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Digital Tools to Support Pedagogy

Michelle Pollington

Thursday, 9 July 2015 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Digital Tools to Support Pedagogy Ended Free  
Session 1 - iPad 101
So you just got an iPad, your class just got a kit of iPads, or every student in your class is going to be arriving at your door carrying this shiny new device: regardless of the context, this session will introduce you to the basics of this mobile device. Navigation, configuring the settings panel, and other tips and tricks to help you navigate this new platform will be addressed. This session will provide a great introduction for those of you who haven’t worked or played on the iOS platform before. Presenter: Jared Bennett
Ended Free  
Session 1 - Mindomo
Through mind mapping, teachers can guide students not only to master a great variety of concepts, but to develop essential learning and thinking skills. This session will explore how Mindomo can be used in the classroom as mind mapping software as well as presentation software. Mindomo is a simple, straightforward tool, easily accessible through the Hub, that can be used at all grade levels. Presenter: Tim Kivell
Ended Free  
Session 1 - Read and Write for Google and iPad
This session will show you how HWDSB has made Assistive Technology available to all of our students and accessible on any device. Learn how Read&Write for Google supports Special Needs students through speech to text, text to speech and word prediction features. Presenter: Terri Corneil
Ended Free  
Session 1 - Google Drive and Suite
Learn how to use Google Drive to manage the available space on your ipad by uploading native content to your cloud based HWDSB Google Drive account. Use the integrated apps to create, share and comment to foster collaboration with colleagues and students and incorporate timely feedback to students. You will also learn to navigate between the app versions and the desktop versions on the ipad. Presenter: Karen Wilson
Ended Free  
Session 1 - Pages and Keynote
Looking to create a fantastic flyer, newsletter or report? With Pages, you can edit a text document, add pictures, graphics, tables and charts easily right on your iPad. Add in some collaborative features along with cloud storage, and Pages quickly becomes a valuable desktop publishing tool on your iPad. During this session we will explore the various features and tools within Pages. If you are using a board-provisioned device, Pages will be installed for you. If you are using your own personal device, please purchase Pages and have it installed on your iPad. Keynote is Apple’s response to PowerPoint. With it you can create and show stunning presentations, complete with transitions, graphics, video, tables and more! During this session we will explore the features of Keynote, how you can import an existing PowerPoint, how you can deliver your presentation as well as the collaborative features of Keynote and iCloud. If you are using a board-provisioned device, Keynote will be installed for you. If you are using your own personal device, please purchase Keynote and have it installed on your iPad. Presenter: Paul Hatala
Ended Free  
Session 1 - ePortfolio App
Are you looking for a way to capture student learning digitally, have students reflect on their own learning, share information with classmates and provide feedback to others? In this sessions you will learn how the ePortfolio tool will allow your students to collect, organize and share their learning in the form of images, files, video, links, audio recordings and reflections. If you are using a board-provisioned device, ePortfolio will be installed for you. If you are using your own personal device, please download Desire2Learn ePortfolio and have it installed on your iPad. Presenter: Sonya Clarke
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Session 1 - Inquiry
“HWDSB is not engaged in a technology project; rather, we are engaged in a process to enhance instruction, to invite students to engage in rich learning tasks and to rely on students to drive the learning environment, supported by technology. Teachers have a significant role to play in this transformation”(Transforming Learning Everywhere). Would you like to learn more about the ‘significant role’ that you play in transforming learning? This session on Inquiry in the Classroom will introduce you to the foundational concepts of student inquiry. You will learn some practical strategies for embedding inquiry into your classroom, and we will explore the essential connection between technology and inquiry. Presenter: Teri Thompson
Ended Free  
Session 2 - tv.HWDSB
This new video platform has a host of different options beyond just hosting your video (pun intended). Create private galleries for your classes. Create podcast feeds that can become radio/televisions shows for your school. Create announcements that can be broadcast across the school or across the community. Presenter Jared Bennett
Ended Free  
Session 2 - Numbers in Math
Rethink your Data Management strand in Math with the help of the Numbers app. A powerful graphing tool (as well as a spreadsheet), Numbers allows students to add images, tables and charts. In Elementary, collect, organize and display Primary and Secondary data. In Secondary, link the activity to budgeting, mortgages, loans, financial records and invoicing. Presenter: Tim Kivell
Ended Free  
Session 2 - HWDSB Commons
Create your own blog within the HWDSB Commons to communicate with students and parents. Learn how to create a blog /website, organize categories and pages, and post an events calendar, and embed content to make it interactive and personal. Advanced features will also be discussed based on participant need.
Ended Free  
Session 2 - Explain Everything
The most powerful of a plethora of screencasting apps, Explain Everything provides teachers and students with a place to create using an interactive whiteboard. Documents, pictures, videos, sound files, active web browser windows can be added to your project in an instant. Hit the record button and your voice can be added to your project. Once complete, projects can be shared in a variety of ways including through tv.hwdsb, Google Drive, AirDrop and the Camera Roll. This session will walk you through the basic steps in creating an Explain Everything project as well as discuss various ways this app can be used in your classroom. If you are using your own personal device, please purchase Explain Everything ($2.99) and have it installed on your iPad. If you are using a board device, the app is on your device.
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Session 2 - iDoceo   more info Ended Free  
Session 2 - Inquiry
“HWDSB is not engaged in a technology project; rather, we are engaged in a process to enhance instruction, to invite students to engage in rich learning tasks and to rely on students to drive the learning environment, supported by technology. Teachers have a significant role to play in this transformation”(Transforming Learning Everywhere). Would you like to learn more about the ‘significant role’ that you play in transforming learning? This session on Inquiry in the Classroom will introduce you to the foundational concepts of student inquiry. You will learn some practical strategies for embedding inquiry into your classroom, and we will explore the essential connection between technology and inquiry. Presenter: Teri Thompson
Ended Free  
Session 2 - Assistive Technology and the ipad
Do you have students with SEA Claim iPads or do you have a kit in your classroom and don’t know how to use it with students who need Assistive Technology? This session will delve into the ways you can access available Assistive Technology features on the iPad and some unique AT apps to help your students make full use of Assistive Technology. Presenter: Terri Corneil
Ended Free  
Session 3 - iPad 101
So you just got an iPad, your class just got a kit of iPads, or every student in your class is going to be arriving at your door carrying this shiny new device: regardless of the context, this session will introduce you to the basics of this mobile device. Navigation, configuring the settings panel, and other tips and tricks to help you navigate this new platform will be addressed. This session will provide a great introduction for those of you who haven’t worked or played on the iOS platform before. Presenter: Jared Bennett
Ended Free  
Session 3 - 1 iPad classroom
How do you teach with an iPad when you're the only one with a device? During this session we will explore the use of an iPad as a teacher-only device, as well as how a single iPad can be used a resource within your classroom. Geared for both secondary and elementary teachers, this session will have you seeing the iPad as a great teaching tool - even when there is only one! Presenter: Tim Kivell
Ended Free  
Session 3 - Google Drive and Suite
Learn how to use Google Drive to manage the available space on your ipad by uploading native content to your cloud based HWDSB Google Drive account. Use the integrated apps to create, share and comment to foster collaboration with colleagues and students and incorporate timely feedback to students. You will also learn to navigate between the app versions and the desktop versions on the ipad. Presenter: Karen Wilson
Ended Free  
Session 3 - Pages and Keynote
Looking to create a fantastic flyer, newsletter or report? With Pages, you can edit a text document, add pictures, graphics, tables and charts easily right on your iPad. Add in some collaborative features along with cloud storage, and Pages quickly becomes a valuable desktop publishing tool on your iPad. During this session we will explore the various features and tools within Pages. If you are using a board-provisioned device, Pages will be installed for you. If you are using your own personal device, please purchase Pages and have it installed on your iPad. Keynote is Apple’s response to PowerPoint. With it you can create and show stunning presentations, complete with transitions, graphics, video, tables and more! During this session we will explore the features of Keynote, how you can import an existing PowerPoint, how you can deliver your presentation as well as the collaborative features of Keynote and iCloud. If you are using a board-provisioned device, Keynote will be installed for you. If you are using your own personal device, please purchase Keynote and have it installed on your iPad. Presenter: Paul Hatala
Ended Free  
Session 3 - ePortfolio App
Are you looking for a way to capture student learning digitally, have students reflect on their own learning, share information with classmates and provide feedback to others? In this sessions you will learn how the ePortfolio tool will allow your students to collect, organize and share their learning in the form of images, files, video, links, audio recordings and reflections. If you are using a board-provisioned device, ePortfolio will be installed for you. If you are using your own personal device, please download Desire2Learn ePortfolio and have it installed on your iPad.
Ended Free  
Session 3 - Inquiry   more info Ended Free  
Session 3 - Read and Write for Google and iPad
This session will show you how HWDSB has made Assistive Technology available to all of our students and accessible on any device. Learn how Read&Write for Google supports Special Needs students through speech to text, text to speech and word prediction features. Presenter: Terri Corneil
Ended Free  
Session 4 - tv.HWDSB
This new video platform has a host of different options beyond just hosting your video (pun intended). Create private galleries for your classes. Create podcast feeds that can become radio/televisions shows for your school. Create announcements that can be broadcast across the school or across the community. Presenter Jared Bennett
Ended Free  
Session 4 - Mindomo
Through mind mapping, teachers can guide students not only to master a great variety of concepts, but to develop essential learning and thinking skills. This session will explore how Mindomo can be used in the classroom as mind mapping software as well as presentation software. Mindomo is a simple, straightforward tool, easily accessible through the Hub, that can be used at all grade levels.
Ended Free  
Session 4 - HWDSB Commons
Create your own blog within the HWDSB Commons to communicate with students and parents. Learn how to create a blog /website, organize categories and pages, and post an events calendar, and embed content to make it interactive and personal. Advanced features will also be discussed based on participant need. Presenter: Karen Wilson
Ended Free  
Session 4 - Explain Everything
Features; making manipulatives; interactive learning objects - project features; story telling; saving
Ended Free  
Session 4 - iDoceo
Looking for a way to document student learning? idoceo allows us to easily document our assessments, evaluations, conversations and observations using audio, video, photos and text, in an organized notebook right from your iPad. Create custom icons to represent student progress, and produce student reports. Back up to your board Google Drive to ensure none of the assessment data is lost. Come explore the possibilities of Idoceo.
Ended Free  
Session 4 - Inquiry
“HWDSB is not engaged in a technology project; rather, we are engaged in a process to enhance instruction, to invite students to engage in rich learning tasks and to rely on students to drive the learning environment, supported by technology. Teachers have a significant role to play in this transformation”(Transforming Learning Everywhere). Would you like to learn more about the ‘significant role’ that you play in transforming learning? This session on Inquiry in the Classroom will introduce you to the foundational concepts of student inquiry. You will learn some practical strategies for embedding inquiry into your classroom, and we will explore the essential connection between technology and inquiry. Presenter: Teri Thompson
Ended Free  
Session 4 - Assistive Technology and the iPad
Do you have students with SEA Claim iPads or do you have a kit in your classroom and don’t know how to use it with students who need Assistive Technology? This session will delve into the ways you can access available Assistive Technology features on the iPad and some unique AT apps to help your students make full use of Assistive Technology. Presenter: Terri Corneil
Ended Free  
Session 5 - iPad 101
So you just got an iPad, your class just got a kit of iPads, or every student in your class is going to be arriving at your door carrying this shiny new device: regardless of the context, this session will introduce you to the basics of this mobile device. Navigation, configuring the settings panel, and other tips and tricks to help you navigate this new platform will be addressed. This session will provide a great introduction for those of you who haven’t worked or played on the iOS platform before.
Ended Free  
Session 5 - Numbers in Math
Rethink your Data Management strand in Math with the help of the Numbers app. A powerful graphing tool (as well as a spreadsheet), Numbers allows students to add images, tables and charts. In Elementary, collect, organize and display Primary and Secondary data. In Secondary, link the activity to budgeting, mortgages, loans, financial records and invoicing. Presenter: Tim Kivell
Ended Free  
Session 5 - Google Drive and Suite
Learn how to use Google Drive to manage the available space on your ipad by uploading native content to your cloud based HWDSB Google Drive account. Use the integrated apps to create, share and comment to foster collaboration with colleagues and students and incorporate timely feedback to students. You will also learn to navigate between the app versions and the desktop versions on the ipad. Presenter: Karen Wilson
Ended Free  
Session 5 - Explain Everything
Features; making manipulatives; interactive learning objects - project features; story telling; saving
Ended Free  
Session 5 - ePortfolio App   more info Ended Free  
Session 5 - Inquiry   more info Ended Free  
Session 5 - Read and Write for Google and iPad
This session will show you how HWDSB has made Assistive Technology available to all of our students and accessible on any device. Learn how Read&Write for Google supports Special Needs students through speech to text, text to speech and word prediction features. Presenter: Terri Corneil
Ended Free  

Event Details

Elementary and secondary teachers who are interested in diving deeper into the effective use of technology in the learning environment will benefit from this session. Sessions will address the needs of the 1:1 deployments (Seven North Elementary, Mountain and Henderson), the One iPad classroom, and all points in between.

Have questions about Digital Tools to Support Pedagogy? Contact Michelle Pollington

When & Where


Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
20 Education Ct
Hamilton, ON L9A 0B9
Canada

Thursday, 9 July 2015 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)


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