Grab a cup of coffee and get your VirtCon started with Steve! We'll get you settled in, with opening announcements, information about the event, and of course... trivia!
During each of the four breakout sessions throughout the day, there will be up to five Presentations taking place. This page will help you organize your plans for the event and provide the relevant information for each presentation. After signing in, feel free to browse through the presentations below and mark the sessions you are interested in attending.
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Chris’ presentation will challenge us to model the way using social media and technology in our schools. Just as the tools have great power for students, the same is true for the adults and we must be learners together. He will look at various tools that have powerful professional value and also consider the challenges and risks of engaging in the social space.
Gaming has been prevalent for years, but its use in the classroom has shifted significantly. Participants in this session will have a chance to hear how challenges have been created for students to complete on a classroom level and an individual level through the school wide Affinity game. Are you up for the challenge?
Students are tech savvy and you can be too! Classrooms today must integrate some type of technology to assist students in the learning process. Here are some user friendly programs that swings your classroom into the CYBER ZONE!
Learn about several iPad apps that work well in conjunction with Discovery Education Science and Social Studies Techbook. This session will explore apps that have a practical application with iPad and Techbook, which will help you utilize these tools in a classroom.
This session will feature science and math integrated lesson ideas for grades 6-12. As well, participants will be given a resource with strategies that utilize technology for math instruction and assessment.
The Discovery Educator Network is full of royally talented educators. Nobody knows this better than your DEN Team. Join @DENprincess as she shares some of her favorite projects, classroom tips, and ideas discovered through connections with DEN members.
Need some ideas on what to do with all of that 'old stuff' you've got hanging around? This session is the place for you! Learn how you can use that old phone, radio, video camera, etc. in your classroom and bring new life to all of those old things. What is old is new again!
Using the iOS 7 for iPad(iPod,iPhone), we will explore ways to maximize the way students can engage and enhance their own learning. Students engage in content creation , with the mantra "Earning your learning", by a variety of iPad apps and accessibility features.
What are infographics? Why do they delight and confound us? How do they fit into your classroom and curriculum? During this webinar you'll explore how infographics mash-up data and visuals to tell a story and try tools such as Gap Minder and Easl.ly to construct one of your own.
Go back in time to investigate like only Discovery can through the use of the interactive Investigations in Social Studies Techbook. This session will explore the various types of Investigations in the Social Studies Techbook courses and demonstrate how students will be immersed in issues from the past.
Get connected and start collaborating! This session will offer many practical ideas, resources, and tools to get your students collaborating and learning with others inside your classroom and with others throughout the world!
Presentations are suppose to be graphic heavy but then what happens when they are shared without a presenter? Watching a presenter is great but where is the stuff? Hello MoveNote! A free app that overlays presentations with video. Middle schools students are doing it and you can too!