Elementary iPad Pick-A-Session Resources

Elementary iPad Pick-A-Session Resources

Welcome to the first professional learning day of 2015! Today, we have lined up a group of awesome presenters for you to choose two sessions to attend. Below are the resources the presenters have provided for you. Feel free to check all of them out – even if you couldn’t make it to their session!



Alli Pontious and Dustin Carlson: App-y Hour!

Be sure to bring your iPad for this interactive session! Educators will explore several kid-friendly apps for their classroom. A few examples of the activities include, ChatterPix, Classkick, and Pic Collage. This session will help teachers use technology effectively and efficiently in their classrooms.

1:19 technology presentation

Tammy Sherman: Google Forms for Morning Work

Using Google forms for quick checking of student understanding (CFU), practice, or assessment. Students access forms using their mail and then follow the directions on listed on the google form.

Matt Kock & Mandy Goecke

This hands on session will allow educators to use the App Pic Collage and App works to impact student learning. We will demonstrate how k-6 teachers from Westside are currently using App PIc Collage and allow time to build your own creations.

Jenny Henningsen

Learn how enrichment iBooks created by Westside Community Schools educators enhance our 3-6 Envision math program. There are 1-2 enrichment activities for each section or every chapter. Learn how to access and use the iBooks during guided math/math and how to set up the math enrichment notebooks. K-2 teachers would benifit from seeing what can be created for the K-2 curriculum and how this system would apply to primary students.


Bridget Brown: iMovie

Do you want to engage students’ creativity? What better way than having kids become movie makers! This session will walk you through the basics of iMovie on the iPad. From capturing footage, to editing videos made in other apps, to assembling a final video, iMovie can do it all!


iMovie for the iPad

Lynn Spady: Coding Craze

Have you heard all the buzz about teaching kids to code? Many teachers tried the Hour of Code in early December and saw the excitement and enthusiasm kids had. K-6 teachers are invited to attend this session where they will be given appropriate apps that will introduce their students to coding.


Kim Dickhut: Google Custom Search Engine

The Internet can be the wild wild west. A Google custom search engine can help you tame it. Learn how to make a webpage for individual reasearch projects that focus students by only allowing them to search from a list of teacher-selected web pages. It’s a great way to make sure that not only is the content appropriate, but that the content is from sites that are at your student’s reading level.

Creating A Google Custom Search Engine v2

Terri Kleinschmit: Google Classroom

Want to get Googley with your classroom? Need a way to facilitate discussions? Want an easy way to collect assignments from students? If so, stop by and learn how to integrate Google Classroom with all of the Google apps.

Google Classroom Website

Tony Gunter: Are you still paper trained?

Are you tired of making copies for your students? Is your principal complaining about how much paper teachers are using? Is the copier down again? The Notability App with Google Drive offers many solutions to start transforming your class into a paperless environment.

Getting Started with Notability