In June I attended the amazing and free Upstate Technology Conference in Greenville, SC. Of course, I learned about the conference through my invaluable SCASL network. Silly me, I neglected to register for the conference. I heard rumors of a limited amount of first-come-first-serve onsite registrations. So, I decided to get up at the crack o' dawn and head on over to Greenville to see if I could snag one of those onsite tickets. Lo and behold, I was one of the first people there, which means I also got an awesome parking place. I enjoyed the oatmeal and coffee I brought while I waited for the conference folks to get the tickets. I later learned that they turned away over 100 people after the onsite tickets were gone.
|I got a golden ticket!|
- screen shots - capture research, pictures using a screen shot on the iPad by pressing power and the "home" circle button on the bottom of the iPad, also a good tool for classroom management use to make sure everyone is doing what they are supposed to be doing. Have students stop and take screen shots to document that they were on task.
- reset - resetting the iPad will not erase the content or apps on the iPad. Teachers may find this useful when students have made changes to the iPad that they cannot undo.
- Teachers using the iPad lab will have to teach their students the basics of the iPad before any real instruction can begin.
- Use EdModo with iPads to help organize instructional content such as websites, videos and documents.
- Socratic is a great app to try that makes your iPads into student response systems
- Use Interactive White board apps such as screen chomp, educreations and show me to have students record what they are doing. For example, while recording, have students work a math problem and explain the steps on their iPads using one of these programs.
Many thanks to UTC and its organizers for presenting a great conference for FREE!