Today was the first session of the 13th Technology Leadership Academy at Cooperating School Districts, although this long-term technology professional development is anything but unlucky! The group made up of 13 (!) educators from several public, private and parochial districts covered many things the first day, one of which is the TLA’s vision of developing technology leaders and improving teaching and learning through the integration of technology into the K-12 classroom.
Also during the first meeting in the tele, an iPad Boot Camp took place. During and after the distribution of the iPads, the TLA participants learned how to navigate the device; how to enter text; and they took a quick tour of the iPad while installing software and syncing it. (Martha Bogart and Stephanie Madlinger also shared the blog, learninginhand.com, from Midwest Education Technology Conference Featured Speaker Tony Vincent). Afterwards, they divided into groups and reported out on their favorite features. Lastly, during the Boot Camp, the Kindle app was downloaded on the iPad so they were also able to download the book Web Literacy for Educators by Alan November.