In this webinar, learn how essential it is for schools and districts to market this new communication tool to maximize the investment and improve connectivity in our “need it now” society.
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.
Digital resources are potentially cheaper, more flexible, more up-to-date, and more reflective of the kind of materials that all learners will need to become proficient with as they seek to prepare themselves for life and learning beyond school.
Trends come and go, but quality education will last a lifetime. In edWeb community, Blended Learning’s, latest webinar, attendees learned what best practice blended learning trends are, and how they can help support personalization of learning for each unique student. Webinar presenters, Tom Vander Ark, author of “Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World” and CEO of Getting Smart, an education advocacy firm, and Tim Hudson, experienced educator and Senior Curriculum Designer for DreamBox Learning discussed effective blended learning approaches that benefit students and teachers.
Between cell phones and tablets, it seems that nearly every student has access to a video camera today. This month, edWeb community, Mobile Learning Explorations, held a webinar about using video to enhance student learning. Webinar presenter, Richard Byrne, Digital Learning Consultant for Free Technology for Teachers, shared some of the ways that attendees’ students can demonstrate knowledge of content and process – through the use of free video creation apps and web tools.
Technology Resource Teacher Laura Briggs explored ideas and resources for incorporating STEM projects and hands-on activities into science and math while integrating mobile tools. Plans and implementation ideas were shared for organizing a school-wide STEM program, STEM nights, and STEM summer camps.
The new “Project-Based Learning” merges mobile learning, maker ed, STEM, and hands-on learning into Common Core-based curriculum for students. It encourages exploring mobile environments and immersing students in nature, engineering, and experiential learning.
The overall benefits of cloud based data and mobile management as well as touch and other usability features of these technologies are relevant for teaching reading and literacy as well as writing tools.
Teaching students and their families how to use mobile devices to access online resources gives them the ability to learn anytime and anywhere. As educators, we know that student achievement increases when parents are involved.