In this edWeb webinar hosted by the Digital Learning community, Jeff Mao and Steve Garton, leaders of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative program, explored the increasingly diverse technology landscape to help educators make good decisions about devices, software, and digital content. Attendees learned how Graphite.org can help them find the next great learning app.
In our small school district, over a dozen teachers and 200 students participated in a project-based learning activity that allowed students to become self-published authors.
In this edWeb.net webinar hosted by the Essential Elements for Digital Learning community, Steve Garton, leader of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative program for a decade, showed us how to define your own success in a meaningful way through data, digital citizenship, and the national PTA standards. We also learned how to utilize these tools to reach out to parents, students, teachers, businesses, and taxpayers.
With digital resources such as eBooks, databases, and lots of amazing online tools, teachers have the opportunity to engage students both inside and outside the classroom like never before. In this edWeb.net webinar, Shannon McClintock Miller showed attendees how to use digital resources to keep young people excited about learning all throughout the year.
The labels change from day to day and school to school — “hybrid learning,” “flipped learning,” “competency-based learning,” “project-based learning” — pick your favorite adjective and add “learning.” What do they all have in common? Learning — and behind it all, technology. School leaders are right to focus on the learning but sometimes forget to worry about the technology.
Do you think of procurement in the same way you think of purchasing? Explore procurement strategies in today’s world of transparency and accountability, coupled with public funds in a school setting. How you shop for solutions can be as important if not more important than how you buy. Is leasing computer equipment a good idea? Is price the most important factor? In this edWeb.net webinar presented by the Essential Elements for Digital Learning community, project management and implementation was discussed.
Digital imagery offers countless new opportunities for teachers to assess student understanding. In this webinar, Sara Torpey considered practical approaches to both formative and summative student assessment that can be used immediately!
Are you tired of hearing, “How many sentences or paragraphs must we write?” Do you want to spark your students’ passion for writing? Are you looking for new ways to engage and inspire your students’ writing?
Interested in the many ways that digital images can be used to build critical thinking skills and student collaboration? Wondering how digital images can deepen and strengthen the learning going on in the classroom or library? In this session, Sara Torpey shared simple, practical strategies for incorporating digital images into everyday teaching!
What are the top apps, websites, and games for learning of 2014? In this webinar, Common Sense Graphite Certified Educator, Dr. Ruth Okoye, shared five of the top tools for 2014 by Graphite. Ruth demonstrated Shadow Puppet, Prodigy, Newsela, eduCanon, and Curriculet and gave specific examples of how to use them with students.