iPad for Educators
February 6 & 13, 2014
$199 without iPad Air
$699 with iPad Air
Facilitator: Charles Gessner
The iPad provides a wealth of possibilities for assistive technology with its brilliant graphics, audio and multi- touch interface. Participants in this workshop will learn about applications that make a difference for their students.
- Understand iPad basic navigation, native applications, and accessibility features
- Discover the role of various applications in the special education classroom
- Practice using iPad as a personal learning device to improve student achievement
- Download applications on the iPad
- Synchronize your iPad with your laptop (bring your laptop to the workshop – though not required)
- Find resources available for the iPads
Introduction to the iPad
- Native Apps
- Accessibility features
- Safari as a resource for you and your students
- Photos and help students use digital literacy
- Notes, a simple but powerful word processor
- See how the iPad can improve reading fluency
- Download and use Apps
- iBooks, a most powerful tool for your students
February 10, 2013
Are you looking for a fun, engaging project for your students? Do your students make old fashion paper posters? Are you looking for something new? This is the workshop for you!
In this workshop, you will discover how to create a digital poster project with your students. This platform allows students to link to websites, upload photos, and embed videos. Teachers of any subject can have their students construct media rich digital posters.
At the end of this workshop, you will have the resources to develop a rubric, design a lesson plan, and create your own digital poster.
Here is what students are saying about Digital Posters:
- “New way to present a topic”
- “You don’t have to print or cut things out”
- “It is easier and more fun than a traditional poster”
- “I was having fun while learning”
- “I like how you can add videos, music, and website links to the poster”
- “It is a more creative project than a traditional poster”
Google Teacher Websites
January 31, 2014
This workshop is for educators who want to build a website for their class using Google Sites. A well-designed classroom website will enhance communication between you, your students, and parents.
We will cover how to design a site, page and site settings, privacy settings, and the different types of site pages.
At the end of this workshop, you will have created your “home” page and a plan to manage your teacher website. Please bring content with you as this will be a “working” workshop.