FSI 2014 Presentation

FSI 2014 Presentation
Saturday, May 17, 2014
9:12 PM
Teaching & Learning with Tablets: The Next Generation
Tom Grissom, Ph.D.
Faculty Summer Institute 2014
Monday, May 19th, 2014 3:00pm
Concurrent Session II
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Pass out evaluation forms
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Windows 8.1 Surface Tablet Specs
Saturday, May 17, 2014
10:24 PM
There are many benefits for teachers and students that use Windows 8.1 tablets for teaching
and learning in the classroom. Below is a walk-through of some of the specs and capabilities
of the latest generation of Microsoft Surface Windows 8.1 tablets.
10.6 inch touchscreen Tablet/PC/Laptop (hybrid)
Surface 2 (RT) weighs less than 1.5 lbs.
SP2 weighs in at 2 lbs. (100% PC)
Multi-user capability
10 Point Multi-touch display
High resolution 1920x1080
Split-screen capability
USB 3.0 port - for moving content on/off device easily & fast
Micro SD card for expandable storage
Bluetooth support
Built-in Microphone
Front & Back facing HD cameras
Miracast wireless video support!
Optional magnetic keyboard (backlit)
5-7 hour battery life SP2 model, 10 hour battery life Surface 2 (RT) model
Pro model runs x86 applications (Full version Office 2013, Photoshop, Audacity, etc…)
Surface 2 RT model includes RT version of Office 2013 for free
Surface Pro model includes active digital Pen (stylus)
Free Microsoft account that gives access to OneDrive and free Office Web Apps
Office 365 - Microsoft Cloud offerings for business & education
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What Teachers/Students Do
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10:32 PM
Go to class
Present information
Assess student work/provide feedback
Create and deliver lessons
Collaborate with others
Give/take tests
Problem solving
Problem finding
Share content (often large file sizes)
Take Notes / Study
Organize information / processes
Communicate with students/parents/colleagues
Grade papers (go paperless with SP2 and Pen)
Draw attention to things (teachable moment - annotations)
Create audio/video for "flipping the classroom" (screencasting)
Keep records
Keep on learning!
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Applications/Apps that can
help get the job(s) done
The "big four" - Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, &
Wireless Video (Miracast)
Saturday, May 17, 2014
10:38 PM
Another great benefit of the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 Windows 8.1 tablets is the support
for the wireless video standard known as "Miracast" right out of the box.
We have been experimenting with wireless video over the past two years at EIU and the
miracast technology has matured to become a worthy consideration for everyday
classroom use.
Below is a link to a recent blog posting explaining how we are using Windows 8.1 tablets
with miracast at the Instructional Technology Center at Eastern Illinois University to
wirelessly display the tablet screen so the instructor is untethered from the podium at the
front of the room.
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OneNote for Teachers/Students *****
Saturday, May 17, 2014
10:57 PM
In my opinion OneNote is one of the most underutilized applications by teachers and
students. OneNote is basically a virtual three-ring binder that is organized by Notebooks
with Sections and Pages just like the real-life analog counterpart. Once the basics of
navigating OneNote are understood it is very easy to use by teachers and students. Believe
it or not OneNote has been around since 2003, yet many educators have never used it.
OneNote offers educators tremendous note-taking potential to improve the teaching and
learning process. With the advent of new hybrid touchscreen tablets connected that are
now connected to Cloud storage the sharing of OneNote Notebooks with others has never
been easier.
As creator of online notebooks you have a choice of sharing options. You can choose to
not share, provide a view only share, or allow others to edit your online OneNote
Notebook. Imagine the possibilities of students sharing notebooks with teachers who can
provide immediate feedback and comment on student work as it is being formed.
Another great use for OneNote is for ePortfolios that teachers/students can selectively
share work to demonstrate proficiency to others.
If you are interested in learning more about the power the combination of the Surface Pro
with digital Pen and OneNote offers I highly recommend the video link below from a
college student giving his impressions from his use of a Surface Pro tablet in Math class.
This video is about 30 minutes in length but is very thorough and concentrates on the
benefits to his learning.
Surface Pro and OneNote YouTube Video
Here is another link about a school in New Zealand where teachers are using OneNote
with students to offer prompt feedback.
Increasing Student Engagement & Enthusiasm for Writing with MS OneNote
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Some research suggest a handwriting/learning connection:
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Better learning through handwriting
Research: Handwriting spurs brain activity, typing doesn't
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Applications/Apps for Windows 8.1 Tablets/PCs
Sunday, May 18, 2014
7:18 AM
Here is a listing of Windows 8.1 applications/apps to take your teaching/learning to the next level.
This is not meant to be a comprehensive list but rather provides the basic applications/apps I routinely
use for teaching and learning purposes.
Microsoft Office 2013
Full version Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, and OneNote
Microsoft Office 2013 RT
RT version Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, OneNote
Microsoft Office Web Apps Browser-based versions of Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote
Collaborate with others
Microsoft Office 365
Collaborate with others
Google Apps/Drive
Collaborate with others
Chrome Browser
Chrome Browser
Microsoft Cloud Storage
Screen Capture
Windows 8.1 Snipping Tool
Screen Capture
Sound editor
Video editor
Microsoft Live Movie Maker
Video editor
Cyberlink Power Director 12
Photo editor
Paint.net (free)
Photo editor
Photo editor
Photo editor
Adobe Photoshop
Techsmith Camtasia Studio
iXplain Windows 8 app
PowerPoint 2013 (recording
Xbox Music
News, Weather, Sports,
Bing apps
Finance, Travel, Health,
Video Conferencing
Video Conferencing
Google Hangouts
PDF Reader
Adobe Reader
Sketchbook Express
Fresh Paint
Mixcraft 6
Media Player
Xbox Music
Media Player
VLC Media Player
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Browser Free
Applications/Apps that can
help get the job(s) done
The "big four" - Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, &
Social Bookmarking
Still/Video Camera
Windows 8 Camera app
Note: Many "free" apps have advertising or also offer a premium paid version with more features.
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Sometimes the Pen is Mightier than the Keyboard
Sunday, May 18, 2014
9:32 AM
As a teacher I often find myself needing to illustrate some concepts that are cumbersome to
do on a computer using a traditional keyboard.
Subjects like Math and Science often require special symbols that are difficult and timeconsuming to complete using a computer keyboard. Artists and engineers often need to
draw free-hand and a digital Pen is extremely useful for capturing ideas as they are born.
A digital Pen is also helpful with "going paperless" in the classroom. Since Office 2013
applications support Pen input you can easily markup student papers with handwritten
comments and send them back to students in a PDF.
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30 Days with a Surface Pro Windows 8 Tablet
Sunday, May 18, 2014
9:06 AM
The Surface Pro Windows 8 Tablet is an amazing and versatile device, especially for teachers and
students. Having a 10.6 inch by ½ inch thick tablet with digital Pen, touch, and keyboard/mouse
input and a full-size USB 3.0 port allows for much flexibility for the creative process of teaching
and learning.
From <http://eiuitc.blogspot.com/2013/04/day-30-lessons-learned-from-30-days.html>
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Free eBooks - Windows 8 Tablets
Saturday, May 17, 2014
11:38 PM
Over the past year and a half I have blogged extensively about using Windows 8 Tablets in
education. Below is a link to three PDF files for free eBooks about my experiences with three
different types of Windows 8 tablets. Technology moves fast and some of the information is
already outdated but there is still much good information for educators interested in utilizing
Windows 8 tablets in the classroom.
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Other Popular Windows 8.1 Tablets
Sunday, May 18, 2014
9:10 AM
While the Surface line of tablets from Microsoft offer many benefits there are also many other OEM
vendors like Dell, Lenovo, Asus, Acer, Toshiba, etc… that provide choice and a variety of form factors
at all price levels.
Choice is good.
Below are a couple of links to popular 8 inch Windows 8 tablets running the Intel Atom processor
that offer x86 compatibility with long battery life.
Dell Venue 8 Pro (8 inch Windows 8.1 tablet - starts at $249 for 32GB model)
Lenovo Thinkpad 8 Touchscreen Tablet (8 inch Windows 8.1 tablet - starts at $299)
Windows Phone 8.1
There is another wildcard for teachers and students using the Microsoft ecosystem and that is
Windows Phone 8.1 The philosophy behind the newly redesigned Windows 8.1 operating system is to
have one user interface across all form factors including traditional Desktop PCs, Laptops, Tablets,
and Windows Phone.
This common interface offers some powerful cross-device integration including accessing all content
from OneDrive Cloud storage. If you save your OneNote Notebooks to OneDrive you can access ALL
of them from your mobile phone!!!
This does not have to break the budget either. A low-cost Lumia 521 Windows 8 Phone is currently
available with no contract from the Microsoft Store and T-Mobile for $69
Tomorrow, May 20, 2014 there may be a new choice on the market as Microsoft is rumored to
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Tomorrow, May 20, 2014 there may be a new choice on the market as Microsoft is rumored to
announce a new Surface Mini model that may have digital Pen support with OneNote. This is
definitely one I am watching to see if Microsoft can deliver on a low-cost, long battery life device with
an active digitizer Pen in an 8 inch tablet format. Sounds like a great device choice for teachers and
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Tablet as a Desktop PC or Laptop Replacement
Sunday, May 18, 2014
10:20 AM
Can a tablet really replace a Desktop PC or Laptop?
Yes, if it is the right one!
Here is what a colleague at EIU is using for his "desktop computer".
This is a Surface Pro 2 connected into a Pluggable docking station
using just the USB 3.0 port. This solution supports 4 external
monitors and keyboard using just one USB cable from the Surface
Pro 2!!!
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Of course, there are a "few" wires behind the scenes to make all of
this work with the docking station.
Here is the old PC the Surface Pro 2 replaced.
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Future Windows 8.1 Tablet Plans
Sunday, May 18, 2014
6:03 PM
The Instructional Technology Center in the College of Education
& Professional Studies are currently in the process of replacing
four netbook mobile carts with Surface Pro 2 tablets. This
provides our students with access to an instant computer lab in
any of our classrooms.
The Surface Pro 2 tablets are much more powerful than the five
year old netbooks they are replacing and it will be interesting to
see how the students utilize them in a classroom setting.
I will be blogging about this new experience in the ITC
Chronicles blog over the summer so stay tuned if you are
interested in what is coming.
Thank You,
Tom Grissom, Ph.D.
May 19, 2014
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Contact Information
Saturday, May 17, 2014
9:16 PM
Tom Grissom, Ph.D.
Director, Instructional Technology Center
College of Education & Professional Studies
Eastern Illinois University
Email: gtgrissom@eiu.edu
Twitter: @tomgrissom
Webpage: http://eiu.edu/itc
Other links that may be of interest:
TechTalk4Teachers Podcast:
ITC Chronicles Blog: http://eiuitc.blogspot.com/?
ITC Techshare YouTube Channel:
OneNote View Only Link for this presentation
(available for 30 days - ends on June 20, 2014)
PDF is available under Learning
Resources at the ITC website
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Sunday, May 18, 2014
6:29 PM
Here are extra notes that the real-time discussion generated.
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Microsoft Surface Hardware
Saturday, May 17, 2014
9:36 PM
Microsoft is currently on its second generation of Windows 8 hybrid hardware that it calls its "Surface"
brand. There are two major categories. First is a new ARM-based line of processors that is known as RT.
ARM processors have the advantage of lower cost and longer battery life but cannot run traditional x86
The second category is based upon the traditional line Intel x86 line of processors that offer backward
compatibility to millions of applications and peripherals like printers, scanners, Xbox controller, and other
input/output devices. You can even hook up musical instruments like a MIDI piano keyboard or electric
Along with the powerful Intel i5 processors some Windows 8.1 tablet manufacturers are utilizing the
lower powered Intel Atom chipset to increase battery life and maintain x86 compatibility.
Microsoft currently designates the Surface Pro 2 name for its flagship x86 Surface tablet model featuring
an active digitizer Pen and USB 3.0 port.
Surface Pro 2 - Powerful enough to replace your desktop/laptop
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Surface Mini Rumors
Saturday, May 17, 2014
9:52 PM
Microsoft has scheduled a press event for Tuesday, May 20th
in New York that may introduce the long rumored Surface
Mini Windows 8.1 tablet. Current rumors are that it will be
an 8 inch tablet with an active digitizer Pen (stylus) and
feature OneNote integration. Many think it will be based
upon an ARM processor.
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