What I've Learned...10 Lessons from the Classroom (and Office)
Everyone loves a good story, and after 16 years as a classroom teacher and administrator, Brent has an abundance of them to tell. Be inspired as he transparently shares some of his experiences (both successes and failures) in the classroom and front office, along with the invaluable lessons learned from these experiences. Whether you're a first-year teacher or a 20-year veteran, join Brent for Story Time with a message.
Extreme Makeover: Classroom Website Edition
You already have a classroom website, but now you want to take it to the next level. Learn from an experienced teacher how to transform your website by incorporating dynamic, practical, and easy-to-implement ideas. See how adding elements like audio, video, widgets, and student contests/clubs can not only provide your visitors with quality information, but a reason to return to your site again and again. The cost? Nothing but a little time, as all of the ideas shared can be implemented using already-installed software or free web resources!
Without Why, How is Irrelevant
Too often, new technology tools are introduced to teachers in a "how-to" format, without first giving them a reason to use these tools. Presentations like this can leave teachers thinking, "That's a great tool, but how does it apply to my classroom?" Let Brent inspire your teachers as he shares some of the "whys," as well as several specific "ways" teachers can use educational technology in their classrooms.
Podcasts and iPod Flash Cards: Study Tools for the 21st Century
Don't compete with iPods and the Internet, technology that constantly vies for your students' attention. Leverage it. Harness the tools that students already own and use on a daily basis. Learn from a classroom teacher how to easily create podcasts and iPod flash cards to help students review material and study for tests. Classroom examples, video tutorials, and web links will be provided. Don't let technology get in the way of your students studying - make it part of their studying!