Q: What about students who don’t want to participate? A: Haven’t had that issue. More often students not sure what to do.
#geniushour on Twitter. @JoyKirr @mrsdkrebs @iamkesler all on Twitter – GH leaders.
podcast from Joy Kirr,
GH live binder,
To get started: pre-conf w/students, lots of brainstorming, connect with other GH teachers
Hurdles to GH: Time, cost, control, clean-up, admin support
GH = Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences
GH is not meant to be homework. Many kids will still do their projects at home because they enjoy it so much.
4th grade classroom… specific examples not applicable to us, but the general idea is there. My question that I have continued to struggle with: What does GH look like in a HS classroom?
Showing examples of GH from his classroom.
Tim’s rules for GH:
1) Pick a topic you are passionate about or curious about.
2) Research the topic and create something.
3) You must present to the class when you have completed the project.
4) I will be sharing your project with the world, so… BLOW MY MIND!
Confidence, perseverance, engagement – GH leads to soft skills development.
“Ended burnout for me.”
6 principles of GH: 80/20 rule, socialization, creating, inquiry, design, and sense of purpose.
3M and Google are two corps. that use GH.
Tim Vesco @mrvesco on Twitter is from Frontenac.
Next session: Genius Hour. I have HIGH expectations for this!
Link to Darren’s presentation and resources.
Daqri 4D also makes quite a few other apps, including Anatomy 4D.
And here’s an example of oxygen and hydrogen “bumped” together – the app then creates H2O.
Here’s the info it shows on aluminum.
Here is an image of Aluminum. It shows some aluminum in the box and provides info about the element.
Daqri 4D uses printed out and glued “paper cubes” as the static images.
Daqri 4D next. Haven’t heard of this one.
Layar integrates Sound Cloud.
Layar is ad supported.
Some content/features are premium only. Similar to Nearpod, it seems. Free to do some, paid for all features.
Web-based creator for Layar is pretty robust. Drag-and-drop feature makes creating easy. Must create an account.
Layar App for iOS is a reader only. All content is made in a browser here.
Layar App next.
He finally said “it would be great if the kids could make these too.” Yes!
Aurasma Studio is used to create an account and “channel” to host all of the Auras you create.
He uses these fake ticket images as the static AR images then overlays different things on them.
Jumping away from AR momentarily, he just showed faketicketgenerator.com that he uses for an exit ticket. The site creates an image of an event ticket with whatever info you put in.
Darren is showing cool examples – but so far, they are all “pre-made” types of things. The difficulty comes in creating your own “cool” layers.
Use Aurasma now. I think this is probably the main AR app people use.
AR Flashcards up next.
But Darren is going to show quite a few diff apps, so there may be something here that may better demonstrate the future power of AR.
As I said before, I believe AR is still too new to generate a lot of different high level uses, but the tech has great potential as developers begin to take more advantage of it.
Impressive video showing ColAR Mix in action. (Found on developer’s site or on YouTube.)
ColAR in action.
ColAR Mix’s website is here.
AR App #1: ColAR Mix
Example: student creates artwork, and using AR, adds video or audio of student throughout the creation process or after it’s done explaining what they did.
AR allows users to add layers to a static image – video, audio, more.
Session is focused on AR.
Fellow KATM Board member Lisa Lajoie-Smith presented a K-5 math session with lots of apps.
This room is packed. Seats/tables for 18. 50+ in here.
Second session beginning soon: Apps that Bring Learning to Life – Darren Couch, Wichita Independent
Biggest takeaway from first session: creating a public site for teachers to post how we are using tech in our building. Need to explore this further.
Twitter hashtag for today’s conference is #gbtech14.
Link to the the first session’s presentation.
Question (and answer) of the day: Wonderopolis.
Out of time. DOGO News. For current events.
I have used AR with my own kids for presentations. Cool tech, but it’s still in its infancy.
Now talking about AR (Augmented Reality).
The SHHS staff split up, but there are more of us than applicable sessions. So we have a few of us in here. So far, nothing is really going to push those of us in the room.
On to Socrative and Nearpod.
Can pull video from YouTube.
Flowboard allows users to add text, image, video, and more.
Flowboard - web-based presentation tool. Also has iOS app.
Talking Notability – “well worth the money.” We agree!
Showing USD 361′s Google+ site:
But anyone outside of the district can also post ways to use tech in ed.
Teachers in USD 361 (Anthony-Harper) use the district’s Google+ site to post what they are doing with technology.
Google Apps – Drive, +, and GoDocs 4 Google (video upload)
Using QR codes, 1st graders completing scavenger hunt created by 8th graders.
Talking about QR codes.
Tuanua Swart, presenter, from USD 361
iPad app for ThingLink
Showing two QR codes with links to Thinglink sites. But I can’t get the code to scan.
Interactive images and videos… https://www.thinglink.com/
First session: Mobile Learning in the Classroom