This presentation provides a look at thirteen major literacies — traditional, information, visual, critical, media, tool, digital, data, global, economic, civic, health, and historical. The focus is on embedding them into the curriculum in a meaningful way to ensure students master the skill-set for each. The presentation includes resources, tips, tricks and successful practices to help students internalize these important skills.
iPads for Teaching and Learning
With the number of iPads coming into schools, this presentation provides educators at all levels with tips, ideas, and pedagogical strategies for both teaching and learning with the iPad. Successful practices for teaching with the iPad will be highlighted and iPad apps will be presented that target each cognitive level of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy (2000). Both formative and summative assessment utilizing the iPad, and synchronous and asynchronous collaboration between teacher and student and student to student, will also be addressed. The presentation also provides some specific hardware and software solutions for screencasting and projecting.
A Picture is Worth 1000 Words: Using Infographics as a Creative Assessment
An infographic is a visual representation of information. Come learn tips and tricks for using student-created infographics as an authentic assessment. The presentation will showcase how infographics are created and concentrate on the student literacy skills necessary to research, critique, summarize, and communicate information in a visual way to reach their audience.
Connecting Your Classroom to the Future: Predictions and Predicament
This presentation takes a look at technological predictions and predicaments that have informed the direction of current instruction, and ponders a few questions about teaching for the future. How can teachers design curriculum that embeds technology in a meaningful way? What tools should the classroom technology toolbox contain? What are the management strategies to facilitate this connected classroom?
R.I.P.: Respect for Intellectual Property
The right of the creator to protect their intellectual property is not "dead". With the advent of tools that allow ripping, burning, mashing, and editing, there is a lot of confusion as to what can be done with content found online in support of teaching and learning. This presentation takes a common-sense look at how educators can both mentor and teach respect for intellectual property as part of the research process and project-based learning.
Digital Storytelling Meets the Common Core
Digital storytelling across the content areas is used as an assessment at all levels to showcase student mastery of content knowledge. With the Common Core's inclusion of the use of digital technologies throughout the standards, digital storytelling is the perfect tool for communicating content knowledge using the a digital toolset. Come learn about the apps, software, and online tools that make this easy to utilize in the classroom!
HOTS for Bloom's
Bloom's Taxonomy provides a research-based model to organize the cognitive skill set we all utilize as we learn and master new content. The iPad, with its access to thousands of great creation apps, is perfect to help students move through the lower order thinking skills (remembering and understanding) and showcase their content mastery and creativity using the higher order thinking skills of applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating. This presentation will provide you with ideas and activities for the use of the iPad to target these important higher order thinking skills!
Following Change to Lead Change
Once you begin to follow change leaders, you can become one yourself! Creating a personal learning network is a practical, professional, and pedagogical way to collaborate and learn. You can use your PLN to learn from others, ask for help on any topic, and contribute your ideas and thoughts. Come learn what a personal learning network is, why you would want to participate in one, and learn how to start using various online tools to build your own personal learning network and lead the change in your school, district, or university.