GWAEA Digital Learning Update
to ensure success for all learners - March 2015
- Rehema Ellis, Chief Education Correspondent, NBC News
- Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education
iPadU 2015 - Communicate, Create and Collaborate!
If you are interested in presenting a breakout session at iPadU, please visit the site to submit details about your session ASAP! Registration is now open!
ITEC - Eastern Student Technology Fair 2015
Your students are doing great things with technology! Take advantage of the ITEC student technology fair to have them showcase what they are doing. Registration closes April 7, 2015 and space is limited.
Date: May 5, 2015
Location: Grant Wood AEA, Cedar Rapids, IA
All participants receive recognition ribbons. Some projects may receive Judges' Purple Ribbon awards. The students of these projects are invited to showcase their projects at the ITEC Conference held in October.
If you are interested in judging or know someone who is, sign up here!
To research a topic, teachers ask questions in online networks (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, ...)
Why It Matters
In research of online teacher networks, the quality of dialogue online has been shown to be equivalent or better than face-to-face interactions (Schlager et al., 2009).
Below is how GWAEA students responded who participated in the BrightBytes Clarity survey.
Building Bridges: Eastern Iowa Assistive Technology Conference
Building Bridges is in its third year and will provide an opportunity to see first hand the latest in assistive technologies (AT), practices, and services for school-age students with disabilities.
April 21, 2015
This AT conference serves as a unique opportunity for area professionals, parents, administrators and service providers to exchange and gather information on the current status and consideration of assistive technology tools. The sessions presented are divided into five main tracks which include:
• Physical Accessibility
• Augmentative and Alternative Communication
• AT & Mobile Devices
• Universal Design for Learning/Accessible Instructional Materials/MTSS
• AT & Transition
See the flyer with more information or the Building Bridges Site.
Atomic Learning Resources
New in Atomic Learning this Month
Week of 3/2: Digital Sticky Notes - Guest Blog Post http://ow.ly/HYDhG
Week of 3/16: Understanding the 4 C's (and Why They Matter) http://ow.ly/HYDrO
Week of 3/23: The Power of Student-Centered Learning http://ow.ly/JdrsJ
Week of 3/30: “Friends of Atomic Learning” Program Expands Training Breadth - Over 220 Hours of Videos Added http://ow.ly/Jds8x