ADVANCED MIDDLE SCHOOL: MODULES 13 - 18
Introducing a tool as powerful as the iPad means that digital lifestyle habits must be addressed. This module will outline what it means to be a digital citizen, and stress the importance of teaching positive computing and online safety.
BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE
A mobile device in the hands of every student is a powerful tool in education today. Technology empowers learning and creates a classroom culture full of innovators and creators. Teachers will discover ways to use a 1:1 structure to bring excitement into the classroom and create powerful, engaging learning experiences.
PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORKS
Networking is essential for keeping up with the demands in the world of education. As professionals, it is important connect with others in the field to find the best materials and resources available for our students. Teachers will explore social media platforms such as Twitter and Pinterest to grow their own Personal Learning Networks.
iTunes U allows you to bring your content into the digital realm. This module will give an overview of using iTunes U and teachers will discover that using this to organize this content effectively is the key to creating an efficient and worthwhile technology tool. Content must be meaningful and clear, in order to have the most impact.
MAKING GLOBAL CONNECTIONS
Technology in the hands of our students means that the classroom walls become almost theoretical; students virtually have access to everything and everyone that could possibly help them along in their learning journey. This module will explore utilizing the iPad for virtual field trips, collaboration tools, and video connections, making for an unprecedented opportunity in learning.
GOOGLE DRIVE WORKFLOW
One of the most commonly requested areas of assistance was how students can share work via Google Drive. This module will explore the ease of sharing and collaborating with your fellow teachers and students using Google Drive simplifies your workflow. Going over the functionality of Google such as docs, spreadsheets and forms and the limitless applications.