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6 Mobile Resources That You’ll Want to Use in Your Classroom Now!

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Monday, June 24, 4:00–5:00 pm
Location: 122B

Dr. Peña Bedesem   Dr. Lucretia Fraga   Christina Nording   Kendre Perry   Rachelle Dene Poth   Charri Stratton  
Come and meet educators from K-16 to discuss a variety of digital resources you can use in your classroom now. You will explore various digital resources available to support your learners as well as strategies to successfully implement. Join us and have some fun!

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Any apps which are needed will be posted on the conference website, and can also be added during the session.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Online tools, apps and resources
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
  • Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation
Related exhibitors: Buncee , Google, Inc. , Flipgrid , Nearpod

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

One challenge instructors face is finding new ways to promote communication collaboration, critical thinking and creative expression with students as well as providing students access to the resources and support they need. In this session, participants will be introduced to a variety of tools for communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creative expression. Participants will begin to explore and learn about a variety of tools from the presenters. Additionally, all participants will discuss how these tools can be used to increase student communication, collaboration, critical thinking and encourage creativity and choice, to inspire curiosity.

The focus of this session will be MLN leaders demonstrating how these tools can be used to enhance the communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creative expression for students. A variety of examples from the presenters as well as examples from participants will be collected synchronously and provided during the session. Simply, we will share our experiences with these tools, invite participants to share their ideas and contribute to a collaborative document or backchannel communication tool to share with those in attendance.

Participants should be ready to explore innovative tools to better engage, inspire and reach learners in any course or level, and transform teaching through technology. Additionally, participants will create possibilities for student collaboration within the classroom and in a real-world setting in addition to communication outside the traditional classroom.

By exposing students to various technology tools, teachers will be able to provide more student voice and choice when designing projects and sharing their depth of knowledge about various learning standards. This is where true learning will take place for students.

A successful presentation will be when the collaborative document with specific curricular examples to promote communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creative expression are shared with those in attendance as well as the larger ISTE community. #notatiste


The session would start with a brief overview of the content to be covered and introduction of presenters. (5 minutes)

During the session, each presenter will introduce, provide a general overview, demonstrate the functionality and give several examples of how each tool can be used in one or more areas of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creative expression. We will work through each of the tools presented, spending approximately 35 minutes of the session interacting with each tool and providing time for participants to explore on their own and discuss at their tables.
Participants will have time throughout the session to interact and share ideas, with a good portion of time reviewing examples and trying some of the different tools being presented. (35 minutes)

Presenters will interact with participants at their tables to brainstorm additional curricular ideas for how students can benefit from these tools or their applicability to professional development training. Each table will then add their ideas to the collaborative document. Time permitting a game may be included as part of the session. (15 minutes)

The remaining time will be reserved for questions and sharing ideas from the session. (5 minutes)

Supporting research

Learn First, Technology Second By Liz Kolb, ISTE -
Empowered Learners 4 truths and 4 myths ISTE
Make, Learn Succeed by Mark Gura, ISTE -
Empowered Learners 4 truths and 4 myths ISTE -
Providing Choices -
Personalized Learning
Digital Tools for engagement -
EdTech Classroom Tools -
Best Web Tools -
Technology Tools -
Digital Assessment Tools -
Hands On Personalized Learning -

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Dr. Peña Bedesem, Kent State University
Dr. Lucretia Fraga, The University of the Incarnate Word
Christina Nording, Milton West Elementary School

Christina Nording is a Library Media Technology Specialist, prior to this career change, she taught fifth grade for 21 years. Transforming teaching and student learning is a passion of hers. She believes technology is the gateway to make the impossible possible when it comes to student learning and empowerment. Christina is an Apple Teacher, 2018 Wisconsin Public Education Innovative Educator, Schoology Ambassador, Seesaw Ambassador, Flipgrid Certified Educator, Nearpod Certified Educator and a member of the ISTE Mobile Learning Network Leadership Team.

Kendre Perry, Milford Schools

Kendre Milburn is a 5th grade Science teacher in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in Houston, TX and the Social Learning Chair for the Mobile Learning Network Leadership Team. She has presented on AR and VR in the classroom, Formative Assessment Tools, Generation Z, Engaging Presentation Tools, and Google Tools for Learning. She is a Google Certified Educator Level 1 and Level 2, Pear Deck “Inspearational” Educator, Apple Teacher, Flipgrid Certified Educator, and ClassFlow Assistant. Kendre trains teachers throughout the district on how to successfully implement GSuite Tools. She is passionate about creating relevant and engaging lessons and developing lifelong learners.

Rachelle Dene Poth, Rivervew Junior Senior High School
Charri Stratton, Putnam City Schools

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