Miami Device is about learning. Its goal is for more students to be authentically engaged as a result of passionate, well-trained educators who want to be masters of their craft. These teachers are willing to explore and embrace best practices for today andtomorrow and understand the importance of student-centered learning. Project/Problem/Challenge Based Learning, 21st Century Skills, Common Core Standards, Classroom Flipping, and Game Based Learning, with the support of Mobile Devices, is the “curriculum” of Miami Device.
An iPad can be a teacher’s very handy assistant! Last year I published an infographic titled "iPad as the Teacher’s Pet” and I have updated it to version 2.0. It’s all about what can be done by Pad-using educators, whether or not their students have iPads. It is divided into seven sections:
I was asked by a colleague in another school the other day if I could give her a snapshot into what I actually do, and what the role of an ICT Integrator actually looks like (from my perspective anyway). Apparently she wants to talk to her school leaders about having an integrator on their staff …
Saying that it has always been this way, doesn’t count as a legitimate justification to why it should stay that way. Teacher and administrators all over the world are doing amazing things, but some of the things we are still doing, despite all the new solutions, research and ideas out there is, to put it mildly, incredible.
Augmented Reality (AR) allows teachers and students to extend the physical world with a virtual overlay. Whether you have iPad, Android, or a smartphone, scanning a trigger in the physical world with an AR app allows a new layer of information to appear. This information could be a link to a web site, a video, …
As educators filed into the grand ballroom at 8 a.m. to hear keynote speaker Kevin Honeycutt discuss creativity, they expected a basic powerpoint with a few jokes and laughs. What they didn’t know walking in that Honeycutt would end the session playing his electric guitar and singing ballads.
“He was amazing,” Cyndi Crouch said. “He got me to turn my digital tool off and listen. He inspired me to do more.”
The topic "iPads and education" has been in a constant research cycle since the device has been introduced. We think we were able to successfully join this process by creating an education app – Explain Everything – and seeing how it works out in schools and everyday use.
Miami Device will be an unforgettable, two-day learning event that will take place mostly on the campus of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, Florida, on Thursday and Friday, November 6 and 7, 2014.
What can an attendee of Miami Device expect out of this mobile learning event? Here are 5 experiences…
Teachers who are fighting for stronger tech integration in their schools often come against opposition from people who believe technology not have a positive effect on student learning. This is particularly true with iPads, devices that many people see as a device for content consumption, not creation. Below is a list of studies into iPads and learning, with dot points about what students the study relates to, the subjects involved and the results.
As a past administrator I fully understand the value of communication and it is one that I consistently see overlooked in schools by teachers and administrators. I am not sure the average joe in schools gets how important communication is between home and school. As an administrator almost everything I did, or everything that came up, came back to communication or lack thereof. Not once has communicating with a parent or guardian as teacher, principal, or coach ever turned out to be a bad situation for me in the end.
It’s not uncommon to see a teacher bring his or her personal iPad into the classroom to support instruction and label it technology integration. It is, however, ineffective. Following is a systematic approach to integrating technology into the classroom both effectively and efficiently.
We are so excited to be joined by Felix Jacomino as our special guest presenter to hear about his experience and leadership with integrating technology in his 1:1 iPad initiative atSt. Stephen's Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, Florida. He is also the creator and host of Miami Device, a mobile learning event presented by his school in November of 2014.
Technology used to be synonymous with a stand-alone computer, in a lab, with a schedule for students to go and learn about its parts, history, and use them at the lowest level of the SAMR model. Today, we're starting to leave 1:1 behind and talking X:1 because of ubiquitous presence of mobile devices in every part of our lives. Just because we have a lot of devices though, does not mean they are used the best ways possible. And sometimes, that can mean putting them aside.
Effective, ongoing, and quality professional development is the key to an environment where students are empowered by enthusiastic teachers who are mentors and well-aware of the endless ways these tools can be leveraged to best meet each student's goals. http://www.felixjacomino.com
These are my slides for the opening keynote at tomorrow’s Oklahoma A+ Schools statewide conference in Norman. I’ve titled it, “Visualize: Sticky Learning” and will focus on visual notetaking. The presentation will just be 20 minutes long, so it’s a bit more like a TED talk than a “standard” conference keynote. I’m going to try and follow the TED Commandments!
Why Drawp? Students like to share their work and the ubiquity of tablets makes a new arena of creation and different needs for sharing. A drawing or project on an iPad can’t be sent home at the end of the day.
As you can already tell by our amazing keynote and featured speakers, Miami Device is aiming for the highest standards in professional development for today’s 21st century educator. We are looking for dynamic presenters who will put learning at the core of their presentations. The form includes a mandatory field for a link to a video of your presentation/teaching style. This can be one that is specifically recorded for the purposes of this submission or something already done. The purpose is to submit something that gives us a good idea of the type of presenter we can expect.