Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Increase the Perception of Instructor Presence & Meaningful Feedback – David J. Goodrich & Dr. Richard Harris
Online learning is on the increase and shows no signs of slowing down. As universities endeavor to put their courses online, many run into problems when it comes to courses that require presentations such as the basic public speaking course. These courses are often required of all students at an institution. Questions of how faculty and administrators should consider offering presentation-based courses online will be addressed as well as the new options that arise for meaningful and timely feedback for learners as a result of emerging technology integration. Technological issues and best practices are discussed in this presentation.
Making and Taking Your Class Mobile using QR codes and the Daqri app – David Prindle
Daqri lets your students access all of your class content through their mobile devices. It supports YouTube videos, Google apps, and more. This app works on iOS and Android devices and is free for teachers.
The Changing Face of Education: How to Reap the Benefits of Using Social Media to Promote Education – Lori Banaszak & Nicole Seymour
Social media is leveraging web based and mobile technology that turns communication into an interactive experience. By using social media you are able to reach out and connect with your stakeholders. This session will inform how to use these social media tools and communicate more effectively. Participants will learn strategies to:
• Target – Stakeholders and community 24/7
• Build – Loyalty and relationships
• Grow – Student and program enrollment
The Digital Makeover of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives – Julia VanderMolen
Bloom’s taxonomy of educational objectives for learning has undergone a digital makeover. The Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Pyramid makes thinking about technology tools in this context a breeze. The session will explore how they can be used at various levels on the digital taxonomy to encourage higher level thinking and problem solving. The session will also provide teachers with some creative and innovative ideas for integrating Web 2.0 tools at each level. So come and find out what is blooming and help your students blossom.
Overcoming the Challenges of Incorporating Technology into the Classroom – Elizabeth Lavolette
Teachers who attempt to incorporate technology into the classroom face challenges related to various factors, including technological (e.g., blocked websites, shortage of computers), social (e.g., lack of support from supervisors and colleagues, privacy concerns), legal (e.g., ambiguity of fair use laws, ownership of online content) and personal (e.g., lack of expertise, fear of the unknown). First, the presenter will briefly outline the purpose of the session, which is to facilitate a discussion among educators of the challenges they face when trying to incorporate technology into the classroom and ideas for and experiences with overcoming these challenges. Then, she will open the floor to the attendees to discuss challenges that are relevant to them. Attendees will leave this session with new ideas for overcoming challenges, as well as a new awareness of possible challenges that may await them. Educators in all positions (pre-service, K-16 teachers, administrators, graduate students, researchers, etc.) are encouraged to attend and lend their perspectives to the discussion.
Keynote Breakout Session – Alec Couros
This post keynote session will be an open dialogue for conversations about open and networked education and the implications for educational technology and the future of online education.
I Can Do What With an iPad? – Melinda Waffle
The iPad can be a powerful productivity piece for teachers. It can give teachers untethered mobility within the classroom, the power of an interactive whiteboard, instant access to information and a variety of other functions all with the touch of an app. Learn about some apps other teachers have tagged as “need to know” for those using these devices in the classroom.
Data Tools for the Pre-service Teacher – Mitch Fowler
Looking to get a leg up on other applicants when it comes to student data? As a school data consultant, I’ve helped hundreds of teachers learn to use free data tools like MI School Data and Data 4 Student Success in order to analyze and discuss student data. Join me as we look at these free tools through the lens of a pre-service teacher. Leave with ideas on how to use these tools during your student teaching in order to be prepared to “talk data” during an interview.
Using TPACK to Integrate Web 2.0 Tools in the Middle School and High School Classroom – Karle Rewerts & Annie Kim
Many of us know of quite a few Web 2.0 tools that are great to use in the classroom. Students and teachers love playing around with applications such as Blabberize, Prezi, Voki, etc… However, sometimes it becomes a challenge to figure out how they fit into the curriculum properly. In this session we will discuss how you can integrate various popular Web 2.0 tools into your curriculum while using TPACK as a framework. We will also give various examples of how to use some of these tools effectively in different subject areas.
A Review of Mobile Device Use Policies in Public High Schools – Joshua Rosenberg
This presentation is a report on a pilot study which reviewed mobile device use policies in public secondary schools. Mobile devices are widely owned (Pew Internet Study, 2012) and have utility for teachers and students. However, stakeholders in are grappling with associated issues. For example, allowing mobile devices has many benefits including increased motivation and technology skill, but research has not shown direct improvements upon student learning. This presentation is about a pilot study of school’s mobile device use policies at 4 school district’s secondary schools, then classified each policy as allowed, selectively allowed, or prohibited. Next, a survey of the school district’s mobile device use policies was conducted: 100% selectively allowed mobile devices. This difference is an opportunity: why are so many school’s mobile device use policies prohibitive?
Project-Based Learning with Mobile Devices – Gary Abud, Jr. & Andrew Steinman
Participants will generate ideas for incorporating mobile devices into a project-based learning pedagogy. Maximizing opportunities to use technology within project-based learning will be the focus of this session.
Using Social Networking to Reconnect Teachers and Students – Jeffrey Fisher
In my years of teaching, I have seen a disconnection between some teachers and students. I believe that this disconnection stems from the fact that some teachers are not able to relate and understand the new 21st century learner that we are facing in our classrooms today. This type of learner craves spontaneous and quick-paced informational instruction. The student of today requires engagement throughout the entire day.
Using social networking teachers will also help approach the PROTECH method:
Parents – Social networking will encourage better lines of communication with Parents and students.
Responsibility – Social networking will open lines of communication and will help students become more Responsible for their work.
Ownership – Social networking will help teachers create open-ended tasks, which will allow students to take more personal Ownership for their work.
Thought-provoking – Social networking will help teachers create Thought-provoking assignments, which force students to “think outside the box” or think like there isn’t a box.
Excitement – Social networking will help teachers create new types of online assignments that will create a surge of Excitement among class members.
Collaboration – Social networking will help teachers create assignments that
encourage Collaboration among classmates, which will allow another avenue of knowledge input.
Higher standards – Social networking will encourage students to use online resources, which will allow them to take their work to Higher standards.
Finally, I have begun to take my teaching to the next level to maintain my connection with students through the use of social networking. The response thus far as been more than expected. I have noticed other teachers asking me questions and wanting to know what works and doesn’t work. My goal is that all the teachers in my district have some type of social networking presence on the Web that helps continually connect them with their students.