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New Class: Apps for Mobile Devices

Are you ready to explore the possibilities of mobile learning? Do you find yourself learning on the go? What about your students? Are they connecting to mobile devices on and off your campus? Come to this class and explore the world of learning in your hand!  Apps for Mobile Devices workshop takes place in the tele September 26 & 27 (Monday & Tuesday) from 4 to 7 p.m. each evening.

If you or your students have an iPhone, iPad, iPod, Droid or other smart, mobile device this class is for you! We will share the best apps to use with your mobile device to keep you and your students connected, organized, and engaged. By embracing these mobile devices, educators will increase understanding and achievement. Participants will walk away with ideas and a new toolbox of mobile learning applications to provide organization, communication, and curriculum enhancement. This is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) class that will provide you with hands-on time to learn and share.

The cost of this class is $149 for a CSD member and $189 for a non-member. There is no graduate credit available at this time. Register for this new class offered by the Virtual Learning Center of Cooperating School Districts by clicking here.

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iPhone and iPod Touch in classrooms

Flickr Creative Commons: juanpolChanges are taking place at the University of Missouri- including students receiving podcast versions of class lectures.

According to Podcasting News, “incoming freshmen in the School of Journalism will be notified over the summer about purchasing the iPhone or iPod Touch as the school’s ‘required media player.’

The devices will be used for podcast versions of lectures, which will be recorded and published with a new system being installed this summer.”

The Columbia-Missourian reports that Brian Brooks (associate dean of the Journalism School) said, this summer the entire University of Missouri campus “is installing a program called Tegrity which will allow the recording of lectures. Lectures can later be downloaded to media players through iTunes U which offers free content hosted by universities.

Brooks said MU is following other schools such as Stanford University and Abilene Christian University in the use of this technology. The success of the new program will be evaluated at the end of the year, at which time Brooks said the program will be changed or scrapped.”

Power Walkthrough PD in St. Louis

Stacey in the tele Principals know that to serve as effective instructional leaders, they should conduct regular classroom observations. But what should they look for when observing teachers? What is the best way to track progress and report their observations to teachers? This one day tele class, taught by Stacey Franks, helps school leaders turn their regular classroom observations into “power walkthroughs” by using a PDA, Tablet PC, Blackberry, or iPhone device loaded with McREL’s Web-based software.

Strategies from McRel’s popular books, Classroom Instruction that Works (CITW) and Using Flickr Mobile DevicesTechnology with Classroom Instruction that Works, are the basis for this classroom observation software. In a three to five-minute visit, you can observe teachers’ use of effective instructional strategies, level of student engagement, use of technology, and other teacher practices that research has shown to influence student learning. Participants develop a clearer understanding of effective instruction as well as the ability to identify the context of instruction (whole group, small groups, individuals), the type of work students are producing, whether students can identify learning goals, and the kind of technology in use. Through practical, hands-on guidance, administrators learn how to use the software on their handheld devices to capture important data during classroom visits.

St. Louis area administrators, the Virtual Learning Center offers this training on Tuesday, June 2 in the tele. Questions on registration? Contact Joan Forrest at jforrest@csd.org.

photos by Rebecca Morrison (Stacey Franks) and Michael Marlatt (mobile devices)

Make a Movie Opportunity


Did you miss CSD’s Movie-Making in the Classroom class in June? Don’t worry! You still have a chance to work with one of the applications covered in that course- iMovie.

Here’s the scoop: Using iMovie ’08  in the Classroom 
Tues., July 22 | 1-4 pm | $63 CSD member; $89 non-member  

iMovie ’08 makes viewing & working with video as intuitive as enjoying your photos! A built-in library automatically organizes your video, so clips you’ve captured and movies you’ve created are just a click away. With its revolutionary interface, iMovie makes it quick and very easy to browse your library and create movies. You can add movies to your website, publish them on YouTube, and create versions for iPod, iPhone, & Apple TV. 

Apple’s Morrie Reece teaches this class step by step, allowing for plenty of time for you work with the application. By the end of the afternoon, you will feel confident in creating a film using iMovie!

To sign up, go to www.csd.org/tele