Friday's Resources

Thanks to everyone, you have been a great group. We have a little time left to finish up today. We decided to talk about Aurasma, and give you a few resources. These five days of resources will stay up here for you to refer back to throughout the year. 

Today's Session 8:30-10:10 - Then stop and take survey and clean up 10:10-10:30

That is the list from yesterday's mini Edcamp Plug & Play session. Great work getting that list together in only 25 minutes!



Thursday's Resources

The list of apps for today is here: 

Coming in first, we have: TONY VINCENT at 8:30 and he will start with a hands on look at Stick Around! 

Just a quick review of how to use hashtags with an #azk12 search. Short Twitter review. 

Short Creative Commons talk with Karen

10:15-11:45 QR Codes 

QR Code Scavenger Hunt 

QR Code Valentine's Day 

100th Day of School with QR Codes


Teaching is both a science and an art, and many teachers around the world spend endless hours perfecting their professional practice. At TEDActive 2013, a few teachers from the United States offer some tricks of the trade they've learned (and continue to hone) along the way.

Wednesday's Resources

The list of apps for today is here. We will try to have some extra devices for you to use with all the apps on them. 

8:30 - 10 iPhoneography

There are some great stories to tell with a classroom Instagram account. 

Just a little something from 10/11/12
Using the Clipper app
This one is funny.
Because we didn't drink it all.
Matt Gomez is the star!
This is one second everyday from the first month of school.
Uploaded by Karen Mensing on 2014-05-22.

10:15-11:45 Start work on your commercial project using one, or MANY of the apps! 

11:45-12:45 LUNCH

12:45-2:15 Finish Videos, Creative Commons, and Tellagami

Not made by me,found it online,available for download on website Disney Parody explanation of Copyright Law and Fair Use Synopsis: Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University provides this humorous, yet informative, review of copyright principles delivered through the words of the very folks we can thank for nearly endless copyright terms. ***Description taken from website*** Video Found at
YouTube video copyright Information, creative commons licence information, advice and help for YouTube video creators and video uploaders in this short, easy to understand film. Creative Commons licences explained.

Mother's Day with Tellagami from Karen


2:30-4:00 Finishing up and Plug & Play Film Festival 

Tuesday's Resources

I have to tell you all, I went out at 5:20 PM yesterday and two Verizon stores so I could pay my bill for my wifi hotspot. Lets hope that helps fix the problem. If nothing else, I tried. Thank you for your patience yesterday, you did a great job.

Review of commenting from yesterday

Now on with today: This will be writing day! 

Here is your link to Schoology to share your work and ideas. 

8:30-10:00 AM: Twitter and microblogging with your class.

Let my 2nd grade students teach you some of the basics of twitter. They have been participating in some nationwide classroom twitter chats and they got to be twitter pros in no time!
My class of 1st and 2nd graders created this twitter tutorial for slightly advanced users. Learn about a "tweep", RT, MT and more in this instructional video!
My class of 2nd graders participated in a Twitter Chat - #namethattoy It was a fun learning experience and we enjoyed communicating with classes all over the United States and Canada.

Karen's blog about non-digital Tweeting from Planet Mensing! 

Special Guest Google Hangout from Brad Wilson at 9:45 AM - Creator of Write About This and Tell About This App.

10:15-11:45 Continue with Story Apps

How to capture images - a time to grab some photos

We are going to gather some images for the first 15-20 minutes for the day. 

Find some images on the web that you can use to create some stories. Think about what subjects you are teaching this year. Examples could be landforms, water cycle, penguins, Arizona history, etc. Learn how to capture any image on your iPad with this easy to follow tutorial. Capture any image you need on your iPad and access from your photos app. Tutorial on how to capture any image on the iPad Go to NOW Learn how to take a screen shot of anything on your iPad and access through your photos application. Take a screen shot of websites, products, pictures, anything on your screen all from this simple trick.


Lunch 11:45-12:45

12:45-2:15 Book Creation Apps

2:30-3:30 Continue with book creation

3:30-4:00 Sharing and reflection 


Monday's Resources

2:40-5:00 in the Coyote Room

Today we will come in and get started with housekeeping type things 

First order of business is Schoology:

Schoology Website 

Schoology will be used to post finished projects for sharing. We will sign up/sign in for Schoology and use the code: 

This is the code for our group. You can ask questions, make comments, and post all your work. This will be a resource to come back to while you are at Plug & Play, and also to review before the school year starts.

Google Drive

A quick side tour about how to save your passwords using Google Drive. I like to use both Drive, and an old-fashioned notebook.

Introduction to Haiku Deck:

I have now showed you one of my go to decks that describe my teaching philosophy. One of the things I love about Haiku Deck is there are many ways to share your products, and they can transform across subject and grade level. It is also a web based product AND an app. This means you have access to it, no matter what device you are on. 

BUT here is a public service announcement:

Moral to the video: Please use Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc. when possible.

Haiku Deck on the web 

Haiku Deck for iOS

Assignment: Create a Haiku Deck and post it to Schoology. (You can bend the rules by adding extra slides or ideas) 

Slides to include at least: 

  • Your Hero, Your Favorite Book, Your Favorite Celebrity/Athlete, Your Favorite Food, Your Goal for Camp Plug & Play

  • Other ideas for the beginning of the school year 

  • When finished post to Schoology. Don't be afraid to ask the people around you for help. 

Twitter for educators: 

One of my favorite resources to share is Twitter. We would love for you to set up a Twitter account to connect and share with other educators. I have some screenshots below that will help guide you through the process. There is also a great Prezi from my friend, Jeff Herb, who runs the site and podcast, Instructional Tech Talk


There are 5 pictures to help get you started in this gallery.

 Setting up your account

Setting up your account

 Understanding the features

Understanding the features

 How to interact with other educators

How to interact with other educators

 General guidelines 

General guidelines 

 Some sample chats 

Some sample chats 

Here is the full Prezi presentation that I took the images from. Very relevant information from Jeff. 

We will both be happy to help you set up a Twitter profile, during the week.

Writing day will be tomorrow!