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Precon Session for MACUL 2013
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Presenter: Mary Phillips
The iPads Primer: Getting Started with iPads in the Classroom
Has the iPad bug bitten you yet? iPads are transforming learning in classrooms everywhere and they can transform learning in yours, too! Come discover how iPads increase student engagement, make content accessible for diverse learners, and create learning opportunities aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). We’ll explore a tasting menu full of hands-on activities and engaging instruction that will cover everything you need to know to successfully implement iPads in your classroom. Topics will include: iPad basics, evaluating and finding apps, high impact learning activities, aligning to the CCSS, and much more.
Presenter: Andy Losik
Video Production with Little Kids You don’t need a fancy camera or expensive studio to create fantastic video projects with students of any age. You can do it with the devices and equipment you haul back and forth to school with you every day.
Mac, PC, iOS 6, and Android-using participants will learn how a great production depends more on creativity and planning than platform. We will learn tips and techniques with a number apps and applications on a variety of devices while we let our innovation shine.
Participants will explore the many practical applications where video production can make a big difference in a classroom with any aged student. Digital story problem making, digital story telling, cinematic narratives, and finding ways for kids to flip their own classrooms will all be explained in detail with participants creating their own while using what they brought with them to the session.
It’s not rocket science and doesn’t take a lot of spiffy gear. It’s also a lot more fun.
Presenter: Mary Phillips
Beyond the Bubble: Showcasing Student Learning with iPads
Tired of bubble sheets? Some of the best apps for education create imaginative opportunities for students to showcase their learning. Furthermore, the Common Core State Standards make a compelling case for providing students with opportunities to explore new digital media. Break away from bubble sheets and discover apps that allow students to stretch their imaginations and allow you to assess their learning. We’ll dive into formative and summative assessment ideas that are easy to implement and designed to assess all levels of understanding. Plenty of hands-on instruction, examples from the real world, practical strategies and just a little pedagogy for implementation will provide you with tools you need to start using iPads to assess student learning right away. This upbeat session will be the perfect companion to “The iPad Primer” or a perfect standalone for anyone who wants to integrate iPads into classroom instruction and assessment.
Purpose: To assist Elementary Educators in utilizing technology tools for integrated instruction as well as networking within the profession.
Mission: We believe that Elementary Educators can enhance student academic achievement, foster higher order thinking, and begin developing 21st century communication skills by effectively using and integrating educational technology.
MACUL 2013: March 20 - 22, Cobo
SIG Elementary Education offers everything an elementary educator could want when it comes to learning more about integrating technology into their teaching.
Detroit Brewing Company @ 11:30 on March 21, 2013.
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What is SIG Elementary Education?
SIGEE is a network of educators who have a strong interest in utilizing technology with K-6 students. SIGEE strives to provide elementary educators with the tools necessary to successfully integrate technology into the K-6 curriculum.
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