-2001- teaching 5th grade in Omaha NE and his students got a palm pilots.
Was schools's tech specialist -5 years
Last few years been a consultant.
-Apple sold more iPads than macs to schools. Love pic pre-k pic with iPads next to the blocks.
More opportunities belong in learning environments
Real world tools. Not just playing but doing what real people do.
-Some kids take notes directly into flashcards.
-Question, Investigate, Share
-My notes preceded by a dash. His words without them.
In project-based learning, students work over an extended period of time answering a driving question. The question is so deep that it requires students to create a project to share their findings with others.
Projects take an extended period of time to complete.
Activities can be completed in a a matter of a few class periods.
-must answer a driving question
-Showed video of cheating on tests using water bottles. Look up videos on YouTube about how to cheat.
A normal pen. Teacher not looking pull out the roll of paper. "Cleverly cheat on a test." TShirt upside down.
-He decided to be a teacher at a young age and critiqued his teachers and thought he would or wouldn't do that. started teaching in 1998. Started publishing book reviews back then of amazon. His reviews are still online today. He found the quality of student work went way up. Then started radio willow web. They were podcasting.
-difference between activities and projects. Activities 1-2 days and no audience. Projects take time and have an authentic audience.
Angela Maiers’ mantra: “You are a genius and the world needs your contribution.”
Do you want to cover material for students or do you want them to uncover it for themselves?
-use atomic web browser if you want to use on iPhone iPod
Side by Side for iPad allows for up to 4 web pages, notes, or drawings to be displayed at once.
-interesting. Research and take notes at same time.
Duet Browser for iPad shows two web browser windows at once. Both windows can have tabs. You can make one window be a Google Doc for taking notes.
-does similar things 2 web pages
Numbers can be used for data collection and graphing.
-showing how kids take down data into iPad. Can graph and share.
Edutopia has great videos about project-based learning.
-showing @edutopia 's "Give me shelter."
- our work "has to be compelling" "it has to be in the real world."
-share implicitly means there is an audience. Identifiable audience.
Giving students a choice in how they present their project increases authentic engagement.
Record audio using iPod touch’s built-in Voice Memos app or download an app likeQuickVoice Recorder for iPad. Audio recordings can be used for interviews, skits, and reports. Even better is GarageBand. Listed to Radio WillowWeb for examples.
-Voice memos. Apple didn't include voice recorder on iPad. Quick voice has you email the recordings. Free. GarageBand is $4.99 can record, etc. voice memos ou get one chance. With garage you can stop, cut it off and continue, etc. loops, sound effects. Now works on iPod touch and iPhone.
-what do you want to tell other kids about fish? Asked willow dale elementary. (Link above radio willow web. Great first grade example.)
Speak at a normal volume
Talk as if you are speaking to a friend
Prepare & practice
Record in short portions
Reduce background noise
The Photos app is where images are saved to and imported from.
Comic Touch Lite is a free iPod touch app for adding speech bubbles and call outs to an image
-animation software. Loves it. Can make anything into a puppet. Pull images off the web.pay for directors pass and can get anything for background. Anything that happens on stage can be turned into video combined with his voice.