Learning With Lucie Archive 2006-2013

February 13, 2013

My ISTE 2013 Presentations

Filed under: ipads,Presentations — Learning with Lucie @ 8:30 pm
Can't wait to go back to San Antiono for ISTE 2013.  Here are the two workshops I'm gearing up to lead. 

I think I need a new cowboy hat!

Expanding Learning Opportunities when Mobile Apps Extend Google Apps
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[Workshop: Half-Day] Seats still available.

Tuesday, 6/25/2013, 5:15pm–8:15pm
Digital-Age Teaching & Learning : Learning with Mobile Devices
Lucie De La Bruere, Learning With Lucie

You don’t have to choose between mobile or Google tools. Learn how you
can leverage the power of mobile to extend the power of Google tools in
your school.
 Recommended by ISTE's SIGML



Imagine Invent Innovate with iPads and iPods
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[Workshop: Half-Day] Seats still available.

Monday, 6/24/2013, 4:30pm–7:30pm
Digital-Age Teaching & Learning : Learning with Mobile Devices
Lucie De La Bruere, Learning With Lucie

Move screen time beyond consumption and hook kids on STEM using their
imagination and creativity cycle to author ebooks, design inventions,
and create videogames.
 Recommended by ISTE's SIGML


December 18, 2012

Transforming Learning with Mobile Devices

Filed under: Education,ipads — Learning with Lucie @ 10:56 am
Invitation  from Lucie to check out my new online course at Marlboro – email me  if you have questions  or want a preview of the syllabus.
Emerging technologies certainly bring so much new learning for us all.  If only there was a way to do it with others and get grad credits for it?  If you'd like to join a cadre of learners who are navigating the journey of integrating mobile devices in their schools, check out this new elective at the GradSchool of Marlboro College. From the conversation I have had with some of of the students currently enrolling, I anticipate amazing projects to come out of this cadre.  This could be a chance for edtech specialist to take all the work they are currently doing integrating tablets and get support, feedback, peer collaboration along the way. This will not be a "meet your ipad"  workshop type course, but more of a course for those who want to dig deeper into the question and concepts outlined in the description.

MAT622 Transforming Learning with Mobile Devices 
Course Description

Tablets, smartphones, readers and other mobile devices are rapidly becoming part of the learning landscape. This course will explore and evaluate features and resources to leverage when integrating mobile devices in instructional design and curriculum. Course topics will include apps, multimedia, and multimodal resources such as ibooks, ebooks, iTunes U and Open University. There will be a heavy focus on moving beyond consumption into creation and collaboration with mobile devices, using text, audio, images, and video. Personalized learning, accessibility, and other pedagogical considerations will be explored as we pursue a creative inquiry into what type of transformation is possible with mobile devices. This course is fully online and asynchronous; two synchronous online meetings will be arranged once the course starts.

A tablet or mobile device with the ability to capture and edit images, videos, and audio, and up to a $50 budget for purchasing apps will be required. 

Course sign up link: http://gradschool.marlboro.edu/academics/continuing_ed/

Description: http://gradschool.marlboro.edu/academics/edtech/courses/#MAT622

Contact for help, info, etc.  Joe Heslin, at (802) 258-9209 or (888) 258-5665 x209. |jheslin@gradschool.marlboro.edu.

October 18, 2012

Introducing iPads at North Country Career Center

Filed under: Education,ipads,Personal,Presentations — Learning with Lucie @ 5:35 am

Today was filled with nostalgia and gratitude for me as I spent the day working with staff from North Country Career Center introducing them to the power of mobile devices.   I had the pleasure of driving through one of the most beautiful spots in Vermont -  so beautiful in fact that it has been dubbed "The Northeast Kingdom". 
North-country-career-centerThe foliage did not disappoint as I drove through Jay Peak down to Newport.  How fortunate the staff and students are to have their high school and Career and Tech center located on international Lake Memphremagog.  As I approached memories flashed back of my high school years here,  my children's high school years here, and  15 years of teaching in these halls. 

Many of the staff I taught with were still here and inquired about my children whom they had as students.   The building has been significantly improved and expanded as have the programming.  The programs I started here including Computer Technology   and Internet Technology are still here,  but have been updated to include topics like Game Design and Programming for mobile devices.  As a matter of fact, the program I had started in as an instructor–Business Technology is being revamped to a Travel and Tourism program by great friend and colleague Nancy McDermott.  

One of the biggest kicks of the day was when, John Wagner, showed me the upgrades he and his students have made to  project based learning unit I had designed in partnership with the physical education department to use technology to streamline the collection and distribution of data at a district wide fitness event.  Every year we would upgrade the project by adding new capabilities of new technology, and I laughed out loud to see that Mr. Wagner and his students had continued to evolve the project to some of the technologies were covered today –QR readers and creators with mobile devices

I remember helping the auto technology teacher (my friend and colleague, Joe Seguin)  set up one of the first computerized auto repair databases in the form of a collection of CD programs called Mitchell on Demand.  It was the perfect setting by which to introduce the power of using mobile devices to carry  and access whole collections of interactive, multimedia ebooks and databases. No more running from under the hood of the car to the back room to locate the right part image and instructions from a collection of CD's.  

I remember getting the school's first gooseneck document camera so that I could demonstrate the insides of a computer to my whole computer technology class to make learning more visible and relevant.  Today I showed how the camera from a mobile devices brought that power and more to any location in the room untethered by the use of APPLE TV and the iPad's native cameras.   

How exciting it was to use the new iPads with staff to kickoff creating multimedia ebooks of their program in their space filled with images, sound and video.  The current director, Eileen Illuzi drove the point home when she integrated videos and pictures of a recent fire control exercise from the  protected services program.    I  got a chance to show solar optimization apps as one of many tools for Tim to use in his sustainable energy program, along with an interactive 3D skeletons to the health careers program.  The power of mobile devices to travel to Fern's land lab, Dan's building sites, or Jillian and Joe's co-op locations became self-evident.   The power of mobile devices to offer to personalize and differentiate reading  for every interest and learning style was driven home by exploring Zite, Fliboard, resources on iTunes University and more.  My only regret was that the day was too short, but I hope to return to expand on the learning we started today. 

December 30, 2011

Can iPads Prepare Tomorrow’s Engineers

Filed under: Education,ipads — Learning with Lucie @ 6:32 pm

In preparation for National Engineers Day Events sponsored by UVM's College of Engineering and Mathematical Science, I spent some time reviewing the research I have been doing on iPod and iPad Apps that support Engineering Thought.  Since some of the schools I work with have moved to using iPads with schools, I prepared this slideshow that features Apps that might come in helpful to students who would like to participate in this fabulous event.  

Many of these competitions use technology in the research phase of the project, which students can do on either a computer or an i-device.  But what about the competition that uses Sketchup to design the next mobile device  or the Playful Invention where students create Playful Inventions or computer games with tools like Scratch or Alice.  Would students from schools that use iPads be able to participate in these events?  

iPads Apps have started to emerge that can combine the advantage of mobility with imaginative, inventive, and innovative thinking necessary for participate in these events.  Although the iPad does lack the serious (full featured programs) found on a PC,  students who only have access to iPads should be able to use the tools in this collection to prepare for National Engineers Day  on  February 16, 2012 sponsored by UVM