Outsourced Memory for Best Use of iPads, Apps, and Other Digital Tools for ELLs

Thank you so much for coming to my presentations this week. I hope you learned something and have some good ideas for ways you can use technology to better engage your students.

Things You Should Know about iPads But Might Not! For Example, split keyboard, jumping home, four finger swipes, & making an a page into an app.

Increasing Time on Task with Guided Access

Jenny’s Number


Who am I?

Who are you? Let’s get some Face Time!

Introduction to the handbook and outsourced memory…

We will have midmorning – lunch – and afternoon breaks but…

Remember this is a two part experience…


Today’s Meet


Google Forms – Introduction Survey – Results

Douglas Adams – Rules for Innovation After 35!

Cold Calling, No Opt -Out & I don’t Know…YET!

Stick Pick & ESL Learners

Mark Prensky’s Digital Immigrants – All now naturalized citizens.

Digital Natives

14th Century Classroom

Today’s Classroom

Who are Sugata Mitra and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi?

Possible new perspectives on emotion, cognition, and attention

Lev Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development – Soduku, Road signs & Junior Mentors

 FlowFiero and Naches

Putting Junior Mentors to work

Challenging them to build




In The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell describes three characters and you should do your best to identify at least two of them (Mavens and Connectors) and add them to your PLN. Here are some FEED ideas:

Twitter   Join Me


Facebook  – Writing with the Stars

ESL Links

Idea FeedsRead Write Think,  SophiaIdea channelTEDVsaucesmarter every day,  edudemicmashabletechcrunchreadwritewebwiredtwitter, lifehacker21st century learningiTunes Uedutopiaclassroom 2.0iLearn TechnologyEdTechTalkinfinite Thinking MachineDangerously IrrelevantCirclesofinnovation.org, etc.

Feeding Trivia – How many apps in the app store? How many songs in iTunes?

Who is in your plan? How do you feed? Please share on my personal backchannel. 


How many of you are Nomophobic?

Who said books will be obsolete in 10 years? 

Lesson Ideas

Words from letters

Prefix Suffix  COCA Corups

Trivia Challenge

How many of you are currently using Google Drive, Dropbox, Twitter, Evernote, Facebook, Pinterest? Then you are Common Placing!

Lunch Break

Digital Literacy – Pacific tree octopus

http://www.wordtamer.co.uk/  The amazing tamer guided writing in the form of a game. You can do this in class and make a class story and then talk about the elements of stories

Apps gone free

Remind 101

Classroom timer

Go ahead, Google Infographic on Infographics!

Free Fun with Pixlr

Going Walkabout

Dragontape – Jenny’s Number






Dance Parties

PE & Exercise   Massive Multiplayer Fun

***Please remember that there are laws and rules governing the downloading and permanent copying of YouTube videos. Try to err on the side of Fair Use*** Clip Converter

Kooshing the Envelope and Brick & Mortar Innovation

Google Drive, iCloud, One Drive

Letter to Learn By    Group Work Assignment

Enhanced feedback: Screen Casting & Pad Casting

Using Blogs  kidblog.orgbloggerwordpress.comedublogweebly.com

http://www.pimpampum.net/bookr/   take flickr images and put text next to them and add narration to the book.

http://Tripline.net   – Have students take a virtual trip and tell you about their part of the world. We are going on a trip activity and I am bringing an apple… Read the bio of a famous person and point out key points in their lives.  Have students plan a trip, talk about history or use flickr/creative commons pictures

Reflector App




Sock Puppets


Go animate



Readers Theatre

Read Write Think Trading Cards


Augmented Reality –Tagging Reality!

You are going to want to see this!

TED in the Classroom

Embedding, TEDed, Hosting TED events

Final Thoughts “If we teach today as we taught yesterday we rob our children of tomorrow” John Dewey

  • Something you will start doing today – Text/email that to someone
  • Something you plan to learn to use this year
  • Something you are going to share with a friend back a school

Happy Trails

More Apps to check out


Wolfram alpha

Story kit

Comic life

Word bingo





Audio Note



Teach me kindergarten

4 pics one word


heads up

hello hello

deep sea duel

math bingo

Bill Nye the science guy

Presidents versus aliens

Stack the states

Random fact of the day app