Getting to Know Your iTouch

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An introduction to using iTouches in your classroom

Agenda


Dates:Feb. 12, 2011
Topic: Getting to Know Your iTouch




Time
Topic
Resources
10:00
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10:10
Welcome

Carolyn Semet and Beth Richards, Technology Innovation Specialists
csemet@schools.nyc.gov and brichar4@schools.nyc.gov
Focus is on quick and easy ways you can make more effective use of your iTouch in the classroom

Having an iTouch is like having a pocket computer in your classroom.


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10:15
Setting up your iTunes account
Create your classroom iTunes account using an iTunes gift card or credit card
Use your DOE email account to create the classroom iTunes account

NOTE: It is best to create the account on your own laptop
10:20
Setting up your iTouch to the Wireless Network

Setting up your iTouch to the DOE Network


2 steps to setting up your iTouch on the DOE Network

1. Configure the wireless settings:

Go to Settings >Network> Wi-Fi> Other > Put in your school network name and security WEP password ( This is how you would set it up to your home network also)

2. Add the Proxy:

To get the iTouch on your school's wireless Internet you need to go to your
Wi-Fi Settings. Click on the Blue Arrow next to the School's
WJBOE... or DOETWAC....network, scroll down to HTTP Proxy, click on Manual, next to Server
type in “proxy” and next to Port type in 8002. Authentication is off.
10:40
Setting up your email on your iTouch
The following are the steps to syncing your email on iTouch

Go To Settings >Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Click on Microsoft Exchange> Fill in the info for your DOE email account
Note: The exchange server is: owa2003.nycboe.net

You can add additional email accounts by clicking on My Accounts and then click Add
10:50
Getting to Know Your iTouch - It's not for APPS only
  1. Calculator - Regular calculator in the portait mode, turns into a scientific calculator in landscape mode ( scientific calculators alone cost
  2. Voice Recorder using the Blue Mikey, microphone
  3. NoteTaker – Comesdwith a Note Pad
  4. Watching Instructional Videos
  5. Listening to Audiobooks downloaded from iTunes
  6. Listening to Podcasts subscribed to on iTunes
  7. SURFING THE WEB – use Safari - pinch method to expand the pages b- ie looking up the meaning of a word OR checking a fact – student can check it
  8. Clock – can be used as stopwatch, countdown timer and alarm clock help students monitor time for an assignment , test,
  9. Weather – check the weekly forecast for your school area or for places you will be visiting on school trips, Record weekly weather
  10. Sharing Class Photos
  11. Class Calendar
11:10
Useful Tips and Tricks
iTouch Tips

  1. If students are downloading content on their iTouches and you don’t want them to, you can restrict access to these features. On the device go to:
SETTINGS->GENERAL->RESTRICTIONS. Choose a pin code, and then choose the features that you want OFF.

2. Click the Photos tab on your iPod Touch and select a picture you have added to your phone and tap Use as Wallpaper to add the picture to your phone's home screen.
How to Customize Your iTouch | eHow.com

3. Tap the "General" listing in the "Settings" application. Scroll down to the third section of options. This is the "Customize" section of your iTouch. Tapping on the name of an application will bring up its own dedicated customization screen.: How to Load Customize on an iTouch | eHow.com


4. Pinch your fingers and expand them on text to make the text larger

5. iTouch Keyboard Tips
11:20

Review of Suggested Apps

FREE Apps Found on MOET Training iTouches
12:00
Discover, explore, download and share educational apps from those listed in the resources column.
Review Educational Apps Resources
1:00
Share an additional favorite app
1:10
Locating podcasts on iTunes and iTunes University
iTunes U
1:20
Managing iTouches in the Classroom
  • Can sync multiple iTouches ( such as a class set) to one iTunes Account on a laptop
  • Should set up a separate iTunes account for your classroom that uses a different email than your personal iTunes account
  • Once you download a paid for app, on how many iTouches can it be transferred to?
  • Creating folders for similar apps
  • Organizing your apps on your iTouch
1:50
Complete evaluation
  • Borough hosting: Manhattan
  • Class: PDN Afterschool PD

2:00
Adjourn



iTouch Articles



iTouch Resources


Educators share their favorite free educational iTouch App on our learning network

iTouch in Education - comprehensive list of links to resources for using iTouches in education including suggested free apps and ideas for use in the classroom
Apps for Education - from the APPLE website


Additional Resources:

Support and Famis order info:


David Nash - Account Executive
dnash@apple.com
Office: 212-674-8853
Cell: 917-297-5706
Contact and Famis info for Apple Products




Using iTouches to enhance Technology in your classroom


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4:00
Welcome

Carolyn Semet and Beth Richards, Technology Innovation Specialists
csemet@schools.nyc.gov and brichar4@schools.nyc.gov
Focus is on enhancing your lessons with iTouches

Organizing Your Apps
  • Creating folders for similar apps
  • Organizing your apps on your iTouch
























5:55
Complete evaluation
  • Borough hosting: Manhattan
  • Class: PDN Afterschool PD
6:00
Adjourn





Time
Topic
Resources
8:30
Welcome / Sign In

Carolyn Semet and Beth Richards, Technology Innovation Specialists

Get your iTouch and Blue Mike if you are a PDN Grant Teacher or PDN Grant School Tech Liaison

PDN Grant teachers get your copy of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and other Web 2.0 tools by Will Richardson

Sign out a MacBook, headphone, and Power Cord from Josh Wolff to use for the day


Sign out a training iTouch to use for today from Felton if you are not from a PDN Grant school
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RESPOND
9:00
Welcome /Setting the Stage
Carolyn Semet, Technology Innovation Specialist
csemet@schools.nyc.gov

9:30
Create your iTunes account

Josh Wolff
Technology Innovation Specialist
. If you use our machine, you will have to redownload all of your apps on your own laptop at a later point.
9:55
Review examples of students using iTouches

Josh Wolff
Technology Innovation Specialist
10:00
iPod Touch Out of the Box

Felton Thomas
Supervising Computer Technician
fthomas@schools.nyc.gov

Setting up your iTouch to the DOE Network

Syncing your Email on iTouch

10:15
Break

10:30
Discover, explore, download and share educational apps from those listed in the resources column.
Review Educational Apps Resources

Share your favorite and how you plan to use it at this discussion:

11:15
Check out the
Entourage EDGE

Dualbook - an e-reader and tablet in one
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Contact Info:
Dave Partridge
K-12 Field Account Executive NY/CT
Mobile 914-471-2118
CDW-G
davipar@cdwg.com
11:35
LUNCH ( Take a closer look at the Entourage EDGE)
Lunch is Hosted by CDW-G
12:20
Podcasting 101

Joshua Wolff & Felton Thomas
What is a podcast?

How have they changed over the years?

PoducateMe Guide | PoducateMe
Incredibly extensive resource on podcasting by Micha Ovadia Good section on podcasting in education, though mostly seen through a higher ed lens. Still, gives you some ideas.
Educational Podcasting Group on Diigo - Resources to be used for creating podcasts with students.
10 Ideas for Educating Innovatively with Podcasts using your phone
Podcasts offer the audience pupils crave
iPod, iListen, iRead, and apparently iLearn
12:40
Sample podcasts
  • Podcast for Educators
    Bit by Bit - A place for thoughts, discoveries, links, and tips about educating innovatively.

  • Podcast for Students
  • Elementary - Radio Willowdale's Willocasts
    From the Willowdale Elementary School in Omaha, Nebraska these Willowcasts are online radio shows for kids by kids. Each show has its own host, theme, and unique segments which can include things like Bad Joke, Good Joke, Spotlight, Poetry Corner and much more. The thing that's striking when listening to these is the sense of audience the students have.
  • Secondary - Lunch Time Leaders
    In Paul Bogush’s social studies class, world leaders are not just names of unknown stuffy old people in a book. Paul started a group with his students called, “Lunchtime Leaders” where students interview leaders from around the world on their opinions about what students should do to be prepared for the future. It started in the fall of 2008 where he and his students decided to interview all the candidates that were running for Mayor in their city. When they were done they decided to keep the project going and found more people to interview. They are called the Lunch Time Leaders because they actually interview all of the leaders during their lunch period which means that we have to start and finish within twenty minutes.
1:00
Create a podcast using Garageband
Photos and Podcast Script
Demonstration of creating Podcasts using Garageband
Create a podcast-
Choose one of 3 topics OR create one of your own choosing:
  1. Field Trip to the Bronx Zoo
  2. Historic Harlem: A Walking Tour
  3. Creating an Acrostic Poem
You will find photos and the template for your script in the desktop folder on the laptop.
(Note to facilitator: Please load these documents to the wiki)

Podcast Tutorial using Garageband
2:00
Share your podcast by completing this form



2:30
Locating podcasts on iTunes and iTunes U

Additional resources for creating podcasts
iTunes U

Podcasting Resources on the Apple website
3:00
Managing iTouches in the Classroom
  • Can sync multiple iTouches ( such as a class set) to one iTunes Account on a laptop
  • Should set up a separate iTunes account for your classroom that uses a different email than your personal iTunes account
  • Once you download a paid for app, on how many iTouches can it be transferred to?
3:15
Wrap Up
Register for next month's class and view upcoming meetings:

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Questions / Commentary / Final Thoughts

PLEASE COMPLETE our survey
  • Borough hosting: Manhattan
  • Class: Innovate My Class using iTouches and Podcasting
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3:30 and beyond
Adjourn
Additional iPod Touch Resources

iTouch in Education - comprehensive list of links to resources for using iTouches in education including suggested free apps and ideas for use in the classroom
Apps for Education - from the APPLE website
iTouch Keyboard Tips

Additional iTouch Tips

  1. If students are downloading content on their iTouches and you don’t want them to, you can restrict access to these features. On the device go to:
SETTINGS->GENERAL->RESTRICTIONS. Choose a pin code, and then choose the features that you want OFF.