February 20-21, 2013 @ 4-5:30 PM Pacific/7-8:30 PM Eastern each day
The iPad can be a powerful tool for teaching, but with more than 300,000 different apps now available in the App Store, the options can be overwhelming. You may be wondering:
What are the best apps for classroom teachers?
How can I use the iPad to increase my effectiveness and productivity?
What problems can the iPad solve in my classroom?
Join NBCT and app developer David Lowe for a hands-on exploration of the iPad's potential in the classroom. David will walk you through the best apps for:
- Classroom Presentation: Use your iPad with your smart board or projector to display multimedia teaching materials, websites, and student work
- Personal Organization: Prepare lessons, keep track of materials, access the Common Core State Standards, and stay connected
- Record Keeping: Easily track student data such as test scores, conferring notes, and interventions
- Document Management: Digitize and organize student work, keep your data at your fingertips, and easily share it with colleagues
- Special Education: Track behaviors, learning targets, and response to interventions
- Classroom Management: Keep timely data on behavior, seating, parent contact, and more
David will explain each category of apps, give brief overviews of the best apps, and demonstrate how to use them. You'll actually see David using the apps onscreen, and have the chance to ask questions in real time or via email.
This workshop consists of two 90-minute sessions. Each 90-minute live session will also be recorded, and the recordings will be sent to all participants immediately afterward. If you can't make the live sessions, you can watch them later at your convenience.
Participants will also have access to our workshop discussion forum, where we will respond to questions and share additional materials to support your use of the iPad in your classroom.
If you would prefer to access all three hours of content in one sitting, you can simply download the presentation recordings after the second session.
Special Note: You'll want to use your desktop or laptop computer (PC or Mac) to login to our presentation platform, but have your iPad handy (if you have one) so you can try the apps David is demonstrating. You can also watch the presentation on your iPad if you prefer.
Individual rate: $199
Group rate: $199 for the first participant + $99 for each additional participant
Site license: $699 for all staff at one school (available on-demand after 2nd session)
District license: Contact us for a quote
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-861-5172.
Quality PD Guarantee
We're fully committed to offering professional development that will make a difference for your practice as an educator. If you are not completely satisfied with this workshop, contact us and we will provide a full refund.
Who Should Participate?
- Classroom teachers who have or are considering buying an iPad for classroom use
- Principals, assistant principals, & technology coordinators who support teachers using iPads
- Curriculum directors, assistant superintendents, & superintendents considering iPad purchases for teachers
- Library/media specialists and teacher leaders
Paying via Purchase Order
To register an individual or group via Purchase Order, select the "Purchase Order" option on our registration form. You will receive a confirmation email immediately, followed by an invoice a short time later.
About David Lowe
David Lowe is a National Board Certified Teacher who currently works as a head teacher and literacy staff developer with Seattle Public Schools.
As an elementary classroom teacher, he was deeply involved in piloting Reading and Writing Workshop in Seattle, and spent several years developing an effective paper notetaking system to track student progress.
In 2010, he built an iPhone/iPad app called Confer, which thousands of teachers around the world use to record and organize notes about student progress.
In his continued work as a teacher, literacy trainer, and app developer, David has maintained his focus on meaningfully improving classroom instruction using technology and effective teaching practices.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Should I participate on my iPad or on my computer?
A: You will probably want to be at a regular computer (Windows or Mac), but have your iPad with you so you can try out the apps David is demonstrating. You can participate from your iPad if you prefer.
Q: I don't have my iPad yet. Will I be able to participate?
A: Yes, you can simply refer to David's recommendations later when you get your iPad. This workshop will provide an excellent overview of the potential uses of the iPad for classroom teachers, so if you aren't sure whether to get an iPad, it may even help with your decision.
Q: My schedule won't allow me to participate in the live web conferences. Will they be recorded?
A: Yes, all of the web conferences will be recorded and archived for later review. You can keep them as long as you like.
Q: I'd prefer to access all 3 hours in one sitting. Is that possible?
A: Yes, you can watch both of the recordings at once after the second session.
Q: Do you accept purchase orders?
A: Yes, please see our registration form and select the Purchase Order option. If your district has special requirements for vendors, please email us at email@example.com with your requirements. Our IRS form W-9 is available here.
Q: Do you offer group discounts? Several people from my district plan to attend.
A: Yes, if you are all registering together, we offer a $100 discount for additional members of your team. You can also purchase a site license for an entire school staff for $699. If you are interested in a district site license, contact us for a quote.
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