Twitter To Improve Teaching and Learning
In this session, we will be working with educators to show them how to leverage Twitter as a vehicle to find their own learning opportunities and bring the world to their classroom, and their classroom to their world. Many educators are already using this medium to help facilitate great learning opportunities for their students and themselves, and we are hoping to help more educators jump on board.
Blogging as Professional and Student Portfolio
Blogging has become a tool that is used often in the classroom, but has also become a valuable tool for educators to use in their own professional learning. Aligning with Teaching Standards , this session will show you how to create a professional portfolio that will be invaluable for sharing, connecting, and reflecting on teaching practice.
Your Digital Footprint (Keynote and /or Workshop)
Description: We all have a digital footprint, as do our schools and organizations. “Googling” ourselves makes this apparent whether we have had any say in it or not. As individuals and as organizations, what can we do to actually shape this footprint? With open sharing of our learning, a digital footprint can easily be developed for either an individual, school or organization. This is not about branding as much as it is about modelling for our students that we are learners along with them.
3 Things Students Should Have Before They Leave High School
In our world today, a resume and a cover letter aren’t going to support our students to create opportunities. To adequately prepare students for the world that they live in, it is important that we use the opportunities that are in front of us and help students develop a network to connect with others, a digital portfolio that shows their learning and growth, as well as an About.Me page to bring all of these things together. In this presentation, we will look at what these could look like and how we could implement this at the K-12 level.
Google Tools for Administrators
There are many things that you can do with Google Apps for education that will make your life easier as an administrator, and lead to better learning opportunities for students and teachers. In this hands on session, we will look at things that will make our work much more efficient, while helping lead our communities to innovative opportunities for students.
Creating Blended Learning Environments
An online component should not be “blended”, but the norm in our classrooms. In our world that is extremely connected and digital, learning to create different opportunities to use online resources is extremely helpful for creating innovative learning environments that really tap into and create a true learning community. In this session, ideas will be shared to build upon for your own classrooms using different online mediums that are “real world” for our students.