SDA Technology Workshop: Travis Allen & the iSchool Initiative Team

ESU #3 LaVista, 9a-3p > Bring Your iPad! click to register

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Schedule for April 25:

  • 9am Keynote Address - Becoming a Mobile Learner
  • 10am Workshop 1 - iPad Bootcamp
  • 11am Workshop 2 - Taking Notes
  • Noon - Lunch
  • 12:45pm Workshop 3 - Creating a Presentation
  • 1:45pm Workshop 4 - Science and Math with SWAG
  • 2:45pm Debrief

Travis Allen is a young visionary for Digital Learning in the classroom. Before graduating high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing in America through mobile learning. Today, Travis is a junior at Kennesaw State University (KSU), where he operates his growing non-profit organization, the iSchool Initiative. Working closely with the Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) organization at KSU he has been able to turn his vision into a full blown movement with schools all over the world adopting the iSchool Initiative's concept. Travis manages a team of twenty people who are touring the country providing seminars, workshops, publications, and a network for students and educators, to motivate them to embrace becoming life-long digital learners in the Information Age. Travis is quickly becoming one of the top leaders in the emerging digital learning revolution movement. (from iSchool Initiative website)

Forbes magazine feature

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Arvin Ross is a sophomore at Kennesaw State University and is the Director of Media Development. He has honed his skills in digital photo editing and photography under the leadership of his mentor Kito Johnson the Senior Pastor of Covenant Christian Center in Canton, Ga. Under Kito’s leadership, Arvin has excelled in understanding the arts of film, video production, and also public speaking. Arvin uses his skills to better iSchool Initiative, creating videos, graphic arts, and presenting seminars to schools. Connecting with the iSchool Initiative has helped Arvin find a way to gain even more experience in the areas that he is already passionate about. He has found that the mission of the iSchool Initiative is one he can directly work to fulfill and is making strides to bring the future of education into the here and now. A combination of his passion, mentoring, and vision leads to the success and accomplishments that are sure to come.

The iSchool Initiative is a student-led, non-profit organization that is dedicated to revolutionizing our education system through innovative technology. Our mission is to inspire and educate students on how to become life long digital learners in the information age. We accomplish this by raising awareness for the technological needs of the classroom, providing collaborative research on the use of technology in the classroom, and guiding schools in the implementation of this technology.
Click the icon on the left to go to the iSchool Initiative website.

iSchool Initiative is on Facebook. If you want to stay up-to-date with what the team is doing, 'Like' them!
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Workshop Descriptions

iPad Bootcamp
This hour-long workshop (with Q&A) is a great introduction to the revolutionary new tablet device that is sweeping schools as we speak. The iPad is designed to be a simple piece of technology with a minimal learning curve, though this does not mean there aren't things to be learned. Our workshop will cover such items as organizing your homescreen, downloading and managing applications, working with text, troubleshooting connection problems, classroom display options, and many more. iPad Bootcamp is perfect for anyone who has just gotten their iPad and wants to know more about it, or is lost among the many capabilities it offers. We will get you up to speed!

Taking NotesThis workshop will demonstrate some of the best solutions for note taking on the iPad By using a variety of applications, students can take advantage of their different learning styles (auditory, visual, and tactile) to record class content in a way that best suits them.
Creating a PresentationThis workshop will teach attendees how to use the iPad to create awesome presentations on the go. This workshop is based around the Keynote application which allows users to develop highly effective, visually stimulating presentations. You will learn how to add and animate objects, manage transitions and utilize Keynote for iPad's intuitive multi-touch gestures. Say goodbye to Powerpoint.
Science and Math with SWAGThis workshop is designed to get you familiar and proficient with math and science applications along with their classroom uses in order to maximize your classroom efficiency and teaching style. We will be discussing various subjects in science and mathematics and their application in the digital realm. The topics include chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy, and anatomy. In mathematics we will be discussing all major forms of math found in K-12 curriculum. When the workshop is over you will have a better understanding of how this technology applies not only to your life but most importantly your classroom.

Recommended APPS
Keynoteistudiez pro
iPad BootcampAll basic apps on deviceTechChef4u
Taking Notes Cramberry - $2.99Evernote - FreePages - $9.99Sundry Notes - FreeAwesome note - Free Audiotorium - FreeAudio Memos - FreeIdea Sketch - Free
Creating a PresentationPrezi - FreeKeynote - $9.99Splashtop - $1.99Apple TV - $69.99 (Not an App)VGA Cable - $29.99 (Not an App)
Science and MathEMD PTE - Free Frog Dissection - $3.99Wolfram Alpha - $2.99Star walk - $5.99Omni GS (OmniGraphSketcher)- $14.99Graphing Calc HD - $1.99Show me - FreeMath ref - FreePi Cubed- $9.99Muscle & Bone Anatomy 3D - $6.99