Teaching with Tablets: How To Integrate Tablets with Effective Instruction


Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 12.56.48 PMTablet carts are being rolled into classrooms across grade levels. In this webinar for the edWeb.net Mobile Learning Explorations community, presenters Doug Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Alex Gonzales, co-authors of Teaching with Tablets: How do I integrate tablets with effective instruction?, shared how to plan, deploy and integrate these exciting devices into your classrooms.  The session featured both instructional strategies and technology tips, based on a gradual release of responsibility (GRR) model of Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher. As technology coordinator, co-author Alex Gonzalez provided examples on how to effectively integrate the use of tablets with teaching strategies. Nancy, Doug, and Alex shared their experiences in integrating tablets across grades 6th through 12th by providing a foundation of instruction through GRR and an approach that focuses on function over tool.

The presenters shared strategies in using tablets for modeling, guided instruction, collaborative learning, independent learning, and formative assessment.  Doug, Nancy, and Alex provided tech tips on how to use tablet features to present content and engage students, as well as, apps that facilitate standards based instruction and assessment.  View the webinar to learn how to facilitate instruction and augment student engagement with tablets!

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Mobile Learning Explorations is a professional learning community (PLC) where educators and industry experts explore the potential of laptops, tablets, and other hand-held devices to enrich learning, to bridge the digital divide, and to extend learning beyond the traditional school day.  This program is co-hosted by ISTE MLN and SIIA.

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