2014 is right around the corner… Kick off the new year right by plugging into innovative sessions and workshops at upcoming conferences across the country! Whether you can make it in person or join in virtually, this is a great time to get connected to the best that ed-tech has to offer.
I’ll be starting out the year at FETC in Orlando from January 28-31. If you are planning to be there, I’d love for you to join me in one of my workshops as we explore the transformative potential of using technology in the classroom. Here are three opportunities… and remember to pre-register for these workshops early while there are still spots available!
Tuesday, January 28 – 8:00-11:00 AM
Ed-Tech Transformation: More than Meets the Eye
Today’s interactive, relational and tech-savvy students are not the same 21st Century learners we had the first decade of the millennium and our technology curriculum and integration shouldn’t be either! Join us as we explore proven and emerging ways to revolutionize your class and school with a technology-infused curriculum that drives student discovery, problem solving, collaboration and creativity, all while meeting the demands for academic achievement.
Thursday, January 30 – 8:00-10:00 AM
Digital Village: Using Technology to Increase Parent Involvement
By using Web 2.0 collaboration tools, parents become an integral part of your classroom and their child’s learning! With interactive demonstrations, free resources, best practices, and testimonials, you’ll move forward inspired to turn your classroom into its own digital village. In this interactive session, attendees will engage live demonstrations of collaborative web environments, explore best practices for implementation, view diverse examples, and delve into free, effective collaboration tools like blogs, wikis, Voicethread, video-conferencing, writing apps, online whiteboards – and more!
Thursday, January 30 – 1:00-3:00PM
It’s a Small World: Elementary Global Collaboration
Discover powerful web resources and best practices perfect for connecting young learners around the globe. Gain ideas for tools like Google Docs, Storybird, Voicethread, ePals, Skype, Flockdraw, Quadblogging and more. In no time, your students will be sharing videos, images, knowledge and skills; blogging; storytelling; and even creating websites with other students across the classroom or around the world.