Digital Literacy Newsletter
March 2015 - Central Area
Amazing Spring Tech Events and Programs
Spring YRDSB EdTech Camp Saturday April 11, 2015
Registration is Open on C2L!
YRDSB EdTech Camp is a one-day conference for YRDSB teachers, administrators and support staff to come together and gain practical insights into how to use Google Apps and other educational technology tools and resources in their schools. CBC Metro Morning columnist Jesse Hirsh will deliver our opening keynote. A choice of one and two hour sessions will offered by YRDSB teachers who have been using educational technology in their classes. Sessions will be offered on a wide variety of topics at various levels of expertise.
Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Dr. Bette Stephenson Centre for Learning
Cost: YRDSB Employees: FREE
Target Audience: This conference is open to all YRDSB teachers, administrators and support staff.
Visit the EdTech Camp Website for more information.
The Youth Edtech Summit (YES) is a one day student centred forum for YRDSB students and staff to co-learn while demonstrating and sand-boxing a multitude of methods for engaging technology in their personal learning. This is an exciting leadership opportunity for students to share their understanding around curriculum and technology and facilitate creative learning sessions with other students. Inspire and Create sessions will be offered by students for students on a wide variety of topics encompassing the meaningful and purposeful use of technology tools, devices and software. All participants are invited to investigate the Makerspace, have fun and think about opportunities for their classrooms.
Visit the BWW Youth EdTech Summit webpage for more information and to apply.
Teacher Technology Engagement Program
Visit the BWW TTEP page for more information. Registration is open now until April 13th.
Digital Literacy Resource Links
This is a sampling of online technology resources for teachers.
Google Apps for Education
- YRDSB Google Apps for Education Startpage
- YRDSB Google Apps For Education Help Website
- Google for Education
Tech Blogs to Follow
- Free Tech 4 Teachers
- Shake Up Learning
- Primary Preoccupation
- Learning and Teaching in Today's World
- Dabbling in a Digital World
- Teach. Learn. Collaborate.
Social Media/Digital Citizenship