Thursday, January 30, 2014

Share it!

Throughout our bootcamp we have been taking care of many setup tasks and also learning how to create something original. We started with designing lock screens. Some students are starting to create some  creative and it's time to share some of those original screens on a sharing board.

  • Do not include photos of people
  • Do not include photos from the web
  • You can take photos of something original you created
  • You can draw something
  • You can use words
  • Do not include your full name.
Share it!


You can add a snapshot of your lock screen to our sharing wall.
  1. Click on the tab at the top of the page that says Boards
  2. Sharing Board.
  3. Tap twice to add a note.
  4. Include your first name or your pen name.
  5. Tap the upload icon
  6. Find the snapshot of your screensaver in photos.
  7. Select your lockscreen image and upload it to the Board.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Remaining Set Up Tasks

Enroll Your iPad

  1. Swipe to page 3 or Spotlight Search "Enroll iPad"
  2. Login with Google Username (cyou123 only … NOT
  3. Enter Password
  4. Follow directions to enroll (3 profiles).  
  5. Continue process until message "Enrollment Complete"
  6. Take a screenshot of "Enrollment Complete" by pressing the Home and Power Buttons simultaneously.

SetUp Google Drive
  1. Swipe to page 2 or Spotlight Search "Google Drive"
  2. Login with Google Username (
  3. Enter Password
  4. Touch blue Sign In
  5. Choose "No don't send" for usage data
  6. Upload your photo of the enrollment screen with + sign
  7. "OK to allow access to Photos
  8. Choose your Enrollment photo from the Camera Roll and share with your teacher

Take the LockScreen Challenge
  1. Use remaining time to create a lock screen for your iPad
  2. Remember the rules
    1. No photos
    2. Must be something original
    3. No full names

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Earn a Bootcamp Badge

We learned a lot during bootcamp and now it's time to show what you know. The Bootcamp Badge will help you demonstrate learning. Your goal is to create something original. Just follow the steps to earn the badge.

Friday, January 24, 2014

iLearn On Friday

AM Device Basics in Spanish, Fogg's Class

1:00 Rotation 3 in Classrooms

Student Tasks to Complete: 

    • Take the Student Technology Survey Click image in sidebar 
    • Complete the CheckIn Click image in sidebar 
    • Sign in to Google Drive with your D97 Gmail address.
    • Complete Enrollment with assistance from Ms. Oxnevad 

Looking Ahead

How many ways can you think of to share what you learned during bootcamp using your iPad?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Thinking About Thursday


Care and Handling in Music | Rosenblum | Oxnevad

We will begin iLearn with the start of music. Students should bring their iPads with them to class.

1:00 - Rotation 2 in Classrooms | Classroom Teachers | Oxnevad

  • Bauman to Fogg
  • Fogg to Johnson
  • Johnson to Bauman

Here's a good question and a challenge. Who moves, teachers or students? Teachers only, please submit your thoughts in the comments section below.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

What's on Wednesday?

After spending our first day learning about the D97 Acceptable Use Policy and setting up our accounts, we are ready to begin rotations. Students must complete each session before they will be allowed to start to use the devices for learning in the classroom. Thanks to Mr. Withers for leading some thoughtful discussions.

Rotations on Wednesday

  • AM Device Basics in World Language, Bauman and Johnson Groups | Colmenero | Oxnevad
  • 1:00 Rotation 1 in Classrooms | Classroom Teachers | Oxnevad
Find all lessons and teacher assignments on the BootCamp tab.

About Rotations

  • Group sessions will be held every day in class and during many specials.
  • Activities are designed to teach students how to take care of equipment. 
  • Activities will introduce students to the basic skills, competencies, and resources they’ll need to use their 1-to-1 devices in enriching, responsible, and respectful ways. 
Students are responsible for practicing what they learned.

Friday, January 17, 2014

BootCamp Begins Tuesday

The iPad Minis have arrived and we will begin Bootcamp on Tuesday! Find all bootcamp lessons and the schedule on the Bootcamp page. Access the BootCamp Tab at the top of the blog.

Each group of 5th grade students will begin the journey in the library 

Goals for our first day:

  1. Learn about the Acceptable Use Policy - Withers | Library Time
    1. Lesson Plan for Teachers: AUP Do's & Don'ts
    2. Note-taking Doc
  2. Take a brief technology survey - Use MacBooks in library
     Get Survey
  3. Distribute iPads to Students - Oxnevad | Bauman | Fogg | Johnson | Classrooms
     Record Keeping: Inventory Spreadsheet Must be logged in to Google Docs, access for teachers only.
  4. Basic Setup | Oxnevad, ongoing throughout day
    1. Get Directions
    2. Design a Unique Home Screen 
    3. Set Up Student Accounts 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Blogging to Learn

I am a blogger. My blog is a chronological and searchable record of my own growth and development as an educator. It's filled with ideas, inventions and reflections. I learn more from blogging than from any other professional activity I participate in. I blog to learn.

Naturally, I hope to learn a lot over the course of the next month as our 5th grade team begins a long anticipated 1:1 iPad journey. Blogging about the experience will make me accountable for taking the time to thoughtfully reflect and pursue ways to kick the learning up a notch, so it is with great pleasure that I launch yet another blog.