Monday, June 5, 2017

TechBoost Agenda Day 1


Seesaw Playground 9:00-10:30am

About: Engage students and parents with interactive portfolios using Seesaw.  

  9:00-9:10 – Intros and ensure iPads have Seesaw installed  9:10-9:40 – Join Seesaw class and complete teacher activities  9:40-10:10 – Teachers create their own account. Teachers collaborate to create activities and then post  10:10-10:25 - Join iPad community & Review rollout guide & activities 
10:25-10:30 – Take survey 

Join the "SAISD iPad Community" on Schoology
  Take Survey 

Let's Write an eBook 10:30-12:00

About: Learn the basics of how to create an eBook using Book Creator and Story Kit on iPads. 

  10:30-10:40 – Intros and ensure iPads have Story Kit and Book Creator installed  10:40-11:00 – StoryKit   11:00-11:20 – Book Creator  11:20-11:50 – Create and share. Participants have time to create a book and share with class.
You can work independently or with a partner to create a short story about one of the following:
  • Write a short story about the life cycle of a plant as if you are the plant. Include these stages: Seed, Seedling, Plant, Flower, Fruit
  • Write a short story using how objects can move: straight line, zigzag, up/down, back and forth, round and round,fast / slow, etc.
  • Write a story about someone that learns to understand the difference between what they want and what they need to survive.
  • Create your own legend that reflects your beliefs, customs, language, and tradition.
  • Write a story about how the plus sign and minus sign, despite their differences, learn to get along.
11:50-12:00 – Join iPad community and Take survey 

Join the "SAISD iPad Community" on 
Schoology  Take Survey 

iRead 1:00-2:00 

About: Learn how to create QR Codes for creating digital listening stations plus other apps for accessing ebooks and audio books. 

  1:00-1:05 Intros  1:05-1:20 – QR Code Creation using Safeshare.TV  1:20-1:35 – Epic!  1:35-1:50 – Sight Word Videos with Apple Clips  1:50-2:00 – Join iPad community and Take survey 

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Take Survey 

Digital Storytime 2:00-3:00 

About: Learn how to transform students into digital storytellers using Chatterpix and Adobe Spark. 

  2:00-2:05 Intros  2:05-2:25 – Chatterpix  2:25-2:50 – Spark Video 
2:50-3:00 – Join iPad community and Take survey 

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Zoology Field Trip Directions

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Learning Objective:
Participants will observe and research animal behaviors and traits. Participants will also learn how iPads and apps can be used to document student learning on field trips.
On this field trip, you are to play the role of a Zoologist, an expert in the behavior, physiology, and classification, of animals. You will work collaboratively with a partner to create a Keynote presentation of your research.
Your Keynote Presentation Must Include:
·       The title of your project with your name on opening slide
·       1 Slide that includes a Spreadsheet with collected data
·       At least 3 slides must include information about 3 different animals. Slides can include photos, facts about diet, behavior observations, physical trait descriptions, habitats, etc.
·       1 Example of a "Skitch" imported into Keynote
·       1 Example of an "Apple Clip" imported into Keynote
·       1 Example of a "Chatterpix" imported into Keynote

Below, you will find helpful information about all of the apps we are using.

Keynote Online User Guide

Friday, May 19, 2017

#ConnectTECH Open Labs

#ConnectTECH Open Labs are designed to be open time to plan, collaborate, and practice with whatever tech based projects you have. From intergrating Google Classroom, becoming more productive with Office 365, maximizing your Smartboard knowledge, to becoming an iPad master...we got you covered! Want to spice up your lesson plans with technology? Learn how to build your own assessments that are automatically graded! Let's #ConnectTECH. We are offering an AM and PM session on June 13th and an AM and PM session on June 20th. You may sign up for 1 or all. The Eduphoria Registration links are below. All classes will be located at the Computer Lab in Room 100A at 1702 N. Alamo.

Register on Tuesday June 13th 9:00AM-12:00PM

Register on Tuesday June 13th 12:00PM-4:00PM

Register on Tuesday June 20th 9:00AM-12:00PM

Register on Tuesday June 20th 12:00PM-4:00PM