Tablets in the Classroom

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Hello and welcome! This page was designed as the outsourced memory for the Teaching with Tablets Face-to-Face session given May 25th, 2016. Below you will find the different links and activities we discussed and used in the session. Enjoy!

This face to face session was unique in that we virtually connected the East Campus with the Osceola Campus using Blackboard Collaborate as a virtual portal. We also used Nearpod as our Screen Shot 2016-05-24 at 1.54.16 PMcloud-based content delivery tool. Nearpod is a presentation tool that allows teachers to synchronize lessons across all participant devices and get real-time feedback in live time. Click on the teaching with tablets link to the left, or scan the nearpodqrQR code to the right. The access code to our session is (WETDR). If you don’t have a QR code scanner, click here to get the i-nigma scanner (My personal favorite!)

Click here to create your own QR Codes

Mix Tapes – If you like to use videos with your student, you might want to try making them a mixtape of your favorite YouTube videos on a given topic. Another fun activity is to have your students make you mix tapes and teach you about their favorite videos for learning.

SafeShare TV – Would you like a tool that will help you use YouTube without the adds and without the fear of inappropriate content popping up? You might want to check out SafeShare TV.

Bricks and Clicks

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During the session we demonstrated a nice feature of Dropbox called Dropbox File Requests. A file request can be shared with students to allow them to upload pictures and videos of their learning. It is up to you if you would like to later share those files with students.

Linoit was the name of the virtual post it board we used in our session.

We also played a quick game of Kahoot, who said learning can’t be fun?

Road signs, Games and Transactive Thinking


Question Framing/Functional Fixedness

Duncker, K. (1945). On problem solving. Psychological Monographs. 58(5, Whole No. 270).

Glucksberg, S. (1962). “The influence of strength of drive on functional fixedness and perceptual recognition”. Journal of Experimental Psychology63: 36–41. doi:10.1037/h0044683.PMID 13899303.

Wolchover, B. N. (2011). How Accurate Is Wikipedia? Retrieved January 24, 2016, from

The Candle Problem


Appy Hour Dreams and Ideas

Finally, using cloud based documents, we shared our dreams for what we would like to be able to do with tablets in our classroom, and we shared our favorite apps. To access our shared document, Click Here.

After our face to face session, you will have 24 hours to complete this assignment. This is your Exit Ticket to the class. What you need to do is give me your name and either teach me something interesting you learned in class or ask me a question about something you didn’t understand or would like to learn more about. It shouldn’t take too long, but it will help me help you to learn and improve this course.

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