BLC13 - Apps Taskonomy: Digging Deeper Into the Application of APPS

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iPad Basics


iNitial Favorite Apps


App Exploration


App Affordances & Constraints


App Classification


Apptivity Classification

  • SAMR
  • Apptivities
  • Activity Questions/Reflections - Pick 1 or 2
    • Should SAMR be viewed more as a continuum?
    • Is Redefinition easier to imagine outside of the classroom/school/schoolday?
    • Is Redefinition different for a 20+ year teacher with little tech experience versus a 20+ year teacher comfortable and experienced with a wide variety of technologies and activities, versus a new teacher who is a "digital native" with classroom technology versus a new teacher who only uses technology for personal use?
    • How does SAMR compare to other models? ETaP, LoTi, Arizona Technology Integration Matrix, or Florida Technology Integration Matrix
    • Is anytime/anywhere access to the internet through mobile devices an element that could be used for redefinition?
    • Maker Movement - Interesting to think of this as redefinition, though it is a return to the past in some senses. Still, think about what opportunities new/cheaper tools allow in addition to the worldwide sharing that is accompanying the movement.
    • Could "augmented reality" apps and "alternative reality games" be used for redefinition?
    • Is transformation (modification or redefinition) easier to achieve knowing the affordances and constraints of an app?

Apptivity Exploration & Tweaks

  • How would you tweak these apptivities to score higher on SAMR or Bloom's?

Session Reflection & Other Questions

  • What new or lingering questions have surfaced during this session?
  • What ideas have you head that you can take back and begin implementing in the first 5 days?
  • Have a new favorite app? Revisit the iNitial Favorite Apps Padlet Wall and add it to the wall!

Session Evaluation


Other Resources


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