UPCOMING IPAD WORKSHOPS USING IM OVIE IN THE CLASSROOM Date: November 29th
PUBLICATION FOR USING TECHNOLOGY IN THE
Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
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
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
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
the Enhancing Education Through Technology
a set, filming, or being the on air talent and
(EETT) grant and donations from the District
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!
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
be writing scripts, creating cue cards, building
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
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.
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
school principal, had this to say about the
3. To get movies off of the student iPads, use Dropbox or upload the video to a SchoolFusion site.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
next iMovie class will be held on November
2. When your iMovie is complete, save it to the Camera Roll.
know and work with their iPads over the
Possible uses for video production in the
Digital Storytelling or Retelling
development workshops once a month. The
how the information will be presented.
provided teachers the opportunity to get to
What’s the Buzz?
make decisions about the audience and
end of the 2011-2012 school year, which
and synthesize information from multiple sources, decide how to illustrate that information, and
NEW MATH SERIES HAS SMARTBOARD
M ATH INVESTIGATIONS AND READING STREET
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
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.
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
unit. To access these lessons,
to the Common Core Standards. Join the
aligned to the Common Core Standards. and
Contact the Media/Tech Assistant in your building
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
and password. This is the same
BrainPop jr. in the classroom.
login you use for Reading
a - licious
for login information.
IXL M ATH IXL Math (Pre-K-8) is a research-based, fun,
Street. If you have not setup
interactive online math
your Pearson Successnet
Reading Eggs (K-2) makes learning to read
students access at school and home.
account, simply click on the
interesting and engaging for students, utilizing
encourages students to practice until they get it.
Create an Account button and
online reading games and activities.
IXL individualizes student learning and reports
progress in real-time. http://www.ixl.com
create your account. You will
card included with your
United Streaming has a wide variety of
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
Listening for modeled fluency
contact Heather Cullen at
Reading for practice
Use Discovery Education login.
Recording their reading
Checking comprehension with quizzes
We Want to Hear from You!
ew Apps for education are developed and available everyday. Submit your favorite App to email@example.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
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.
ACCELERATED READER Download Smart Notebook at Home:
assessment for reading comprehension. Students
take quizzes on books they have read. This is a
Registration Key: NB-AEAAE-A2QZS-QXQ9D-
great way to track what students have been
reading and if they comprehend what they read. Go
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?
This Month’s Q&A Technology Tips
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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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.