There are roughly 2.2 million apps in the Apple App Store. There are even more in Google Play. How does one decide which to download? What factors into a decision to choose one over another? When are both (or more) valuable? In this session, Michelle Luhtala, whose phone is ridiculously app-loaded, showcased her 30 favorites (yes, one can have 30 favorites when there are 500 to begin with). This summer edWebinar focused on personalizing one’s info-tainment universe.
As education continues to change, so does our definition of differentiation. In this edWebinar, Madeline Ahearn, Curriculum Administrator in Eugene School District 4J in Oregon, explored how personalization has evolved in her district and how new innovative technologies have supported increased opportunities to personalize learning.
Formerly called 30 apps in 60 minutes, this session has evolved. Instead of focusing on tools, the presenters focused on learning objectives and how to use technology to meet them.
In this edWebinar Bryan L. Miller, Educator Community Manager at Wonder Workshop and international presenter, breaks down and provides a layout out of the must-see vendors, must-watch presenters, and special events you can’t miss!
Do you worry about your students retaining their essential reading skills over the summer? Avoid the summer slide by creating engaging summer assignments for your students. Learn how technology can enhance your summer reading program.
When a group of Stanford students built and released Snapchat in 2011, it was a fun app that let you send pictures that vanished after a few seconds. With recent app improvements, some educators are finding ways to make learning fun for their students by incorporating Snapchat into their lessons. In this edWebinar, Shannon Holden explored all of the new features of Snapchat, and whether it is a smart idea to implement the app in the classroom.
In this webinar, Steven W. Anderson and Shaelynn Farnsworth explained a simplified version of balanced literacy that is grounded in best practices and will help you reimagine reading and writing in the classroom through an edtech redesign. They shared ways to develop and hone the literacy skills students need now and in the future.
A growing body of research reveals that individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have a heightened interest in all forms of visual materials. This, coupled with strong visual processing skills, makes individuals with autism excellent candidates to benefit from technology-based instruction. In this webinar, Christian Karter discussed current technologies (e.g., hardware, software, apps) that have proven effective for individuals on the autism spectrum.
As a group, students come to us with varied interests and abilities, a myriad of language and cultural backgrounds, and a mixture of learning styles. As individual learners, their language success increasingly depends on access to personalized language learning, and authentic and engaging lessons that will prepare them for their own 21st century global futures. Access to technology in a blended learning classroom increases student practice time, offers immediate and effective speech feedback, and gives teachers added opportunities to provide individualized attention to students…
In the 21st century, teachers have more opportunities than ever before to transform their teaching through technology integration. The time-tested, research-proven, reading instructional approach of balanced literacy can provide the perfect context. Dr. Brandee Ramirez, Educational Coach for Tustin Unified School District, explored the ways that technology can support, enhance, extend, and even transform traditional balanced literacy teaching practices in the pre-kindergarten through third grade classroom.
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.
Learn how to use technology to extend your traditional lessons and open up new possibilities to your students. You will come away from this session feeling inspired and informed to try new things in your classroom! In this webinar, Sarah Rich, a teacher and a trained blended learning expert, shared…
Teachers are constantly searching for new ways to bring their classroom into the Digital Age. Google Classroom is the tech tool of choice for thousands of educators worldwide who rave about the simplicity of the platform. In this webinar, Shannon Holden showed teachers how to increase productivity, creativity, transparency, and accountability with Google Classroom.
The Big6 provides a simple but powerful approach to help students learn essential information and technology skills in the context of local school or district curriculum priorities. In this content-packed webinar, well-known educator and visionary Mike Eisenberg shared practical strategies for defining and delivering a relevant and meaningful information and technology skills instructional program.
Our students are growing up in a world that looks very different to the one we grew up in. It is essential that we foster specific skills in each of these learners to better prepare them for the world they will enter upon leaving school. During this engaging discussion, our speakers explored the skills of understanding, empathy and effective dialogue.
The maker movement continues to gain popularity as schools integrate these spaces and lessons into their schools and curriculum. In this webinar, Michelle discussed the maker trend and offered tips on how you can start or grow a maker movement in your school.
Increasingly, digital tools open up new opportunities for enhancing the effectiveness of school-to-home communications. In this webinar, Dr. Julie Evans shared the results from Project Tomorrow’s first ever Speak Up survey of K-12 communications officers.
More learning happens when the right classroom management tools are in place! In this webinar, middle school technology teacher Eileen Lennon lead an exploration of tools to help you establish an engaging and productive classroom environment.
In this webinar, Andrew Marcinek, former Chief Open Education Advisor for the U. S. Department of Education (DOE), spoke with Tech & Learning Content Director Kevin Hogan about the DOE’s #GoOpen initiative. Viewers will learn how to make the shift to using openly licensed educational resources in their school districts.
The nerves have set in. The first day of school is rapidly approaching. In this webinar, Lauren Stafford provided tech tips and tricks for starting the first day of school with confidence.
From apps to software to cloud-based cross-platform supports, this webinar explored tools that can aid struggling readers. Mike Marotta, Assistive Technology Consultant and president of Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC showcased a broad range of low- and high-tech applications — including free solutions — to support students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities.
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.