In this webinar, Matt Akin, superintendent of the Piedmont City School district in Alabama, discussed the driving factors behind his technology strategy for the three-school district, including a focus on why technology is particularly important for rural communities.
The practice of “Flipping” classrooms has been gaining momentum for months – leading to the development of several apps and software to help teachers make their digital content more interactive. This webinar walked attendees through the process of creating digital content and explained how interactive platforms can benefit students and teachers.
In this webinar, Jen Townsend, an educational consultant, shared how she uses video with some time-saving tools to provide effective feedback, professional development, and much more to educators who want to maximize their practices to enhance learning for students with autism spectrum disorder and social learning differences.
Arizona educator Lynn Castiglione showed how you can empower students to share authentic facts with peers and a worldwide audience using a variety of tools, such as brainstorming activities, use of notebooks/journals, and the Shutterfly Photo Story iPad App. According to iNACOL, personalized learning is tailoring learning for each student’s strengths, needs, and interests to provide flexibility and supports to ensure mastery of the highest standards possible.
You don’t necessarily need the newest, shiniest gadget to engage kids. In this webinar, librarian and tech guru, Todd Burleson, Resource Center Director at Hubbard Woods Elementary at Winnetka, IL, discussed how he used Peter Reynolds’ book, The Dot, to inspire creativity and teach his students in his K-4 school about Braille alphabets, Morse code, splatter painting by Jackson Pollock, and pointillism by Seurat and Lichtenstein.
Teachers and administrators are excited about implementing “BYOD” initiatives in their school – until things start to go wrong. Webinar presenter, Shannon Holden, Assistant Principal at Republic Middle School in MO, examined what pitfalls educators have experienced so far – and how to avoid them yourself!
Storytelling is an ancient tradition that has evolved over many centuries. With digital tools, teachers and students now have the means to create stories and non-fiction narratives that will last beyond the spoken or written word and be published and shared with worldwide audiences. In this webinar, presenter Dr. Alice Christie, Arizona State University President’s Professor Emeritus, explored writing through the lens of Shutterfly Photo Story.
In this webinar, Elisabeth LeBris, Director of Library Technology Services at Kenilworth Public Schools in Illinois, joined Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School in Connecticut, to share her expertise as a K-12 school librarian in a small school with well-established Google Apps practice.
This webinar, featuring Evernote & Dropbox, answered questions like “What about Google Drive?” and “What about OneDrive?” Webinar presenter, Shannon Holden, Assistant Principal at Republic Middle School, MO, compared and contrasted the features and functionality of these two cloud-based storage platform.
Let’s face it. Not every classroom is ready to launch into app-driven instruction, but we’re all moving toward mobile learning in some capacity. There is no doubt: It is coming. And when it does, will we be ready? With the prevalence of smartphone technology, educators can build application fluency in their own productivity and learning.
It is possible to transform and energize your classroom with the power of technology integration. Shutterfly’s Photo Story provides the possibility to deepen and enhance the learning process across the curriculum while supporting State, Common Core, and ISTE standards.
One of the biggest trends in education is the implementation of “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) programs in schools. While these initiatives can bring great benefits, they can also lead to trouble if not implemented properly. In this webinar, presenter Shannon Holden shared guidelines for implementing smartphone use in an educational setting.
Shannon McClintock Miller, District Teacher Librarian and Technology Integrationist, showed how she integrates video into her library and school using digital tools, creative projects, and global connections. She shared how her students are creating and sharing eBookTalks, as well as using augmented reality and QR codes to make interactive activities and displays of their book covers and book reviews.
Is the application market transforming education? In this webinar, participants discovered apps that change the way students and teachers think about learning. Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School, CT, featured apps that promote essential 21st century learning skills – creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and apps that fuel creativity.
A ton of research and anecdotal evidence exists that proves an increase in writing proficiency for students who write frequently. Blogging is a great way for students to write frequently in an online format – but teachers often are afraid to encourage students to blog due to privacy and safety concerns.
Video can be used to enhance teacher and student engagement, significantly improve learning outcomes, enable 24/7 professional development, and engage and involve parents and the community.
Empower students to publish one-of-a-kind books using photos, text, drawings and audio with Shutterfly’s Photo Story for iPad App. This free app is ideal for Project Based Learning and enriching your classroom literacy program, while enabling students to achieve many of the College and Career Readiness Standards in English Language Arts, Science, Math, and Social Studies.
Between cell phones and tablets, it seems that nearly every student has access to a video camera today. This webinar was about using video to enhance student learning. Webinar presenter, Richard Byrne, Digital Learning Consultant for Free Technology for Teachers, shared some of the ways that attendees’ students can demonstrate knowledge of content and process.
In this webinar, Shannon Holden taught attendees multiple ways of sharing PowerPoint presentations with their students. Most teachers have a large collection of PowerPoint presentations that they have put together over the years. Wouldn’t it be great if teachers could make these valuable lessons available to students 24/7?
In this fun and interesting webinar, the latest from edWeb community, Digital Decisions for Collaborative Learning, Drew Minock and Brad Waid, better known as Two Guys and Some iPads, shared their version of game changing apps for student engagement, teacher productivity, and augmented reality. Drew and Brad showed webinar attendees how they are using these apps to change the culture and engagement in their own classrooms and school.
One of the main ways to engage students in class projects is to let them pick a topic they’re passionate about! This month, edWeb.net’s EdTech Innovators community held a webinar on using technology to engage students. Webinar presenter, Jennifer Anderson, is an iPad U Teacher at Heritage E-STEM Magnet School in West Saint Paul, MN, where she helps her students use iPads to connect not only to educational resources, but also to the wider world.
In the edWeb.net Emerging Tech community’s webinar this month, presenter, Michelle Luhtala, educated participants on the benefits of using Google Applications in the classroom. Schools across the country pledge to teach 21st century skills, but building a culture of collaborators can prove difficult. Luckily, Google Apps for education provides tools to transform an insular learning community into a collaborative one.
A large number of tweens and teens are great consumers of digital content, but struggle with producing anything of value using digital resources. Even when they are successful in producing something great, they then have issues with finding it when asked to submit it for grading!
If you have ever thought about “Flipping” your classroom, you know the first question that comes to mind – “What if students do not have Internet access at home?” In this month’s TechTools for the Classroom webinar on edWeb.net, presenter Shannon Holden shared ways for teachers to get “No Internet” students engaged with digital content at home.