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iPad User Group meeting Thursday, Feb. 21: Audio apps

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Join us from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in 21 Bluemont Hall as we take a look at using audio apps on the iPad: Recording meetings, Garage Band, Dragon Dictation and other apps. This meeting is open to all K-Staters.

Agenda: Audio apps
Join us as we take a look at using audio apps on the iPad.
  • Recording Meetings
  • Garage Band
  • Dragon Dictation
  • and other apps
As always:
  • – Question and answer session about your iPad
  • – Sharing your favorite apps
  • – Bring your lunch!
Also check out the KSU iPad User Group wiki at ksuipadusers.pbworks.com.

Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech?

| By Katrina Schwartz

Screen Shot 2013-02-16 at 9.53.04 AM.pngWith a new generation of teachers coming into the work force, there’s a discrepancy between what principals expect of teachers-in-training and what they’re actually learning in school.

A new Project Tomorrow report surveying principals concluded that they want to hire new teachers with creative ideas about how technology can be leveraged to create authentic and differentiated learning experiences. But student-teachers report that their tech training focuses only on simple management tools. At the same time, the report concludes that those who have the biggest influence on new teachers — veteran educators – don’t always embrace new ways of using technology to engage students.

Only half of current working teachers believe they can use technology to motivate students to learn, compared to 75 percent of incoming teachers. Only 17 percent of current teachers believe technology can help students deeply explore their own ideas, compared to 59 percent of incoming teachers. And 26 percent of current teachers believe students can use technology to apply knowledge to problem-solving, compared to 64 percent of aspiring teachers..........

Read the complete story, comments and related stories, CLICK HERE


Your table of 4 is a team, so if more than 4 at your table, spread out.......... You will will putting together a presentation using Google Docs/presentation on this topic.

What will your classroom be like. You have an unlimited budget and you can create a high tech deam classroom. How will technology impact your teaching.

This project will be completed in class and each team member will add the presentation their website with a reflection about the process and the value using Google Docs tools individually and collaboratively.

  • Blog Post Title: Aspiring Teachers and Technology
  • Categories: Ded 318 Projects and reflection
  • Tags: DED 318 Projects, Reflections, Google Tools, Teachers, Pre-service Teachers, etc., etc.

A few more articles to check out on this topic

Technology Education for Pre-Service Teachers - Guest Post

High Tech High

Let's learn about Using Google Docs in the Classroom and High Tech Classrooms

What we did Week 5 and things to complete for Week 6

1. Add your Week 5 Reflection to your website.
2. Add your Group presentation to your website: Aspiring Teachers and Technology
3. Week 6 we will take a few minutes to complete Peer Critiques of websites. Sample critique sheet is below for you to download and check yourself. You must be in class to participate.
4. We will be making a movie with iMovie on the Mobile Cart of iPads in class Week 6. If you have your own iPad (2,3 or mini), please have iMovie ($4.99) installed on your personal iPad and bring your iPad to class Week 6. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/imovie/id377298193?mt=8
5.DRAFT of peer critique form: