new Math series.

progress towards mastery of a skill.

To access these online resources go to

www.discoveryeducation.com

www.pearsonsuccessnet.com

LESSONS FOR EVERY UNIT

Investigations provides many online resources that are available to use in your

DISTRICT PURCHASED PROGRAMS THAT YOU CAN USE TO SUPPORT INSTRUCTION IN YOUR CLASSROOM.

WORLDBOOK ONLINE

BRAINPOP/BRAINPOP JR.

STUDY ISLAND

Teachers and students have access to the

downloadable Smart Notebook

BrainPop (3-8) and Brainpopjr (K-2) provides

Study Island (2-8) provides interactive online

Worldbook Encyclopedia Online in school and at

Lessons that correlate with each

colorful interactive movies and activities aligned

learning in a fun game format. Study Island is

home.

unit. To access these lessons,

to the Common Core Standards. Join the

aligned to the Common Core Standards. and

http://www.worldbookonline.com/myaccount/

go to:

BrainPop

provides

Contact the Media/Tech Assistant in your building

www.pearsonsuccessnet.com

www.brainpop.com/educators to access more

instruction that can be accessed from home. Data

and login with your username

resources and ideas for using BrainPop and

on

and password. This is the same

BrainPop jr. in the classroom.

www.studyisland.com.

login you use for Reading

Login:

Network

at

http://

your students

student

progress

is

with

targeted

available.

online

Login

App

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for login information.

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at

IXL M ATH IXL Math (Pre-K-8) is a research-based, fun,

Street. If you have not setup

www.brainpop.com

READING EGGS

interactive online math

your Pearson Successnet

www.brainpopjr.com

Reading Eggs (K-2) makes learning to read

students access at school and home.

account, simply click on the

Username: teacher163

interesting and engaging for students, utilizing

encourages students to practice until they get it.

Create an Account button and

Password: movies

online reading games and activities.

IXL individualizes student learning and reports

www.readingeggs.com

progress in real-time. http://www.ixl.com

create your account. You will

UNITED STREAMING

card included with your

United Streaming has a wide variety of

RAZ-KIDS

materials) to access the online

educational videos on almost any topic. This is

Raz Kids (K-2) helps students improve their

resources. If you cannot locate

a great tool for introducing a topic, or activating

reading skills by:

your product code, please

and

Listening for modeled fluency

contact Heather Cullen at

www.unitedstreaming.com

Reading for practice

hcullen@sd163.com.

Use Discovery Education login.

Recording their reading

Checking comprehension with quizzes

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We Want to Hear from You!

ew Apps for education are developed and available everyday. Submit your favorite App to shoffer@sd163.com with a short description of the App and how you are using it in the classroom for instruction. Apps chosen will appear in the next issue of Tech Talk.

program that offers It

Check out IXL soon. Subscription expires in

need your product codes (on a

building

login

(account required).

classroom. Discover

Educator’s

and

knowledge.

February.

A: Your iPad will need to be setup to Find My iPad. Follow the directions below to ensure that your settings are enabled and you will be able to Find Your iPad.

Students log in to get books and quizzes assigned

Find interactive lessons and other tools and

by their teachers. Available on the iPad and the

activities to use with your Smartboard.

Internet. Go to www.raz-kids.com.

http://exchange.smarttech.com

ACCELERATED READER Download Smart Notebook at Home:

Accelerated

http://www.smarttech.com/us/Support/

assessment for reading comprehension. Students

Browse+Support/Download+Software

take quizzes on books they have read. This is a

Registration Key: NB-AEAAE-A2QZS-QXQ9D-

great way to track what students have been

3UBAM

reading and if they comprehend what they read. Go

to:

(4-8)

provides

To check that the services are working or if you ever misplace your iPad, you can go to:

Q: How do I Find My iPad?

SMART TECHNOLOGY

Reader

This Month’s Q&A Technology Tips

online

https://hosted30.renlearn.com/176197

1. Go to www.icloud.com, from any web browser. 2. Sign in with your Apple ID (school email) and password (Note: your password contains at least one capital letter and number). 3. Click on Find My iPhone. The devices assigned to that Apple ID should appear in the upper left hand corner. Note: If the device is on a WiFi network, it will appear on a Google Map. 4. Once your device is located, click on the device. You will have 3 options:

1. Tap on the SETTINGS icon on the Home screen 2. Tap on LOCATION SERVICES 3. Turn Location Services ON 4. Go back to SETTINGS 5. Tap iCloud SETTINGS 6. Turn Find My iPad ON 7. Tap on Storage & Backup 8. Turn iCloud ON 9. Tap Back Up Now (Note: to backup to the cloud you need to be connected to a wireless network).

I. Play a Sound II. Lost Mode—You can lock the iPad with a code. III. Erase the iPad –To remove all data and programs from the iPad.

Tip: Practice finding your iPad to become familiar with the application and to ensure it is working correctly before you need to use it.

Available on the iPad and the Internet.

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We want to hear from you! Email your questions to shoffer@sd163.com

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Sue’s Top 10 Apps for Education There is an App for just about everything. There are many FREE Apps that can be used for education. This section will highlight 10 of our favorites. (Click on the name of the App to view online). iMovie — This is a District purchased App. Create and edit videos and movie trailers right on the iPad. Use to create video trailers, book chats and other video projects. iMovie is available for teachers by attending an iMovie workshop and submitting a short proposal on how they would use iMovie in the classroom with students. Evernote — Free. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, Flashcards Lite — The Free version allows you to create 4 packs of Flashcards with 6 Flashcards per pack. Whiteboard – Collaborate with teachers and students using this online interactive whiteboard. Inspiration - Use Inspiration to Brainstorm, and create concept/idea maps. My Math App — Students study basic elementary math facts with this App. Khan Academy — Use this App. To view math videos that teach students various mathematical skills. Today in History — This App. highlights historical events, with links to explore the topic further. Apps Gone Free — This App offers free Apps everyday. Merriam-Webster Dictionary Free interactive dictionary that includes voice search and audio pronunciation as well as a word of the day.


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