Monday, June 28, 2010

Touchdown - Implementing iPod Touches Successfully Presentation at ISTE 2010

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Panel presentation by: Cheryl Davis, Acalanes Union High School District with Mike Amante, Camilla Gagliolo and Lucy Gray

Presentation website:
http://tinyurl.com/touchdowniste
 
Introduction: see presentation slides

Recent reports and research to support mobile devices in the classroom:
  • National Education Plan: Quotes: "Learning is always on... ...Mobile devices are required by all students..."
  • K12 Horizon Plan: "Mobiles are an untapped resource for reaching students..."
Our stories - Field examples

 
Elementary: Arington,VA - see presentation slides
  • 60- 6 per grade level
  • Math support
  • Technology rich learning stations
  • Science movies
Middle School/High School in Acalanes, California - see presentation slides

  • Class sets that the librarians manage
  • Made stations with one laptop and a number of iPods and ipads to keep the others engaged while one student updated the class wiki for the group
Administrators- see presentation slides

-New Hartford central school division

 
District uses google apps for the district
All administrators given ipod touches, mac books and wireless hub to coordinate schedule, fill out forms (google form ex. Teacher evaluation), as well as record audio and use dication apps to be more productive.

 
Research to consider when talking about using ipod touches/ipads in the classroom or for support:
  • MacArthur foundation- Digital media
  • Kaiser Family Foundation
  • The Joan Ganz Cooney Foundation
  • PBS Kids
  • Classroom 2.0 Anecdotal Research

Finding Apps: