This webinar covered how teachers can validate and affirm the home language of students with a particular focus on writing and academic language.
Our students can text and tweet…but when it comes to using technology for teaching and learning, there’s often a skills gap. Educators have often discovered that 21st century digital natives often benefit from curriculum and instruction that emphasizes core digital literacy skills, from keyboarding to word processing, creating multimedia presentations to understanding digital citizenship. Mary Knight, Director of Technology for Flagstaff Unified School in Arizona presented a thought-provoking, practical session covering critical digital literacy topics.
Research shows that when parents have access to their children’s data from school, the children do better and go farther. With online portfolios, this is achieved via direct content upload by teachers in the classrooms and instant access accounts for parents. View the webinar to explore how online portfolios assist children in early childhood.
Why is it essential that educators be connected? How can collaborating using social media empower your teaching practice? In this webinar, presenters Steven Anderson and Tom Whitby shared ideas on how to become a relevant educator.
Formative assessment is one of the most effective ways for a teacher to affect student learning. In fact, formative assessment has been shown to affect learning more than class size and educational level of the teacher! In this webinar, Shannon Holden, showed teachers how to use the free platform “Plickers” to execute “on demand” formative assessment.
In this webinar, Sean McComb, 2014 National Teacher of the Year, explored a range of strategies from the cultivation of one’s particular teaching persona, to developing structures for continuous professional growth, and lessons learned from the classroom.
Innovation and critical thinking are part of the creativity process in the classroom. We know it’s necessary for students to experience creativity thinking in order to go deeper with their learning; but we also know there are many barriers to expressing and promoting creative thought in learning. In this webinar, Steven Anderson, Content and Relationship Evangelist for Promethean, examined the barriers to creativity in learning and offered practical, real-world solutions to overcome them.
The world is an amazing place full of learning opportunities for students. Having access to mobile devices has allowed students and teachers to connect in ways we once only dreamed possible. In this webinar, Steven Anderson, Content and Relationship Evangelist for Promethean, demonstrated the many ways we can easily connect our classrooms to the world and share student voices across the globe.
The infusion of 1:1 and BYOD in classrooms today provides a learning experience for students far beyond what a teacher can generate within the community of the school. Educators now find themselves with endless options for creating a personalized learning experience for every student in the classroom.
Assessments play a large part in the learning of students and our understanding as teachers. And while summative assessments are important, the true understanding of learning comes from the formative kind. This webinar examined what formative assessments look like and how digital tools can enhance our ability to know what our students know.
Having a classroom full of mobile devices opens up a world of possibilities. Students can do more than just consume information. They can create and collaborate in new and exciting ways. But with these possibilities comes challenges. In this webinar, Steven Anderson, Content and Relationship Evangelist for Promethean, discussed what today’s mobile learning classroom looks and feels like.
It is important in this fast moving technology era that we not only learn ourselves, but also teach our students from an early age how to evaluate and then curate the information that they can easily access. Many students believe because it is on the internet it is true. They have to be reminded that anyone can put out information. Once information has been evaluated and vetted, it is wise to organize and archive it so that it can be shared.
Historically, collaboration took place when two or more individuals occupied the same space at the same time and exchanged and revised ideas. It has often been said, “In a room full of smart people, the smartest person is the room!” With the technology at hand today, there are no boundaries of time or space with collaboration.
Webinar Presenter, Dr. Joe Mazza, Director of Connected Teaching, Learning & Leadership at North Penn School District in Lansdale, PA, discussed what a director of connected teaching, learning and leadership does, and how he came to be one. He shared the tools that he used to create a connected and transparent learning environment in his district, and also discussed how social media can expand educators PLNs and help them share ideas with dedicated and innovative peers around the world.
Webinar presenter, independent languages consultant Joe Dale, examined the SAMR model developed by Dr. Rubin Puentedura, which provides a useful framework for helping teachers rethink how they design activities that involve the use of technology. Joe drew on practical examples to explore the Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and finally Redefinition stages of the model, suggesting how previously inconceivable tasks can be achieved which transform learning and allow educators to ‘teach above the line.
In celebration of Connected Educator Month, this webinar was all about building and growing your Professional Learning Network. Presenter Shannon Holden talked about building lines of communication among educators using social media, online tools, and face to face methods.
Wikispaces allow teachers to collaborate with students in an online environment. Presenter Shannon Holden discussed using Wikispaces in you classroom in this webinar. He a gave a in-depth tour of the tool and how you can use it in the classroom, and talked about ways to use Wikispaces securely.
Collaboration, student assessment, networking, there’s and app for that! In fact there are countless apps and tools that can be used to quickly assess students with just one touch. Presenter Kathy Schrock explored these apps in this webinar.