Upcoming Workshops & Resources

WORKSHOP: Media Literacy using Glogster

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DESCRIPTION: Media in the 21st century has had strong impact on our culture.  As technologies emerge which capatalize on visual communication, media has significantly influenced and shaped our perceptions, beliefs and attitudes.  As the rate of media consumption increases, learners must master the skills required to sift through the mass of information to determine what is essential and needed to continue lifelong learning.  During this workshop, participants will create a virtual poster project using Glogster, an up-and-coming Web 2.0 tool.  They will identify characteristics of persuasive writing and transfer their understanding to create engaging, interactive posters online.
(glogster photo: Tony Vincent's online article Glogs: Virtual Online Posters )

ISTE's NETS for Teachers Alignment

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2a. Teachers "design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity”.

2c.Teachers "customize and personalize learning activities to address students' diverse learning styles, working strategies, and abilities using digital tools and resources".

                                                                                                        - ISTE.org, Nets for Teachers


WORKSHOP: Active Learning using Podcasting

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DESCRIPTION: In order to construct meaning and a deeper understanding, students must be actively engaged.  Educators need to provide learners with a variety of opportunities to solve problems, communicate understanding, and apply what they have learned to a real life situation.  During this workshop, participants will learn how to create, integrate and assess quality podcasts and vodcasts as a type of authentic product of learning.

ISTE's NETS for Teachers Alignment

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2a. Teachers "design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity”.

2b. Teachers "develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable all students to pursue their individual curiosities and become active participants in setting their own educational goals, managing their own learning, and assessing their own progress".

                                                                                                       - ISTE.org, Nets for Teachers

Turning Promise into Practice

Podcast Series
Enhanced Learning using Wikis

In this episode, middle school teacher Ms. Rachel Wagner discusses the implications for creating a paperless classrooms by integrating wiki binders.