SEDC Regional iPad Summit
Iron County School District Board Room
January 14, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
10:00 - 10:05 AM - Welcome: Randy Johnson, SEDC
10:05 - 10:30 AM - Before You Buy:
- come in cardboard boxes with cables/chargers only
- $20 discount per iPad - Save $200 on 10
- Log into the Apple Store for Education, and search “iPad 10-pack”
- You can sync/manage as many iOS devices as you’d like on 1 computer (have 6,000? It’s OK!)
- By an app once, you can sync it to 6,000 devices, but 5,999 of them won’t be licensed - this problem can be avoided by using the Volume App Purchasing program.
- Set up app management iTunes account (don’t use current personal accounts)
- vouchers can be bought to pre-pay for app purchases
- Program facilitators can purchase vouchers to hand off to departments to purchase educational apps (restricted access, meaning can’t buy games with them).
- Apple has an instructional webinar on Volume Purchasing Program
- Management of iPad Sets - Dan Sinema and group
- How are others managing use, charging, syncing, app installation, locking down the App store, etc.
- Head to the Enterprise iPhone Support page, and download the iPhone Configuration Utility for either Mac OS X or Windows
- iOS 4 Enterpirse Development Resources (a user guide)
- Create a profile for your device with all of the settings that you need/want for each device (or group of devices) -
- Allow or not allow installing apps, in app purchases, YouTube, Music Store, Safari, set allowed content ratings, etc.
- set up WiFi, VPN, Email
- even set up ‘Web Clips’, which are app-like buttons to access frequently used web sites with one tap.
- Configuring Profiles (sync settings on a device/multiple devises). To speed up syncing, go to iTunes and uncheck “encrypt backup”. Under “security” you can set up an authorization password.
- Pass code settings (set to maximum # of failed attempts to avoid erasing iPad). This is typically used only for faculty devices.
- Can charge and sync with good quality USB hubs, which can be daisy chained if necessary
- Is it required to use a credit card to set up the iPad and purchase apps?
10:30 - 11:00 AM - Discussion on Uses:
- Perceived uses for Administrators? Kathy Webb, USOE
- Access to data, documents, use during administrative walk-troughs, observations, note taking - what else?
- Perceived uses for Teachers?
- Create/edit classroom materials, research, presentations (web content, slide shows, specific apps), interactive white board, content specific apps - what else?
- Perceived uses for Students?
- Educational app use, view/interact with teacher-created materials, research, web access, online testing (formative with new UTIPS, summative?) - what else?
- Replace all text books? CourseSmart is an alternative, but seems to need work.
- Some free ePub text books are available from ck12.org
- Open University
- How is the iPad for content creation for students? Documents, presentations, web content?
- What can you do without purchased/installed Apps?
- Kahn Academy - 1,800+ video lessons, organized by topic, available to anyone for free. Requires YouTube access.
- eMedia - Utah’s own educational video archive available through the Safari browser.
- What are the Myths vs. the Facts?
- Adobe Flash is not supported
- Google Docs are not supported
- Fact & Fiction. Viewing Documents is supported, editing spreadsheets works, but it’s clunky. Office2 HD is a good solution.
- You can project anything that you see on the screen if you have the VGA connector
- FALSE! Only certain applications, at certain times will show.
- Safari? Only when videos are shown (non-Flash)
- Keynote? Only when presenting, and you can’t see your slides
- Videos app? Will work with videos saved on your iPad
11:00 - 11:30 AM - Google-izing your iPad
- What Google Apps Domain settings are needed for all of this to work? Just enable Google Sync
- District mail on your iPad/iPod Touch/iPhone?
- You can (and should be) syncing ALL services (Calendar & Contacts) not just Gmail
- Syncing can be difficult
- Making Google the home of your contacts and calendars is the key.
- Have multiple calendars? You can select which ones to sync to your iPad (follow the Google Apps instructions below)
- This setup also integrates with Android devices.
- Create a calendar event or contact once, and it’s quickly on all of your devices!
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Working with Files: File & Document Storage, Management and Sharing
- Unlike a computer, there is no true file system or ‘Desktop’
- Email is the easiest, most direct way to share files to and from the iPad
- One tap on the attachment will download, another will open it for viewing
- --> button on top right will let you open or save the document in any supported app on your iPad
- Dropbox - Amazing, free solution to have access to selected files anywhere, on any device or platform. More and more apps are including Dropbox integration.
- Google Docs? - not fully supported via Safari browser - Office2 HD
- Need a camera? ‘Bump’ photos from your smart phone to your iPad.
- A VERY interesting workflow for dealing with the collection, anotation, and redistribution of student work.
- VPN Access to Desktops
- Needed or Not? Does it make sense to open up VPN access to all in a district?
- Wyse PocketCloud - lite version works really well and setup is relatively simple. Must install companion software on the computer(s) to control, uses Google account to validate access. Pro version available.
- Mocha VNC - lite version works easily and connects to both Windows and Macs, but it is HARD to use a touch device to control a mouse and menu based system, and especially hard when 2 monitors are used.
12:00 - 12:30 PM - Lunch Provided by SEDC & CUTS Grant
12:30 - 12:45 PM - Printing Directly From the iPad?
- Works great, and super simple to set up, but is $10
- Free, but requires more technical knowledge to work.
- Both of these require the iPad and Mac to be on the same network, and the computer to be powered on.
12:45 - 1:15 PM - In The Classroom: One-To-Many Information Delivery Best Practices
- Project documents, presentations, photos and web content, with annotation or use as IWB, capture displayed content and annotations, built-in pointer, etc.
- GoodReader - is an app for the iPad that allows the viewing of many different file formats on the iPad itself. It will also allow them to be projected over the VGA-out connector.
- Mobile Mouse - Turns your iPad into a remote control mouse or SMARTtablet for your computer and IWB. Gets you out from behind your desk, and allows student interaction with content on the screen.
- Flashcards Deluxe - Great app for individual students or the whole class. Create your own or find a stack to download from over 10,000 user created stacks.
1:15 - 2:00 PM - Educational Apps
- From Provo School District (PDF Documents linked below)
- Great apps for Secondary Subjects
- From Provo School District (PDF Documents linked below)
- iPad Curriculum - Database of educational apps for all platforms
- AppAdvice - App lists or collections of similar apps in a number of categories. Only one group listed under education, but many groups are applicable. Good place to start with a new iPad.
- iEAR.org - Educational Apps Reviews by and for teachers and educators.
- Apps2Learn - Information on not only educational apps, but also about app creation and making ePub books.
- Speirs.org - Blog detailing school-wide iPad experiment
2:00 - 2:30 PM - Great Apps for Productivity
- SEDC/Iron/Washington Observation Tool Project
- Evernote - Create and review notes anywhere, anytime, on any device
- InstaPaper - Save news and web reading for later consumption offline with a click
- Flipboard - a fast, beautiful way to flip through the news, photos, Google Reader and Flickr.
- Pages, Numbers, and Keynote - The standard for productivity apps on the iPad for page layout, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations.
- 1Password - securely manage all of your various logins, and store other secure information for quick access.
- Dragon Dictation - allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages.
- Adobe Ideas - your digital sketchbook, letting you capture and explore ideas anywhere you go.
- Penultimate - Take notes, keep sketches, or share your next breakthrough idea -- in the office, on the go, or home on the sofa.
- AudioNote - combines the functionality of a notepad and voice recorder to create a powerful tool that will save you time while improving the quality of your notes.
- smartNote - a nice combination of Penultimate and AudioNote with extra gadgets and tools.
- Stickyboard - A giant whiteboard with a never-ending stack of sticky notes.
- Idea Sketch - lets you easily draw a diagram - mind map, concept map, or flow chart - and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa.
- Even a bunch of apps for techies and geeks!
iOS Educational Apps Spreadsheet