Unleash Your Imagination, Transform Your Lessons and Share With the World
Explore and create : Workshop
Saturday, June 22, 4:00–5:30 pm
Open content from primary sources, websites, videos, speakers and podcasts is a key component in building an effective, student-centered learning experience. Learn about free tools that enable educators to create open, online lessons that combine these resources with appropriate questioning and targeted feedback to support differentiation and stimulate learning.
|Audience:||Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices required|
|Attendee device specification:||Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Online tools, apps and resources|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
|Disclosure:||The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session|
|Related exhibitors:||Curriculum Pathways|
This workshop will give participants a new perspective on open educational resources (OER). Despite having access to an abundance of open educational resources and assets, many educators struggle to combine the resources into a curriculum that supports differentiation, promotes deeper engagement, and can be immediately used by all students. In this workshop, participants will learn how to design and create lessons by transforming their static, paper-based lessons into interactive, online resources using free tools. Participants will learn how to retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute their lessons; how to seamlessly merge text, media, and other digital assets from freely available open resources into high-quality, comprehensive, student-centered lessons; and how to share their lessons with students, colleagues, and the world.
During the first 25 minutes, participants will receive an engaging demo of the free tools they will use to merge their content into one lesson. Participants will observe how to use the tools on multiple platforms as well how to integrate them seamlessly into their classroom. During the demo, participants will explore the resources available and generate questions. Participants also will engage in their own 30-minute hands-on activity creating their own lesson. After creating their online interactive lesson, participants will then spend 20 minutes collaborating on integration strategies with their peers. The last 15 minutes will be spent compiling participant strategies within a shareable document.
The access to technology has increased significantly, and many students now operate in a much more mobile-friendly world. See https://www.securedgenetworks.com/blog/10-reasons-today-s-students-need-technology-in-the-classroom. As educators strive to support students’ digital citizenship, they must continue to explore new technologies, recognize the need for shifts in their teaching, and evaluate how these technologies will benefit student learning outcomes. See https://blogs.sas.com/content/sascp/2018/08/13/what-ive-learned-creating-with-crio/. Research shows that, when effectively used, computer-based activities have improved student outcomes. By increasing student engagement and enjoyment, technology can increase student achievement and support progress toward higher levels of understanding. See http://www.dreambox.com/white-papers/blended-learning-innovations-10-major-trends. As educators and districts explore the benefits of effectively using open education resources, it is imperative that these resources are comprehensive and ready to use immediately in the classroom. See https://oer.psu.edu/benefits-of-using-oer/; https://www.learning.com/news/guide-using-oer-classroom.