Tuesday, May 23, 2017

AP Biology Books For Elementary Students Using Book Creator

In the past, students have created books to read to elementary students via a hard cover book.  While this was an option this year, we also gave the students an option to use the Book Creator App.



The students traveled to one of our local elementary schools to read them this morning!









Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Raider Strong Episode 018: Kare Goodness

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In this episode, Mr. Kare Goodness, District Adaptive Physical Education Teacher, tells us that he has known since 7th grade that he wanted to be a teacher.

As with many of our district employees, the people are the best part about working in the Pulaski Community School District. So much so that he doesn't want to do any other job!

When he's not in school, Kare is hanging out with his kids in the outdoors.  Someday, you'll see him in Alaska!

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

Subscribe to the Podcast:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast to be #RaiderStrong

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

RWT Timeline: Amazing Free iPad or Computer Tool

The Timeline App is a tremendously easy app (or website) to create timelines.  So many of the timeline apps are extremely expensive.  This app allows for three different options for organizing events:

  • Date
  • Time
  • Event
A timeline that graphically represents related items or events in a sequential order and displayed along a line can be another method for students to "show what they know".

Exporting Options are as a JPG or as a PDF.  Collaboration is also possible as a "file" type .RWT can be emailed or Airdropped so that students can add their portions to the group timeline.
View the steps.



Final Product:






Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Raider Strong Episode 017: Janel Baten

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In this episode, Ms. Janel Baten, High School Athletic Director, tells us that she knew in the seventh grade that she wanted to be an Athletic Director although she took a small detour as a math teacher.

The people (kids & coaches) of the Pulaski Community School District make her experience as an employee fantastic!

The only other job she wants in the PCSD is to be a bus driver.  Not of routes, but to sporting events so she can watch the games! (Great idea!)

Someday she wants to "relax" if she ever can on a beach somewhere!

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

Subscribe to the Podcast:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast to be #RaiderStrong

Book Creator App: End of Unit, End of Year, Projects, Endless Possibilities

A few students and teachers in our school have dabbled in creating with the tremendously popular Book Creator App.  Currently, our Civics students are experiencing our school's first full implemented Book Creator App learning opportunity.

The Civics instructors created templates to assist students with the gathering and publishing of information.  With the great features of "open in" and "combining books", both found on the iPad, the workflow was efficient.

Finally, students collaborated with their group to create a final product which was published to Canvas for easy evaluation.

The templates were placed on Canvas and students easily "opened" them in Book Creator to add their information!
SEE THE TEMPLATES

The presentation below was given to the students in a 10 minute time frame.  Each slide represents features of the Book Creator app that will help the students create a quality product.



Learn more about Book Creator features!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Raider Strong Episode 016: Liz Retzlaff [Podcast]

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In this episode, Ms. Liz Retzlaff, High School Physical Education teacher, explains how a summer "tennis coach" job at age 24 helped her realize teaching was her calling.

She loves how everyone "lives in kindness" in the Pulaski Community School District.  She would love to create a new "job" as camp coach!  Hear her explain her idea.

When she's not in school, she lives the "cross fit" life.  She would like to travel to Australia to "cross off a bucket list item".

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

Subscribe to the Podcast:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast to be #RaiderStrong

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Clips By Apple


Clips by Apple is a very nice tool for creating short OR long videos.  Options include
  • text on video or pictures
  • video or images
  • notes on video or images
  • symbols on video or images
  • voice narration
  • songs
Super simple to use.





Here's a video created with Clips by Apple.



GREAT EDUCATIONAL suggestions for Clips by Apple.
GET THE APP

Classroom 2.0 by Apple - Lunch N' Learn

With the flex-mod schedule and multiple "mod" class configurations, it's taken us a few months to accurately set up teacher schedules in the Classroom app.

I look forward to sharing this powerful learning tool with our teachers!

Device must be updated to 10.3.1

Written Tutorial



Watch Tutorial Created With Clips by Apple



Monday, April 10, 2017

Raider Strong Episode 015: John Pitzen [Podcast]

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In this episode, Mr. John Pitzen, High School Technology & Engineering teacher, explains how he knew since his high school days of being a tech. ed. teaching assistant that this was his calling.  His Campbellsport High School tech. ed. teacher gave him opportunities when he was a senior to work with freshman and sophomore students.

He can't say enough positive things about the Pulaski Community School District because of it's people.  If he had to have another job, it would be teaching history in our school district.  Sports, especially golfing, is is favorite thing to do outside of school.  His favorite course?  Brown County Golf Course

Naturally, being a woods teacher, he would like one of his next vacations to be to the Redwood National Park.

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

Subscribe to the Podcast:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast to be #RaiderStrong

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Workflow - Undisputed iOS Production King

I've blogged about Workflow before, but until Apple made it free last week, I didn't really feel it was a tool that others would pay $2.99 for.  Why?  Because it takes a little bit to understand it.

Basics Repeated input actions on your iPhone or iPad create desired output actions.

Since it is now free, I encourage educators to look at it and discover ways to utilize it in their personal or professional life.

Download Workflow: Powerful Automation Made Simple

Read "How to use Workflow" and the Sub Reddit

View How Workflow Helped Me in School and the Final Product

Watch How to Download A YouTube video - Mr. Foutty, teacher, has an incredible amount of videos describing how he uses Workflow in education. Search for his Workflow videos on Vimeo.

Collect Workflow Gallery [Get Ideas] Like Recording Audio to The Camera Roll

Use This: Send Individual Message to Group without Group Knowing Other Members

Learn The Basics

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