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We are in the middle of a Digital Disruption in education. Powerful digital tools have significantly changed the face of learning, and more importantly the landscape of information. As educators, it is crucial that we understand this transformation, and begin to find purposeful teaching and learning strategies that include the use of these tools. In this keynote, we will examine the impact of disruption and look at teacher and student empowerment through the tools that help us make thinking visible, give every student a voice, and allow students to show their work.
Can You See 20/20
Redefine the Elementary Classroom with Google Apps for Education
Google Apps for Education is a great tool in the elementary classroom! They not only provide collaboration with your students, but are also great tools for sharing-out information with parents. In this session, we will walk through ideas for using GAFE in K-6 classrooms to help teachers see how google tools can be used to redefine learning.. Learn how to use docs to collaborate, forms to differentiate and QR codes to motivate. If you are an elementary teachers or leader you won’t want to miss this session.
What EverySchool Leader Should Know About Google Apps for Education
Google is not just for searching anymore. It is now a very powerful set of applications that can transform teaching and impact student learning. Google has become all the rage in schools from around the globe as teachers and school leadership alike have seen the powerful effects of using Google Apps for Education. Google’s mission is to get students collaborating, sharing and publishing their work. How can school leaders make sure this happens safely and purposefully? Come learn about Google tools and how they are being used to successfully transform and redefine classroom instruction in classroom around the world.
No More Worksheets!
We all go into the classroom well intentioned but there are days when we settle for making copies of a worksheet. In this session, you will develop a toolkit of project and activity ideas that are easy to do with your students, as a trip to the copy machine.
Redefining Assessment with Student Digital Portfolios
Districts everywhere are understanding the value of having student work housed in one location to help student to reflect and grow as learners. In this session, we will discuss the importance of student-created digital portfolios. From why they are important – to how we can use the power of Google tools to help students showcase and OWN their learning. You will leave with strategies for digitizing, uploading and publishing student work – with a focus on the best apps that make this possible for all teachers. Digital student portfolios should be the goal of every educator and district in 2015!
Critical Thinking and The Web: Understanding Search Strategies
With such an abundance of information available we need to teach effective search strategies to help our students become information literate. This session will look at how learning in a network has affected the landscape of information and how we can prepare students for validating information and teach them to become savvy searchers.
iPads and Google: A Friendship Made in the Clouds
Are you using Google Drive to its full potential on the iPad? In this session, learn amazing ways you can use Google Drive on your iOS device to help students purposefully capture, collaborate, and publish their work. Learn how to rethink Google Drive and Classroom on the iPad in a way that can completely change the workflow in your classroom. This “friendship” will not only help students to more effectively collaborate, but help to capture student thinking in your classroom.
Successful iPad Integration: Part 1 – Making Thinking Visible
Effective technology integration happens when you do these three things effectively. Make thinking visible, give every student a voice and allow students to share their work. In the first of this three part series – learn how you can use the iPad to Make student thinking visible by using apps like Explain Everything, Book Creator and Padlet.
Successful iPad Integration: Part 2 – Student Voice
Effective technology integration happens when you do these three things effectively. Make thinking visible, give every student a voice and allow students to share their work. In the second of this three part series – learn how you can use the iPad to give every student a voice by using apps like Socraitve, Croak.it Tellagami and Adobe Voice.
Successful iPad Integration: Part 3 – Sharing Student Work
Effective technology integration happens when you do these three things effectively. Make thinking visible, give every student a voice and allow students to share their work. In the third of this three part series – learn how you can use the iPad to quickly and easily share work using apps like Thinglink, Skitch, Canva and Padlet. Also learn ideas for using QR codes to share work.
Taking a Deep Dive with Explain Everything.
In this two hour hands-on session we will investigate many purposeful ways we can use Explain Everything to make student thinking and learning visible in our classrooms. Through the use of fun and inspiring challenges, we will learn all the powerful ways we can use Explain Everything to transform teaching and engagement in our classrooms.
App Smashing 101
Have you heard about App Smashing and want to learn more? Come learn all the basics of making a great app smash and how you can help your students use them effectively to great great artifacts of learning.
App Smashing 201
Are you ready to have some fun? Come challenge yourself through the app smash agility course. Warning: for intermediate and advanced users only. An App Smashing Champion will be awarded.