GWAEA Digital Learning Update
to ensure success for all learners - January 2016
We are refreshing our email distribution lists and sunsetting the C21 lists at the end of January, so if you would like to get our updates and announcements please sign up here.
Time spent per year teaching about using social networks for learning
Why This Matters
When used for the purpose of communicating about school-related matters, social media can be a valuable and effective tool for connecting with students and parents (University of Phoenix, 2014).
Educators can model how to be good digital citizens and how to use the tools for our own learning! You may be teaching it without even know it. Take a look at some digital citizen resources and educators to follow to get started on our #digcit SMORE. Feel free to pass this along to other educators to help them get started.
Think, Make, Innovate: Rube Goldberg Challenge
Think, Make, Innovate is Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team's makerspace challenge show. This challenge asks students to take a simple task and make it crazy and fun by creating a Rube Goldberg Machine.
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 Rube Goldberg Machines to firstname.lastname@example.org or share links with us using this form (http://goo.gl/forms/FQiHbDNZXS) and we will post them on our website, www.dlgwaea.org.
Our Lesson Plan: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1U...
Teach Engineering: https://www.teachengineering.org/view...
iPadU 2016 - SAVE THE DATES
If you are interested in presenting a breakout session at iPadU, please submit details about your session by March 15th.
Defined STEM- Provided Free for GWAEA Schools!
Innovation in Education Workshop - Maker Movement
Aaron Maurer - www.coffeeforthebrain.com
This session is designed to help educators and anyone involved in the field of education understand what this makerspace movement is all about and how to find a way to make it work in the school setting. Through a variety of hands on learning, lively discussions, activities, and planning, participants will walk away with a sense of how to implement the ideas back at their school and classroom. Key ideas to be discussed will be learning spaces, PBL integration, how to manage the makerspace, easy activities to start, and how to blueprint change for your current space.
February 3, 2016
Cedar Rapids Educational Learning and Support Center
Course Number: 19368-15-01
Fees: $40 within AEA10 boundaries, $65 outside of AEA10
Registration Deadline: 1/27/16 at 6:00 a.m.
The GWAEA Digital Learning Team has some resources to get you started if you are considering a Makerspace! Contact your technology consultant if you want to stop by for a visit or have questions.
Making Movies in the iPad Classroom
February 29, 2016 9am-3pm, March 7, 2016 9am-3pm & March 22, 2016 9am -3pm
GWAEA Southern Facility 2301 Oakdale Blvd Coralville, IA 52241
Google Apps for Education: Basics
March 1, 2016 & March 15, 2016 8:30am-4:00pm Face to Face
GWAEA 4401 6th St SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
March 8, 2016 4pm-6pm Synchronous Online Learning
Apple IT Workshops
Jan 21, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Apple Configurator 2.0 - What’s New and Best Practices
Come to this event to find out how the latest release of Apple Configurator can be used to support teaching and learning in your school or district. Learn about new features and experience best practice workflows that are ideal for both shared and 1:1 education environments. Hear about updates to Apple Configurator that allow integration of MDM, Device Enrollment Program and Volume Purchase Program.
Jan 21, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.: What’s New with MDM, management, and app distribution
Come to this event and find out how the latest MDM product releases can support teaching and learning in your school or district. Learn about new MDM management and app distribution features in iOS and OS X that are ideal for education environments.
Feb 17, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.: iOS 9/OS X - Deployment Best Practices
Come to this event and find out how the latest deployment best practices can support teaching and learning in your school or district. Learn about deployment best practices and workflows for iOS and OS X that are ideal for education environments.
Workshops presented by Apple staff and will be held at the GWAEA 6th Street facility.
Saturday, Feb. 13th, 8:15am-3:30pm
Iowa BIG / Iowa Startup Accelerator, 415 12th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
EdCamp Iowa is for educators, students, parents, board members, policymakers, community members, and anyone that cares about education. Laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other electronic devices are encouraged. Oh, and it's FREE!
Never been to an EdCamp? Watch the video and read the information below!Register for the SOUTHEAST location
Building Bridges: Assistive Technology Conference 2016
Wednesday, April 13th, 8am-4pm
4401 6th Street Southwest
Cedar Rapids, IA
These are the session resources for the GWAEA Digital Learning Team's resources from the 2105 ITEC Conference