Virtual School Meanderings

January 22, 2012

FETC 2012 And Mobile Learning

As if there wasn’t enough to keep you busy with the K-12 online learning sessions, here are the mobile learning sessions that I was able to find from a quick search of the program for the Florida Educational Technology Conference.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

10:00am to 11:00am

CS1195 – Bridging the Gap Between Textbooks Technology With iPads
Presenter Janet Copenhaver
Description Fourth and fifth grade students in our division are using iPads to develop reports, conduct research, read ebooks, and study in a 24/7 environment. Explore this new technology with the presenter.
Focus Area Mobile Technologies
Sub-Focus Area Integrated Curriculum
Audience K-5 Educators
CS1348 – Mobile Devices to Achieve SySTEMic Integration & Jump Start Learning
Presenter Martha Green
Description Mobile technology usage is pervasive in our students’ daily lives, so it is only natural that we harness their power to jump start learning through authentic engagement with the real world, especially in the areas of STEM. Experience our sySTEMic Integration approach as we share the steps we took in a feeder system of 8 schools to deploy EETT funded mobile learning labs, including lessons learned, app selection, management of devices, teacher training and more- from planning to implementation.
Focus Area Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Sub-Focus Area Mobile Technologies
Audience K-12 Educators
CS1290 – The iPad in the Special Education Classroom
Presenter Luis Perez
Description This session will focus on the assistive technologies built into the iPad, including a free screen reader, screen magnification, an accessible ebook reader and more. The presenters will also demonstrate several apps that can be installed on the iPad to support students with special needs, including apps for communication, note taking, language development and behavior management. Participants should bring their iPad to the session.
Focus Area Special Education
Sub-Focus Area Mobile Technologies
Audience K-20 Educators
CS1074 – ePub: How to Create Interactive eBooks for the iPad
Presenter Gordon Worley
Description Learn how multimedia changes books from text into interactive excitement and explore best practices for creating accessible ebooks for distribution as ePub books. Participants will learn how to design and export an ePub book. An eBook can be opened with the iBook app on an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. It can display adjustable size text, provides contextual definitions for words, and supports embedded images, audio, and video. Get your students creating eBooks.
Focus Area Mobile Technologies
Sub-Focus Area Integrated Curriculum
Audience K-20 Educators

12:00pm to 1:00pm

CS2059 – The Shift to Tablet Technology: Examples of Student Centered Projects
Presenter Vince Delisi
Description See the projects and results from a full year iPad pilot working with students ages 4 to 12. Discover how to effectively integrate project-based learning. Learn to incorporate author studies, animation and STEM into your classes. Takeaways will include a framework for inquiry as well as classroom-tested strategies. Samples of student work and classroom documentation will be shown. Celebrate our successes as well as the challenges that using this technology has presented.
Focus Area Mobile Technologies
Sub-Focus Area Classroom Management and Communications
Audience K-5 Educators
CS2674 – Minnetonka’s 1:1 iPad Pilot with 360 Grade 9 Students
Presenters Dave Eisenmann with Jeff Noyes
Description Do iPads make a difference? Hear the results of Minnetonka Public Schools 1:1 iPad pilot. 361 students and 15 English, Math, and Science teachers used iPads daily for teaching and learning, communicating and collaborating with digital content and assignments. Discover the lessons learned and findings to some questions we’re investigating: Can iPads do more than engage students? Can they truly replace textbooks and laptops? Do they accelerate learning? Can they change pedagogy?
Focus Area Mobile Technologies
Sub-Focus Area Digital Content
Audience K-12 Technologists
CS2531 – iPads in Mathematics: Interactive Algebra 1
Presenter Nigel Nisbet
Description iPads can open up a new world of classroom exploration, but not if all we expect students to do is read digital versions of textbooks or watch lecture videos. In this stunning presentation, see how a range of Algebra apps (for iPad, Android, and PC) and other transformative technology make interactive Algebra a reality. Students get truly hands-on, e.g., a game where students factor quadratic equations visually. Use technology to build deep conceptual understanding required by the Common Core.
Focus Area Math
Sub-Focus Area Innovating Learning Technologies
Audience K-12 Non-Specific

1:30pm to 2:30pm

CS3123 – mPortfolio Development with Mobile Devices
Presenter Helen Barrett
Description Bring your mobile device (iOS or Android) to explore mPortfolio development. We will explore apps that facilitate: capturing & storing evidence (create/upload artifacts in text, image, audio, video formats), reflecting (in blogs or note-taking apps), giving & receiving feedback, planning & setting goals, collaborating. Learn about free apps for blogging, GoogleApps, Mahara, EverNote, and other strategies for developing working portfolios.
Focus Area Mobile Technologies
Sub-Focus Area Digital Content
Audience K-20 Non-Specific
CS3319 – iOS Efficiency: Real-World Professional Productivity
Presenter Seth Dimbert
Description Learn proven, time-tested, real-world ways to leverage your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch for increased personal and professional productivity. Discover apps, services and ways to help you better manage your time, communication and productivity to focus on being a more effective educator for your students, co-workers and yourself. Share strategies and get your questions answered by a former Apple employee who understands the difference between tools and toys and could talk about this stuff all day. Attendees are encouraged to bring IOS devices, iPhone, iPad, and iPod.
Focus Area Professional Development
Sub-Focus Area Mobile Technologies
Audience K-12 Non-Specific
CS3392 – Mobile: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Network and Security Issues
Presenter Ernest Staats
Description The shift to a mobile/BYOD education model is impacting network accessibility. We will focus on network capacity and security in implementing a mobile educational system. We will look at policies, hardware, and software both “free” and paid, that can help secure or prioritize network resources. The focus will be on granting educational resources without granting privileged network access. The resources shared will help transform a trendy idea into a practical and safe reality.
Focus Area Mobile Technologies
Sub-Focus Area Technology Management/Infrastructure
Audience K-20 Technologists

3:00pm to 4:00pm

CS4747 – Going Mobile!
Presenters Ted Duncan with David Stokes
Description School/district administrations are faced with both the promises and the dilemmas of Going Mobile for education. Ted Duncan (Deputy CIO) and David Stokes (CIO) from DOE, with the assistance of district technology coordinators to be named later, will address the growing use of mobile devices in education. Topics will include selecting devices, installing wireless networks, and addressing the security concerns unique to mobile technology. The presentation will also address the suitability of various devices to match approved curriculum resources.
Focus Area Technology Management/Infrastructure
Sub-Focus Area Mobile Technologies
Audience K-12 Technologists
CS4441 – Getting Started with iPads
Presenter Cathy Hutchins
Description Want to get started on using the iPad in your school? Learn from one elementary school Principal what you need to think of and know to successfully get started. From ordering the tablets, to syncing machines, setting up your itunes accounts, volume purchasing apps, training teachers, identifying the best educational apps, and effectively using the iPads in the classroom. It all is a process that needs careful planning. Time for questions and resources will be shared. Bring your iPad to participate.
Focus Area Mobile Technologies
Sub-Focus Area Technology Management/Infrastructure
Audience K-12 Educators

Thursday, 26 January 2012

12:00pm to 1:00pm

CS7561 – STEM and the iPad
Presenter Patsy Lanclos
Description Science, math, and engineering apps available on the iPad will be explored. Learn how students can integrate technology with these curricular areas to improve learning and student achievement. The STEM apps combined with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation tools provide tools needed by the 21st century student.
Focus Area Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Sub-Focus Area Mobile Technologies
Audience K-20 Educators

1:30pm to 2:30pm

CS8409 – Reading, Writing, and Collaborating with Mobile and Social Technology
Presenter Ryan Bubalo
Description Explore how technology, including smart phones, tablets and computers, can increase student engagement and collaboration. We’ll address how technology can be used to engage students in thoughtful social networks, encourage critical thinking, provide access to models of rich academic discourse, and encourage students to read and write more and at higher levels. Examples of how to leverage today’s technology to provide a rich learning experience across the curriculum will be provided.
Focus Area Innovating Learning Technologies
Sub-Focus Area Web 2.0 and Social Networking
Audience 6-12 Educators
CS8162 – Using iPads for Online Learning
Presenters Jenna Linskens with Robert Wagner and Kristi Shaw
Description Use the iPad to encourage independent online and hybrid student learning through a variety of free and paid applications. Topics will include homework & project completion and submission, textbook access and virtual field trips. Bring your iPad with you!
Focus Area Mobile Technologies
Sub-Focus Area Virtual Learning/Online
Audience 6-12 Educators

3:00pm to 4:00pm

CS9389 – QReate & Learn
Presenter Rose Kebe
Description Quick Response Codes allow teachers to put an interesting twist on curriculum content and instruction. The nuts and bolts of this session will be describing QR Codes, how to generate QR Codes, and creative ways to incorporate them in classroom instruction. Discover captivating ways of directing students to content whether it’s an ubimark book, a YouTube video, an ubitour, a blog, a website, a presentation, or a map! Let’s spark your student’s imaginations!
Focus Area Mobile Technologies
Sub-Focus Area Innovating Learning Technologies
Audience K-12 Educators
CS9395 – Supporting Students with Special Needs Using the iPod Touch and iPad
Presenters Randall Palmer with David Di Ianni
Description This session will explore best practices for using the iPod Touch and iPad devices in the classroom to support students with special needs. While the presentation will focus on supporting students with Autism, the material can be applied to other areas of special education. Topics include communication, video Modeling, data collection, reinforcement, and direct instruction.
Focus Area Special Education
Sub-Focus Area Mobile Technologies
Audience K-12 Non-Specific
CS9076 – iPad + DOCS ÷ School Improvement = Student Success
Presenters Jody Prevost with Mary Anne Cowan
Description Administrators can use tablets to collect evidence of student learning to assist in aligning practices for their School Improvement Plan. The evidence gathered is posted via Google and is accessible to all educators. This live document allows teachers to continuously modify their practice and collaborate with colleagues in real time resulting in increased student success. Schools can closely examine their practices to determine areas of strength and areas that would benefit from refinements.
Focus Area Administration/Leadership
Sub-Focus Area Accountability/Assessment
Audience K-5 Administrators

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