iPads

The original posting and video can be viewed at http://dave-baroody.tumblr.com/post/61405445041/inspired-by-the-student-created-stop-motion-video   Inspired by the student-created stop-motion video response below, Penn GSE doctoral student (and my wife) Bethany Silva crafted this stop-motion book map to explain her history as a reader. Admittedly, I had ulterior motives in acting as cameraman...
(This is reposted from my blog) For some time now, I’ve been intrigued by the movement towards more “augmented reality” apps are allowing people to layer information on top of the view of physical objects. I suppose this idea has been given a great big push forward with the emergence of the Google Glass project. But, how to experiment with it? Erin Klein, a friend in several teaching networks,...
As part of a successful bond proposal, my school district was able to update infrastructure making all our school buildings wireless. They also purchased SmartBoards and iPads.  I knew I wanted to integrate this technology into my third grade curriculum to increase the learning potential for each of my students. My colleagues were also excited about the cart of iPads and quickly began filling...
Background Through a generous grant from a corporate sponsor, our university was able to purchase 14 iPads with iMovie, young adult literature selections for book circles, and video cameras for a book trailer project with a local middle school. A book trailer is, no surprise here, a trailer for a book in the style of a movie trailer. Search YouTube for your favorite book + "book trailer" or "...
Keywords: byod, SAMR, tablets, iPads
In his recent blog post at DMLCentral, Doug Belshaw shares some thoughts on how we approach educational technology in terms of 1:1 learning in schools. His thoughts are timely, as more budget-restricted schools and districts consider alternatives (such as BYOD) to single-device initiatives. Belshaw presents Ruben Puentedura's SAMR model, which proposes a continuum of how technology implementation...
Keywords: Prezi, p2pu, iPad
This morning I started exploring other DI blog posts and decided to make some comments.  Inspired by the fabulous conversation taking place at P2PU.org in the study group “Writing and Inquiry in the Digital Age,” I aimed to continue the conversation in other areas.  In so doing, I was reminded once again of the incredible ideas that are put forth by my NWP colleagues.  I’m ready to join Nicole...
Keywords: iPad, SCWriP
Last Thursday evening, five SCWriP fellows gathered for our first iPad study group session. Two of us sat on my couch here in Santa Barbara, while the others used Skype and Google Hangout to join us from Bakersfield, Oxnard, and Ithaca, NY. With our computer volumes turned full blast, we sat and discussed different ways each of us use iPads for teaching. A lot of the conversation this time around...
Over the past year, The Atlantic Wire has posted first-person accounts from journalists, political leaders, and authors about the media they consume each day under the topic Media Diet.  Finding the pieces fascinating, I used The Atlantic’s model to catalog my own daily media diet.  Since I always strive to create instructional environments that mirror real life, this piece is just another...