Learning with Apple Distinguished Educators: Enhancing Creativity and Content Creation

Location: Room Hemisfair Ballroom Foyer

Explore and create

[Explore and create : Playground]

Tuesday, June 27, 2:00–5:30 pm
Location: Room Hemisfair Ballroom Foyer

Michael Hernandez   Cathy Hunt   John Ittelson   Kurt Klynen   Christine Klynen   Dr. Christian Penny  
Get a hands-on experience with Apple technology and discover how global educators are using tools to create content and design learning experiences. Join Apple Distinguished Educators in experiential learning activities that transforms teaching and learning.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Mac
Tablet: iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Apple Tools for Productivity and Creativity - Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, Garageband, Clips. ALL FREE APPS
Focus: Technology infrastructure
Topic: Emergent technologies
ISTE Standards: Teachers : Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
Administrators : Excellence in professional practice
Coaches : Professional development and program evaluation

Digital tote resources

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this playground is to provide the audience with a hands on experience and basic overview of how Apple Technology is transforming education. Teachers are becoming content creators, providing personalized learning experiences for students. Learn how administrators are creating courses. We will explore the various ways in which the tools can be used to enhance the classroom experience for the whole school community including parents. Authentic examples will be provided from across a wide variety of classrooms as well as hands on experiences creating content on iPad and Mac.


Making Books Interactive - Creating authentic books with iBooks Author and Book Creator

iPad Art - Making Art with iPad , Apps for Art and Photography, Clips

iPad in Elementary - Learning Activities for K - 6

Storytelling - Explore apps for Storytelling with Keynote, Clips, iMovie, DoInk Green Screen, Garageband and Camera.

Appy Hour - Experience APP workflows from the classroom, Play the App Dice Game

Finding Authentic Content in iTunes U - Learn more about the rich content in iTunes U, Books and Courses by ADEs

Everyone Can Code - Bring Coding to your your classroom with
Swift Playgrounds and new learning resources and curriculum for K-12

Google Apps for iPad - Learn more about how iPad is a powerful device for GSuite,

Supporting research

The iPad in the classroom brings education to life. Children have endless access to valuable information such as a dictionary and thesaurus, which previously were only available in printed format. Interactive technology makes learning more engaging and memorable. Tools such as audio and video recorders can change the way that learning takes place and homework is completed. So what if all children in a school were given an iPad to use in class and take home with them? http://www.bbcactive.com/BBCActiveIdeasandResources/iPadsintheClassroom.aspx “Children are being able to show what’s in their minds by adding the oral explanation,” he said. “That’s off-the-charts amazing.” Particularly helpful, he said, is to watch the recordings made by young children and English-language learners—students who may not speak up much in class but can actually show deep learning when asked to interview each other or record what they know. But most eye-opening, he said, is watching children have their own “aha” moments after watching recordings of themselves and talking to teachers about what they were thinking at the time. http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/04/ipads_in_the_classroom_the_right_way_to_use_them_demonstrated_by_a_swiss.htm



Michael Hernandez, Mira Costa High School

Michael is an award-winning cinema and journalism teacher in Los Angeles whose work focuses on social justice, digital storytelling and media literacy. He speaks regularly at conferences in the U.S. and abroad, like CUE, ISTE and SXSWEdu on topics related to tech integration and innovative teaching and learning strategies. Michael also leads students and teachers on documentary trips to Vietnam, Cuba and Cambodia as part of an experiential learning program. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google for Education Certified Innovator and PBS Digital Innovator. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @cinehead and at www.michael-hernandez.net

Cathy Hunt, iPad Art Room & McAuley College

John Ittelson, Calforina State University Monterey Bay

Kurt Klynen, Joy Of Professional Learning

Christine Klynen, Apple Inc

Christine joins AIS following her position on the leadership team as Director of Innovation and Professional Learning in Philadelphia, PA. apple.co/string-theory-schools-profile She was a critical part of dreaming, developing, training and equipping staff to not only throw out textbooks all together, to drive all iTunes U course initiatives and over see the large scale project. Christine is passionate about education and providing just in time learning, district wide in-service training, strategies for innovative uses of technology in the classroom to differentiate learning. holds a BSc. in mathematics and MSc. in Instructional Technology.

Dr. Christian Penny, West Chester Univ Of Penn

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