Day 7, July 11

July 2012 iPad User Group Meeting

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

noon-1 p.m.

Bluemont Hall Room 21

Kansas State University


Apps for Specific Curriculum Areas

We will be sharing some apps for math, science, social studies, English/language arts and special education.

Please come and share those for your area!

As always: Q&A about your iPad

Check out the KSU iPad User Group Wiki at

I really cannot believe I am even having to mention this, but.......CLASS Attendance: I am concerned about attendance, there are a few folks that are making missing class a habit!! Only 5 official meeting days left, one online day and a couple days to work and finish up on your own. These last 5 days are important as were the the, but attendance is important. I assume you expect you students to be present when you are teaching.

IN class NOW: Reflection: first 15 minutes of class
Please compose a thoughtful reflection about Friday's class and Yesterdays class. What did you learn, what surprised you, what was you ah ha moment, This is your opinion!!

Title the reflection: Guest presenters DED 318.

You can only do this assignment if you were in class on Friday and Tuesday. There is no alternative.

20 points

Tutorials are located on the WordPress Tutorials & Help page

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As I am sure you have figured out by now, Voicethread is a pretty cool tool and used at all levels and in all content areas. It is simple and produced a great product. It fits right into differentiated Instruction.
But in case you are not convinced yet are are a few articles to read and include your thought about them in your final Voicethread reflection.

VoiceThread Extends the Classroom with Interactive Multimedia Albums

Voicethread 4 Education wiki

26 Interesting Ways* to use Voicethread in the Classroom

Ok, so what are you going to make? Think about using this powerful tool with your students.

1. Your VoiceThread must have at least 10 frames

2. It must have your voice on it at least twice.

3. You must try all the features (video response, audio response, text)

4. Topic/Content: I would like to leave the topic pretty open, letting you choose what interests you. But it must relate to something or some unit you will teach, vocabulary, and How-to, it really is your choice.

5. Post your VoiceThread on your website using the embed code.

6. Make sure it is public.

7. Add a reflection about what you read in the articles and examples as well as what you think and how you believe you will use Voicethread in your own classroom.

8. Don't forget to include/embed the 2 examples you found.

9. Title this assignment: Voicethred in the Classroom

Grading information: Voicethread = 120 points, Reflection = 40 points, the 2 addition example Voicethreads= 20 points

..................................for a total of 200 points

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Voicethread for iPad
iPad users:

Day 7 Reflections

1. Week 6 Reflection Title: 50 sites in 60 minutes by David Kapuler = 20 points

Education blogger David Kapuler (Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero) has created a free slideshow of 50 great sitesfor education, creativity, organization and more. Each slide includes basic information about the site, a link to the site, and a link to Kapuler's review of the site.

  1. Explore the 50 sites in 60 minutes slide show, then select 5 sties mentioned and write your own review of the sites/tools.

  2. Be specific and creative!

  3. Make sure this is hyperlinked writing.

  4. Make sure you include images (screen captures) to make it more interesting.

  5. In other words, make a sales pitch for each of the 5 sites you chose to discuss.

  6. How would/will you use each site in your teaching/classroom, etc.

50sites ver2
View more presentations from David Kapuler

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2. Langwitches Blog

Explore Silvia's blog completely and discuss your discoveries.

Title: Langwitches Blog Insights = 20 points

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3. NCS Tech by Kevin Jarrett

Explore Kevin's blog completely and discuss your discoveries.

Title: NCS Tech Insights = 20 points

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1. Create an account

2. Make a 30 second presentation to introduce yourself to your students.

3. The FREE account only allows you to make 30 second videos, but this is enough to learn how useful this tool could be. When you have your first teaching position,you will be able to apple for a Education account and make full length videos for free. But for not Free is 30 seconds.

4. The average 30 second video takes 12-15 pictures depending on the beet and tempo of the music you choose.

5. The help page have tutorials for everything you need to know. But I think you will discover this is very easy and likely you won't need the tutorials.

6. Add your Animoto Video to your About or About Me page.

Here is JR Ewing's project already on his About Me page.