edWeb.net is delighted to announce that ClassLink will be hosting Technology in Schools, a free professional learning community on edWeb. Through the community and edWebinars, ClassLink will provide district administrators, school leaders, and all educators with an online space to share ideas, examples, and resources that relate to integrating technology effectively in schools.
Research indicates that due to a heightened interest in visual materials combined with strong visual processing capabilities, many individuals with autism are attracted to and benefit from using technology. From devices, to apps, to smart home implementations, technology can help improve daily life for those on the autism spectrum immensely, and software and devices that are currently in development offer great promise for the future. In a recent edWebinar, Christian Karter, MA, Educational Technology Specialist at Monarch Center for Autism, reviewed the benefits of some of this helpful technology.
Looking to enhance student voice? In this edWebinar, learn more about using technology to enhance your students’ voices.
With the proliferation of technology in school and at home, parents are looking for direction on how to keep their kids’ media habits in check. Librarians, who are often at the front lines of media and tech in schools, can provide that crucial guidance. The discussions shouldn’t focus on denying technology, though, said Michelle Cooper, Library Media Specialist, White Oak ISD, TX in the edWebinar “Achieving Media Balance in a Tech-Immersed World.” Instead, librarians can help families learn how to maintain a healthy balance and become good digital citizens.
In this edWebinar, learn about both current and emerging technologies that hold great promise for individuals on the autism spectrum.
This edWebinar discusses best practices for using technology to improve student achievement and educator empowerment district wide.
Maps tell stories, explain, illuminate, and inspire. Students of all ages and across subject areas can benefit from using interactive maps to gather, analyze and interpret data, and gain insight into our world. In “How Online Mapping Activities Shape Learning Experiences for K-12 Students,” Charlie Fitzpatrick, K12 Manager at Esri; and Mike Wagner, Teacher at Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia, shared how online mapping can shape learning experiences for K-12 learners.
In this edWebinar, Michele Dawson and Kelly Urlacher discuss research-based approaches to improve access and equity for all learners.
In this edWebinar, Michelle Cooper, Library Media Specialist at White Oak ISD in Texas, shares tips and strategies to help reduce screen time and increase family time.
In this edWebinar, see why it’s good for all students to know GIS, how to start with easy-to-use online resources, and how to get free software.