Event Day Schedule:
Mobile Learning Session #1: Amazing Organizational and Timesaving Apps for the Connected Teacher
Presented by Shelly Sanchez-Terrell at 11:00 – 11:30 am
Learning online can be an incredible journey, but at some point you may feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of resources. Do you ever feel as though you are suffering from informational overload? Do you often feel excited about a resource you have come across, but want to access that resource at a later date? Many free Web apps exist that can help you quickly save, bookmark, categorize, store, and share information. This webinar will share how to use these apps on computer or your mobile devices so that you can get organized and learn while waiting. Join Shelly Terrell as she examines these apps and explains how they can help educators save time and get organized.
Mobile Learning Session #2: Easy QR Code Projects to Differentiate and Energize Learning
Presented by Monica Burns at 12:00 – 12:30 pm
Would you like to differentiate your lessons to better meet your students' individual needs and learning styles? If so, QR code projects are a great way to modify and energize existing lessons so that you can differentiate the learning for each student. In this session, join Monica Burns as she introduces you to QR codes and discusses how to create QR codes, how to access them using mobile devices, and how to manage a classroom of enthusiastic students engaged in active learning and projects with QR codes. She will provide examples of differentiated lessons and projects that use QR codes and share tips for designing these lessons and projects for your classroom.
Mobile Learning Session #3: Some Amazing Mobile Apps that Changes How I Assess Students
Presented by Jayme Linton at 1:00 – 1:30 pm
Do you ever struggle with trying to figure out how well your students grasp a particular concept - so that you know whether they've "got it" or if you need to provide additional reinforcement? Mobile devices such as iPads and other tablets are amazing teaching and learning tools, but did you also know that they also make it easy for students to show you what they know? In this webinar, Dr. Jayme Linton will discuss how tablets and mobile apps changed how she assesses students' learning, and show how you can use them to make student thinking visible. Jayme will focus on a few specific apps, including Socrative, VoiceThread, and some whiteboard apps, that can be used to assess student understanding and discuss some of the ways in which you can use these apps for assessment.
Mobile Learning Session #4: Introduction to Coding on Mobile Devices: Anyone Can Do It!
Presented by Lauren Boucher at 2:00 – 2:30 pm
Every day, our world becomes more and more technology driven and yet thousands of lucrative jobs within the technology industry go unfilled due to a lack of qualified workers. As teachers, we have the responsibility of exposing our students to the types of skills that will enable them to be successful in the future. Coding, which encompasses computer programming, app development, and more is one of those particular skills. Join Lauren Boucher as she introduces the concept and skill of coding. She will explain the value of coding, cover the basics of how to code, and provide several mobile and web applications that allow students to code their own games and stories. Don't be intimidated - it's easier than you think!
Mobile Learning Session #5: Don’t Be a One and Done: Creative Ways of Reaching All Students with Multiple Apps
Presented by Matt Bergman at 3:00 – 3:30 pm
Are you a "One and Done" type of teacher? Do you find yourself using one app per lesson, when your students need and are thirsting for more? Many of us implement iPads this way; however, just as one type of instruction doesn't always fit all learning styles, one app doesn't always engage all students. Join Matt Bergman as he discusses creatively simple ways to use multiple apps in a lesson in order to reach all types of students. He will share how to create opportunities for all students to analyze, understand, apply, evaluate, collaborate, and create meaningful learning experiences in one class period. Come discover how you and your students can get the most out of your iPad experience.
Mobile Learning Session #6: iPhoneography for the Classroom
Presented by Luis Perez at 4:00 – 4:30 pm
Today's mobile devices have cameras that rival the image quality of more expensive traditional cameras. Amid concerns about copyright and digital citizenship, students can use these devices to capture their own images for presentations and digital story telling projects. In this presentation, you will learn about a variety of apps for capturing, editing, and sharing photos taken with a mobile device, as well as tips and tricks for improving the quality of your mobile photography. Join Dr. Luis Perez, a legally blind photographer, as he shares his own personal workflow for processing each image he takes with his iPhone, with before and after examples from his personal portfolio. Classroom applications for mobile photography will also be discussed.