Tools of Engagement: Transforming the Elementary Classroom
Listen and learn : Lecture
Sunday, June 24, 3:00–4:00 pm
People's Choice winner. Witness how student engagement can be innovative through the use of podcasting, blended learning and student choice. It’s about how our students learn today not how we learned yesterday! Learners will be able to implement a classroom podcast station, investigate station choices and examine blended learning ideas using Canvas LMS.
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||If you would like to participate in the presentation, make sure you have a google account. You'll also need to download the Pod Bean app if you would like to create your first podcast in the session. You can also visit the site to create a channel online. Podbean
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Subject area:||Language arts, Math|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
Learning Outcomes: Learners will be able to implement a classroom podcast station, investigate station choices, and examine blended learning ideas.
Learners will also get access to classroom resources that will support blended learning strategies of student choice.
-Personalized Learning Menus 10 minutes
1. peer-to-peer interactions
What are some items you can add to the choice part of the
-Blended Learning tools 10
1. Hyperlinks to investigate choices
2. peer-to-peer interactions
Which could you implement and use tomorrow?
- Student Voice 15 minutes
1. Investigate and create podcast station using Podbean
-Student Ownership 10 minutes
1. Investigate Google Sites for student eportfolios
-Witness blended learning in action 5 minutes
1. Student created videos
My innovation plan
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Gablinsky, P. B. (2014). A case study and teacher relationships and the effect on student learning. Rhode Island: University of Rhode Island DigitalCommons.
Horn, M. B., Staker, H., & Christensen, C. M. (2017). Blended: Using disruptive innovation to improve schools. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Kieschnick, W. (2017). Bold School: Old School Wisdom + New School Technologies. NewYork: International Center for Leadership in Education.
Sinek. S. [TEDx Talks]. (2016, July 14). Start with why how great leaders inspire action [Video File]. Retrieved from URL https://youtu.be/u4ZoJKF_VuA
Sheninger, E. C. (2016). Uncommon learning: Creating schools that work for kids. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
Melissa Summerford is a 14 year veteran elementary teacher of students from ages 4 to 9 who is a passionate advocate for student and technology integration. She has created a blended learning classroom environment with 12 Chromebooks, 1 iPad, and 3 Kindles. You can find her @SummerfordStars.