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.
Live video streaming is an affordable, effective way of disseminating school news and connecting with parents and your community. Starting a program can become complicated and expensive if you’re not aware of newly available tools and approaches. In this webinar, Andrew Haley and Ben Barnholdt covered the basics of starting a live streaming program…
Instagram is the social media platform of choice for millions of students across the globe. Wouldn’t it be great if there were an instructional use for it? Educational Technology Integration Specialist Shannon Holden showed teachers how to increase student engagement with Instagram.
We can talk all day about what technology integration should look like in our classrooms, but are we losing sight of how difficult it can be to reach these goals? In this webinar, Ross Cooper, an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher, dove into possible steps, missteps, and lessons that can be learned along our journeys to meet the needs of our students.
Learn how to quickly and easily navigate Illume’s enormous database and use its many tools to create the best possible courses to truly motivate, engage and stimulate your students.
The explosion of cool educational apps continues! Companies, students, and administrators realize the power they hold for teaching, learning, gaming, and categorizing information. In this webinar, Edtech Adjunct Instructor Shannon Holden shared his favorite educational apps for 2016.
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.
This webinar addressed common questions about the “when, how, who, and what” of new programs such as Data, IEP monitoring, personalized learning, standards based instruction, collaboration, and more. Get ready to move new programs and tech from concept to reality using a well developed implementation plan for your district!
Looking for terrific tools to kick off 2016? Want to expand your “digital toolkit” this year? This webinar covers six teacher favorites.
Many world language teachers may not have technology-rich classrooms, but the rapidly evolving education landscape requires that they infuse technology into today’s world language classroom to keep it current and relevant. In this webinar, Deb Cody shared how she integrates a flexible, online language-learning solution into a blended-learning environment that complements face-to-face instruction for 4,000 students at two middle schools and four high schools in her district.
The Google Apps For Education suite has powerful tools that truly help you differentiate your teaching so that you can help improve your students’ learning, engagement and reflection. In this webinar, Tanya Avrith and Kim Meldrum shared information to help K-12 educators learn different strategies with a focus on student engagement, literacy, creation, editing, and organization.
In this new age of collaboration, finding people who share your interests is the first step to learning. Glean is a platform where teachers of specific subjects can find each other and share resources. Shannon Holden demonstrated how to navigate through this new tech-sharing educational community.
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.
As we flip our classrooms, we make videos for our students and hope they learn from them. Zaption has created a platform where teachers can add questions, pictures, diagrams, links to related websites, and other materials to ensure student learning from video. Adjunct university instructor Shannon Holden demonstrated how to make video interactive with Zaption.
Using technology in the classroom to engage learners is challenging because of what can go wrong. Kahoot has been down this road before, and has taken steps to remove many of the obstacles faced by tech-challenged teachers in making learning fun! Shannon Holden introduced one of the easiest online platforms for educators – Kahoot.
Teachers wanting to flip their classroom are faced with a dilemma – “How can I make students accountable for what they are learning?” In this webinar, Shannon Holden showed educators how to use blubbr.tv to make class materials interactive for students.
Do timeless principles still govern the hottest trends? We can embrace change and harness its power, or resist it and be pushed to the margins. Steve Kurti is a PhD physicist with a passion for high-quality education and hands-on learning. In this webinar, Steve discussed today’s landscape of innovation and hands-on skills to unearth some of the foundations of the current maker movement.
Screenshots are a simple and effective way for teachers to add meaning to their lessons – but many teachers do not use screenshots because they are unsure of how to make and save them! In this webinar, tech instructor Shannon Holden showed teachers how to make (and modify) screenshots using Jing, Paint, and the Microsoft Snipping Tool.
The Queen of Visual Strategies, Linda Hodgdon, CCC-SLP shared her 5 quick tips and tricks for kicking off a successful school year. Lauren Stafford, M.Ed added a twist with fun interactive technology that will make the 5 supports easier than ever with data to monitor student success.
In this webinar, participants learned how to improve their digital pedagogy instantly by creating HyperDocs and multimedia text sets – powerful inquiry based learning tools. HyperDocs are digital tools that replace the worksheet method of delivering instruction. Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton, and Sarah Landis discussed how using Google apps for packaging and workflow can greatly enhance reading and writing instruction.
Brand new streaming apps such as Periscope and Meerkat have opened up a whole new world for students – the ability to stream content to anyone at any time…from anywhere. Can these new tools be used by teachers and students in an educational setting? In this webinar, Shannon Holden explored the future of streaming content through these new tools.
The pace of development and the sheer number of different types of technology, both hardware and software can be overwhelming to many in the education field. Further, deciding how to implement technology can be confusing. Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) have needs that can often be met more effectively with technology than students with typical cognitive development. In this presentation Jeffery Richards, M.Ed. and Chris Karter, M.A. suggested a framework, using the SAMR model, for approaching and utilizing technology in the classroom.