Thank you for an fantastic night of fun, learning and sharing. Below is a link to the materials, resource links, sponsors and apps mentioned during AppyHour.
Link to the evaluation: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GB-0e-bDWBXn-xYsu79rxPGkH30OH29w7zAKvpUe8DU/viewform
ITSCO and the Metropolitan Educational Council (MEC) are co hosting this free event which includes food and refreshments, networking, and brief presentations by educators and business leaders speaking about innovation and technology. Technology educators, teachers, and business professionals from around Ohio are invited to attend and share their passion for education, technology and innovation.
The evening is designed around multiple five minute presentations with networking time before, during and after the event. This is not your typical conference! It is a fast paced evening, kept casual with time to network with other innovative educators and community members.
Schedule of Presenters and Events
5:55-6:05 Introductions MEC
6:05-6:10 Robby Simpson: iPad Apps in 5th grade
6:10-6:15 Alex Kovach: Climbing Mt. Bloom with iMovie Trailers
6:15-6:20 Brad Griffith: HTML5 Mobile App Development with Adobe PhoneGap
6:20-6:25 Chris Hill: Non-Linear YouTube Videos
6:25-6:30 Ed Kitchen: BYOT in the Classroom
6:30-6:35 Laurie Heikkila: GeoLocating Partners for Successful PD
6:35-6:40 Sue Cornish: College Nannies and Tutors
6:40-6:45 Kale Chevalier: The Use of Class Dojo
7:00-7:05 Beth Downing: Flipping the Elementary Classroom
7:05-7:10 Scott McKenzie: Dynamix
7:10-7:15 Scott Kinkoh: Edcanvas E-Folios
7:15-7:20 Eric Valchef: Schoology
7:20-7:25 Kate Harkless: Homework Hangouts
7:25-7:30 Jennifer Fry, Daphne Irby, Kim Niles: Mirror, Mirror on my PC: The Reflector App
7:30-7:35 Julie Simmons: ConnectingThrough Technology.....Locally and Globally
7:35-7:40 Jennifer Feeney: Comic Heads + US Bill of Rights=Engaged Learning
7:40-7:45 Toby Fischer: Just Go: The Four Factors that Inhibit Innovation and how to Overcome Them
7:45-8:00 Break8:00-8:30 AppyHour Brent Wise: ClassEapps
As promised at the event, below is a list of apps that were mentioned during AppyHour. We have added either a web site address for more information or the itunes app link. The apps are listed in the order they were mentioned. If you have further questions, please contact David Hayward at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to everyone who shared.
ClassEapps - http://classeapps.com/ Grade It!
ClassEapps - http://classeapps.com/ Pick Me! Digital Popsicle sticks
ClassEapps - http://classeapps.com/ All Here! Attendance app with multiple views, groups, reports
Top 20 Apps Recommendations - http://www.top20appsforkids.com/
Evernote - http://evernote.com Evernote.com free, Note Taking
Evernote Hello - http://evernote.com/hello/ Business cards and information into Evernote
Apps Fire - http://new.appsfire.com/ Find your next favorite app
LeafSnap - http://leafsnap.com/ Free, scan a leaf, gives information about the leaf and students deduce what tree it came from
DogSnap - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dogsnap/id532468586?mt=8 Dog identification app
ABCya - http://www.abcya.com/ Math apps
Everyday Mathematics http://everydaymath.com/ Math apps
Vernier Video Physics - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vernier-video-physics/id389784247?mt=8 Graph distance, velocity, time with video
Aurasma - http://www.aurasma.com/ Virtual reality and overlay with additional information embedded
NearPod - http://www.nearpod.com/ Presentations for classes
Telegami - https://tellagami.com/ Make fun avatars with speech or text
Symbaloo - http://www.symbaloo.com/ Icons with websites, youtube videos, links
iThoughts HD - http://www.ithoughts.co.uk/Start/Welcome.html Mind mapping
Class Dojo - http://www.classdojo.com/ Behavioral charts and contact parents with behavioral information
Creative Book Builder https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/creative-book-builder/id451041428?mt=8 - eBook maker, can be made into iBooks
iMovie - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/imovie/id377298193?mt=8 Make student videos and projects
World Wildlife Fund http://worldwildlife.org/pages/the-world-s-most-amazing-animals-in-one-app - nature videos, information
Wonderopolis - http://wonderopolis.org/ A wonder a day
VoiceThread - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/voicethread/id465159110?mt=8 App that connects with website, communication tool
PBS Kids -https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pbs-kids-video/id435138734?mt=8 Education resources
Haiku Deck - http://www.haikudeck.com/ Quick presentation tool with pictures, words, etc.
Explain Everything - http://www.explaineverything.com/ Screencasting app
UStream - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ustream/id301520250?mt=8 Video channel to stream classroom to web
Voki - http://www.voki.com/ Make avatars that read text
Pinnacle - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pinnacle-studio/id552100086?mt=8 Advanced video editing app
Reel Director - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reeldirector/id334366844?mt=8 Video editing app
i-nigma - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/i-nigma-qr-code-data-matrix/id388923203?mt=8 QR Reader
TeacherKit - http://teacherkit.net/ Student information and class info, including notes, attendance, etc.
Remind 101 -https://www.remind101.com/ Texts to students without revealing your phone number
Sock Puppets - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sock-puppets/id394504903?mt=8 Puppet show app
Flash cards - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flashcards*/id403199818?mt=8
Study Blue - http://www.studyblue.com/mobile-flashcards-app/
Brain Pop - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brainpop-featured-movie/id364894352?mt=8 Educational information
Puppet Pals - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/puppet-pals-hd/id342076546?mt=8 Storytelling app
ITSCO Book Talks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/itsco-literature-lounge-book/id530225378?mt=8 Share book talks and storytelling, check out other book talks
Hoopla - https://www.hoopladigital.com/home;jsessionid=64AB5E151FC16C95D9AC67BBCF8CD232
Overdrive - http://www.overdrive.com/ Library apps for video and books
Zite - http://www.zite.com/ News app
Flipboard - http://flipboard.com/ RSS reader magazine
Simple Mind+ - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/simplemind+-mind-mapping/id305727658?mt=8 Mapping app, connects with Dropbox
Trading Cards - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/trading-cards/id555742821?mt=8 Great for middle school, hs
Toontastic - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toontastic-free/id404693282?mt=8 Making cartoons
Type free on PDF - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/type-on-pdf-free/id468064548?mt=8 Free PDF editor
Schoology - https://www.schoology.com/home.php Ties in with website
Shakespeare in Bits - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shakespeare-in-bits/id373763461?mt=8 Shakespeare plays broken into multiple pieces
- Cool Iris - http://www.cooliris.com/ Combines all pictures from all social media
Presenters Needed! We are looking for educators and business leaders to share their innovative technology practices.
What innovative things are going on in your district, school, or classroom? How are you using technology to connect with parents and the community? What new learning opportunities have become available as a result of technological advancements? Do you have an exciting lesson to share that uses technology? Register now to present!
What innovative practices are happening in your organization? Has social media changed the way you connect with consumers? Has technology changed processes or practices? What expectations do you have for technology skills in new employees? Register now to present!
From last year's attendees...
"I liked so many things about this mixer. I think most of all, I liked the chance to network with like-minded professionals, both in schools and those who work with schools. Our presenters from Westerville got a lot of good feedback and will be collaborating with some folks for research, etc."
"I thought the event was very well organized. Presentations were short and varied and allowed time to follow up with those presenters who you were most interested in hearing more from and/or connecting with at a later date and time. Felt a little like speed dating. Very effective format. Worth the drive from Cleveland!"
"Variety of presentations, that they were short- to the point. Then we could talk to those we were interested in during the breaks to get more information and connect. I am looking forward to the next one."