Chris' presentation will challenge us to model the way using social media and technology in our schools. Just as the tools have great power for students, the same is ture for the adults and we must be learners together. He will look at various tools that have powerful professional value and also consider the challenges and risks of engaging in the social space.
Gaming has been prevalent for years, but its use in the classroom has shifted significantly. Participants in this session will have a chance to hear how challenges have been created for students to complete on a classroom level and an individual level through the school wide Affinity game. Are you up for the challenge?
Learn about several iPad apps that work well in conjunction with Discovery Education Science and Social Studies Techbook. This session will explore apps that have a practical application with iPad and Techbook, which will help you utilize these tools in a classroom.
This session will feature science and math integrated lesson ideas for grades 6-12. As well, participants will be given a resource with strategies that utilize technology for math instruction and assessment.
The Discovery Educator Network is full of royally talented educators. Nobody knows this better than your DEN Team. Join @DENPrincess as she shares some of her favorite projects, classroom tips, and ideas discovered through connections with DEN members.
What are infographics? Why do they delight and confound us? How do they fit into your classroom and curriculum? During this webinar you'll explore how infographics mash-up data and visuals to tell a story and try tools such as Gap Minder and Easl.ly to construct one of your own.
Go back in time to investigate like only Discovery can through the use of the interactive Investigations in Social Studies Techbook. This session will explore the various types of Investigations in the Social Studies Techbook courses and demonstrate how students will be immersed in issues from the past.
Get connected and start collaborating! This session will offer many practical ideas, resources, and tools to get your students collaborating and learning with others inside your classroom and with others throughout the world!
Presentations are suppose to be graphic heavy but then what happens when they are shared without a presenter? Watching a presenter is great but where is the stuff? Hello MoveNote! A free app that overlays presentations with video. Middle schools students are doing it and you can too!
DiscoveryEducation.com links to FREE content, curriculum and challenges for parents, students, and educators. Join us to browse through invaluable resources organized before you login to your DE account. From webinars and virtual field trips to web 2.0 tools there's sure to be something here for you.
This session will discuss ways educators can engage and empower the girls in their classrooms. An organization created in Texas will be discussed as an example of building community among girls interested in STEM fields.
Laptops, Tablets, Chromebooks - all are vying for scarce school dollars as we bring technology to every child. This dynamic session explores the pros and cons of today's tools, and provides a roadmap to the future.
The Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada has a vision of 100,000 students in online and blended learning by 2015-16. Find out how we are building a culture of grassroots change to online and digital learning.
The good news? It's the end of April. The so-so news? It's (only) the end of April. Make the most out of the time remaining this school year with these digital tools, resources and hands-on activities.
Let's focus on highly effective, free, digital technologies that will engage students in meaningful ways to demonstrate their learning. When students are asked to master engaging tasks to demonstrate what they have learned, performance increases and knowledge is retained long-term.
Students can create an unlimited number of projects and presentations using Board Builder. Come to this session to see some exemplary boards and look at Board Builder from a student's perspective.
The DEN is one of the largest and most active educators communities around. Educators share ideas, questions, and resources with each other in a variety of ways, including Twitter. This session will help you join the fun.
The Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook has many resources for exploring concepts. Allowing students to experience that content in a station based experience gives them multiple opportunities for learning. This session will focus on examples of social studies station based lessons and how they can be created using the Techbook.
You’ve bought the devices and invested in training yet many classrooms aren’t making the transition. What’s holding certain teachers back while others flourish? Let’s tackle systemic beliefs and find a path towards truly transforming schools from the inside leading to more engaging experiences.
Many learners with autism are highly motivated by the iPad. This presentation will focus on how to utilize that motivation to gets students interacting with you while using the iPad functionally.
Flipped Classrooms have been a hot topic in the midst of a digital shift in education. But how does one begin the process of turning instruction upside-down? This session shows simple, practical steps educators can take to begin a partial or full-scale flipped classroom.
How to Design an Info-graphic with 1 PowerPoint slide provides: 1) Info-graphics - what are they and how to use them 2) How to quickly design an Info-graphic with PowerPoint 3) 5 Info-graphic templates
Be the one of the first educators to see how the New Discovery Math Techbook will support you and your students in the advancement of 21st C learning, Common Core Standards and Mathematical Practices for Grade 6 through Algebra II.
Science in the Virtual World: Using Discovery Education Science Techbook Explorations and Virtual LabsPatti Duncan
Virtual science experiences allow students to see and do things that would be difficult in the classroom. Whether they are working with dangerous materials, speeding up time, or visualizing processes too small or large to see with the naked eye these learning tools help open a whole new world of possibilities. This session will deal with strategies for using these virtual experiences in an engaging and effective way.
Take a look at Discovery Education from your students' perspectives. We'll sign in as a student and explore the student center view and all the resources and information that's available to them.
Don't think you have time to integrate technology into your classroom? Check out these ten technology infused activities that you can do in ten minutes or less, with under ten minutes of prep time.
Learn how to use games and apps to teach essential skills such as following directions, checking progress, and prioritizing tasks.
Fifth graders from Greenville have been working hard to change the world. They would like to put a stop to cyber bullying! This session will explore what they have done so far, what they are doing now, and how you and your students can become a part of the process to stop cyber bullying once and for all.
How can we increase student achievement and engagement in a time when our classrooms are taken over by Common Core, prescribed lessons, and high-stakes testing? By giving students choice! We will explore how to inspire and challenge students through Genius Hour, maker challenges, Project Based Learning, and gamification. Learn how to teach the skills of collaboration, communication, and critical thinking through standards-based content creation that will prepare your students for future success.
Our experience hosting the Virtual Conference was rewarding because it exemplified the types of teaching and learning opportunities we're fostering and supporting locally. Not only did we get to learn about exciting new and existing resources, but we did so via a medium that connects people and ideas that extend beyond those within our physical boundaries. We believe it's our professional responsibility to share and discuss what's possible and are grateful for the Discovery Education Network for its efforts to help teachers and students everywhere.
David J. Vitale, Ph.D.
Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Watertown Unified School District Watertown, WI