One of the latest trends in edtech is “app smashing,” but what is it? App smashing is the process of using – or “smashing” – different apps together to complete tasks and create rich student projects. App smashing can help maximize the potential of digital tools by combining their features and functions.
Most educators know what cyberbullying is, and what sexting is – but how prolific are these behaviors with youth? What are effective and ineffective responses? How are cyberbullying and sexting interconnected? There are a lot of misconceptions out there.
Games can be powerful vehicles to support learning, but their success in education hinges on getting the assessment part right. FSU Professor Valerie Shute explored how games can use stealth assessment to measure and support the learning of critical 21st century competencies. She discussed what stealth assessment is, why it is important, and how to develop and accomplish it.
Flipagram is a relatively new app that enables users to make short videos about any subject by using selected Instagram photos. Almost all students are on Instagram, and this presentation covered how to use the app to help students learn.
New and effective approaches to learning and teaching in the school library program were shared in this webinar. This one hour could transform your library into a Think Tank! With strong rationale for brain-based learning coming from successful practice, neuroscience, and standards reform, presenters Paige Jaeger and Mary Ratzer explored why and how it works.
Dr. Spike Cook provided a framework for both current and aspiring administrators to connect parents, teachers, and community stakeholders through a variety of social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, as well as podcasting and blogging.
eBooks present exciting opportunities for educators. Yet the possibilities can be overwhelming and confusing. Where do you start? What lessons have worked? How do they align to Common Core Standards? How do you use them with students with various learning abilities or at various reading levels?
Paul Ryan, Superintendent of Three Way ISD (TX), joined the district in 2013. He was faced with challenges such as Average Daily Attendance level that was putting the district in danger of losing state funding, a perception from nearby communities that the district was dying, and the loss of students because parents were told the district was cutting sports.
As 1:1 and BYOD programs are becoming more mainstream, equity issues beyond access to devices are arising in schools. In this special event presented by CoSN, the presenters explored the various types of digital inequities and how to address them. Marie Bjerede, CoSN’s Project Director for the Leadership for Mobile Learning initiative, began the session by framing the digital equity issue and sharing CoSN’s mobile learning resources.
Writing, and associated Speaking and Presentation, is the method by which we show our thinking. How do we plan for and execute instruction at the deepest levels of cognition (DOK 3 and 4) using writing and speaking to synthesize learning and assess student performance?