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Increase Student Engagement and Student Learning by Using iPads and Chromebooks in  TK -6th Grade Classrooms

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Goals


Goals for Professional Development:

  • to support teachers as they learn to use mobile devices and mobile apps in their classrooms
  • to support teachers as they use technologies to create student-centered,
    technology-rich classroom environments
  • to model the use of a variety of mobile apps, productivity tools, and instructional strategies in classrooms
  • to debrief about each of these mobile apps, productivity tools, and instructional strategies
  • to plan ways to apply the use of these mobile apps, productivity tools, and instructional strategies in soecific classrooms

 

Instructional Goals:

  • To use iPads and Chromebooks and a variety of mobile apps in classrooms that provide opportunities for students to create authentic products
  • To use Google Forms to get immediate and relevant feedback from students (i.e. to Google Forms instead of clickers)
  • To use QR Codes to focus learners on specific curricular materials
  • To provide learners with opportunities to create multimedia presentations to share their ideas and knowledge (Animoto, Videolicious, iMovie)
  • To provide learners with opportunites to share their work with all members of their class by using AirPlay and AirServer to project an iPad image on the whiteboard
Schedule for the Day

 

Time

Activity

Participants

7 – 8 AM

iPad tips and tricks and 7 Cs

All teachers

8:30 – 8:45 AM

All school assembly: iMovie on Gardening

All teachers and all students

9-9:45

Model Lesson 1: (Grades K-1)
Apps: SimpleMind+ & iMovie

Goal: Create an iMovie showcasing this kindergarten classroom

Observed by all available teachers

9:45 – 10:15 AM

Debrief on Model Lesson 1

Everyone participating in observation of model lesson

10:30-11:15 AM

Model Lesson 2: (Grades 2-3)

Software: Google Forms & Educreations

Goal 1: Gather and graph group data on students' favorite vegetables

Goal 2: Students create a short report on their favorite vegetable

Observed by all available teachers

11:15 – 11:45 AM

Debrief on Model Lesson 2

Everyone participating in observation of model lesson

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Working Lunch:
Meet with individual teachers

All interested teachers

12:45-1:30 PM

Model Lesson 3: (Grades 4-6)

Apps: QR Code Scanner & Google Slides

Goals: Explore gardening ideas and create a presentation on gardening

Observed by all available teachers

1:20 – 2 PM

Debrief on Model Lesson 3

Everyone participating in observation of model lesson

2:30 - 4:30 PM

How-tos, applying new learning to your own classrooms, take-aways, plans for future integrtiuon of iPads and Chromebooks into classroom instruction

All teachers and administrators

 

Dr. Christie's Presentation
QR Codes

 

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Apps Evaluation Guidelines
    • Dr. Alice Christie's 7C Rubric

      To what extent does an app allow students and teachers to:
      • Create (write, draw, make movies, make music, etc.);
      • Connect (reach out and connect with others locally or globally, F2F or virtually);
      • Communicate (talk with others, share ideas, publicize creations, etc.);
      • Collaborate (work, write, draw, brainstorm with others);
      • Contextualize (view from a more global context, relate one idea with another, relate one content area with another, see interrelationships);
      • Critique (think critically about issues or ideas; evaluate relevance, reliability, credibility, authority, or accuracy); and
      • Choose (topic, tool, process).

    C7