Monday, September 10, 2012

iPad Give Away

Great iPad give away!

Appymall is a great resource for app reviews and discounts for both teachers and students.  Go to this link to participate in their contest!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Tennessee One Day Discovery DEN

Videos to teach content

These could be used to introduce or reinforce skills.

Comparison Growth Charts

My Builder Tools
Builder Tools allows teachers to create assignments including adding video.


Friday, March 23, 2012

Smartboard Training at DES March 23, 2012

Free Technology for Teachers


Wissahickon School District's eToolBox - Smart - Diff

The Techy Teacher: smartboard

Lemelson Center’s Invention at Play: Invention Playhouse

Johnnie's Math Page fun math for kids and their teachers

First Grade Factory: SmartBoard Wands

Elementary Smartboard Lesson

Easter Games - - Free Games for Kids

ART Resources

Peace, Love and Kindergarten: Name Games & Beginning of the Year Poems, Games, & Songs!!

Blabberize - make talking pictures | The Whiteboard Blog

Mountain Math Language Science ::

JeopardyLabs - Online Jeopardy Template

Johnnie's Math Page - Fun Math for Kids and their Teachers

Escalante Elementary School: Smartboard Resources

Smartboard Team Games

MapMaker Interactive - National Geographic Education

SMART Board Templates

Just a Little More: SMARTBoard/ Music

Simply First Grade Fun: Smartboard Lessons - Rekenreks for Building Math Number Sense K-1

Ways to Make 10 SmartBoard Lesson for Primary Grades - Lisa Rombach -

Runde's Room: Free Products

Growing Kinders: Calendar Book

SMART Board Goodies » Blog Archive » Scott Foresman Reading Street Resources

The Techy Teacher: Back to School Ice Breaker for SMART Board!

Grade One Doodle Bugs: Freebie!! Writing & Reading Workshop!

Who Stole the Cookies Beginning of the Year Activity - Rachele and Jamie Lee -

Mrs. Gebauer's Smartboard Resources

Teachers Love SMART Boards - Resources for the SMART Board classroom

Welcome |

SMART Exchange - USA - Resources for Teaching Fiction Reading

Meach Calendar

Happy Birthday To You Notebook Activity - Teaching with Passion -

Added through discussion
 Positively Autism
Miss Click's Class

ATA What can your iPad do for you?

John Simi
iTunes U
Freed Hardeman University

Table of contents has bookmarks and notes

Dragon dictation

Oasis for observations

My School aml app Gale resources


ATA iBooks and iBooks author

Anthony Robinson

Gutenberg project
ePub format works on

Life on Earth by E.O. Wilson
Rich media environment


Table of contents

Study cards
Automatic glossary terms

How to make a book

Download iBooks author to laptop or desktop for free

Drag and drop content

iCreator app doesn't do media

Apple configurator free for iPad management

Friday, February 3, 2012

Randa Training
This website is what you use when you are NOT using your iPad.

  • Observations
  • Calendar for scheduling observations
  • Use the website for planning in advance but it not necessary to use the website.

After April the information will automatically synchronize through the iPad to the state portal.

Most common error is caused by NOT synchronizing.
It is recommended that you synchronize anytime you start or finish an observation.

Must have WiFi to synchronize.

Make sure that you logout when you are not using the app on the iPad.

Use the generic "teacher" to practice your observation skills.
You can locate that account my searching for "teacher" in within your list of teachers.

Beginning an observation:
When the observation begins, there is a timer at the top of the screen.
Clicking on the plus sign allows a time stamp on the scripted notes.
Use the plus sign when you are adding a new note. This creates your evidence for your indicators.
The keyboard should launch.
Three buttons- class, teacher, and student is short cut for your notes.

Ending an observation:
Use Save ONLY option instead of Save and Continue.
Save and Continue will not let you go back and edit your scripted notes.
Save only allows you to edit your scripted notes.

Block View:
Where you will connect your scripted notes and indicators
Tap on the blue arrow to open scripted notes for that time stamp.
Tap on the blue arrows to open the indicators.
Tap on the indicator name to add it to your notes.
The green check marks and orange coloring give you visual cues that your indicator is connected to your scripting note.
Clicking on the blue arrow of the indicator you can reference your scripted notes.
You can remove the references.
Click on the blue arrow on the indicator to remove it.
Press apply to add build your connections.
Use Save ONLY option instead of Save and Continue.

Save and Continue will not let you go back and edit

Team Educator Rubric and Scoring
You can see your scripted notes, indicators, etc. that are tied your observation and the rubric.
You can rate the categories.
Save and continue editing allows further editing and deletion of the observation.
Save and mobile complete does not allow further editing on the iPad but you can edit it on the website.
You can NOT delete from the iPad once you have save and mobile completed. 

Randa Tower mobile website will allow further editing.
You can see the Team Educator Rubric and make notes and changes.
You can share the information with teacher.
Flashing orange shows the user that information that is edited is saved.
You can also print from the website in pdf form.
You can delete observation through the website and on the iPad.
Deletion on the iPad can only be
PDF user manual is located under the help tab of the Randa Tower website.