LLI Workshop and Keynote
"The most exciting breakthroughs of the 21st century will not occur because of technology but because of an expanding concept of what it means to be human." - John Naisbitt
Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning, The 30 Goals Challenge, or Learning to Go. Ask me about training your teachers, ShellyTerrell@gmail.com!
In my book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers, I describe the many ways in which technology has impacted our traditions, rituals, communication, language, relationships, values, and learning. We have a generation of digital learners who have had very little guidance on how to navigate the web. They also don’t feel the weight of their responsibility because every act on the web has the potential to go viral and definitely has an audience. Below are some tips to help you integrate technology effectively. Feel free to download the slides and share them with your staff. Keep scrolling to access the bookmarks.
- Download the workshop handout here.
- Familiarize yourself with the pedagogy and skills needed.
- Need the right tool or app for your lesson? Check out Edshelf and Graphite, which are search engines for teacher recommended digital tools.
- Be a connected educator. Check out my Survival Tips for Building a PLN!
- Hashtags help students and you find the most relevant and updated resources in any field and build a Professional/Passionate Learning Network. Check out my clickable Edhashtags page!
- Our students can enlighten the world as "Citizen Scientists." Find free projects to join at SciStarter.
- Get students to use digital tools to create interactive mindmaps, multimedia presentations, digital stories, comics, games, blogs, scavenger hunts, videos, podcasts, digital fliers, posters, infographics, and more!
- Let a VLE/LMS do the work for you! Learn more about Google Apps for Education here.
- Create a community with digital icebreakers. Find a list of digital icebreakers I’ve created and a presentation!
- Get students to social bookmark and curate with free tools, like Diigo, Pearltrees, Storify, Pinterest, Livebinders, and Educlipper. Find more resources here!
- Have students learn the tools, then train others.
- Find an awesome digital citizenship poster for young children at Thebookfairygoddess.blogspot.ca/2012/09/digital- citizenship.html
- Follow the #DigCit hashtag and website to find a community of educators who will support you in teaching your students citizenship
- Students can create eportfolios with social bookmarking tools and as a final project create eportfolio presentations in which they reflect on the learning for each module/unit. Check out my students’ reflective eportfolio presentations here!
- Pair or group students for projects so they learn the value of teamwork and collaboration. In Learning to Go find handouts for designating roles and permissions.
- Get parents on board with these parent resources.