Alan November's BLC16 - Boston, MA

Below are resources from my sessions at #BLC16. 

Transform Learning - Teaching Above the Line
In a connected world, learners can collaborate, interact with experts, perform research and produce creative works! During this session, we will examine using technology to transform learning. Gain knowledge as well as practical strategies to lead by example and integrate these tools and resources in meaningful, effective ways. This session includes hands-on experiences and time to work with your team to design an activity that redefines learning. 

 

Making Thinking Visible: Engaging ALL Learners and Transforming Assessment
Explore a variety of FREE student response services/tools that work on any device and give teachers the power to make informed instructional decisions. This session will be a rich source of ideas, resources and information for effectively using technology for formative and summative assessment. 

Attendees will:
-Learn about specific free services/tools that transform assessment (and make teachers’ lives easier)
-Examine the advantages of each tool and how to use these resources effectively to engage students and personalize learning
-Discover how these services/tools can give all students a voice and make thinking visible
-Participate in an activity that can be replicated with staff and students

Resources at sites.google.com/site/transformassessment

 

Google Classroom: Community Space That Inspires, Empowers, Engages (And Makes Teachers’ Lives Easier)
Fast and easy collaboration is what makes Google Classroom an ideal learning environment. Gain knowledge as well as practical strategies to solve the workflow problem while building community and making collaboration a natural way of learning in your Google Classroom. This session will be a rich source of ideas, resources and information about these collaborative tools. 

Resources at sites.google.com/site/gtoolsined/classroom 

 

 iPads for Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity
Are you new to iPads for learning? Are you already using iPads in the classroom? Either way, this pre-conference workshop will be a rich source of ideas, resources, and information about learning with the iPad. 
This hands-on workshop will explore productivity tools, educational activities and more, using built-in and freely available applications for Apple's iPad. With the iPad, learners can collaborate, interact with experts, perform research and produce creative works! We will examine using this mobile device to transform learning. This workshop includes time to collaboratively design an activity that redefines learning. Do not miss out on this innovative workshop! Teachers, administrators, IT professionals and technology coordinators are welcome.

Resources at sites.google.com/site/iosined