Friday, November 15, 2013

Digital Citizenship

Since my school is a 1:1 iPad school, it seems to be a forever challenging task of monitoring students and what they do on their iPads. All of my students know what a good citizen is, but none of them had ever heard of a digital citizen.  I know how important the topic is, so I have spent a lot of my class time and created my curriculum around it.

To start the year off,  I shared a few videos from the site and my students enjoyed the games later:)  After much discussion each group created a footprint and listed all the things that create their digital foot print. We then created the bulletin that hangs in our room as a daily reminder. I believe that with continued practice and knowledge students will be able to be good digital citizens, even when we are not watching.

This Bulletin board was a combination of several ideas I found on Pinterest. 

What is up with the Giant green wall?

I was lucky enough this year to have a freshly painted class but, why the strange green you ask? Yes, green is my favorite color but that is not it! As the mobile media teacher, my goal is to incorporate a Green screen special effect feature in my class.

My district purchased the app Green Screen FX to assist my students in their green screen special effects movies.
app store

To get a practice run in, I had my son make an impromptu video to demonstrate how it works.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Ipad classroom

I created this 3 foot ipad on for FREE. I was able to print a picture of an iPad in blocks, laminated it, and taped it together. I added a few basic apps and I will continue to add apps we use in our class.

Back to school! New classroom new subject!

I am starting the year off in a new classroom and I am now the new Mobile Media AKA ipad teacher! Bulletin board took a lot of thinking, but thankst o all my friends on Pinterest, my room looks amazing. More Pics to come.

Best poster in my class was made at for free.
The idea came from a post I saw on Pinterest and the grandma is my principal in a gray wig!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Rumor has it!

Well it is true IOS 7 will be out this fall, but rumor has it, it will be out June 26, 2013. I have checked it out and it looks pretty awesome! I just hope they get it out before school starts so the kids (mainly teachers) can get familiar with it from day one!

IOS 7 video

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

To save, to grade and to share.....oh my! PART 2

 After posting about how my class shared their iPad projects a teacher friend from Roland with iPads found this post about another sharing resource.  I personally have not checked it out, but I will be looking into before we go back to school. Let me know if you have used it.

Your perfect solution for Sharing Student iPad Projects

Saturday, July 6, 2013

It may be a lot of work but it is WORTH it! Creating ePub Documents!

Creating an ePub document takes a lot of strange steps at first, but once you set it up, you can turn any webpage into an epub document and store it in iBooks.

I found this very helpful this summer as I took a class which required a lot of online reading. Sometimes the ads on the sides get distracting, so I would ePub them and read them in iBooks.

For your students, this is a great way to have them find online articles about topics they are researching and get rid of all the extra distractions. They will also be able to highlight and use the features of iBooks.

From webpage to iBooks......

Follow the directions below to set up your iPad to create ePub Documents. Once you set it up, you only have to click button to ePub it! 
(As long as you have the ePub bookmark, you never have to follow these steps again!)


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