2011 MACUL Conference Series
by 2011 MACUL Conference Series
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2011 Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning conference featured speaker presentations.
|1||CleanVideoWhat Technology Has and Hasn't Changed with Learning and Teaching||Our professional experiences as teachers are shaped by so many things each day - the words of colleagues, the attitudes of parents, the directives of administrators, and even the facial expressions of our students. Has technology made the experiences of teachers and students better or worse, and what do these changes remind us about who we are and what we do? Come join Rushton Hurley for an exploration of values and possibilities, and bring your humor and your heart - they're required. --Note: The song showcased in the 'lip dub' section is used with documented permission of the artists--||3/23/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoRe-Engaging Learners in an Increasingly Mobile World||The Inclusion Trust has emerged as an international collaborator focused on re- engaging learners for future success. This keynote presentation will share how the Trust is developing international collaborations to answer the universal question: How do schools best re-engage young people in learning, and prepare them for their future, in a cost effective manner?||3/23/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoThe Future of Education Is Flexible||Given the fiscal crisis of public education and the social presence enabled by current web tools, how must education change to serve today's students and prepare them for tomorrow's world of work? The future is a combination of self- paced, intelligent tutoring systems and socially connected, project-based learning experiences. Students need both to learn essential skills at their own pace and to apply those skills in authentic learning tasks across networks. This represents a paradigm shift for our current educational system, with its roots in industrial revolution-era economics. This interactive session presents a vision for the future of education that is distributed, individualized, and engaging, while being interactive and collaborative.||3/23/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoA Page from a Perfect Digital Textbook||MACUL 2011 Closing Keynote presentation. Digital textbooks will hold much more than PDFs: media, social links, avatars, community rooms, and more. They will be part fixed, part live, part static, part wired. We have the power to tap the fundamental engagement hotspots for students; Techbooks will do that for teaching and learning. Participants in the room will be part of this dynamic, real time, curriculum resource. Become a co-author as we turn the page on the old way of thinking about digital resources.||3/23/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoHow to Take part in a Video Contest and Why Your Students Should||Video contests can be VERY motivating to students and encourage their best effort without leaving you in the position of having to choose winners. The presenter runs a nonprofit dedicated to student- and teacher-created educational videos, and will include sample movies from previous contests. Learn how you can use them for activities with your classes.||3/23/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoTechnology and Staff Morale||Teachers and administrators can create better professional environments for themselves and better learning experiences for their students through effective use of freely available technologies. This session will cover collaborative tools for teamwork, multimedia for community partnerships, and projects and funding possibilities, all built around various activities for making your school's staff stronger, happier, and more effective.||3/23/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoStorytelling for the YouTube Generation||From cell phone cameras to Web 2.0 story tools, the genre of digital storytelling is going through a dramatic shift. YouTube is more than just a video sharing site; it represents a profoundly different way for our students to demonstrate their knowledge. So how do we use these powerful technologies in the classroom? Take a look at nontraditional ways to harness new forms of digital storytelling to tap into student creativity throughout the curriculum.||3/23/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoiThink iNeed iPads in the Classroom||Sure, they're bright and shiny, but are they really learning devices? We'll take a close look at exactly how these technologies are being leveraged in the classroom and what the best apps are for educational purposes. We'll also explore some creative ways that you can fund your own i-initiative!||3/23/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoBuilding Bridges with Social Media||In this interactive session, participants will learn specific strategies to help engage parents, students, and community members by using interactive social media and online tools. You will learn how to use social media to recruit students, engage parents, and tell your school's story. Whether you work at a private school, a public or charter school, or even at a university, these social media techniques will help you to engage your target audience, communicate the mission and vision of your school, serve as another resource in your student recruitment strategy, and inspire business and community involvement. Tools covered include eNewsletters, Facebook, Twitter, your school web site, Ning, YouTube, survey tools, email, teacher blogs, student portfolios, principal's page, and (gasp!) cell phones.||3/23/2011||Free||View in iTunes|