Many Kidblog teachers are arriving in Orlando, excited to attend (or present at) the FETC19 conference. FETC (Future of Education Technology Conference) is a place for “tech-savvy educators, curriculum designers, online educators, technology integration specialists, grant developers, professional development trainers, ed tech coaches, and pre-service teachers to:
- Discover how to engage all learners by using technology to expand the learning environment beyond the classroom
- Gain strategies to improve communication, assessment, feedback, support, and content delivery, whether it is synchronous or asynchronous, to improve teaching and learning in the modern classroom
- Explore best practices for effective technology integration and solutions that provide digital content, as well as instructional technologies and customizable learning materials
- Learn how online, flipped, blended, personalized, and hybrid learning environments promote high academic performance and allow students to be creators, inventors, and entrepreneurs
- Develop skills for using apps, software, and emerging tools in your classroom right away”
Below is a list of presentations that cover relevant blogging topics such as digital citizenship, promoting student’s voice, personalized classrooms and more. Although we are not at the conference, we are excited to share updates, promos, and photos from fellow Kidblog friends around the world in attendance.
Monday, January 28, 5:00–6:00 pm
Location: Booth 2303
This session is full of a variety of tech tools and ways to implement them through Personalized Learning. Nicole will cover tech tools to integrate with engaging and authentic tasks to use across content areas. Discover strategies on how to manage a digital classroom, make digital portfolios for learner profiles, and integrating tech tools with project-based learning.
Tuesday, January 29, 2:30–3:30 pm
Location: Booth 3103
Are you looking for ideas to use in the classroom to empower students more and to enable you to step aside and put them in the lead? This session will share many ideas for creating a blended learning environment as well as show different tools that can be used to expand the ways that students learn and most importantly give students the opportunity to drive their learning. Some ideas require only paper and others implement a variety of edtech tools.This session will share ideas for creating a student-driven learning environment , where students choose and take the lead. Student-driven and student approved. Let them lead!
Wednesday, January 30, 10:00–11:00 am
Location: NORTH 322
Our students love to be heard! They deserve to have opportunities to share through social media and technology within their libraries, classrooms, and throughout the world. In this session, Shannon McClintock Miller will share stories of empowering students and giving them a voice within her library and as she now works with students, librarians, and teachers around the world. She will share how to use social media and technology to give them a voice, while showcasing lots of creative and engaging opportunities for these connections to their voice. You will leave being inspired to do the same with your students!
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