GWAEA Digital Learning Update
to ensure success for all learners - May 2016
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iPadU: Slide to Unlock Learning 2016
On July 6, 7 and 8, 2016, Grant Wood AEA will be hosting a conference to celebrate and expand upon innovative classroom integration strategies for the iPad. Join us for three days of learning that will include exciting, hands-on experiences that you can use to enhance teaching and learning in a K-12 classroom. This year, the theme of our conference is "Show What You Know".
Learn a little about our keynote speaker Clay Reisler below and check out what he is doing with his Green Screen example for a class.
Think, Make, Innovate: Card Games with Dash
This challenge focuses on designing, coding, and debugging drones. The students design an obstacle course and code the navigation for the Parrot Rolling Spider Drones using the Tickle App. In this episode, we feature middle school students from Center Point-Urbana Middle School.
We would love to see what you make! Join our Maker Community (http://www.dlgwaea.org/maker-communit...) by sending us photos or videos of your designed games to firstname.lastname@example.org or and we will post them on our website, www.dlgwaea.org. #havefunmaking
Our Lesson Plan: https://goo.gl/hXBQ79
EduDrone Challenge from Dr. Brad Gustafson - https://adjustingcourse.wordpress.com/2015/03/26/edudrone-challenge/
Blog from Parrot Drones about using Tickle - http://blog.parrot.com/2015/03/23/learn-visual-programming-rolling-spider/?_ga=1.144569597.913991555.1460141833
Parrot Rolling Spider - http://www.parrot.com/fr/produits/rolling-spider/
Our goal is to create a community of makers. We hope you will consider sharing student work to post to our Community Inspiration Board. Sharing is easy - send us your photos or videos through social media and tag @dlgwaea or send an email to email@example.com or share links with us using this form.
Defined STEM- Provided Free for GWAEA Schools!
Defined STEM Workshops coming to GWAEA
Join us on August 8th, 2016 at GWAEA, 4401 6th St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Learn more and get signed up by clicking the button above!
This course will be offered for 3 hours of recertification credit. Watch the video below for more information on The Digital Learning Institute.
Tech Coaching Support Options
If you are interested in registering here is a flyer with more information or taking it for credit or you can just attend the meetings for new learning and to build your PLN!
ITEC Call for Presentations is Open
Teachers expressed interest in the following educational technology PD topics
- Multimedia Skills
- Classroom Management with Technology
- Online Collaboration
- Productivity Software
- Online Writing
- Online Tools for Critical Thinking
- Information Management
- Digital Collaboration
- Social Media
Why This Matters
For both new and experienced teachers, professional development in technology develops competencies, influences teacher attitudes about technology in the classroom, and helps them find new tools to support student learning (Buabeng-Andoh, 2012).
There are opportunities for professional learning for teachers throughout the summer. Feel free to contact your technology consultant to see what options may work best for you, whether it is some individual coaching, podcast or a course or workshop. Check out the Digital Learning Site- www.dlgwaea.org.
International Scratch Day is May 14th
Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically.
Consider hosting a Scratch Day event to promote Scratch programming. For more information, go to http://day.scratch.mit.edu/
Ann Nicholson is partnering with Grant Wood AEA to host our third annual Scratch Day event. For more information on this event, go to: http://day.scratch.mit.edu/events/1044/
The Edtech Take Out - Bite-sized Technology Tips for Teachers
The Digital Learning team at Grant Wood AEA is always looking at new ways to augment the professional development and work we do with educators. With that in mind, we have recently launched a brand new way for educators to stay current with the latest technology tools and trends for the classroom - The EdTech Take Out podcast. It can be accessed on smartphones, tablets, Macs, PCs and Chromebooks so teachers can listen to it anywhere, and at any time. More information about the show, as well as how to subscribe, can be found here: http://www.dlgwaea.org/blog/the-edtech-take-out-a-brand-new-podcast-for-teachers
Download it and listen on a drive or listen on the Digital Learning Blog!
These are the session resources for the GWAEA Digital Learning Team's resources from the 2016 Conference
Click the above button to see a list of upcoming courses and workshops.