Empowering Students With Technology; Founder of November Learning
Current: Myths and Opportunities: Technology in the Classroom by Alan November
Featured Keynote Programs
Teaching Zack to Think
Critical Thinking Skills on the Net
Too many students are not sure how to separate fact from fiction on the Internet. The Internet can provide any version of the truth to support almost any belief. We can teach students how to read the "grammar" of the Internet and apply strategies to validate information on a website. This popular workshop porvides step-by-step teaching tips that help students and teachers think critically about Internet information.
Creating a New Culture of Teaching and Learning
A powerful new culture of empowered teaching and fearless learning is emerging. Access to more timely information and communication tools can empower educators to focus on the individual learning needs of their students. These same tools can lead to more collegiality, build stronger community relationships and empower students to be more self-directed. This workshop presents clear examples of how this new culture has been achieved.
Smart School Design
School design can have a significant impact on the culture of learning in your school. New models of school design are emerging that support a wide range of learning styles and take full advantage of global communications. Access to powerful technologies can free designers to build smaller, more intimate schools. Alan examines school models from around the US and UK to illustrate powerful new ways of creating learning spaces.
Building Learning Communities
We now have tools to build and strengthen our learning communities. We have the opportunity to provide our students with authentic assesment relationships over the Web that can help dramatically improve student motivation. We can take advantage of the communication tools the Internet provides, such as blogs, IM, Skype, video conference or email. Research suggests many students are more willing to ask for help and accept criticism when they are online.