Weekly Update 2/15/2019

The 💕 Edition

A delay-turned-snow day followed by another delay couldn’t dampen our spirits this week. We’ve got some love to share in our Pages feature for the week, a recap of the PD on Air we hosted, and a visual literacy example in Keynote you can use with students.

February Focus: Pages

Our series this month on using Pages with students continues with a post on embedding media right into the documents. We have a full writeup with examples and ideas on how this can help you and your students create interactive pieces right on the iPad.

PD on Air

On Tuesday, we hosted a short PD on Air livestream covering some fundamentals of Apple Classroom. This was a first run, but it went great! You can watch the recording on YouTube now. Be sure to watch the PD site for upcoming events

Quick Tip: Visual Vocab with Keynote

If you’re looking for a quick way to put some of your literacy training last week into practice, here’s a Keynote idea to try: Have your students choose an idiom and then create a two-slide demonstration of the visual and its interpretation. Linking imagery to the terms can help students remember the meaning. This can be especially helpful for ESL students as they’re learning how to interpret English idioms.

If you need some Keynote help, Apple has an iBook you can download to your iPad with guides, examples, and ideas.

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