The eLearning Strategies Symposium offers three paid workshops on Thursday, December 6, 2012.
Making Mobile Media Meaningful
Nicole Dalesio and Hall Davidson
(3 hours) (1:30pm-4:30pm)
Tablets, mobile phones, and iPads can create and share media (video and audio) in the extended learning anywhere/anytime world. Learn how to send images/videos/audio to common, free “channels” to support classrooms, projects, or entire schools. Use QR codes in surprising ways. Learn about video applications and audio for “dead” phones. Teachers can receive videos, edit and comment, and send them back—all via mobile. Finally, explore apps that do chromakey (“green screen”) editing, sharing, stop-motion, effects, build previews, and much, much more. Turn them into video microscopes for less than $5. Mobiles are digital project kit bags with and media making inside! An iPad will be used, but applications to Android and Windows platforms also apply. Bring your device and explore.
Moving Beyond the “Flip”: Placing Instructional Video in the Context of Inquiry
$275, including Flip Your Classroom book
In this six-hour workshop, session participants will be challenged to look at “flip” instruction as a technique to be used in the context of pedagogy, rather than the pedagogy itself. Using inquiry as a framework, participants will tackle issues around student engagement, curiosity and learning environments, while exploring simple ways to leverage video as a tool to address such issues. In addition to the pedagogical focus described, participants will leave the session with a personalized tool-kit to begin creating and sharing content overnight.
iPad in Education Workshop
$675, including iPad, third generation
Jim Sill, Apple Distinguished Educator
This engaging workshop covers the initial setup of iPad, how to add content, how to make the most of iTunes U, and how to find the best educational Apps available – including Apps for creating content and media! An overview of mobile learning in the classroom, cutting-edge 1:1 programs, and volume licensing for education are also be included.
Time permitting, the session includes a primer on using the mobile version of Google Docs (and Forms). Fun hands-on activities and opportunities to explore new Apps make this session a highlight whenever it’s presented.
iPad changes the way teachers and students access the web, share media, and learn on the go. CUE’s iPad Professional Development takes participants from opening the box & setting up their new iPad to having teachers ready to use it when they walk into the classroom the next day. A major focus will be on applications that can be used in the classroom to engage and ignite student learning and creativity. Bring your own iPad and 3G versions of this workshop are also available.
Education and the Nexus 7 – Explore the Possibilities of Google’s Android Tablet (includes Nexus 7)
Could Google’s Nexus 7 Tablet be the device for your school? Come and explore the possibilities of its use in education in multiple settings and activities. We will walk you through how this device can not only help you educate students but also motivate and engage them in the learning process. NOTE: Equipment subject to change.