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The iPad is a valuable learning tool that brings 21st century instruction techniques into the classroom. In this course, Laurie Burruss shows how to deploy iPads devices in your classroom, whether students bring the devices or the school provides them. Learn how to sync multiple iPad devices to a master with Apple Configurator; download apps; create a classroom calendar; and print and project lessons from the iPad. Laurie also includes her top tips and tricks for getting the most from the your iPad setup.
In this movie, I'm going to share a typical first day demo or what I should really call a first day of playing and experimenting and discovering with the iPad in your classroom. There are certain things that the students need to know and they should do it day one and figure it out on their own and help each other to do it. So the first thing I have the students do when they come into the class after they have checked out their IPad is to sign into Evernote, DropBox and their WikiSpaces. So let's go to WikiSpaces right now. So this student is already signed in.
And I want them to learn how to download things from the Wikispace into their Evernote notebook. So I ask them to tap on the download for the syllabus. The syllabus will open up. If I tap on the document an option comes up to open an ever note. Then I have them click on their notebooks and I have them add a new notebook for just this course as opposed to all of the documents they create.
They title it the name of the course plus their initials. And Save. Back in All Notes, we see the Syllabus. Let's tap on the Syllabus. It opens up in full screen mode. To close the document they tap on the Close button.
If they tap on the Eye key they can move the document to another notebook. Now the student has inserted the syllabus into a newly created notebook for the class. I have them go check in their notebooks to make sure this happened. Then we double tap on the Home button and return to Safari and the Wiki-Space. I have them do this again so that they can remember we tap on the materials.pdf and download. We open it in Evernote.
Then tap on the I key then tap on notebook and put it into their Design 105. I have them tap on their notebook and make sure that this worked. There all set to go. So now they know how to create their own personal notebook, how to download documents and projects from the wikispace and how to set it up so they can use it for themselves and organize it the way they'd like. Next we'll tap once to go back to the home screen and move to the main screen with all of the on-board apps.
And tap on Photos. The first day of class, I have them all take a picture of themselves. They see that their photo is already in their photo gallery but I have them create an album next to keep all their photographs. If they tap on the Edit button, tap on the photo then tap on Add To. Then tap on Add to New Album. They create an album with their name for the course. Design 105 and their initials.
Then tap Save. Now if they go to their albums, you can see they have an album names Design 105 with the initials and inside that album is one image. I have them tap on the photo, tap on the Share button, tap Copy. Now go back to the home screen, tap on Safari. In the browser open up your email account.
Once you've logged into your email account, send you email address to me the teacher. In the subject line, type First day photo. Insert the hyphen, tap and hold and Paste. Now tap Send. Now everyone knows how to send projects and assignments and writing to me. Return to the home screen and open up Evernote.
In Evernote, tap on your notebooks, select your design notebook, so tap on the plus sign in the upper right. Tap on the Stack of Photos not the camera. In camera roll, tap on the photo you took of yourself then tap below the photo where you can give this photo a title or a description of what happened in class today.
Now close the note. So now they've downloaded content to their notebook and created original content for their notebook. Let's go back to the home screen by tapping on the Home button and open up Dropbox. Tap on the Plus sign then tap on Create folder. Name the folder for the course with your initials then tap on Create. Tap on the Photo. Tap on Upload.
Congratulations! You now have sent your photo as an email, you have inserted it into Evernote as a note and you've sent it to up to Dropbox up in the cloud. So you know how to get things from the cloud and to know how to send things from the iPad back to the cloud. And how to communicate one on one. And how to create your own personal notebook. At this point I would tell the students to explore the different apps that have been loaded onto the iPad that we've provided for them.
And after they have had a chance to play, discover, observe maybe fifteen minutes. The last thing I have the students do is open up the app, Soundrop. This is a multi-sensory app that allows you to draw straight lines, create music and have animation all at the same time. So in less than five minutes, I have 22 engaged students drawing lines, creating music, playing around with your animation and creating a cacophony of gamalon music right there in design 105.
It's a great first day, they feel empowered, engaged and their delighted by what they can do in a very fast way in a very qualitative way.
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