Digital Learners Becoming Digital Educators
Journey through and learn how to present the PREZI presentation used to help high school teachers understand the digital natives walking into our school and be exposed to digital resources in professionally creating, collaborating, and connecting in our digital education world. This presentation has inspired educators to become digital learners. Experience how Stoughton High School implemented department specific digital learning; supporting our teachers as they become digital learners.
Edmodo for Teachers and Students on the Go
Learn how to use edmodo.com, an online Facebook-like interface, to organize your classes and students from anywhere and at any time. Continue students’ learning over spring break or answer questions in real time as they do their homework. Collect assignments and grade online. Hold conversations about topics you don’t have time to cover in class. Use Edmodo to go paperless! Edmodo is a great organizational tool and time saver!
Students & Teachers Explore Web 2.0 Together
Why not start exploring Web 2.0 tools right now? Don’t be afraid to discover new technology tools with your students. They are the master teachers and will take pride in sharing their knowledge with you. I will share how I got started with technology and how students’ motivation and desire for anything that has to do with Web 2.0 has influenced my use of numerous technology in the classroom. We have five computers, six netbooks, one laptop, three iPod touches, an iPad, a flip camera and a Bose docking station/stereo in our first/second grade classroom. The students love to blog, create avatars and gadgets, research and present their findings using our interactive board, and especially use our hand-held devices for reinforcement of learning. Join me as we “boot-up” the use of technology in your classroom!
Time Enhancers for Administrators
As our jobs become more virtual based, having web-tools that help your efficiency and effectiveness (and sanity) are important. Several web-based tools will be demonstrated of which some will also work with mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones, and iPod touch. The session participants will help determine which tools are discussed. The web-tools will address the following areas: e-mail, tasks/to-do lists, notes, information management, e-news, collaboration, appointments, phone calls, and people. Although all the tools will not be demonstrated or discussed due to the time frame, the information of web-tools will be shared with session attendees as well as AWSA of all Web-Tools listed.
Transforming Our Classrooms to Interactive Learning Environments
Transforming Our Classrooms to Interactive Learning Environments is a multi-tiered plan including a commitment to state of the art tech tools, ongoing professional development and a student-centered vision of learning. Guided by the ISTE student and teacher NETS standards along with the Framework for 21st Century Learning, our district has adopted a technology vision guided by interactive learning. Come learn about our district’s experiences of SMARTBoard adoption, integration of personal devices and teaching strategies to maximize educational opportunities for all students.
What Do You Need That For, We Have An iPad
This session will demonstrate ‘apps’ for the iPad that allow voip calling, file access, secure notes, audio recording, database use and access, printing, file synchronization, video chat/conferencing and more. Some general iPad ‘tips’ will also be shared to help participants maximize their productivity when using their iPads. Based on the participants feedback during the session certain apps and functionality may be discussed more than others. All speaker materials with information on all the iPad apps will be shared with session attendees and AWSA.
21st Century Music Classroom: Utilizing Technology in the Music Classroom
Explore the use of new technologies in the music classroom. Session will feature technologies such as Promethean software/hardware, collaborative tools on the web and how to use these in the classroom. Leveraging Google Apps for Education, Moodle, Facebook and more to enrich class content and simplify class management. This session will utilize the music classroom for example purposes but many of the practices shown are easily transferable to any class setting.
Getting Started with iPads/iPods
In this hands-on session participants will learn key features to using their iPad / iPod featuring the built-in applications as well as others available for purchase. Apps presented will include the Camera, Notes, Pages, Keynote, iMovie, Docs to Go, Evernote, Dropbox, iBooks, Safari, Email, Calendars,and Maps. Other apps for classroom management, like Team Viewer and iTeleport, Dragon Dictation, Edmodo, Moodle, Blackboard, and eCove apps will be introduced. Participants are encouraged to bring their iPad / iPod Touch / iPhone along.
How to Use Social Bookmarking to Research, Share and Collaborate Online
Do you and your colleagues struggle to keep track of favorite web sites and online resources? Are you constantly emailing links to teachers, students and parents? Using Diigo, you can easily bookmark your favorite online resources and annotate, share, and collaborate in new ways! This interactive session will introduce the Diigo collaborative research tool and explore several practical applications for implementing collaborative resource sharing in the classroom. Participants will leave with ideas that can be immediately implemented in their school setting.
Provide an overview of the different instructional methods the Wausau Engineering and Global Leadership Academy is currently utilizing in order to demonstrate a truly innovative, cutting edge educational model in which students become equipped with the skills they will need as they move beyond high school. Some of these methods include: blended online course options, hands on application of information, student issued laptops and other infused technology, new communication options with students and parents.
iPad Apps for Administrators – Increasing Productivity
This session will highlight iPad apps for administrators in many areas, such as instructional appps, productivity apps, and newsreader apps (to name a few).
This session will introduce Web 2.0 tools as a means of engaging students and creating more dynamic lessons. Web 2.0 tools to be covered include Jaycut (green screen), Glogster, Twiducate, and Todaysmeet.
Public Media for Digital-Age Teaching and Learning
Explore the latest educational resources from public media! This presentation will introduce you to a digital learning library from PBS, a digital audio collection from Soundzabound, professional development videos featuring Wisconsin educators, and more. Bring these resources to your district at no cost.
This session will focus on communication methods that are currently being used in our district. We are using Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Wikis, and Skype. These methods are used to communicate classroom, building, and district news to parents, community, board members, students and others interested in what is happening in our schools.
Using Twitter in Education
Twitter in the classroom is an effective way to motivate students’ engagement in every subject, also a great collaboration tool that can take staff development to new, unexplored places. The presenter will share examples, educational experiences and will guide participants step by step into the use of this social media in education.
You Have the Ship of Technology! Now How do you Get Everyone to Jump On Board?
In this session, practical ideas will be shared about getting teachers to use technology in their classrooms. Sometimes, teachers are hesitant to try technology. This session will look at why there is hesitation and what you can do to get teachers to effectively using different types of technology in the classroom. Examples of technology that will be discussed include an examination of surveys from teachers/administration, Prezi presentation of 21st century skills, and LiveBinder resources.