ISTE Webinar Series 2010/2011


Movin' on Up in Science - Taking Integration to the Next Level
December 15, 2010

Presentation Handout: ISTETIPSMovinUp.pdf

The NETS for Students provide a map for what digital age students should be able to do. This session will investigate how teachers can effectively integrate technology seamlessly into their classroom. From the one-computer classroom to one laptop per child, you will see how to make use of different technologies. We will share some best practices and handouts with ideas.

Learn how to identify and discuss ways to categorize the use of technology asa blueprint for integrating its use into the regular classroom.  We will then share sample projects including the exemplary work of students.  These projects focus not simply on content, but also the technology standards set forth in the NETS.  Students in our classes utilize technology as the tool for finding information, collecting data, analyzing data, and communicating their learning.  Students use a wide variety of software and hardware to accomplish the regular tasks assigned in class.  Over the course of a school year, students develop the ability to identify and utilize technology in the normal course of their work.

Science on the Go - Probes and Mobileware in the Science Classroom
January 5, 2011

Presentation Handout:

Mobile devices are all around us.  They drive our daily routine and support the business and personal lives of our society.  This session will focus upon how to utilize these devices and the Apps that accompany them to create an authentic, engaging, and hands-on experience for students, both, in the lab and beyond.  Students will utilize the "mobileware" to increase their productivity, efficiency, and data analysis capabilities, all in the palm of their hands.  We will discuss how to develop a plan that allows your students to begin using the tools that they bring with them on a daily basis to improve the instruction in your science classroom.

What Should Administrators Know and Be able to Do with Technology in the Classroom?
March 2, 2011 - ISTE_TIP_Admin.pdf

From cell phones to AUPs and everything in between are some of the problems and issues facing today’s administrators.  The NETS-A provide a tangible list of administrative goals and skills needed to perform as an effective digital age leader.  In this hour, we take a closer look at the NETS and what administrators need to be able to do to transform their schools into a global, digital-age learning environment.  The presenters bring two different sides to these issues – one from a teacher, the other from a Director of Technology.  How do we create the best situation for our students to learn?  The discussion begins with classifying the use of technology in order to more effectively observe teachers and improve instruction.  We will discuss the Speak Up Report and how it applies to today’s classroom.  This session will also explore some ways to create safe,but dynamics learning environments.  Let’s engage in a true discussion of the issues facing today’s students, teachers, and administrators.

Web Tools in the Science Classroom
May 25, 2011: ISTE_TIP_Web20.pdf

The world is changing as technology changes the nature of the “community” in which we live.  Students already use technology to bring them closer and connect them to one another in a virtual way. They exist on FaceBook or MySpace for a social connection, deliverable at any time.  Web 2.0 tools allow for social interaction to be integrated into the curriculum.  We will demonstrate ways to effectively make use of these technologies in the science classroom.  The NETS-S provide standards identifying what students should be able to do related to technology skills.  

Web2.0 tools provide many opportunities to transform the traditional learning environment by providing students with the ability to make social connections in completing their assignments. This session will explore how to use the latest Web 2.0 tools available including social project creation, reviewing, sharing, and more.