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S2L Mini: Hobart - Workshops

Workshop schedule may be downloaded here.

 

Introduction to iPad (Beginner, All grades)

Presented by Apple Vic/Tas Team

In this session, we will take a look at the functions of the iPad, including setting up, syncing and backing up. The new features that iCloud and iOS 5 have brought to the device will also be showcased.

Having access to a computer with iTunes (ideally, the one to which you sync your iPad) would be useful.

 


iPads as creative devices (Beginner - Intermediate, All grades)

Presented by Apple Vic/Tas Team

In this session, we will look at how iPads can be used as creative tools - in applications as diverse as digital portfolios to specific projects. Apps used will include Creative Book Builder, TouchAppCreator, iMovie and Explain Everything.

 

 

Learning management tools (Beginner - Intermediate, Middle years+)

Presented by Richard Lawler

Participants will be presented with a range of tools that can be used in the classroom to facilitate greater student participation and allow students to contribute in conventional and non-conventional ways.  Tools will include student response apps, data gathering apps and screen recording apps.

Useful free apps to have for the session are:

  • eClicker (not eClicker Host)
  • Solaro Responder (an iPhone app)
  • Syncspace
  • ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard
  • Infinite Whiteboard Free
  • Edmodo
  • Clean Slate TE and Clean Slate SE

 

 

Podcasting (Intermediate, All grades)

Presented by Peter Lelong

In this introductory workshop on podcasting, we will look at a number of ways in which to capture audio to produce both enhanced podcasts and audio-only podcasts.

Using Garageband for the iPad, and with a review of some of the other apps available for sound recording, you will create your own recording and prepare it for publishing on the internet.

How to publish will be demonstrated with a number of alternatives being presented, including blogs, social networks, internet sites and presentation software, such as Keynote.

 

For those of you wishing to capture commercially produced podcasts from sites such as the ABC, there will be a chance to learn how to capture RSS feeds and transfer to iTunes, before transferring to your iPod, iPhone or iPad.

 

 

Garageband jam (Beginner - Intermediate, Middle years and up)

Presented by Peter Lelong

In this workshop you will work in small groups as band members to create music for sharing using Garageband on the iPad.  Using the ultimate-tab.com app for the iPad, you will work with others to learn about the many functions available in Garageband.  No previous music experience required.  


iEarlyYears (Beginner - Intermediate, P-3)

Presented by Jenny Ashby

Early years teaching and learning is focussed on the basics as a foundation to the rest of student's learning.  in this session we will learn how the iDevices can be used in the literacy block and the numeracy block to support the basics in the Prep-3 levels.  The 3Rs and iDevices.  Many apps will be demonstrated and work flows explored with literacy and numeracy as the context.

Apps to be used - Spellboard, pocket phonics, iCanwrite, fastfinga, Countby, MathSeries, Spelling bee, email,safari, sonicpics/explaineverything, more toast, story robe, echofon, blogpress, count magic, etchasketch, sentence spin, Montessori words, 123 sheep, Math Girl, KidsmathFun, weather, maps, calendar and calculator.

iGeography (Beginner, Grade 4+)

Presented by Jenny Ashby

 In this session you will take a tour and create a movie without leaving the classroom.  Investigate, find evidence, shoot stills and movies. Plan a trip in a certain area or world wide.  Cover different landforms, wonders of the world or contrasting uses of land etc.  Write a narration and record.

Apps used - maps, iMovie, iPhoto, camera.

iShare (Intermediate, all grades)

Presented by Jenny Ashby

 Learning is nothing without being able to share.  In this session we will investigate different ways students can share their learning with the class and the world. We'll be looking at Keynote, explain everything, vimeo, fastfinga and sonic pics.  Using twitter (echofon), blogs (blogpress) email, dropbox, iCloud, QRcodes and webdav.  Sharing our learning all the way.

 

Personalising learning with the iPod touch and iPad (Beginner - Intermediate, Middle years)

Presented by Louise Duncan

If you don't have a full scale 1 to 1 program or iPad implementation at your school, the iPod touch is still the most accessible iDevice and most likely to be owned by students. Its portability and contextual awareness are easily harnessed to encourage the love of learning for even the most reticent of learners. Arm yourself with the knowledge to show middle years students what can be achieved with their pocket devices.

 

In the field with mobile learning (Intermediate, All grades)

Presented by Louise Duncan

Mobile devices allow for new connections with experiences and data collecting in the field in an ever expanding choice of applications and sensors provided within the devices. Cameras, GPS, audio recording and direction among other sensors, can be harnessed to enhance and share findings for school based or community based projects. The possibilities for wildlife conservation, geocaching, documenting field trips, outdoor challenges, science experiments, art and culture will be explored in this session.

 

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