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May, 11, 2012

posted May 11, 2012, 11:14 AM by Tom Borer   [ updated May 11, 2012, 3:38 PM ]

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Newbies
3:30 - 4:20 - Share out Projects

Next Year
Clean up your Edmodo posts.

4:30 - 5:00 - Taste of Tech - Session 1

5:05 - 5:30 - Taste of Tech - Session 2

Veterans
3:30 - 4:20 - Meet in the same rooms as usual, except Grade 4 is in Board Room

Keep Notes in a Google Doc:
    * End of year storage, locked up and shut down in a secure location, stop using the iPods before the you tell the students when the last day for iPods is, etc.
          o Don't update until the end of summer in case a new ios comes out
    * Data Collection (**Important!)  still need test results from 2nd project
    * best practices summary 

Taste of Tech - each session will be given twice
4:30 - 5:00 - Session 1
5:05 - 5:30 - Session 2

April 20, 2012

posted Apr 20, 2012, 10:55 AM by Brad Pascoe   [ updated Apr 20, 2012, 1:20 PM by Tom Borer ]


Newbies
3:30 - 4:20 - Share out Proposals

4:30 - 5:00 - Taste of Tech - Session 1

5:05 - 5:30 - Taste of Tech - Session 2
Veterans

3:30 - 4:20 - Meet in the same rooms as usual 

Taste of Tech - each session will be given twice
4:30 - 5:00 - Session 1
5:05 - 5:30 - Session 2

March 9, 2012

posted Mar 9, 2012, 1:40 PM by Tom Borer   [ updated Mar 12, 2012, 9:58 AM ]

New Teachers
3:30 - 5:30

Announcements
Katie Ragazzi from the Escondido Education Foundation
- iOS 5.1 fixes the syncing issues with the Bretford carts (OK to Update!)

Share Projects
Issues playing the StoryKit Audio
- Will not play on iOS Devices (does not play Flash)
- Does not play in Safari (Reload the webpage) (turn OFF Extensions in Preferences)


Updating Software
Office
iWork '09
iLife '11

Updating Apps

StoryKit Links in Edmodo

Post Proposal for Final Project by April 20th.

Due Date for Final Project is May 11.

Veteran iRead Teachers
3:30-5:30

Agenda (meet in same rooms as usual)
Katie Ragazzi:  Escondido Education FoundationEYMF
Kathy Shirley: 
  • iOS 5.1 fixes the syncing issues with the Bretford carts (OK to Update!, but you don't need to. (turn off iCloud)) http://apple.bretford.com/products/powersynccart
  • teacher laptops are being re-imaged at sites - iRead teachers should NOT have theirs re-imaged (you will lose your synced playlists & have to add your apps back into iTunes)You can instead put in a Web Help Desk ticket to have iWork, iLife, and Office to be updated to the latest version.
- Sharing of Project 2 in your teams.
- General discussion about which types of projects are proving effective (as demonstrated by data)
- Digital citizenship presentation/discussion

February 3, 2012

posted Feb 2, 2012, 9:27 AM by Brad Pascoe   [ updated Mar 9, 2012, 1:41 PM by Tom Borer ]


New Teachers
StoryKit

Discuss and Plan Next Project
  • Post by next week
Veteran iRead Teachers
Meet in Grade Level Groups
3:30-4:10 -- 
-  Project 2 (same format as Project 1 - create a new routine based on data. It cannot be an adaptation of the previous routine.) Proposal is due Feb 1.
- discuss selecting an appropriate leveled "Taste of Tech" topic 

4:15-4:55 -- iRead - Taste of Tech Menu (session 1)

5:00-5:30 -- iRead - Taste of Tech Menu (session 2)

Jan 6, 2012

posted Jan 6, 2012, 12:23 PM by Brad Pascoe   [ updated Jan 9, 2012, 1:12 PM ]



New Teachers
3:30-4:20 --
- Share/debrief Project Submission in grade level groups;

- Project 2 will involve using SonicPics Proposal is due Feb 1.
Blank Storyboard PDF Document
Blank Storyboard Pages Document

4:20-4:30
-Pass out Training iPods

4:30-5:30
Hands-on with:

Sonic Pics website

Comic Touch website

Photo Wall Lite website
PS Express website


Pic Collage



Veteran iRead Teachers
Meet in Grade Level Groups
3:30-4:20 -- 
- Share/debrief Project Submission in grade level groups; 

-  Project 2 (same format as Project 1 - create a new routine based on data. It cannot be an adaptation of the previous routine.) Proposal is due Feb 1.

- discuss selecting an appropriate leveled "Taste of Tech" topic 

4:30-5:00 -- iRead - Taste of Tech Menu (session 1)

5:05-5:30 -- iRead - Taste of Tech Menu (session 2)

December 2, 2011

posted Dec 2, 2011, 9:02 AM by Tom Borer   [ updated Dec 2, 2011, 2:20 PM ]


New Teachers
  1. Connect to Network (DO_Wireless)
  2. Sign Attendance Sheet
  3. Group questions / issues
    • iOS 5
    • new laptop from your school
    • free Apps (click here to request to be on the list)
  4. Review technical side of project
  5. Small group sharing/discussion

Veterans
  1. Getting on the Network
    1. Forget old password
    2. EUSD_Guest / iread12211
  2. Attendance
  3. Discuss Proposals
  4. Discuss Project Submissions
  5. Other grade level group work


November 4, 2011

posted Nov 4, 2011, 11:02 AM by Brad Pascoe   [ updated Nov 4, 2011, 2:28 PM by Tom Borer ]

New iRead Teachers


Veteran iRead Teachers

October 7, 2011

posted Oct 6, 2011, 6:56 PM by Brad Pascoe   [ updated Oct 7, 2011, 2:00 PM by Tom Borer ]

New iRead Teachers - Pine Room
  1. Management: 
    • classroom/equipment management video 1
    • classroom/equipment management video 2
    • Managing Voice Memos in iTunes
      • Setup
      • Smart Playlists
  2. Edmodo post (There is a How-to video in the Help Resources of the iRead Edmodo group.)
  3. Discuss 1st project - Routine use
  4. Set up Mobile Me handout
  5. Bonus Session - October 28, 2011 Creating UA Routines for Fluency/Comprehension with Voice Memos 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Announcements:
    * SDCUE Nov 5
    * EYMF: May 18, 2012

Veteran iRead Teachers - Board Room
3:30 - 4:30 - please meet in grade level teams 
our tables are moving to accommodate easy use of a presentation device - see map for your space. Groups list
  1. Getting on wireless: (iRead1; iRead2; eusdeducation) 
  2. Clarification on TV shows
  3. Clarification on  eMail setup; bcc or forwarding; filters and labels - video
  4. Review Free Apps Policy. Purchased apps can be used on a single device. Review checking purchase history (iTunes> Store> View My Account > Purchase History).
  5. Discussion: - building routines (take notes in Google Docs)
  6. Discussion: - start of the year tools, management, curriculum

4:45 - 5:30
  1. Edmodo w/students
    1. Beginning of the year checklist View  Download
    2. Review Groups Set Up (naming) (share your codes with us)
    3. Review Student Logins set up (naming)
    4. Discuss and plan - getting started, building routines, best practices, 
    5. Edmodo Student Permission Slip (PDF) (Word Document)


Announcements:

    * SDCUE Nov 5
    * EYMF: May 18, 2012

September 17, 2011

posted Sep 1, 2011, 10:11 AM by Tom Borer   [ updated Sep 19, 2011, 8:46 AM by Brad Pascoe ]

Saturday Kickoff Workshop - Day 2 8:00-4:00
Proposed agenda

Newbies
  • Setup
  • 1st project - audio routines
Vets
  • Setting Up
  • New cart set up
  • Edmodo update
  • Work on Curriculum
Lunch 11:45-12:45

September 16, 2011

posted Sep 1, 2011, 10:09 AM by Tom Borer   [ updated Sep 16, 2011, 4:04 PM ]

Friday Kickoff Workshop - Day 1 3:30-7:30

Sign in at the front entrance.  Meet in the Board Room.  
New iRead Teachers deliver computers to the Maple Room
Eventually, new iRead Teachers will be moving to the Pine Room
  1. Introduction (Jennifer)
  2. Expectations 
    1. assessment, attendance, focus on Reading Comprehension, use "treatments" regularly, development and use of routines, communication, completion of 3 projects (vets 2)
  3. 2011-12 Changes (Kathy)
  4. Divide into groups
New iRead Teachers (move to Pine Room)
  1. Learning theory (Kathy)
  2. Short break
  3. Edmodo Setup (Tom)
  4. iPod Overview (Kathy)
  5. Audio Recording
Veteran iRead Teachers (take short break - lounge; reconvene in Board Room)
  1. Making a difference (It Begins with Us) (Brad/Tom)
    1. All Vets are 1:1
    2. Best practices & curriculum (It's not about the Apps.)
    3. Set up
    4. Management
    5. Core activities
    6. Edmodo for all
  2. Curriculum Planning (Mentors)
    1. Brainstorm routines that can be done now that you are 1:1
      1. developing routines / management 
    2. Curriculum Integration 
      1. Things that can be done in the classroom that cannot be done without the iPods - e.g. voice recordings
      2. where do they fit in the curriculum
      3. brainstorm grade level units and eplacement Appitvities http://www.apptivities.org/
    3. Gather resources
Short Mentor meeting following iRead meeting

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