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?
Let's focus on highly effective, free, digital technologies that will engage students in meaningful ways to demonstrate their learning. When students are asked to master engaging tasks to demonstrate what they have learned, performance increases and knowledge is retained long-term.
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!
Flipped Classrooms have been a hot topic in the midst of a digital shift in education. But how does one begin the process of turning instruction upside-down? This session shows simple, practical steps educators can take to begin a partial or full-scale flipped classroom.
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.
Global Science Collaboration is an essential approach to teaching and learning that provide students with 21st Century experiences. Learn how to identify global partners and incorporate the GPM mission that immerses students in exploration to practical science phenomena relevant to their personal lives and across the globe.
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!
DiscoveryEducation.com links to FREE content, curriculum and challenges for parents, students, and educators. Join us to browse through invaluable resources organized before you login to your DE account. From webinars and virtual field trips to web 2.0 tools there's sure to be something here for you.
This session will discuss ways educators can engage and empower the girls in their classrooms. An organization created in Texas will be discussed as an example of building community among girls interested in STEM fields.
Laptops, Tablets, Chromebooks - all are vying for scarce school dollars as we bring technology to every child. This dynamic session explores the pros and cons of today's tools, and provides a roadmap to the future.
The Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada has a vision of 100,000 students in online and blended learning by 2015-16. Find out how we are building a culture of grassroots change to online and digital learning.
The good news? It's the end of April. The so-so news? It's (only) the end of April. Make the most out of the time remaining this school year with these digital tools, resources and hands-on activities.
Students can create an unlimited number of projects and presentations using Board Builder. Come to this session to see some exemplary boards and look at Board Builder from a student's perspective.
The DEN is one of the largest and most active educators communities around. Educators share ideas, questions, and resources with each other in a variety of ways, including Twitter. This session will help you join the fun.
The Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook has many resources for exploring concepts. Allowing students to experience that content in a station based experience gives them multiple opportunities for learning. This session will focus on examples of social studies station based lessons and how they can be created using the Techbook.
Fifth graders from Greenville have been working hard to change the world. They would like to put a stop to cyber bullying! This session will explore what they have done so far, what they are doing now, and how you and your students can become a part of the process to stop cyber bullying once and for all.
You’ve bought the devices and invested in training yet many classrooms aren’t making the transition. What’s holding certain teachers back while others flourish? Let’s tackle systemic beliefs and find a path towards truly transforming schools from the inside leading to more engaging experiences.