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I am a National Board Certified teacher with 16 years of experience teaching in elementary, secondary, and university classrooms. As I became adept at online communication, I began to combine my two passions (online communication and education) as an educational technology speaker and consultant to support the use of technology in the 21st century classroom. I developed and implemented curriculum for the Technology in Education Cohort for the Masters in Education program at Mount Saint Vincent University and have worked with widespread educational organizations to help them integrate technology into their educational processes.

Whether you need support at the state, district, or school level, I will work with your organization to develop a process for integrating technology and provide the training your teachers and other employees need to be able to engage students effectively using online tools.

Here are some of the topics we might cover as we work together to prepare you for technology integration.

 

  • Introduction to 21st Century Learning and Digital Citizenship

    • Understanding 21st Century Learners

    • How technology integration meets the needs of 21st century learners

    • Introduction to incorporate Digital Citizenship in and out of the classroom

    • Online privacy and protection

  • Overview of Technology Tools and Curriculum Applications

    • Introduction to tech tools and applications that are available and/or accessible in the classroom

    • Identify ways in which the tool could be directly implemented as part of an activity in the classroom

    • List the (general) curriculum outcomes that the tool could help meet

    • Introduce the concept of using digital media to create a flipped classroom experience that fosters experiential learning in the 21st century student

  • Storytelling with digital photography, picture apps and audio

    • Photo apps – In-depth explanation and hands-on exploration of apps that enable the students to create static visual products, including products such as posters, collages, graphic organizers, and idea boards, and how they tie into the classroom curriculum. Examples of types of specific applications that would be explored are:

      • Piccollage

      • Popplet

      • Write Behind

      • Poster Maker

    • Audio tools – In-depth explanation and hands-on exploration of stand-alone audio tools and how they tie into the classroom curriculum. An example of audio tools we would explore includes:

      • Fotobabble

      • AudioBoom

      • Wavepad

  • Digital Storybooks and Screencasts

    • All-in-One Digital Storybook applications - In-depth explanation and hands-on exploration of using iPad apps to create digital stories that integrate photos and audio and how they tie into the classroom curriculum. Examples of the type of app we would explore include:

      • Little Story Creator

      • Story Creator

      • Caption Distraction

      • Comic Maker HD

    • Screencasts – An in-depth explanation and hands-on exploration of using video capture apps to create screencasts tutorials and how they tie into the classroom curriculum. Examples of the type of app we would explore include:

      • ShowMe

      • Screencast-o-matic

      • Explain Everything

  • Stop Motion - In-depth explanation and hands-on exploration of stop-motion video applications and how they tie into the classroom curriculum. Examples of the type of app we would explore include:

    • iMotion

    • Stop Motion Studio

    • Stop Motion – Animation Maker Pro – Edumotion

    • Lego Movie

  • Video storytelling with animated video tools - In-depth explanation and hands-on exploration of stop-motion video applications and how they tie into the classroom curriculum. Examples of the type of app we would explore include:

    • PowToon

    • Toontastic - yes

    • Sock Puppets

    • Telestory

  •  Video storytelling with slideshow movies and complete video - In-depth explanation and hands-on exploration of movie-style and slideshow video applications and how they tie into the classroom curriculum. Examples of the type of app we would explore include:​

    • iMovie

    • Animoto

    • Windows movie maker

    • MakeMyMovie free

    • Perfect Video

Are you ready to improve the technology integration in your classrooms?

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