This audio podcast is a recording of Wesley Fryer’s presentation, “Newton’s Laws of Classroom Blogging” on November 12, 2015, at the Miami Device Conference. The session description was:
Just like Newton’s Laws of Thermodynamics, there are Newtonian laws of classroom blogging. In this session we will explore why and how you can elevate writing in your classroom connecting to an authentic audience. The five laws are: All ideas get better with feedback. An authentic audience improves writing. Blogs expand the walls of the classroom. Blogs encourage sharing. Blogs encourage relationship building. Session resources are available on http://wfryer.me/newton.
This audio podcast is a recording of Carl Hooker’s presentation “Raised by Siri: A course in Digital Parenting” at the 2015 Miami Device Conference on November 12. The session description was:
Remember when your parents used to complain about television and rock n’ roll? Now we complain about Snap Chat and Texting. We are now officially old. Unlike our parents we have tools and resources available to us, but how many of those are valuable and how many of them are scare tactics? In this entertaining session we’ll try and find answers that Siri can’t.
Carl is also the author of a free iTunesU course titled “Digital Parenting 101.” Since his school is 1:1 with iPads, offering this parent resource via iTunesU encourages them to use and get more familiar with their child’s iPad.
These are my tweets from Carl’s session, which was outstanding. Scroll to the end of this post to play the audio podcast from this great session!
This podcast is a recording of a presentation at the October 8, 2015, Oklahoma Technology Association (OTA) Encyclo-Media Conference in Oklahoma City by Dr. Shelli Sharber and Dr. Mark Jones of East Central University. The title of the session was, “Maker or Breaker?” The description was: The latest innovative learning methods, such as mobile and maker learning, associated with STEM and STEAM projects have been gaining popularity in schools capturing the attention of many librarians. What is the role of the school librarian in developing and creating these type of projects or programs? Do you have an interest in being involved or should you? Presenter, Shelli Sharber, will introduce concepts and share ideas on fulfilling the librarian role as outlined in the most recent standards for school librarians. Examples of collaborative projects will also be provided.
This podcast is a recording of Jake Heister’s presentation, “Chrome Improvement: Building Your Chromebook Toolbox” at the October 8, 2015, Oklahoma Technology Association (OTA) Encyclo-Media Conference in Oklahoma City. The description of the session was: Many schools are buying Google Chromebooks and asking, “Now what?” This session will introduce participants to a wide array of extensions, apps, and Chromebook-compatible sites for classroom use. Check the podcast shownotes for the link to Jake’s Google Slideshow, his Twitter channel, and other referenced resources.
This is an audio recording of Wesley Fryer’s presentation on “Podcasting Options with WordPress” at the Oklahoma City WordPress User’s Group Meeting on July 27, 2015. The presentation addressed the following topics:
This is an audio recording of a roundtable discussion led by Jared Covili (@covili) on May 1, 2015, at the WYTECC 2015 Conference in Rock Springs, Wyoming. The discussion focused on the meaning and benefits of being a “connected educator” today. Jared is the author of “Going Google: Powerful Tools For 21st Century Learning” and has been a trainer at Utah Education Network in Salt Lake City, Utah for 10 years. His second book, “Classroom in the Cloud,” is currently in production for a 2015 release. Learn more about Jared’s work on his website, www.jaredcovili.com.
This is an audio recording of Stephanie Hime’s presentation “Apps and Beyond in the Elementary Classroom” on October 8, 2014, at the Oklahoma Technology Association / EncycloMedia Conference in Oklahoma City. Stephanie is a 3rd grade teacher in Clinton, Oklahoma. Her primary Twitter ID is @MrsHime and classroom Twitter ID is @himetimers. Her classroom YouTube channel has fantastic examples of student-created and teacher-created videos providing a “window” into classroom learning. Stephanie has been using KidBlog for interactive writing with her students for 3 years. Her website is www.mrshime.com. She posts 1 photo of students learning in her classroom PER DAY on ShutterCal, to share with parents and the world. She helps students use a variety of iPad apps to “show what they know with media,” and showcases student work through a weekly blog post and video. (See “Week 7” for a recent example.) The official description of her session was:
Apps are great, let’s use them to go beyond “just apps” and spring into class projects. An example is: use the Tellagami app to make a Book Review, then the Aurasma app to make an aura using the Gami as the overlay on a student’s illustration of the book. I would love to share my apps integrated into projects!
Learn to shoot, edit, and publish a video on an iPad in a fraction of the time this process takes with a laptop computer and “traditional” video gear! Flash-based video camcorders on mobile computing devices (like the iPad) can empower learners to create and publish “quick edit” videos. In this session we will discuss example iPad videos, explore different apps for quick-edit videography, and learn to to successfully facilitate student-created iPad videos. We’ll also learn about options for puppet videography with iPads, including actual finger puppets as well as virtual puppets using apps like Puppet Pals. Prepare to have fun and unleash a wealth of creative ideas on your students during and following this workshop!