Providing educators with opportunities, information and resources they need to improve and enhance student learning through the use of technology. Read more >>
Registration is Open!
Deadline is July 24, 2013
Appy Hour Professional Development
July 9, 2013 - 9:00am
Creating Collaboration Projects Using Distance Learning
July 11, 2013 - 9:00am
Moodle: Build It And They Will Come - BASICS Professional Development
July 16, 2013 - 9:00am
Last May, during the ITS Forum there was a discussion of running a study group around the K-12 Horizon Report.
"...the 2010 Horizon Report: K-12 Edition, examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning and creative expression within the environment of pre-college education."
This group study would take place on the ITS Community Site where members would share their thoughts and reflections on the Horizon Report as well as possibly share any related experiences in their schools.
If you are interested in being a part of this group study, please contact Brian (BrianC_Smith@boces.monroe.edu).
Next week teachers from many of our component school districts will converge on Nazareth College for the annual Teaching, Learning & Technology Conference. Each summer this conference proves to be an event teachers find valuable. Like other conferences, TLT is comprised of sessions where teachers learn from experts and peers. Different from other conferences, TLT does not have any keynote speakers. Not having keynote speakers allows more time for teachers to attend sessions, explore, experiment and play with what they've learned.
How familiar are you with the history of the Erie Canal? Do you know what famous actor is from Fairport, New York? Students in Erica Mayou's third grade class know these things and more and they are sharing it with YOU in the form of an episode on the Our City Podcast. To produce their "Famous Fairport" episode, which is the latest addition to the Our City Podcast, we used resources created by Tony Vincent at his Learning in Hand web site.
Podcasts are just one way in which students can share their new knowledge and creativity outside of their classroom. Podcasts offer students alternatives to traditional writing activities, promotes media literacy and encourages creativity and expression.
If you're a teacher and you would like to try your hand at podcasting, the Our City podcast is a great way to get started. Check out the Planning Packet (.pdf) and the Podcasting Booklet (.pdf) from Tony's site to learn more. Want to give it a go with some help? Contact one of the BOCES Instructional Technology Specialists to help you and your students.
Want to leave the students some feedback? Leave a comment below. If you are already podcasting we'd love to hear about it too! Place the web link in a comment below so we can listen in!
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