Sunday, June 23, 2013

Classroom Workflow in a 1:1 iPad Environment

Purpose & Objectives
We will share and demonstrate, with attendees participating, how we solved the classroom workflow issue using a few apps and WebDAV sharing. Students with 24/7 iPads can extend the school day by accessing, completing, and submitting assignments at home or anywhere with Wifi access. Taking piles of papers home to grade is no longer the norm for our teachers.
Our District implemented a 1:1 environment in five large middle schools (grades 6 – 8). Each student and teacher received a mobile device for use 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This particular project had three goals: 1) Change classroom experiences; 2) Increase parental involvement; and 3) Increase efficiencies (fewer resources used, more time on task for students, more one-on-one help for students).
Overview of classroom workflow
Why did we choose the solution we did? (10 minutes)
What is WebDAV?
How does it work with iPads? (5 minutes)
Demonstration of how it works (5 minutes)
Now you be the student (15 minutes)
How do you review or grade student work? (5 minutes)
Lessons learned along the way (5 minutes)
Questions & Answers (5 minutes)
Supporting Research
Kupetz, Allen H. (2008). Is the Paperless Classroom Possible? Biz Ed. January/February 208 edition. Downloaded from the Internet on September 30, 2012 at
Wang, Jeremy F. (2009). Creating a Paperless Classroom with the Best of Two Worlds. Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, Volume 2. Downloaded from the Internet on September 30, 2012 at
Presenter Background
Sherwood Jones has 20 years of experience in education as a teacher that includes: 4 years as a site based technology coach, 4 years as a district instructional technology facilitator, and 2 years experience with one-to-one iPad implementations. He has provided professional development in technology integration topics including: iPads, interactive whiteboards, student response systems, laptops, and classroom computers. Mr. Jones has presented at ISTE, CUE-SN, SITE, and local conferences. He is currently finishing a doctorate in curriculum and instruction.
Dr. Erik Skramstad has 10 years of public teaching experience and has vigorously implemented technology in traditional settings. He has participated in and led numerous user groups and professional development activities for a range of educational technologies, from digital whiteboards to 1:1 iPad use. Dr. Skramstad earned his Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Distance Education, a degree which has been invaluable as project facilitator for CCSD's e3 project and as an online instructor for a local college. He has presented at the International Reading Association's Annual Conference regarding multimodal literacies and has co-authored articles on the topic.
Loretta Asay is the Coordinator for Instructional Technology in the Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV. She oversees a staff that provides support for teachers integrating technology into classrooms. She has provided support and professional development for 1:1 projects, classroom computers, blended learning, integration of technology standards, and technology components for over ten years. In addition, she implemented and managed a statewide, online professional development program from 2009 – 2011. Ms. Asay has research published in professional journals and has presented at ISTE, CUE-SN, AERA, and local conferences. Ms. Asay is currently finishing a doctorate in educational psychology.