Technology Learning To Go Sessions
Experts have noted that the majority of K-12 online learning in the United States is likely to happen in blended learning environments--and districts and charters are already responding and creating a variety of different models to personalize learning for students. This session will involve deep participant discussion to explore what blended learning looks like in the trenches. What is it? What are the different models of implementation? How do schools get started? How does one evaluate what tools--software and resources--to use when creating the model?
TEACHING USING THE MOODLE LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The goal of this workshop is to help participants set up to use Moodle for one of their face to face classrooms. The session will focus on basic organization of your Moodle site, how to customize your site, managing your course files, providing resources (files, web pages, external web sites, image galleries) to your students, setting up the course calendar and schedule of events, and course communication tools. Additionally we will explore a variety of student learning activities that you can incorporate into your Moodle course: discussion forums, map activities, online assignments, assignment dropboxes, wikis, glossaries and other databases.
SCREENCASTING TO INCREASE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to improve communication and document student achievement through the use of free cloud-based applications like Jing and learn how to integrate those into their blog, wiki, or Moodle course. You will learn how to create interactive learning experiences that can be shared locally or through the Internet.
Tired of repeating yourself? How do you help kids get vital learning when they don't get it the first time, or are absent? Screencasting is an excellent way to create quick little demonstrations to send out to colleagues and students, and to have them respond back in the same way. It's pretty easy to send the link to the screencast via email - however, the power of these learning objects are that you can embed them into existing websites, such as a wiki, blog, YouTube, TeacherTube, SchoolTube or a collaborative website.
WEB 2.0 TOOLS TO ENGAGE LEARNERS
Watch as your classroom comes alive when students use Web 2.0 to create a digital classroom that allows history to be learned in a new and exciting way. Learn how teachers can faciliate learning and foster the use of technology to learn their content in a new way with greater depth and understanding.