Transforming the Traditional Learning Environment with BookWidgets

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Location: La Nouvelle Ballroom, Table 17
Experience live: All-Access Package

Participate and share : Poster

Sheryl Place  
In this interactive hands-on session, attendees will experience the BookWidgets comprehensive approach to transforming lessons and learning. Participants will learn how to create interactive exercises using BookWidgets extensive template library and ready-made activities. Educators will see the time-saving benefits of using BookWidgets in any classroom environment.

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: iOS, Windows, Android
Participant accounts, software and other materials:
wireless mouse if desired
Topic: Online tools, apps & resources
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
  • Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.
For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
Disclosure: The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session
Related exhibitors:
Microsoft Corporation
, Newsela
, Book Creator
, Canva for Education
, Edpuzzle
, Kahoot! EDU, Inc.
, PhET Interactive Simulations
, D2L Ltd
, Instructure
, PowerSchool Group LLC

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Educational or infrastructure challenge/situation.: Moving up the SAMR model of technology integration. Transforming lessons into engaging digital content.
Technology intervention: BookWidgets. Winner of SETT Gent 2022 EdTech award.
Models employed: SAMR model of Technology Integration;
Lesson plans or instructional activities/strategies employed: Teacher generated instructional activities which are created in the BookWidgets platform. This platform includes templates, resources, live monitoring of student progress, immediate customized feedback, automatic grading and aggregation of data, LMS/LTI integration with Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams and more....
Evidence of success.


Introduction to BookWidgets (fcilitaator led)
Account Creation (hands on)
Sample lesson provided by facilitator - active questioning of participants
Explore sample lesson from educator and learner perspective
Discussion of LMS integration with previews of Google Classroom and Microsoft EDU
Feedback loop
LIVE monitoring
Questions and Answer


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Sheryl Place, BookWidgets

Sheryl Place, is as an Educational Technology Specialist for BookWidgets. Prior to joining the team she was a veteran teacher with Miami-Dade County Public Schools. She knows and understands the joys and struggles of the classroom. Teaching, building capacity and infusing technology into classroom lessons are activities which she loves. Sheryl began teaching in 1983 after receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in French Education from Michigan State University and continued to grow earning a Master's Degree from the University of Miami. Sheryl holds numerous credentials including Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Nearpod PioNear and certified trainer, FlipGrid Certified Educator, and more. Let's connect and learn together.

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