In coordination with the Instructional Technology Staff, the Technology Department hosted the first Appy Hour on January 28, 2014! This first Appy Hour was a two hour iPad professional development opportunity. The session specifically focused on iPad apps that can be used in the classroom, with most of the apps being cross curricular and versatile for most classrooms. It was a BYOD session so attendees brought their own iPads, however some iPads were available for check-out. Thanks to the Instructional Technology Facilitators, a different app was presented every 5 minutes, keeping the attendees interested in a variety of instructional ideas. Using the iPad's AirPlay feature, all presentations were done wirelessly from each presenter's iPad.
The Technology Department looks forward to hosting an Appy Hour every month from 5-6 pm. The next Appy Hour is February 26, 2014. Registration for the session is available in Eduphoria.
ITF Victoria DeLaGarza from HB Gonzales