Class 5: Showcase Learning with Google Sites

In today’s class we’ll learn how to create a website using Google sites. Sites are free and become part of your content stored in Google Drive. Sites can easily showcase content you have created using Google docs, slides, forms, MyMaps or YouTube videos. Note: be sure to use the new (not classic) google sites. We […]

Class 4: Explore Place with MyMaps

Places are locations having distinctive features that give them meaning and character that differs from other locations. Therefore, places are human creations, and people’s lives are grounded in particular places. We come from a place, we live in a place, and we preserve and exhibit fierce pride over places. National Geography Standard 4: Place Exploring […]

Class 3: Interactive Lessons with Google Slides

We will begin our look at Google tools with Google Slides. Students will work in teams to explore some sample Google slide activities here. They will select one of the activities and prepare a short presentation to class on: How is it designed – features, interactions, navigation, external assets. It’s instructional goals What they liked […]

Class 2: Teaching in the Digital Era

This class will lead off with a  discussion of our first class and assignment. Next, Peter will do a short presentation: “Teaching in the Digital Era” It explores the skills we need to be “digitally literate in the modern world.” Find, decode and critically evaluate information Curate, store and responsibly share information To hone our digital […]

Students Publish “Tech Tips for Teachers”

Here’s our final course showcase iBook – Tech Tips for Teachers – available free at iTunes. You can see our book as a PDF: Tech Tips for Teachers 14mb pdf. Tech Tips for Teachers from Peter Pappas In their first lesson students were introduced to Adobe Spark post and asked to design a meme and use it […]

Class 12: Get Started with iBooks Author

This week we will spend some time looking at Apple’s versatile publishing app –  iBooks Author (iBA). We will then begin the process of designing a showcase book to be published on iTunes. Click here to see my many student-designed iBooks on iTunes. Building on what we’ve already done, iBA can easily accept audio, video […]

Class 11: Turn Videos into Lessons

Because video is such a powerful and versatile instructional tool we have devoted three classes to different methods of video creation: ScreenCasting – Loom, Quicktime Player iMovie Video App Smackdown – Toontastic, Clips, Adobe Spark Video One we didn’t mention: You can create a slide presentation (Keynote, Powerpoint, Google slides) and then export it as […]

Class 10: Video App Smackdown

Following last week’s look at iMovie, we’ll look at three free video-creation apps – Toontastic, Clips and Adobe Spark Video. All are easy-to-use for video storytelling and are popular with teachers and folks who want to produce fun video content for their social networks.  We will also work in teams to review the apps for […]