I'm in Austin, Texas, attending and presenting at iPadpalooza. Some of my buddies in my PLN have asked to virtually attend the conference with me. In an attempt to fulfill their request I'm going to try to summarize the vast amount of information I took in today. At the end of the day I'm excited because I picked up several things that were new to me. As I try to align my thoughts, I hope this can make some sense to you. :)
Some nuggets from his keynote:
In the 6 hours following the Keynote, I attended 5 sessions.
I didn't even stop for lunch because I didn't want to miss
a moment of learning. :)
My Sessions for Today:
Frenemies: How to Make Apple and Google Get Along with Jeremy MacDonald
New to Me: Revision history in Google Drive. Neat feature. If you're using Google Drive and sharing a document with your students you can track who has made edits and revert a document to a former version.
iPLC: Planting the Seed Through Staff Development with Errin Jennings
Back Channeling: http://todaysmeet.com/iPLC
My Takeaway: I was reminded how fun it is to collaborate with other educators who are excited about what they do. I also grew my PLN with lots of good peeps to follow on Twitter.
Look What I Made! with Nicolle Davis
New to Me: Guided Access!!!! Learned how to use a built in feature of the iPad to keep students wandering away from a particular app. Here's a step by step tutorial explaining the feature.
Apps & Web 2.0 Tools for Tech Ninjas! with Todd Nesloney and Stacey Huffine
Twitter: @TechNinjaTodd & @TechNinjaStacey
New to me: www.remind101.com allows you to communicate with parents without them ever knowing your cell number or them having to give you theirs. Completely free! Suggested tip: sign up as a "parent" for your own class so you get your own texts too.
I'll end this post with the new, free apps I learned about today:
Clicking on an icon will take you to the iTunes page for that app.
Just a place to share my thoughts about education, technology, and whatever else pops into my head.