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K-State Today

January 30, 2014

Inaugural iCamp serves capacity crowd

Submitted by Patrice Scott

The College of Education hosted its first iCamp, a one-day institute earlier this month for educators at all levels interested in increasing iPad use and effectiveness in their classrooms.

About 260 educators from across Kansas attended the sessions, including Creating Materials for iBooks; Driving Paperless with Google Drive; Get Comfortable Using Edmodo; Leading with a Bold Vision; Evernote — Everything in One Place; Project-Based Apps; and The Organized, Paperless Classroom.

Cyndi Danner Kuhn, instructor of curriculum and instruction, said the sessions were both innovative and engaging and designed to give educators an immersive experience that built deep understanding of how students create, connect, share and collaborate with iPads.

Based on comments in post event surveys, iCamp was a success.

“Today was a very productive day,” one attendee wrote. “I walked away with good, useful ideas that I can implement in my classroom right away.” Another attendee wrote: “I am an elementary teacher, and we were handed iPads in August for teacher use without any additional training, except for how to set up an iTunes account. I have been looking forward to this workshop so that I can learn more about its use. There were so many things I picked up.”