Jeff sits down with Anne Beck, Michael Milton and Jeff Herb to talk about their uses of iPads, iPhones, and Apple TV’s in their classes.
- Starting with a 1:1 program on iPad
- Fun activities for iPads in the classroom
- Great iPad apps for the classroom
- Locking your Apple TV with a password
- Choosing the right remote for your classroom
- Apple Configurator
- Choosing the right docking stations for your school
- Apple Volume Purchase Accounts
- Working around student app accounts
- Acceptable Use Policies
- Reflection App
Michael Milton teaches students English and World History at Burlington High School in Burlington, MA. When he became a teacher, he believed that students would frequently give me apples. This has not happened (not even a Red Delicious ~ a name which is a misnomer). However, my school has given me a MacBook Pro and an iPad in an effort to right this wrong (I assume). he is very lucky to work in a 1:1 iPad school.
Feel free to get in touch ( ~ it’s a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy reference)!
Anne Beck is a fifth year middle school Social Studies teacher at Dibble Middle School in Oklahoma. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Political Science and a M.Ed in Secondary Social Science from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
Anne Beck is committed to being a life long learner. She uses social media for professional development and a tool to extend her PLN. She has previously attended EdcampSS and was a moderator on #sschat.
Anne Beck is committed to creating a 21st Century classroom in an outdated, 20th Century educational system. Her focus is to create an engaging classroom centered on how 21st century students learn best and believes it is important to incorporate 21st Century tools and resources if students are to be prepared for their future.
Jeff Herb is the Director of Academic Support at Dundee-Crown High School in Carpentersville, Illinois. While his job entails supporting many things that supplement the classroom, the focus has definitely shifted towards instructional technology.
Before his role as the Academic Support Director, Jeff taught high school English, spanning grades 9 through 12. Being a self-proclaimed technology addict, he sought every way to legitimately and reasonably integrate technology into the classroom.
Jeff went to the University of Illinois and received degrees in English and Business. He earned a Masters in Education with a focus in literacy from Roosevelt University. Currently, he is working to complete a Masters in Educational Leadership.
Jeff believes that while technology is an invaluable tool for any teacher, technology for the sake of having technology is not the
proper approach. Understanding what students need to learn and then determining how technology can assist ensures that the curriculum dictates the technology, not the other way around.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his fiancé, Jackie, playing golf, podcasting, blogging, and traveling.
You can follow Jeff on Twitter via @InstTechTalk or through his blog at http://instructionaltechtalk.com.