GWAEA Digital Learning Update
to ensure success for all learners - November 2016
There was a lot to talk about this week, including more updates to Google's Explore feature and new tweaks to Twitter. Learn how to amplify student voice (and choice) with Choose Your Own Adventure Stories and discover the tech tools that Mindy and Jonathan recommend for making the most of this exciting medium. Finally, there is an extra large helping of tech nuggets for you to chew on.
Learn more about How to Listen to Podcasts on Every Device in this blog post by Jonathan Wylie.
Think, Make, Innovate: Building Community Using 3D Printing
This challenge focuses on building community using 3D printing. In this episode, we feature elementary students from the Johnson STEAM Academy in Cedar Rapids, IA.
We would love to see what you make! Join our Maker Community by sending us your photos or videos through social media and tag @dlgwaea or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post them on our website, www.dlgwaea.org.
Virtual Reality in the Classroom - Google Expeditions
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- Google Slides for the Win
- Creating a Virtual Presence: Learning Outside the Classroom
- The Power of Podcasting
- Confessions of a Digital Hoarder
- Let's Gamify This!
- Choose Your Own Google Classroom Adventure
- iPad Apps to Tap Student Creativity
- Unleash Your Alter Ego- Instructional and Tech Coaching
- Getting Started with VR and Google Expeditions
Creating Schools and Classrooms that are FUTURE READY
GWAEA is happy to welcome Thomas Murray who serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools at the Alliance for Excellent Education in Washington DC share how Future Ready Schools help district leaders plan and implement personalized, research-based digital learning strategies so all students can achieve their full potential. Districts and schools across the nation are transforming into ones that are Future Ready, revamping such aspects as teacher empowerment, personalized professional learning, innovative learning spaces, community partnerships, digital learning initiatives, among others. This hands-on session will inspire educators and provide free tools and resources to empower school staff to transform their schools and classrooms into ones that better prepare students for the world they face tomorrow.
December 7, 2016 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Location: Benton Community Middle/High School 600 First Street, Van Horne, IA 52346
Target Audience: K-12 Administrators, Teachers, Teacher Librarians, Consultants, Instructional Coaches, District Leaders
Register Online: http://web1.gwaea.org/profdev/coursesdetail.cfm?class=30821
Course Number: 19448-16-01 Registration deadline: Nov. 23, 2016 at 6:00 a.m.
• Educators in Grant Wood AEA area, Total for non-credit $40
• Outside of Grant Wood AEA area,Total for non-credit $65
Defined Stem- Provided Free for GWAEA Schools!
Students are taught to act respectfully online
Our AEA BrightBytes scores indicate we are teaching students more frequently about what it means to act respectfully online, but there is still a significant number of teachers aren't educating their students about this at all. We are fortunate that many of our students and teachers have access to technology in the classroom. Contact your GWAEA digital learning consultant to have us help support good digital citizenship in your classroom
Why This Matters
“Instead of restricting access, we should educate young people to participate [in the digital world] responsibly, ethically, and safely. Through proper use of social networking sites, students learn social media etiquette and cultivate their digital citizenship” (Wang et al., 2013).