Presentation Title: Shhh!!! The Students are Learning: Being an Effective Classroom Facilitator
Presentation Description: Be a facilitator of learning rather than a deliverer of information. Develop strategies for managing a classroom where students can have a leadership role and the teacher becomes the classroom coach. Strategies and practical tips for designing and implementing units will be shared.
Presentation Description: The aim of this presentation is to show how blogs can be used to plan and design a paperless online lesson. To do that, I will start by defining what an online lesson is, its advantages and certain things we have to consider about it. I will also give a broad brush view on blogs before I start talking about planning and designing an online lesson using blogs. To end this presentation, I show a sample of an online lesson in Blogger.
Presentation Title: Record, Reflect & Share: VoiceThread as a Digital Portfolio
Presentation Description: Learn how VoiceThread can be used as a digital portfolio. This presentation includes management ideas, tips & tricks, and things to be aware of when using VoiceThread as a digital portfolio in the classroom. Examples of student VoiceThreads and resources have been shared so that you can see and hear what this looks like in the classroom.
Presentation Title: License to Cull with Creative Commons and yolink
Presentation Description: How do you find information which is public, and is it ethical to use it in another context? How is information being shared and what free tools can we use to make these tasks easier?
Creative Commons “provides free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof.” (http://creativecommons.org/about)
Yolink is a free Web 2.0 tool used to streamline the process of doing online research and integrates directly with Google Docs, allowing users to save web content straight to their Google Apps account, importing also the Creative Commons license if applicable.
Presentation Title: Teaching Kids To Think Using Scratch
Presentation Description: Scratch is a simple yet powerful programming language for children that is very easy to use yet contains many of the important programming constructs found in more “grown up” languages.
This presentation looks at some of the key ideas behind programming in Scratch, explores some possible tasks that students could be given to encourage problem solving and higher level thinking, and finishes with a snapshot of a student view into how Scratch is making a difference to learning.
Presentation Title: The Classroom Social Network: It’s not just Fun, It’s Fundamental to Modern Learning
Presentation Description: Social Networking has been around for the past 7 years give or take, but until recently hasn’t had a large presence in the classroom. I would like to show you the benefit of using various types of social networking in your own classroom to increase your student’s engagement in the classroom and give you tools to authentically assess their understanding via discussion boards and posting of videos/photos.