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RUConnected #60 Mirror Mirror on the Wall
March 04, 2013 03:16 AM PST

Lois has been working with Tony Richards from iTMadeSimple to set up the Berwick Lodge WebTV. Jenny holding #saw24 (Skype around the world in 24 hours) and wikis using multi platforms  skills in using the wiki Cybersafety day - Tony Richards visit

You can listen in the player below or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes

Lois explains.... Setting up blogs for each class - process for " rolling over"  so past work is kept.

  1. Set the old users to subscribers so their work is not lost or disconnected
  2. Add new users as authors or editors x2 student admins
  3. Add new students as categories so that their teachers and parents can filter the blog for a certain student's work under the parent category 2013
  4. Update the header
  5. If necessary make new blogs

Mirroring ways discussed Dongle Doc camera......has added bonus of showing your hand selecting swiping etc. Apple TV.....needs HDMI networks etc but nice Airserver...software on Mac/PC Reflector....software on MAc/PC https://presentation.io/ nearpod ideaflight Tony Vincent has a write up thats a great resource comparing different ways to mirror... Learning in hand   http://learninginhand.com/blog/5-ways-to-show-your-ipad-on-a-projector-screen.html Apps

Bindle    create PDFs add annotations using speech bubbles and more.  Allows you to select pics more than one at a time. $1.99 All free apps on my blog - screen shots - transferred from the camera roll on the ipad to the computer using google drive.

Text on Pics Pro   $0.99 http://digital-storytime.com/ Great for finding quality digital stories - Miss Spider, Cybersafety Tips Check your facebook privacy settings, search for your self and check out your digital footprint.  Make sure you have plenty of good showing.

RUConnected #59 Ready Set Google!
February 02, 2013 04:25 PM PST

Jenny and Lois discuss the beginning of the year and their use of Apple's Configurator to set up the ipads for the new school year. How are you setting up this year? School managed or student managed. Jenny is switching over to school managed and Lois is also using school managed shared model for ipad use. Thanks to Chris Sacco for sending me through these links which you may find helpful http://www.apple.com/au/education/volume-purchase-program/faq.html http://help.apple.com/configurator/mac/1.0/#cadf1802aed http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5188?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US http://edtechstandish.wordpress.com/what-ive-learned-about-apple-configurator-so-far/ Jenny's links from Google School Google drive ­great app for on the mobile devices. Google scholar great for searching research papers etc. http://www.googleartproject.com/ Google books Google news Google + Google Hangouts Google Apps for Education ­ Google site for intranets Cyber tips ­Tues 5th Feb cyber safety day and events ­ http://cybersmart.engagelive.net/register.aspx There will be three different online activities being offered on the day: 1. Cybersmart Detectives – which is designed for upper primary students and focuses on cybersafety 2. Cybersmart Hero – which is designed for upper primary students and focuses on cyberbullying 3. Cybersmart Networking – which is designed for lower secondary students and focuses on social networking. http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Flive.classroom20.com%2F1%2Fpost%2F2013%2F01%2Fusing-ipads-to-enhance-teaching-and-learning.html&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNEUv-Hgk723zRWYkFMjB-3BNLp3Pw Apps Own Cloud and Web dav Drive iCab Events Cyber Safety Day Feb 5th. http://cybersmart.engagelive.net/register.aspx MOTM2013 Feb 16 & 17 Melb ­ Inspire 9 Co working space. http://inspire9.com/ Slide2Learn. April 22nd ­ 23rd Perth, http://slide2learn.net

RUConnected #58 Essential Creative Apps for 2013
January 14, 2013 03:24 AM PST
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Essential Creative Apps for 2013

Jenny and Lois discuss their essential apps and give the results of RUC listeners responses. You can listen in the player below or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes

Lois's must have apps

Stip Designer, Explain Everything, TinyTap, Toontastic, AudioBoo, Edublogs, Educreations, Popplet

Jenny's essential  apps

Explain Everything, Evernote/Dropbox, Bookcreator, iMovie, Keynote, iTalk, Edublogs

Survey -  5 most essential apps result

If you could only add 5 apps to your iPad..........   

1. Explain Everything                 

  2. Evernote                      

 3. iMovie                                 

 4 Skitch                         

 5 Twitter  

Thanks to everyone who completed our survey.

How to choose apps

Most apps are Bad? Research  (thanks to John Pearce’s Scoopit)

Common Sense Media  (site for searching for apps for a specific age, subject and purpose, rates age appropriateness also and there is an app)
The New Bloom’s Taxonomy/Models for assessing iPad Apps
SAMR model curtesy of  Greg Swanson's website

From Britt

What's On

TeachMeetMelb, Feb 2nd, Little Markov, Drummond S,t Carlton VIC 3053

MOTM2013, FEB 16 & 17, Melb – Inspire 9 Co working space

Cybersafety tips

Instagram – Staying Safe Online


When writing contractions like we’ll that won’t move from well use auto flick the exclamation mark to add an apostrophe.

Shrinkurl.     free 

 Eyeconit   free 

Haiku deck thanks to  @iPadSammy             

 WordFoto  free or $1.99

RUConnected #57 Skype Around the World in 24 Hours
November 26, 2012 03:41 AM PST
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Lois Smethurst and Jenny Ashby  discuss Jenny's latest project, the Skype around the world in 24 hours project (#SAW24 on twitter) Jenny has also writtten a blog post on the project that contains all the links to forms and documents. You can listen in the player below or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes

World Clock - App

Google Spreadsheets and Maps

Map A List


Voicethread Accounts

Jarrod Robinson's PE app

RUConnected #56 Skype, Skoodle and TeachMeets Oh My!
November 01, 2012 05:50 AM PDT

Jenny and Lois discuss what they are up to school, information from their networks and share some great apps and lesson ideas.

RUConnected #55 ACEC2012 & Term 4 Plans
October 15, 2012 01:55 PM PDT
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Lois and Jenny discuss plans for term 4.  Also Lois gives us a run down on ACEC2012.




Student Incident Report


RUConnected #54 1:1 or Not?
September 09, 2012 04:49 AM PDT

Jenny and Lois discuss some of the complicated issues involved in implementing a school 1:1 program. 

RUConnected #53 Jenny at UnPlug'd
August 18, 2012 09:14 PM PDT
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Jenny tells us all about her trip to Canada and the Unplugged Conference she attended while there. Lois and Jenny discuss the introduction of a 1:1 iPad program and some of the management implications in this complex issue.  


60 sec science video competition


RUConnected #52 Andrew Douch - The Voice
July 14, 2012 01:22 PM PDT

Jenny and Lois have a busy weekend attending the Personal Learning Environment Leaders (#plelead on twitter) at the State Library Victoria in Melbourne and then interview Andrew Douch the original Flipped classroom and Podcaster Master. Preparations for the new term about to begin are also discussed.

You can listen in the player below or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes

Douchy's Biology Podcast

Free Math Apps including the Motion Math apps, the Education Services Australia apps and more.  

RUConnected #51 Before and After Slide2Learn
July 09, 2012 06:16 AM PDT

The end of term was a busy one for both of us so we've put together two podcasts that we created and thought best to send out together. Before Slide2learn we had the IWB Master conference on in Adelaide.  We had a great time presenting our Voices workshop over 4 sessions with our cohort. Greg Gebhart's Keynote session was great as usual and full of up to date information such as The Horizon Report  which provided evidence that oral skills are becoming more important than ever....search via voice, siri etc voice commands

  • Apps we investigate: Autodance, LegoMovie
  • Game based learning to be in the classroom in the next three years and personal learning environments an expectation.
  • The super computer will be your phone and will fit in your pocket.
  • 1 to many will be the way we work with an estimted 1:7 devices for each person by 20something.
  • Augmented reality to become widly used in the classroom
  • Greg showed a 9 mth old using iPad and it was quite amazing to see the babay looking in folders and out to find the correct app.

Slide2Learn - Lead up - the who when and where In the ClassRoom

  • Educreations - sticking with it- simplicity is actually its greatest asset.
  • Toontastic for storyboarding - helping students to visualise their movies
  • Lego Super Movie Maker - instant stop motion pro type movies - no sound
  • Blogs - planning day was a great opportunity to work with the teachers
  • New Web site for the school for berwick Lodge Primary school, app to follow.
  • Using the Reflections App on your computer to capture work from the ipad and take control of it in a manner that suits your purpose.
  • Use of photo booth for mirroring and drawing of avatars with preps.
  • Olympic flag activity and explain everything, research the flags and then draw and record the relevance of the colors etc.
Apps We Discussed
  • Display Rec app records everything in any app on your ipad.  It has now been taken out of the iTunes store.
  • New Podcast app from apple so podcasts are not in the iTunes or music app anymore.

VPP coming soon........I wonder when (Volume Purchasing Plan for apps) iOS V6  -features

  • Siri has been learning and can open apps .
  • Knows about movies and sport.  3D maps.
  • Shared photo streams
  • New passbook app.

Part 2 - Post S2L Where were we from at slide to learn? This doesnt include all the presenters. KeyNotes _Steve Cook, Fraser Speirs, Ivo Burum, Sam Gliksman, Tony Vincent, Lisa Johnson Lois Presented Voices, and Jenny's sessions were Get Real Maths, Workflows and iShare

How do you go about organising something like this?

Good question Lois but Google Docs was a great help and Skype considering that all the Slide2Learn team are spread all over Australia.  

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