I will be presenting two sessions-
Monday, February 11
It Time to Throw Out the Textbooks and Not Just the Paper Ones!
For 150 years, textbooks have ruled classrooms. They were the only practical means of bringing together all of the information for teaching a subject. 1:1 & BYOD now provide 24/7 access to immense store of knowledge. There is no reason to be restrained by the one size fits all aggregation of knowledge called textbooks. It's time to move to collaborative learning, active research, evaluation of sources and use of primary source materials.
Intervention Specialist, St. Joseph's School , Cuyahoga Falls
Over 25 years experience as Intervention Specialist, Reading Specialist and Math Specialist. Multiple presentations and co-presentations at eTech Conference
Have a Problem? Create an App for That!
Apps--small application programs--are everywhere: phones, pads, e-readers, cars & even appliances. Creating Apps is a great way to teach creative thinking & problem solving, even to sneak a little STEM and programming into curriculum. This session includes methods for easy online creation of real Apps and low-tech methods for creating pseudo-apps. Pseudo-apps are Apps that are "built" using mind mapping/flow-charting type software or even pencil and paper to create model of how the App would work.