You can read more about Williston’s Curricular Technology Initiative right here.
Here’s a short video on how I use technology in my classroom.
On Thursday, 10/22, the Williston Academic Technology Team of Kim Evelti, Carey Baldwin, and Josh Seamon gave a presentation at MassCUE 2015 on digital ink in the classroom. We were very happy with how the presentation went!
You can view and download our presentation slides right here.
— Josh Seamon (@MrJoshSeamon) October 22, 2015
Last week Andrew Shelffo and I were guest speakers on a webinar that explored the impact of digital ink in the classroom. Here are some resources from that presentation:
IDC recently conducted a K-12 teacher survey on their use of technology in the classroom, and specifically their use of a stylus-based device as a teaching tool. Of the teachers using a digital inking device, 90 percent reported improved quality of curriculum materials, and 67 percent said it increased class preparation time.
With an ever-increasing range of classroom device options, school leaders should consider devices that will most directly support authentic and efficient student-teacher engagement and reduce time spent on nonteaching-related activities. In this webinar, you’ll learn about teacher-reported benefits on using ink in the classroom and how it enables instant student feedback at the “teachable moment.” Hear how using a device with an active stylus provides the personalization and flexibility of a pen and paper, and the immediacy of instant messaging to open and maintain personal connections at the precise moment students would be receptive to feedback, thus enabling better learning.
Earlier this month, Ms. Baldwin gave a great presentation on Plot.ly, an online system that lets you easily graph and share your data. Here are the resources she spoke about:
Here’s what I presented at tonight’s faculty meeting:
Five: I am perfectly happy with the educational technology in my life. I know how to use the tools that are available to me and everything I want to use functions properly.
Fist: The exact opposite of that.
Where are you right now?
My goal is to get you to open up your hands.
Knowing full well that your time is finite and precious, here’s what I have to offer you:
2) 1:1 training sessions and support
– Hit a wall? Reach out
– Hear of something new? Reach out
– Not sure where to go? Reach out
3) Department office chill time
– There for you to ask questions
Some topics to draw your attention to:
2) Screen recording with SnagIt
– Dead simple, stable, and easy screen recording
– Record your class
– Helps inform kids who are absent
– Kids can rewatch something they might need to see again
– Peer review yourself
3) Student screencasts
– The best way to learn is to teach
– Contribute to other classes… here and in the wide world
What I’d like to ask of you:
1) Share great edtch moments!
1) Join up with MattieByrd and me in discussing edtech. We’re having regular discussions about the past, present, and future of edtech and would love to bring in more voices over coffee and tea. Let one of us know if you’d like to get in one the next discussion, and you can be a part of picking the time.