Today, the Internet offers us a wide variety of tools that can be used to enhance your current curriculum. From mapping software and communication tools to wikis and online photo management, your students can find ways of learning and presenting new information in fun and motivating ways.
It may sound overwhelming, but in this session, learn how to effectively channel all of these resources together.
Breakout Session - "Student as Contributor: The Digital Learning Farm"
Alan November describes the "Digital Learning Farm" as a place where students come together to make valuable contributions to their classrooms for the benefit of their classmates and the world beyond their school's walls.
This session will focus on the ideas behind these contributions and will introduce participants to a toolset that will get their students moving in the direction of empowered, purposeful learning. Examples include tutorial creators, student scribes, curriculum reviewers and more.
Breakout Session - "Connective Learning: An Introduction to Google Tools in Education"
Learn how to tap Google’s free online toolset and knock down the walls of your classroom, engage students and make connections in new and exciting ways.
During this conference session you will build robust learning solutions that you can immediately apply in your classroom. Develop a custom search engine based on your particular subject area or unit of study. Create an interactive map for your literature, history, math or science class. With these and other open-ended tools, the options are endless.