Traditional history classrooms have centered around the teacher as the expert and students learning by wrote memorization. The 21st Century history classroom allows students to become historians by interacting with digital primary sources. This workshop shows how to turn a traditional classroom into a tradigital history classroom.
All Google All the Time
Everyone knows how to do a â€œGoogle Searchâ€ but fewer people know about many of Googleâ€™s other tools and resources. During this presentation, I demonstrate various other Google tools and services that will help your employees become more efficient users of the web thus saving time and money.
Powerful Tools 4 Challenging Times
In this presentation I explore the amazing and abundant free and affordable tools that we can use to offset costs, maximize effect and drive improvement in schools and businesses. I also explore topics like multi-tasking, quick researching and information literacy while seeking to help participants imagine ways they can empower students to become skillful in using the tools of today.
Engaging Learners with Digital Tools
In this session I share free tools as well as stories about schools and classrooms that have used them to engage learners and learning. I teach educators to use exciting tools to reach even the reluctant learners. I also explore some of the tools educators can use to engage kids are growing up online while teaching them to be responsible online.
Getting Personal with Social Media and Learning Networks
This session is an exploration of social networks as learning tools. Through numerous examples I will invite participants to begin developing their own Personal Learning Network. I will help participants see the effectiveness of these engaging learning environments, while sharing the importance of teaching good online behaviors. This workshop explores social media and how you can use it to your advantage. This training gives you the tools and knowledge you need to easily navigate the new world of social media. Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube, and social media tools such as blogs and wikis are introduced during this workshop.
iPads in the Classroom
The iPad has revolutionized access to information with its portability, countless applications and ease of use. So, how can teachers successfully integrate the iPad into the K â€“ 12 classroom and maximize its potential? This practical course provides instruction on the device as well as strategies for effective technology integration. Course participants will come away from this course with a wealth of ideas and tools that can be implemented immediately!