iHeart Devices Presentation Resources

iHeartDevicesAs promised, here are the resources I promised during my session Thursday. I hope they help guide you through the process of utilizing your iOS devices as part of the storytelling process. Publish your work. Publish the kids’ work. Everyone can use a global audience to provide feedback and encouragement.

Using your iPad to shoot video & upload to YouTube plus QR Code

How-To: Upload your video from the iPad to YouTube & embed it in your blog

Movie Trailers on the iPad – Jim Gates

Filming with mobile devices – Royan Lee

45 Interesting ways to use your pocket camera in the classroom

Engaging Learners through Digital Storytelling: 40+ Resources & Tips

iPad Publishing in the Digital Era


iMovie for iPad – Storyboard help sheets for trailers

Digital Storytelling with the iPad


Creating Book Trailers with iMovie and iPads

Create an Online Radio Show with Spreaker DJ for iPad

Search Creative Commons Licensed works

Videos used in the presentation (not in above links):

Case File 13: Zombie Kid – thecdfloyd

Call Me Maybe Josh Davis – Samantha Reid

Melted crayon art – ChloeM

Three Beats for Beatbox Flute Movement I by Greg Pattillo – jeeminiii

The Shining (happy version) – Rob Miller




Well said, Dean.

Those of you in White Oak might recall Dean Shareski as our keynote speaker from a few summers ago. He left us with an indelible footprint that has changed many teaching careers and student lives.

Once again, Dean tells it like it is. He does an awesome job of summarizing the exact feeling of the connectedness we have access to as educators and the eternal benefit of learning from great minds like his. Below is his keynote for the K12 Online Conference going on right now. If you didn’t know about it, check it out. No worries if you missed something. They archive it all for you to go back to time and again.

So, thanks, Dean. I look forward to the opportunity to hit the links, grab a bite, share a mansion, and be a part of great conversations with you again soon.

Podstock Pineywoods 2010

TCEA Area 7 and SUPERNet are going to be hosting Podstock Pineywoods with keynote speaker Kevin Honeycutt on October 29th in Tyler, TX. Get registered and find out the info here. You can also download the promo handout here.

Some more useful info:

What is Podstock Pineywoods?

Date: Friday, October 29, 2010
Where: Ornelas Center UT-Tyler, 3402 Old Omen Rd, Tyler, TX, (903) 565-4445‎
Time: Registration @ 8:30AM Conference is 9AM – 2:30PM
Limited to 125 participants

Cost: $50 members/non-members

It’s both a podcasting conference and a conversation.

It’s for educators who want to share technology integration strategies, explore iPod use, and strengthen established learning networks.

But we don’t want Podstock to be just about the latest gadget or the coolest software. We want it to be about creativity, inspiration, and what’s good for kids. We hope that our formal and informal conversations at this event will help change how we do school.

Registration includes lunch and snacks.

Fort Bend ISD Tech Conference

Thank you for being so inviting while I was in town for your conference. Please find below the PDF versions of my presentation as promised. The links are still hot in the PDF, but let me know if you have problems with that. The blank slides were ones that had embedded videos in them.  I am happy to work on posting them as full presentations if needed.

Area 7 TCEA Technology Conference coming soon!

Area 7 TCEA is accepting proposals for presenting at our annual TCEA Area 7 Technology Conference to be held June 11, 2010, in White Oak ISD at White Oak Middle School (just outside of Longview, TX).

Scheduled to be featured presenters are David Jakes, Christian Long, and Jennifer Wagner along with many great Texas educators.

Our local staff who were 2010 TCEA attendees are being asked to present at least one session at our conference sharing what they learned and implemented. Maybe you are asking your teachers to do the same in your district, and this is their chance to present to others. We already have sessions lined up for iPads, wikis, learning spaces, tools for the primary teachers (Wii IWB’s), and Google Apps. But we need more!

Want to present?

The session might be a round table discussion about how to use different technologies in the classroom now and in the future, or it can demonstrate how you have used technology with your students, campus, or district this year. We would love more sessions on opensource software use, electronic portfolios, technology assessment (both educator and student), core area technology integration, elementary technology sessions, remote hosting/cloud computing, classes that have switched to electronic textbooks, and more.

Since we have all levels of educators that attend (admin, network directors, multiple grade levels, multiple levels of experience, etc), you can present on pretty much any tech topic at any level of expertise. If you presented at TCEA in Austin this year, submitted a proposal to submit (that did not get accepted), or are working on one to present at 2011 TCEA, feel free to use that same session in Area 7 for our conference. We anticipate having 50 minute sessions with 250 attendees.

We have a web form created for you to submit your session proposal online. This helps us organize the conference much easier than paper. We need to have your submission within the next three weeks in order for us to get our programs created and printed. We ask that you have everything submitted no later than the end of the school day on May 21, 2010. You will find the form here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/a/woisd.net/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dDhIUFhVWUtHTHJmX3hyRE9uWDVOYmc6MA

Want to attend?

If you are interested in just attending the event, that is okay, too.  Registration is $25 for members and $30 for non-members (gets them one year of TCEA membership), and it includes the conference, luncheon, a vendor area, and a chance at plenty of door prizes. Go to the Area 7 Events page on the TCEA site for registration information.  I also have updated information in the Area 7 Tech Conference Moodle located at http://moodle.tcea.org/area7conference/  There you will find an agenda, session listings (as they come in), vendor information, registration information, directions, and any updates to the conference including presenter handouts and archived information from previous years.  We will have on-site registration at the same $25/$30 rate as well, but we prefer at least a heads-up on your anticipated attendance so that we can have plenty of promo bags and lunch for everyone.

We look forward to a great conference on June 11th and hope to have your participation. Email me for more information – floyds@woisd.net

$1000 TCEA Twitter Contest Begins!

Photo Credit: TCEA advertisement

Got this message from TCEA that I thought I would share:

What’s your message? Many times educators may feel they’re alone on an island. If you could place a message in a bottle to share with the world, what would it say? Who would you hope to receive it? Let the bottle become your vehicle to deliver your message.

Come Tweet with us!

  • Beginning November 2, 2010, tweet your ‘message in a bottle’ to @tcea
  • Begin your tweet with “My message in a bottle is:

Message in a bottle should pertain to education (not limited to technology), the classroom, students, administration, funding, assessment, community, or technology. Freely express yourself and send us your message in a bottle.

Messages will be narrowed down to the top picks and will be voted on by TCEA members.
Winner will be announced at the TCEA 2010 Convention & Exposition in February, 2010.

  • Contest ends January 8, 2010.
  • Grand prize $1,000
  • Contest is not limited to TCEA members. Re-tweet us and invite your followers to submit their message.

Note: TCEA board members and staff many not participate in contest. Voting will take place January 18-22. 2010, at www.tcea.org.

TCEA Convention 2010

Not because I sit on the board for TCEA, but because this is just pretty cool, I wanted to share this bit of information about the 2010 TCEA Convention to be held in Austin, TX, February 8-12, 2010. The biggest COOL factor for me is the iPhone/Touch App being developed for the conference. It is shaping up to be a really nice app available for free as the convention draws closer.

30th Annual Convention and Expositionhttp://www.tcea.org/Email%20Images/technotes/bottle.jpgThe TCEA 30th annual Convention and Exposition “Charting New Waters” will be held at the Austin Convention Center Feb. 8-12, 2010. Nationally-known keynoters, more than 400 vendors in 900 booths, hundreds of concurrent sessions, Web 2.0 lounges, gaming playgrounds (Second Life and geocaching), Bring Your Own Laptop sessions, Model Classroom demonstrations, and so much more will be available to attendees. Early registration will open Sept. 9 on the TCEA website and will be $165. Starting Nov. 1, registration will go to $180. Onsite registration will be $190.

Participants for the first time will be offered the “I Touch Learning” convention experience.
Educators who select this option will receive all conference benefits plus an iPod touch loaded with convention information and teaching resources. Exact pricing of this option will be available when registration opens.


Registration for the convention includes a free membership to TCEA. Housing information will be included in your registration confirmation.

New this year, you will find an Opensource Cafe (blogger’s cafe style), Blogger’s Cafe with its own room for noise reduction, Twitter, an EduBloggerCon (Lonestar EBC), an iPhone/Touch app loaded with all of the convention information you will need, and more.  These are big steps to take all at the same time, so it will be a cool thing for TCEA to try this all out at once.

For additional information, check out these resources:

Convention Ning
Lonestar EdubloggerCon Ning
TCEA Convention website

Lone Star EduBloggerCon Wiki

This is a great promotional video created by Joel Adkins for the Lone Star EduBloggerCon event. Enjoy: