Achieving More by Going Paper-Less with Elizabeth Rossmiller
Generation Z- They were born in a tech world but we can’t expect them to know how to use the tools in a valuable manner. We can’t expect that they know how to be digital citizens.
How are we making learning ungoogleable?
Teaching skills, how-to not what, evaluating sources, what are you going to do with what you know?, creating, designing, connecting learning to their life, explain your thinking, choosing tools based on what will work best
Epic! Books for Kids- record themselves reading books from Epic.
Video-blogging- Vlogging during class. We could do a weekly Vlog on Seesaw to record our learning, aha moments, and goals.
EDpuzzle- Take any video from YouTube including videos you make and add questions or instructions to the video.
KidBlog- teaching commenting explicitly so students add value to other’s learning
Book to read: Amplify
Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom https://www.amazon.com/dp/0325074739/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_E-u1yb8FRSH7S
Cultivating “SuperBetter” Powers: How to teach students using research-based strategies of gamefulness with Tabitha Ellison and Mary Snyder
Slides for presentation: HTTPS://goo.gl/pdofMS
4 Resiliencies: Mental, Emotional, Physical, and Social
Mental- hands out and palms up
Social- shake hands with someone for 6 seconds
Physical- stand up with arms up
Emotional- pictures or videos of baby animals “looking at photos and videos of baby animals is all it takes to make virtually anyone feel the emotion of love.” ~Jane McGonagal I’ve never heard of this before but who wouldn’t want a good excuse to look at baby animals throughout the day!!
Power Ups- Positive actions you ca take to feel better, stronger, healthier, or more connected anytime, anyplace. Power ups are learning tools, self-regulation tools, oppotunities to engage in conversations and build relationships, activated as often as students need them. The power is in the conversation with students.
Badges made on canva.com
Reflections on the week
This week went by so quickly! It is amazing the brain-overload that I always feel on the last day of a conference. It has been a whirlwind of a week but I have been so encouraged and inspired by some amazing educators this week. My favorite parts of the whole conference were getting to meet my twitter peeps face to face, the great conversations we’ve had in between sessions and the wonderful convos last night at the Seesaw Social, and, of course, presenting with my good friend Tisha! I’m so excited to sit down and reflect on everything that I’ve learned this week and how I will implement it in my classroom and my life.