Our goal as educators is to prepare our students to face the challenges of tomorrow. These days that means ensuring they have the skills they need to succeed in our digital world. Though your students may be able to play video games and use cell phones, that doesn’t mean they have the digital literacy skills they need to be successful on online assessments, in college, or their future career in a global economy. In this edWebinar, Nettie McDonald Briggs and Jeff Meyer shared how you can give your students a competitive edge by equipping them with these critical digital literacy skills—starting as early as kindergarten…
Digital equity and access in the 21st century are crucial to students being able to compete on a global level: There are few places in society where technology is not utilized or playing an important role. As a result, it’s more critical than ever that students graduate with the 21st-century literacy and technology skills they need to navigate, read and succeed in our increasingly interconnected, digital world…
Though 67% of all middle-skill job openings require a minimum proficiency with word processing software, keyboarding instruction is being left behind in many schools. In this edWebinar, Kelli Erwin and Jeff Meyer take a fresh look at using digital curriculum to equip students with keyboarding skills.
In this edWebinar, Matthew Farber, Ed.D., social studies teacher and game-based learning author; and Steve Isaacs, video game design and development teacher, discussed how games can create a shared experience for students, much like a field trip. In their game-based learning classrooms, students study games and then have an opportunity to mod (modify, change) as well as to design their own.
How do we prepare every teacher to maximize learning when every student has a device in hand? As districts increase computing capacity, there is an assumption that faculty will adapt. Often, “adapting” means that what teachers used to do analog, they now do digitally, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are reimagining learning for the new landscape. In this session, facilitators shared effective and replicable workshop ideas that will help faculty adapt their teaching for the 1:1 environment.
In this webinar, Dr. Rebecca J. Morris shared apps and lesson ideas for integrating digital storytelling into curriculum, with a focus on science topics. She also discussed the assessment of student learning and practical strategies for facilitating digital storytelling.
This webinar focused on instructional strategies that help students increase their digital literacy. Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, outlined distinctions between media literacy and digital literacy, and highlight how each can be addressed in the classroom and through the library program. This webinar is a follow-up to edWeb.net Emerging Tech’s session, Media Literacy: A Crash Course in 60 Minutes.
During this presentation, Christine Fox from SETDA, Barbara Soots from the Office of Public Instruction in Washington, and Alan Griffin from the Utah State Office of Education announced the release of the Guide to Quality Instructional Materials, a free online toolkit to support the vetting and curation of quality instructional materials for all learners.
In an age where classrooms are filled with devices and learning is moving from static texts to ever-changing digital resources, administrators must be nimble and knowledgeable of all these changes. A tech-savvy leader is required to achieve success in 1:1, BYOD, and other technology initiatives. Learn how to transition to tech-savvy leadership. In this webinar, Steven W. Anderson, Amber Teamann, and Tony Sinanis explored challenges, strategies, and ideas for leaders looking to change.
Digital collection development is integral to the “future ready” pledge. As the number of districts committing to personalizing instruction through digital learning grows, so does the demand for digital content. In this webinar with Michelle Luhtala and Andy Marcinek discussed what’s new in digital collection development, including the #GoOpen initiative, and how to make all resources discoverable, accessible, and usable for all learners.
Getting students to work together successfully is a key feature of Common Core State Standards. In this webinar, early elementary school teacher and Common Sense Ambassador Jennifer Auten discussed why collaboration is important and shared tips on how to create a successful environment for collaboration.
If you’re ramping up your transition from print curriculum resources to digital or you’re looking for practical strategies to help teachers and your curriculum development teams make better use of digital resources, this is your webinar. Brandon Wilmarth, Technology Integration Specialist from the Moore Public School District in Oklahoma, showcased this district’s approaches to “going digital.”
Students and parents are on social media all the time. It is time to join them, model for them, and reach them where they are spending their time. This webinar defined social media and presented a variety of tools that will allow you to communicate with others in your learning community and reach out to other learners or experts from around the world.
If you’ve ever looked for print or digital learning resources that have supporting research to show they improve student achievement, you’ve seen more than a few research reports, case studies, marketing emails, and press releases with captivating headlines about results and impact. In this webinar, Dr. Tim Hudson, VP of Learning at DreamBox Learning, and Dr. Gina Burkhardt, former EVP at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), covered how to analyze research, ask probing questions, and access the fine print of a research study.
Although technology is becoming ubiquitous in schools, it’s not always clear how to use it meaningfully in the classroom to drive student learning and truly empower students. The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) can help. In June, ISTE released an updated version of its ISTE Standards for Students, which provide a blueprint for learning with technology.
Learning about new technology can sometimes feel like you’re trying to drink from a fire hose. By focusing on a handful of top tech tools, you can avoid the barrage and start your school year off right without being overwhelmed. In this webinar, K-12 Technology Integrationist and Instructional Coach Rachel Langenhorst guided viewers through her top selections of websites and apps that can be used at any grade level.
How can you stay connected with parents and students over the summer? In this webinar, Lisa Nielson shared practical step-by-step advice on how to leverage social media in a responsible way.
This webinar addressed four hurdles that make appropriate use of technology in the early childhood classroom difficult for many to embrace. Kelly Elmored discussed these obstacles and guided attendees toward solutions and compromises to create meaningful learning experiences for today’s young children.
It’s time for our annual app review! In this session, participants discovered apps that change the way students and teachers think about learning. This webinar featured apps that promote essential 21st century learning skills – critical thinking, collaboration, communication – and apps that fuel creativity.
Whatever happened to joy in the classroom? Can you recall those days when learning was fun and exciting, when you didn’t want to leave? Bring that sense of wonder back into the classroom with Passion Projects! This webinar showcased examples of Passion Projects and guided participants through five easy steps to implement them in their classrooms for elementary and secondary learners.
In this webinar, Michael Levine and Lisa Guernsey, authors of Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens, showed how educators and parents can help children grow into strong, passionate readers who are skilled at using media and technology of all kinds—print, digital, and everything in between.
The practice of flipping classrooms is becoming mainstream now – so much so that several online platforms have been constructed to help teachers with this process. Educational tech enthusiast Shannon Holden as he revealed several free tools to help teachers (including teachers with no technological skills) deliver digital lessons to students.
Move beyond one-to-one digital content to leverage existing resources to deepen classroom conversations, engage students in accountable talk, and develop language skills including vocabulary, speaking, and listening. In this research-driven webinar, Kevin Baird, Chairman at the nonprofit Center for College & Career Readiness, presented practical, pragmatic methods to use digital content in groups to drive deeper accountable conversations.
Projects have always been a staple of the classroom. With collaborative tools, class projects can be even more engaging and filled with deep learning, especially when students are working to solve a complex issue through investigation and inquiry. In this webinar, learn more about Project Based Learning (PBL) and how it can be successfully incorporated into your classroom.