GWAEA Digital Learning Update
to ensure success for all learners - April 2017
EP23: Coding With Samantha Dahlby
In this episode Mindy and Jonathan talk about the new iPad and a few other Apple anouncements that are pretinent to educators. They talk coding in the classroom with Samatha Dahlby (@dahlbys) from NewBo Co. and roundup the episode with some fresh tech nuggets and top podcast picks!
As always, there are tech nuggets and a few laughs being shared along the way!
Amber and Jason team with local classrooms to complete a makerspace challenge. Each episode includes curriculum connections!
Think, Make, Innovate: Zipline Cars
This challenge focuses on prototyping a zipline car that can an army man to its destination. The creativity from 2nd and 5th grade students at Buford Garner Elementary are on display in this episode. 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 email@example.com and we will post them on our website, www.dlgwaea.org. #havefunmaking
Think, Make, Innovate Week 2017!
The week of June 26th, Grant Wood AEA will host a week of making with two opportunities for learning!
The week will kick off with our first learning opportunity, a two-day conference to allow educators opportunities to create, connect and get inspired. A wide range of topics will be covered to get your creativity flowing! Come learn about how makerspaces are being used to foster the 4Cs and promote project-based learning in the classroom.
Think, Make, Innovate: Experience is a three-day immersive experience are made up of half-day, in-depth workshops designed to give you a hands-on experience to tinker with tools, expand upon ideas and collaborate with the community of colleagues and presenters.
Building Bridges Technology Conference
Tuesday, April 25th, 8am
4401 6th Street Southwest
Cedar Rapids, IA
- Educators in Grant Wood AEA area, Total for non-credit $ 75
- Outside of Grant Wood AEA area, Total for non-credit $ 100
- Registration is not complete until all fees are paid in full.
YouTube in the Classroom
05/03/2017 & 05/10/2017- 8:30 AM-4:30 PM - Face to Face
05/17/2017 - 4:00 PM-6:00 PM - Synchronous Online Learning
Face to Face sessions will be at Grant Wood AEA Northern Facility
4401 6th Street S.W.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Individual(s) responsible for integrating technology tools into their curriculum; PreK-12 Teachers, Curriculum Directors, Technology Directors, Administrators
Course Number: 4681-16-02
Registration Link: http://web1.gwaea.org/profdev/coursesdetail.cfm?class=31003
Iowa City Summit Featuring Google for Education
Call for sessions is now open and more information can be found here.
August 7 & August 8 8:30AM-4:00PM
Liberty High School
$70 for two days of learning (lunch included)
These options are getting prepared and more details are coming soon. Please contact your digital learning consultant if you are interested.
Taking VR & Google Expeditions Further
***This course will have credit options and by completing this course educators will be eligible to use the GWAEA Expeditions Kits.
Foundations of Digital Citizenship
***For more details contact your digital learning consultant. Credit options will be available and a majority of the course will be online.
Students are taught how to act respectfully online
Our AEA BrightBytes scores indicate 54% of students are taught how to act respectfully online weekly or monthly, but 20% aren't.
Help students articulate what they know about digital citizenship through multimedia projects like those found on Common Sense Media. Start by having discussions with students about what it means to be a good digital citizen and brainstorm the topics that they think are at the forefront of the school community. Have them use the Common Sense Media videos as inspiration, and make arrangements for them to conduct interviews or create another form of public service announcement that will be shared with the school community or beyond. Learn more about Digital Citizenship coming soon at GWAEA!
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).