Mobile and 1:1 Workshops

We have helped hundreds of districts successfully launch and sustain Mobile and 1:1 technology implementations. Sessions from the basics of device set up and class policy, to advanced uses of tools and apps can help maximize device utility.

Explore the options below which can prepare teachers for any mobile device implementation including: iPads, Chromebooks, or Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).

Device Specific Workshops

Specifically designed for school districts implementing Chromebooks or iPads  in classrooms.
This session is designed especially for Chromebook beginners.

Mastering the fundamentals of Chromebooks will make navigation and use feel natural so you can focus more on what they can do for your classroom than how the technology works.

In this session participants will:

• Identify basic functions, program device settings and create a profile
• Personalize your device settings to meet your classrooms needs
• Learn to create and access files
• Identify the unique differences and advantages of the Google ecosystem
• Find techniques to keep devices safe and functioning through appropriate maintenance

The “cloud” lets you store your learning resources online, making them accessible to teachers, students, parents and administrators anywhere there is internet. Become an anytime, anywhere classroom.

To get the most of the cloud, this workshop will:

• Review basic Chromebook settings to optimize cloud configuration
• Explore browser tools and functionality
• Create efficiency with wireless printing and offline work
• Discover how to find, use, and manage apps and extensions
• Sample staff pick apps and extensions

In this session teachers will discover ways to utilize the iPad as a teacher and student learning tool.

In this session participants will:

• The primary audience is K-12 Classroom Teachers, Curriculum and Instructional or Technology Specialists
• Intermediate to advanced prior knowledge of mobile device technology is recommended
• Bring an iPad; Classroom use iPads, a Projector and Internet Connectivity are recommended for classroom implementation
• Duration of 3 hours in a F2F setting

Implementing iPads for your district? Get started with confidence!

Get comfortable with the basics of managing and setting up your iPads.

In this session participants will:

• Identify basic functions and program basic device settings
• Personalize your device settings to meet your classrooms needs
• Explore and learn to download apps that can improve efficiency and effectiveness
• Find techniques to keep devices safe and functioning through appropriate

Google Workshops

Leverage the suite of apps from Google that have been specifically designed for education. Explore staff picks and quickly learn new tools that you can use immediately.
Choose 1 to 2 for ½ day – 3 to 4 for full day.

Learn how Google Apps for Education provides a safe and secure classroom environment and explore the unique benefits of teaching in a collaborative setting. Choose from a range of Google Apps customized to meet your needs. Each topic Includes real-world classroom examples for integrating the app into lessons.

Choose from the basics of the Google Apps Suites to customize your session:

• Gmail
• Calendar
• Drive: Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms or Drawings
• Sites
• Blogger

Conquer the phrases, “I lost my paper” and “Put your name on that”!
Transform the way classrooms function by making the most of Google apps and other suite tools. Become paperless by creating, collecting and managing data on assignments and classroom administration functions.

Communicate with parents using, email, digital permission forms and surveys, and even shared calendars.

Simplify record keeping, data analysis, and information reporting and sharing with Spreadsheets.

In this session participants will:

  • Create a Google Form that is visually appealing and easy to navigate
  • Explore the of types of questions that can be asked using Forms, including texts, paragraph texts, multiple choice, checkboxes, select from a list and a scales
  • Collect and analyze Form responses
  • Create Google Form templates (optional/advanced)
  • Apply the HTML code for a Form to a webpage to embed a form within a website (optional/advanced)
  • Create and revise events to maintain an accurate calendar
  • Create and share multiple calendars
  • Generate and research ideas for using Google Forms, Calendar and Email for the classroom, parent communication and administrative tasks
  • Create a plan to plan to reduce paper in the classroom

Personalized learning is all about student voice and student choice in shaping their learning experience. Learn about personalized learning and how to help students set, manage, and track learning goals using Google Apps. Discover ways that you can give your students a voice through tools such as blogging, Google+ communities, and online publishing.

In this session participants will:

In this session participants will:

• Identify the attributes that shape differentiated and personalized learning formats
• Create learning objectives that are standards centered, yet flexible to differentiated instruction
• Create a class policy that offers guidance to students about creating appropriate self directed content
• Connect student outcomes to measurable objectives and standards
• Explore the features of different tools and apps that foster self expression

Mobile Learning

Develop policy and practice to create a successful mobile learning environment.
Address the classroom new management challenges mobile devices will undoubtedly bring to your classroom. Collaborate to develop strategies, including: instructional management, behavioral and time management, resources and materials, and hardware, safety and more.

In this session participants will:

• Identify how mobile device technology implementation will impact the classroom setting
• Collaboratively query quality pre-developed resources for classroom solutions
• Develop classroom policies and procedures to integrate mobile devices appropriate to their grade level and class needs

Mobile learning, including 1:1 and BYOD models, offers unparalleled increased access to devices. Ensure students have a strong foundation to leverage technology’s potential while tooling it in an appropriate and responsible manner.

Foster lifelong 21st Century Skills by preparing students to use technology in the classroom and beyond. Shape learners who are savvy and responsible creators and consumers of digital content. Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of web searches. Promote good digital citizenship by gaining and sharing literacy on issues such as copyright, privacy, and managing a digital footprint.

In this session participants will:

• Improve student web search results with techniques such as advanced searches, image search, search operators, tools and filters and other custom Google Tips and Tricks
• Identify the components of digital citizenship and how they apply to the classroom
• Explore digital security issues, including device specific vulnerability management topics
• List digital rights and responsibilities, developing a digital citizenship pledge
• Discuss digital legal issues, including copyright and other legal rights and restrictions
• Find ways to help students understand the impact of and manage their own digital footprint

Teachers and students alike can become creators of digital content with easy, intuitive tools.
Model for students what is possible by designing, creating and publishing media to illustrate instructional content. Take research projects and inquiry based learning to the next level , guiding students in researching, creating and presenting their own media.

Ensure projects meet learning standards through application of Bloom’s Taxonomy and other standards.

In this session participants will:

• Learn to create slideshows, multimedia, infographics and online posters
• Identify types of presentations and their varying purposes, such as informing, instructing and persuading
• Connect Bloom’s Taxonomy levels required for different presentation types
• Explore a vast collection of apps and resources to infuse media with engaging content
• Practice creating a presentation using new resources with your peers
• Add critical features like images, videos, and drawings to enhance messages
• Identify skills that align with standards, such as Common Core used in presentation creation

Personalized learning is all about student voice and student choice in shaping their learning experience. Learn about personalized learning and how to help students set, manage, and track learning goals using Google Apps. Discover ways that you can give your students a voice through tools such as blogging, Google+ communities, and online publishing.

In this session participants will:

• Identify the attributes that shape differentiated and personalized learning formats
• Create learning objectives that are standards centered, yet flexible to differentiated instruction
• Create a class policy that offers guidance to students about creating appropriate self directed content
• Connect student outcomes to measurable objectives and standards
• Explore the features of different tools and apps that foster self expression

Imagine sending students a question and seeing responses in a chart format instantly. Immediate feedback helps check for understanding and modify instruction, allowing more time spend on learning gaps, not repeating mastered content, maximizing instructional time.

Explore tools to instantly quiz students, collect student feedback and visualize results. Learn strategies tools to incorporate peer grading, digital portfolios, and student self-reflection into your classroom. All of these functions can be done paper free and results can be instantly shared with others, including parents and administrators.

In this session participants will:

• Create, format and share a form and spreadsheet
• Practice applying various functions to data
• Create and edit graphs/charts, providing better decision making and instant lesson adjustments
• Analyze the differences between using digital spreadsheets and traditional paper

Using Apps with the devices in your classroom is fun-but how do you know when your students will really get something from the App that “everyone is using?”

Get back to the basics and apply Bloom’s Taxonomy to evaluate the level of thinking required to master the App. This workshop can also be adapted to apply DOK (Depth of Knowledge) theory as the method of evaluation.

In this session participants will:

• Review and identify apps for specific classroom uses
• Revisit the fundamentals Bloom’s Taxonomy
• Engage in dialogue about how different apps can support thinking in distinctive ways

Pricing and Getting Started

Standard workshop rates are available Pricing page. Customization of services and/or travel related expenses may incur additional costs.After selecting sessions, or to discuss integrating some or all of the sessions into a customized PD, contact eMINTS at (573) 884-7202 or emints-info@emints.org

What Participants Say

eMINTS iPad training opened a whole new world of technology to me and my students. Exploring the possibilities of an iPad music classroom gave me new ways to be a creative teacher.
Jenna Ash, Elementary Teacher, Southern Boone County (MO) R-II