Happy New Year! I hope this message finds each of you well… and finds many of you anticipating this week’s Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando, Florida!
As a featured speaker for this year’s conference, I can hardly wait to spend time with colleagues and friends, while also making new connections and getting to work with so many incredible and eager educators!
Below you can find a list of places to find me during the conference… as well as a list of my workshops and sessions.
If you will be there, please be sure to say hello!
ISTE’s Verizon Mobile Learning Academy Meet-Up
For past and current VMLA coaches and participants.
Thursday 3:45 – 4:30 p.m. — Exhibit Hall Booth #2155
Florida Society for Technology in Education (FSTE):
Annual Meeting & Future of FSTE Discussion for current and interested members
Friday 12:00 – 12:40 p.m. — Room S230G
Workshops & Sessions:
Teach for Deeper Understanding With Mobile Devices (Workshop info)
Tuesday 8:00-11:00 a.m. – Hyatt Regency Hotel – Bayhill 25
Explore the ability for a mobile device-enriched implementation of the Teaching for Understanding (TfU) framework to promote deeper understanding. The ideal pairing of mobile devices with the TfU framework has the potential to facilitate deep student understanding and knowledge construction. You’ll explore the dynamic integration of infographics, video games, simulations multimedia tools and other innovative cross-platform student applications. Create your own mobile device-enriched unit, ready to use or share when you return to school! (Preregister for workshops here.)
Powerful Technology Centers for Elementary Students (Workshop Info)
Tuesday 4:00-7:00 p.m. – Hyatt Regency Hotel – Bayhill 25
Whether for reading groups, math activities or creative projects, centers are an ideal way to provide differentiation, independence and discovery learning in the elementary classroom. By integrating easy-to-implement technology activities into these centers, every student, from kindergarten to fifth grade, can enhance their learning experience while developing progressive technology skills. In this interactive workshop, you will gain firsthand experience of six Independent Technology Centers, each providing samples, ideas for extended applications, tutorials, adaptive lesson and rubric templates for K-2 and 3-5. (Preregister for workshops here.)
It’s a Small World: Elementary Global Collaboration (Session Info)
Friday 10:00-11:00 a.m. – OCCC – South 330 A
In this interactive session, attendees learn about powerful web resources and best practices that are perfect for our youngest learners. With ideas for tools like Google Docs, Storybird, Voicethread, Skype, Flockdraw, and more participants will learn how to find other teachers and classes who are interested in collaborating, how to set-up 21st Century learning activities that promote global awareness and real world problem solving, and easily implement these new tools in their classroom. In no time, elementary students can be blogging; digital storytelling; sharing videos, images, knowledge or skills; and even creating websites with other students across the classroom and around the world.