Creative, Personalized and Productive Classrooms: The Tech Tools you need

Location: Room Tower View Lobby, Table 42

Participate and share

[Participate and share : Poster]

Monday, June 26, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Location: Room Tower View Lobby, Table 42

Mandy Froehlich   Rachelle Poth   Rodney Turner  
The session will show ways attendees can quickly and easily integrate web tools to engage learners, inspire creativity and curiosity. Learn ways to transform instruction, create innovative, informative assessments and provide students a voice and choice in learning. Stop by to brainstorm ideas for engaging and motivating students

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: PC, Chromebook
Tablet: Android, iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: A google document with active links will be available as well as a QR code with links.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Innovative learning environments
ISTE Standards: Teachers : Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
Teachers : Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity
Students : Empowered learner
Related exhibitors: Atomic Learning , Swivl, Inc. , Squirrels LLC , Nearpod , Kahoot! EDU, Inc. , GoAnimate , Flipgrid , Edmodo , Buncee , Bloomz

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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

I will engage attendees in conversation to determine what areas they are looking for some ideas for classroom use, I also have a survey prepared for an interactive session, so that I can gear the content of the presentation more toward those present and represent the interests of those in attendance. I will share my experience with some of the tools, and how I began to integrate technology, the challenges and the benefits. Participants will see how to use some of these tools and how they increase student motivation, encourage creativity and choice, inspire curiosity and enable teachers to provide more personalized instruction for the students and enhance the communication and collaboration between teacher and students. Participants will have opportunities to interact using some of the assessment and backchannel tools and will also see sample student projects displayed through a Blendspace Lesson, on the computer monitor as well as projects which have been created in traditional format or printed from online creations. Attendees will have access to links showing many samples of student work and teacher created lessons, and how to use tutorials and resources. Main topics will include: use of an LMS or website for the class and resources (communication and collaboration), messaging and discussion tools for staying connected and collaborating, and the ways student creativity and voice are enhanced through projects using a variety of web tools for audio, interactive video lessons, and other project presentations formats. I will be focusing on several themes reflecting the ISTE standards including communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation and how digital tools can enhance these areas and serve the purposes of assessing, engaging and motivating students in their learning. The focus is on showing how technology opens possibilities for communication, collaboration and centers on using the assessment feedback to engage, respond and provide the most opportunities for students. Attendees will be able to scan a code or use the link to access the many resources online and through Google Documents. Participants will: My goal is that attendees will learn new ways to assess students, to provide opportunities for students to be creative, to collaborate and have more choices in their learning. Attendees should -be ready to integrate innovative tools to better engage, inspire and reach all learners in any course or level, -transform teaching and methods of assessments and instruction through technology to better understand the learners' needs, -create possibilities for student collaboration within the classroom and in a real-world setting in addition to communication outside the traditional classroom time and setting. - add additional resources for enhancing creativity in student work in the classroom I will share the links and examples to student stories where they have contributed their perspectives to blogs about the use and impact of these tools on their learning. https://padlet.com/rdene915/BlendedLearningPoth

Outline

I will be available to answer any questions attendees have and to engage them in conversation to find out how they are using technology in their classrooms. We will talk about projects, assessments, and different ways to engage and involve students more in having choices in their learning experiences. I will display many student samples, and have presentations available to show attendees how the tools are used and the benefits. I want to provide a very open, collaborative learning experience with my attendees and serve as a resource to share what has worked and really benefitted the students in my classroom, and also how I have benefitted as the teacher. The session will share some new ways to assess students, to provide opportunities for students to be creative, to collaborate and have more choices in their learning. I will share the experiences and reflections of my students and how technology and tools have opened up many learning possibilities and provided opportunities for advocacy, choice, and to keep students engaged. I changed my methods and involved students more in the decisions in our class, regularly asked for feedback, and used this information to guide our next steps. This new approach really worked out well and provided a lot of information that helped me as the teacher and also opened up more conversations and built relationships between peers in the classroom. I really enjoy the opportunity to work with individual attendees to share ideas and how we use technology, share my student work and also learn new ideas in the process. I will have Documents created with links to student samples and also paper format of projects available, many student works on display and readily available to share.
Many samples Buncee, TES Teach, Nearpod, Formative, Piktochart, Edmodo, Recap, FLipgrid, WeVideo, Atomic Learning, Kidblog, StoryboardThat, Playposit, Explain Everything and many tools for blended learning and extended learning opportunities.

Supporting research

As part of my Masters in IT program, I researched emerging technologies, stay current with information related to educational technology and integration. I have experience with the TPACK Framework, SAMR, and continue to build my knowledge through my PLN and reading books like As part of my Masters in IT program, I researched emerging technologies, stay current with information related to educational technology and integration. I have experience with the TPACK Framework, SAMR, and continue to build my knowledge through my PLN and reading books like Teach Like a Pirate, Learn Like a Pirate, Learn Like a Pirate, Launch, PersonalizedPD, Hacking Leadership, What Connected Educators Do, Digital Leadership RESEARCH As part of my Masters in IT program, I researched emerging technologies, stay current with information related to educational technology and integration. I have experience with the TPACK Framework, SAMR, and continue to build my knowledge through my PLN and reading books like Teach Like a Pirate, Learn Like a Pirate, Launch, PersonalizedPD, the Innovators Mindset, Hacking Leadership, The Global Educator, What Connected Educators Do Differently, Digital Leadership, Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools by Michael B. Horn, Heather Staker, Clayton M. Christensen; Flipped Learning Gateway to Student Engagement by Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams, Make, Learn, Succeed (Create) and Digital Citizenship (ISTE books), Creating Innovators by Tony Wagner, Creative Schools by Sir Ken Robinson, Inquiry and Innovation in the Classroom, Pure Genius Inquiry and Innovation in the Classroom. I also stay informed through educational and technology websites and blogs. I work to stay informed of new opportunities to provide for my students. I regularly read EdSurge, Edutopia, TeachThought, MIndshift, Getting Smart and several other blogs to stay up to date. I have been integrating Project Based Learning as well and refer to the Bucks Institute for information and also rely on information provided through ISTE publications, including the Global Educator, Tech Tools for the Classroom, Mobile Learning Implementation by Carl Hooker, and participate in Professional Development webinars and Twitter chats to continue to learn and share ideas. Common Sense Education resources

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Presenters

Mandy Froehlich, Ripon Area School District

Mandy Froehlich is the Director of Innovation and Technology for the Ripon School District in Wisconsin where she supports educators in creating innovative change in their classrooms. She is an adjunct for UW-Oshkosh in Instructional Technology, and believes that teaching pre-service teachers the power of growing their PLN and innovative thinking is one of the most powerful ways to support the future of education. In addition, Mandy is the Public Relations Coordinator for edCamp Oshkosh. She consults with districts in the effective use of technology to support learning, and has presented at conferences such as Midwest Google Summit and TIES.


Rachelle Poth, Rivervew Junior Senior High School

I teach Spanish and STEAM. I am an attorney and have a Master’s Degree in IT. I am Communications Chair for ISTE MLN, President-Elect and Innovations and Resources Co-Chair for Teacher Education Network, PAECT Historian. I was selected as 2017 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by PAECT ( ISTE affiliate). I was named one of “20 to Watch” leaders by NSBA. I am a Common Sense Educator, Buncee Ambassador, Edmodo Certified Trainer, Nearpod PioNear, TES Ambassador as well as several others. I wrote chapter 3 of Edumatch “Snapshot in Education”, on Blended Learning and Chapter 6 of ISTE’s “Gamify Literacy”.


Rodney Turner, Techy Turner

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June 25-28, 2017

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