The InterACTIVE Classroom: Making Intelligence Interactive
Explore and create : BYOD
Tuesday, June 25, 11:45 am–12:45 pm
Location: Room 117
Joe Merrill Kristin Merrill
Education today should be interactive. Unfortunately, many classrooms today are the exact opposite. They have become places where information is delivered and disseminated to students. Discover easy and applicable ways to make the teaching and learning in your classroom more interactive.
|Audience:||Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices required|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Some of the main apps discussed will be:
Power Point / Google Slides
Additional Equipment/Materials include:
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Innovative learning environments|
|Subject area:||Language arts, Math|
|ISTE Standards:||For Education Leaders:
Participants will know and be able to integrate technology like Chatterpix, Apple Clips and Legend to create more student centered lessons and student created multimedia projects as a result of their participation.
Specific skills like green screen, animation and student creation will be introduced and practiced during the presentation.
-Introduction (10 min)
Discussion of modern day classrooms--same proven pedagogy but need to update the presentation of information for the next generation of students.
-Top 10 Tools to Integrate in the classroom (10 min)
Quick rundown of the various Ed Tech tools and apps that the audience will learn about and create with.
-Interactive Discussion/Work Time (35 min)
Discussion/Interactive lesson on the ways these apps and tools can be integrated into all grade levels and subject areas. Audience will participate in mini device-based activities, polls and games that will show the ease of the applications while seeing how they can be added into a preexisting lesson.
-Reflection (5 min)
Time for audience to ask questions and reflect (interactively) via video.
Dive Into Inquiry by Trevor McKenzie
Ditch That Textbook by J. Matt Miller
How Technology Influences Teaching and Learning https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/articles-and-essays/the-teaching-forum/how-technology-enhances-teaching-and-learning/
Teaching With Technology in 2018
Joe is a first grade teacher from Naples, FL. He has 8+ years of experience working in primary grade levels, and has been 1:1 four of those years. Joe is the author of the FREE “#AppSmashing with @MrMerrillsClass” (Vol. 1 & 2) eBooks, and is a co-moderator of the #FlipgridFever Twitter chat. You can find him on social media at: @MrMerrillsClass and on www.themerrillsedu.com.
Kristin is a fourth grade teacher from Naples, FL. She is an ambassador for: Flipgrid, Seesaw, and Classkick. Kristin has co-hosted events like Ed Camp Flipgrid, and is also one of the moderators of the #FlipgridFever chat. She and her husband (Joe) are both featured on the Microsoft EDU web series: "Journey to Microsoft," which is available to view on Youtube now! Kristin has been teaching for over 12 years and works hard to engage students in learning by reaching them in ways that are responsive, relevant and interACTIVE through the intentional infusion of technology in the classroom!