In this edWeb.net webinar for the EdTech Innovators community, Education Technology Specialist Hanna Shekhter shared how she uses iPads, apps, and green screen paint to help students create interactive videos. These videos help students learn social studies, foreign languages, and even take virtual field trips.
In this edWeb.net EdTech Innovators webinar, attendees learned how one principal is using technology to connect students and teachers. Delsia Malone, Principal of W.E. Striplin Elementary School in Gadsden, AL, discussed how she personally models technology use for both teachers and students, and why she made the decision to incorporate technology into all aspects of her school.
In this webinar, Matt Akin, superintendent of the Piedmont City School district in Alabama, discussed the driving factors behind his technology strategy for the three-school district, including a focus on why technology is particularly important for rural communities.
As a teacher, Todd Nesloney was active on Twitter and as a blogger. Based on his social media presence, which showcased his love of project-based learning, Navasota School District offered him a job as principal at an underperforming fourth- and fifth-grade campus, along with the rare opportunity to transform the school from the ground up.
You don’t necessarily need the newest, shiniest gadget to engage kids. In this edWeb.net edTech Innovators webinar, librarian and tech guru, Todd Burleson, Resource Center Director at Hubbard Woods Elementary at Winnetka, IL, discussed how he used Peter Reynolds’ book, The Dot, to inspire creativity and teach his students in his K-4 school about Braille alphabets, Morse code, splatter painting by Jackson Pollock, and pointillism by Seurat and Lichtenstein.
This past school year, Hilliard City Schools in Ohio convened a technology task force to decide what direction the district should move in. In this EdTech Innovators webinar, Chief Technology Officer Rich Boettner detailed how various stakeholders built a shared vision for the future of the district, which involved combining a 1-to-1 rollout with blended learning.
Webinar presenter, Scott Merrick, v-Learning Support Specialist, Academy Coach, v-Lead Teacher, and All-Stars Lead Learner at the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools in Tennessee, discussed how he went from being a private school teacher to being a vLearning specialist in the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools.
edWeb community, EdTech Innovators, presented a wide-ranging May webinar, in which presenter, JD Ferries-Rowe discussed how he, as CIO of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Indianapolis, IN, brings together BYOT, hands-on PD, and flipped learning to help teachers create a mobile and dynamic classroom experience.
Webinar Presenter, Dr. Joe Mazza, Director of Connected Teaching, Learning & Leadership at North Penn School District in Lansdale, PA, discussed what a director of connected teaching, learning and leadership does, and how he came to be one. He shared the tools that he used to create a connected and transparent learning environment in his district, and also discussed how social media can expand educators PLNs and help them share ideas with dedicated and innovative peers around the world.
One of the main ways to engage students in class projects is to let them pick a topic they’re passionate about!