Too Cool for School: Kids as Creators of Content
Explore and create : Creation lab
Have you ever had a lesson make your students so excited they asked for homework? When students are able to create content, they become more engaged in what they are learning. When using technology tools like Scratch, CoSpaces, Book Creator or Seesaw, kids become the creators of content!
|Audience:||Library media specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices required|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Adobe Spark
|Topic:||Creativity & curation tools|
|Subject area:||Math, STEM/STEAM|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
|Disclosure:||The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session|
|Related exhibitors:||Book Creator, Microsoft Corporation|
Participants will explore student work using a variety of technology tools and explore using these platforms to create a work of their own.
By the end of the session, participants will understand how to utlize the tools of at least one technology tool demonstrated and have a list of ideas on how to implement using them in the classroom.
Student Showcase 30 minutes: Review different technology tools and provide examples of lessons and student work.
Explore & Create 10 minutes: Participants will create using the tools and work individually or in small teams to design lessons to use with the technology.
Share & Feedback 10 minutes: Participants will showcase their ideas and creations with the whole group or using social media.
I am the Director of Academic Technology and Innovation at Lausanne Collegiate School. I have a background in mathematics and STEAM teaching, with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction. My passion for mathematics and technology has inspired me to begin diving into entrepreneurship in the classroom, building a business with students from the ground up. I am the advisor for Lausanne Collegiate School’s Virtual Reality Club, and I am always striving to bring a growth mindset to my students through embracing failure as a learning experience.