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favorites iPad-agogy: A Bloomin’ Better Way to Teach WF115

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Fee: $219 ($239 after May 1)
[Explore and Create : Workshop]
Sunday, June 28, 8:30 am–3:30 pm
Marriott Franklin 1
favoritesNery Carmen Alvarado VillarrealfavoritesAnthony CashinfavoritesDaniela CoelhofavoritesEllen DoughertyfavoritesDuncan MurphyfavoritesMary Kay PollyfavoritesVance Stevens

Develop expertise on integrating iPads using pedagogically sound instruction. We'll consider the research on iPad integration, examine best practices for implementation, explore apps and provide authentic, student exemplars of project-based learning. This workshop is designed for globally connected educators, administrators and IT consultants, who are experienced at the tertiary, secondary and primary levels.

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Fee: $219 ($239 after May 1)
Skill level: Beginner
Device requirements: Participant devices required
Applicable device(s): Tablet, Smartphone
Applicable platform(s): Mac
Preparation details: Any mobile device will enable participants to interact in this workshop. However, iPads would be preferable.

Participants will have access to a wiki prior to the workshop, which will provide information on the applications, software and how to set up accounts prior to the workshop. Student exemplars, 'how to videos' and the info on apps will provide an opportunity to 'flip' the workshop.

Examples of what we will include: Google Tools, Showbie, iFiles, Socrative, Class Dojo, Evernote, Class Messenger, Haiku Deck, Voice Recorder, Learn English, Explain Everything, Keynote, Educreations, Remind 101, Spelling City, Quizlet, Memrise, Notability, Bluster, Opposites, Word Wizard, Oxford Digital Library, VocabKitchen, WordClouds, Dragon, Subtext, iBooks, Podcasts, Audioboo, Kahoot, Symbaloo, Minecraft, Hopscotch, and Scratch.

Participants will be contacted prior to the workshop through Google Communities, further 'flipping the workshop'. This will be a platform where participants will have the opportunity to 'meet' each other.

A survey, completed prior to the workshop, will enable the presenters to group participants according to interests and abilities, individualizing the workshop experience.

Focus: Digital Age Teaching & Learning
Topic: Creativity and Productivity Tools
Grade level: Community College/University
Subject area: ESL
ISTE Standards: Administrators : Visionary Leadership
Students : Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision-Making
Teachers : Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
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'Flip the workshop' with our wiki. Request access on right hand side of page.

Take our survey, to individualize the workshop. Gmail required.

Join our Google Community to get to know each other and answer questions.

Proposal summary



favorites Nery Carmen Alvarado Villarreal, Higher Colleges of Technology

Nery currently works as an English Faculty at Khalifa bin Zayed Air College, where she initiated and now facilitates the implementation & integration of the iPad program. She holds a Master’s degree in Media-Assisted Language Teaching and has worked in Higher Education and the industry for 14 years. Her interest in Educational Technology and previous working experience in Mexico, England, Hungary and currently the U.A.E. at different levels and areas of Language Teaching, has led her to develop research and collaborate on international projects, where the integration of technology in Language Education plays a vital role.

favorites Anthony Cashin, Ajman Academy

Anthony Cashin obtained his education degree in Australia prior to specialising in post-graduate studies in Educational Administration and Business Management. With twenty-eight years experience in education, Anthony has held senior management positions from very early in his career both in Australia and internationally. Recently, as director of Ajman Academy in the U.A.E., his focus has been on the integration of IT, specifically iPads, with the pedagogical delivery of the PYP curriculum. Anthony has vast training and experience in International School accreditation and has held a number of positions of responsibility for various regional educational organisations.

favorites Daniela Coelho, Higher Colleges of Technology

English Faculty teaching ESP/ EFL and IELTS prep. PhD student in Didactics/Curriculum Development. Master’s degree in Language Didactics. ESP/TEFL certified teacher and teacher trainer in Portugal, England and the United Arab Emirates. Teacher of Portuguese as a Foreign Language. EFL coursebook author. Certified e-Learning Tutor. Online course designer. Web 2.0 educational tools user, enthusiast and trainer. Researcher/article writer on Technology in the Language Classroom and Plurilingualism. Teacher trainer in Technology and iPad apps for language education. Initiated and now facilitates implementation and integration of iPad programs at college level.

favorites Ellen Dougherty, Higher Colleges of Technology

Ellen is a member of the English faculty at the Higher Colleges of Technology where she initiated, developed and now facilitates the integration of iPads at the college level. Presently, her focus is on the development of project-based / challenge-based learning through the integration of iPads in curriculum. A doctoral candidate in TESOL, cognate technology, at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Ellen holds an MA in Leadership from McGill University and a BA from Boston College. She has over 25 years experience with second language learners as an educator and administrator in North America and the Middle East.

favorites Duncan Murphy, Higher Colleges of Technology

favorites Mary Kay Polly, Raha International School

Mary Kay has been a primary educator for over 30 years. She has taught in the US as well as Europe and the Middle East. She currently works at Raha International School in Abu Dhabi, UAE as a Deputy PYP Coordinator and ICT Integration Specialist. She was part of a team who piloted the first BYOD iPad class in primary school in the UAE in 2011 in a grade 5 classroom. Since then she has presented at both local and regional conferences about 21st century skills and ICT integration in teaching and learning.

favorites Vance Stevens, HCT ADMC CERT KBZAC Al Ain UAE

Vance Stevens has been a CALL coordinator, software developer, consultant, lecturer in computing, and most recently, English teacher at the UAE air college in Al Ain. He founded Webheads in Action in 1998 and has coordinated that community of practice ever since. He podcasts a weekly seminar series (since 2010) on He was a founding member and past chair of the CALL-IS in TESOL. He currently serves on the executive board of APACALL, and on the editorial board of TESL-EJ,CALL Journal. He lists numerous publications and presentations at