Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

Using iPads in Voionmaa High School

Using iPads in Voionmaa high school based on system, where iPads are in Leba iPad  case. We have 30 ipads in our school and whole 6 school network about 150. We share our experiences daily in Facebook and in blog. With Leba case its easy and quick to synchronize all 30 at the same time. 

We also want to give our teachers as much time to use iPads as possible. Two cases are in my office and teachers can take iPad home after school, weekends and holidays like today, when winter holiday starts. In school morning iPads are available to use in classroom.

Our school main focus in this project are iPads using in sports and by athletes. In classroom use its up to teacher how iPads are used, but our school make short time use on hour to one week, some other schools give iPads for 2 months. We can make same  a comparative study of our experiences.

 In January and February iPads used in Comenius trips in Turkey and in CERN. Our athletes practice in Spain in May and they use iPad in those kind of sport camps. 

This video was in earlier iPad post, but once again make no harm, if someone has miss that

Monday, February 20, 2012

How to make a screencast with Screencast-O-Matic

I my last post Screencasting for Teachers i shared some screencasting tools and links and also want to force myself to do my first screencasts. Yesterday i did Twitter tutorial to my Finnish colleagues in Finnish language with Screencast-o-Matic.
It was simple and quick tool, perfect for me. I use only one take, give some live feeling to presentation. 

How to make a screencast with Screencast-O-Matic

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Scoop.it! for Teachers

Scoop.it! has been around for a while, but just recently i started my own Scoop.it! and i must say, it has been a good way to collect the best tweets on one topic and share them.Teacher could also collect good links example geography or history class for students or you can create Scoop.it! for whole class.
You can also follow easily other Scoop.its.  

My Scoops:
Education Technology - theory & practice 
iPads in High School
and one for my Finnish colleagues:

Tutorial by Russel Stannard: 

To get started, check this great video tutorial: 
Scoop.it! tutorial: teachertrainingvideos by Russel Stannard 
That is all you need! 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Animoto - Walk in White Silence

My first Animoto for Teachers post gave some basic information how to use Animoto. Since that i have been using Animoto many times and it is great tool to make emotional videos and thats why it is great for classroom use with students. They can share example their meaningful moments with easy and quick Animoto video. In one class you can take photos and produce a video. 

My moment in our neighbourhood forest, really cold, almost - 30 but so beautiful

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

iPads in Sport High School

Im really proud to start sharing our results from our new project: iPads in 6 Finnish High Schools. I work in Sport High School and we want that our athletes could benefit from iPads in their practice, 3 times a week during school day. Our sport teachers have been really inspired and use iPad every day in different sports. 

Check our first video, some word of experience, lot more to see after this during this spring.