2nd Annual DPS iPad Symposium

#edtech #ipaded #mlearning I am giving two workshops at the upcoming Denver Public Schools iPad Symposium on February 23rd. http://dea.wikispaces.dpsk12.org/2013+iPad+Symposium

iPad Filmmaking Boot Camp where educators will learn how to shoot and edit movies on their iPads. (come with the iMovie app already installed)

Amazing iPad Projects that will Freak Your Students Out! In this fast-paced and very interactive workshop you will see how I use iPads in ways that most students have never dreamed  of. You will see how my students make movies, web-shows, podcasts, music, animations, and much more with their iPads. This workshop is part improv-comedy and part rock-concert as we learn how to do these projects together, so bring your iPad and come and have fun participating in iPad projects that will assess your student knowledge and skills in ways that will have them begging for more. You can't say that about a normal test! (come with GarageBand, Stop Motion Studio and ArtRage installed)

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Educator's Take on CES 2012

#edtech #mlearning This post will automatically update every time I upload a new video to my YouTube Channel, so check back often.

Below is my most recent post but to see all of the posts from CES 2012 just go to my YouTube Channel.

Each episode is shot on my iPhone 4 and edited in iMovie and posted directly to YouTube.

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Teaching Kids with iPads - Part 2 of 5

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I came home from teaching day 2 of my iPad Boot Camp to find over 70 emails from teachers wanting to know more about how to teach kids with iPads. Many of the emails were full of questions that I hope to answer over the next few posts, and many of you wanted to see the projects that the kids have been working on, so here is a link to the students project (which is being constantly updated)...

http://www.kidtechcamps.com/project-showcase.html

Week-long projects:

iPad Filmmaking - every morning we work for an hour on our movie project. On Monday we outlined and planned our movie and today we were able to shoot the first couple of scenes. We shoot the footage on an iPhone (we did have a tripod mount for an iPad) and then we edit the footage in iMovie on an iPad. Here are some photos of the kids working on their movie:

iBand - Every afternoon we spend about 45 minutes practicing our song (we are doing a cover of Katy Perry's Firework song), yesterday we learned the cords and today we started to play different instruments in GarageBand on their iPads. Here are some photos:

Kid Tech News - The last thing we do everyday is a news show that is our wrap up of everything we have done today. This gives the students a chance to reflect on what they have learned to do with their iPads. They enter their ideas into our teleprompter (iPad) and then we record it with the iPhone and edit in iMovie on the iPad. We are having problems with our mic, which we hope to fix soon. Here are some photos:

As you can see, we had another great day at the iPad Boot Camp. I'll have a report tomorrow that will explain more of the daily projects that we do.

- Brad Flickinger, Tech Teacher, Bethke Elementary School

iPad Boot Camp for Elementary Kids

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Since I feel strongly that the future direction of technology in elementary schools is really going in the direction of tablet computers, and more importantly for now at least, the iPad, I decided it was time to do something about this so I have put together the iPad boot camp for my students to go to during the winter break. We sort of have a long winter break this year, even after New Year's Day we still have another week of winter break so I'm going to do this boot camp at the observatory near my house We are going to meet for six hours a day for five days and really get to the bottom of what students can do on an iPad.

The first thing I am going to cover is moviemaking using these devices. We are going to film with an iPod using a special tripod with an iPod mount on it and a microphone plugged in the bottom movies shoot a legit movie over the five days. It is so cool that kids really can edit video using iMovie on the iPad complete with sound and video effects. I really think that this is the type of things that is a great direction for kids to go with being able to express themselves by making their own videos on these devices.

The next thing I am going to cover is making little animations on their iPods using these funny little apps that allow students a simple way to animate stories and ideas. I'm also going to bring in stop motion animation were we to put the iPad on a tripod and do actual stop motion animation, again these are creative outlets for students to use to express their education in a way that that works for them. Students want to create digital artifacts with their iPads, and with the movie that I've mentioned previously and making these short little animations on their iPads, this is going to give them a creative outlet that will amaze you.

Another thing I am going to cover is iPad photography. With an iPad, I am going to show my students how to take great photos and then how to edit these photos by adding the appropriate filters and effects to them to make a powerful image, that they can use to tell a story. In addition to just plain photography the students are going to learn how to take 360° photos. These are immersive type photographs that students can use to show what is going on all around them.

This is just a sampling of what we are going to be doing during this iPad Boot Camp. There are many more apps and projects that the students will be doing.

After talking with my friends at Atomic Learning, it turns out they are very interested in this boot camp and they have offered to help in any way. Together we have decided that every lesson should be standards-based and linked to the new Common Core Standards. So stay-tuned to updates from this boot camp.

- Brad Flickinger, Tech Teacher, Bethke Elementary School

Off to TIE Colorado

#edtech #edchat #elearning Tomorrow I am off to speak at TIE Colorado at Copper Mountain. This year will be a little different in that I will be leaving my laptop at home, everything that I will be presenting will be coming off of my iPad 2.

I will be presenting two workshops; Movie Making with Elementary Students and Podcasting with Elementary Students. So there I will be making movies and podcasts with my iPad if you can believe it. When the iPad came out last year I thought it would be a great consuming tool, but now I use it for almost everything I do. In fact, this blog post is being typed into my iPad (although I am not really typing, I am dictating instead).

So with the movie making workshop, I will show teachers the tricks I use to get students to make awesome movies and with the podcasting class I will show my secrets on how I have made over 280 podcasts with my elementary students.

If you are at TIE Colorado, please come and find me and say "Hi."

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