This is an audio recording of Wesley Fryer’s presentation, “Creating Multimedia eBooks,” on July 29, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois at the EdTechTeacher Midwest Summit. The official description was: Enhanced eBooks on iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches can include audio, video, and interactive animations in addition to digital text, images and links. In this session we’ll view examples of different multimedia eBooks created by both professional authors as well as students. We’ll learn how to use the iPad apps “Book Creator” and “Creative Book Builder” to create and share enhanced/multimedia eBooks using DropBox for free cloud storage/distribution. We’ll also discuss how to create printed version of your books using the print-on-demand service Lulu.com. Other options for directly publishing your eBooks will also be discussed, including Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), the Apple iBookstore, and Google Play. Presentation slides are available as a Google Presentation, additional resources and links are also available.
This is an audio recording of Dr. Wesley Fryer’s presentation, “Coding Fun with Hopscotch for iPad” at iPadPalooza in Austin, Texas, on June 20, 2014. The session description was: Hopscotch is a free iPad app which can be used to introduce students to basic concepts of software coding and computational thinking, since it uses a “block based” programming language similar to “Scratch software from MIT. (scratch.mit.edu) In this session we’ll explore several techniques using the free 2013 eBook by Dr Wesley Fryer, “Hopscotch Challenges: Learn to Code on an iPad!” which enables students to create simple “collide games” on the iPad as well as mathematical art drawings. Learn how your students can begin developing their coding, computational thinking, and problem solving skills using Hopscotch for iPad!
This is an audio recording of Felix Jacomino‘s presentation at the Mobile 2013 Conference in Tucson, Arizona, on September 16, 2013. Felix is the Director of Technology at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, Florida, just outside Miami. The official conference description for this session was: Administrative support is the most important factor of a school’s success with any program. School heads, leaders, department heads, business officers, and other decision makers will want to attend this session, discussing the do’s and don’ts of implementing mobile devices. Spanning across all aspects involved, topics discussed will include technical requirements and best practices, professional development, BYOD vs school-owned, public relations, parental involvement, student preparedness, and much more. Follow Felix on Twitter: @felixjacomino.
This podcast is an audio recording of Michael Klein’s presentation, “Using iPads to DJ and Create Original Music,” on August 15 ,2013, at the Chicago Public Schools’ iPad Academy. The official session description was: This session will cover specific apps and strategies for engaging students in using technology to explore and further their interests in music manipulation, production, and DJing. Hear an overview of apps that you can use to teach students to mix, blend, sample and scratch pre-recorded music as well as create their own original “loops.” The presenter will discuss how he used iPads in conjunction with other technology to create a new after school learning opportunity for students interested in learning how to DJ or create music.
This is an audio recording of a videoconference about iPhoneography presented by Wesley Fryer on December 17, 2012. Referenced resources are available on wiki.wesfryer.com/Home/handouts/iphoneography. The official workshop description was: Smartphones like the iPhone have ushered in a new golden age of digital photography. The best camera is the one you have with you. The higher resolution along with the editing/processing capabilities and uploading/sharing options of modern smartphones make iPhoneography a flexible as well as fun type of digital photography. In this session we’ll explore a variety of concepts, techniques, and applications related to iPhoneography.
This is an audio recording of Wesley Fryer’s workshop for 1st grade teachers in Grove, Oklahoma, introducing them to “Narrated Art” projects using iPads on a new iPad cart just purchased by the school library with local grant funds. Referenced resources/links from this session are available.
This is an audio recording of Amy Page & Lynn Lary‘s “Ready, Set, (W)eRead! Redefining Library for the 21st Century” at the October 13, 2012, Oregon Association of School Libraries conference in Seaside, Oregon. In the presentation, Amy and Lynn share how they have brought eBooks to their elementary school library using Follett Shelf and Destiny. Text notes from this session are also available. Check out the Walterville Library Blog for links to the referenced parent letter, other resources, and more!
This is an unedited recording of Wesley Fryer’s coaching session with a librarian in Yukon Public Schools on September 5, 2012. In the session we created a free YouTube channel and learned how to both edit and publish video with iMovie for iPad. Here are some links related to our coaching discussions:
This is an audio recording of Lucy Gray’s opening keynote, “Mobilizing Learning with iPods, iPhones and iPads,” on August 6, 2012, at the Blackfoot Educational Technology Conference in Missoula, Montana. Resources from Lucy’s presentation are available on this blog post and on this workshop wiki. The official description was: “In this session, find out about the latest and greatest educational content for iPods, iPhones and iPads. Apple Distinguished Educator Lucy Gray will lead a session in which participants explore and share content, resources, and techniques for managing mobile learning. Participants will be able to learn about the best iOS apps, Identify techniques for incorporating iOS devices in their classroom that go beyond just using apps, Consider the implications of mobility in student learning, Expand their knowledge of resources related to mobile learning. Bring your device of choice or a list of your favorite apps and their curricular uses to share with session participants!” My text notes from Lucy’s session (with links and embedded videos) are also available. Follow Lucy on Twitter: @elemenous