SESSION ONE: Supporting Curious Learners
Three key strategies for supporting curious learners:
- Empowering students to ask questions and pursue answers to those questions
- Collaboration/social learning
- Authentic audiences
- Our Instagram story of the conference — created by participants in this session.
- Supporting Curious Learners- Technology and the Classroom — session presentation slides
Miscellaneous articles, links, and recommended software/sites lists:
- 10 Surprising Ways to Use Instagram in the Classroom
- Preschool Math Apps, Games, and Websites — chosen by the editors at Common Sense Media
- Best Apps for Kids (1st through 8th grade) — rated by educators and parents
- PBSKids.org — educational games and videos
- 10 EdTech Tools for Encouraging Classroom Collaboration (NOTE: A few of these tools have already disappeared. This is a very volatile time for these types of tools and services.)
- 5 Great Sites for Student Collaboration
- Instagram — share photo stories through this popular service
- 8 Apps for Creative Collaboration in the Classroom
- Seesaw — digital portfolio tool for sharing student creations with authentic audiences
- Apps and Sites for Storytelling
SESSION TWO: Godly Device Management
- Intentional Device Management Plan — Word Copy — document that may be edited and used with students or adults as you see fit.
- Device usage humor videos used in the session:
- Deep Work — book referenced during the session
- Deep Work on Amazon
- The Complete Guide to Deep Work — a summary of the book and its ideas
- Deep Work — a second book summary
SEVEN STATEMENTS ON GODLY TECHNOLOGY USE: These statements of mine were shared and debated in the session. See if you agree and discuss your level of agreement with others:
- Technology (including mobile devices) is a gift from God.
- When issues arise with the use of technology, it is our (individually and/or collectively) fault.
- Godly technology use starts with us — modeling it as adults.
- Not all screen time is created equal.
- Deep Work management of technology is essential for everyone.
- We cannot fully understand the lifestyle of our students because we did not live at that age with mobile and digital technologies.
- I would rather embrace the mess of helping students with device use in our Lutheran school setting than cede the opportunity.