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Designing Agile Learning Spaces
Recorded on Wednesday, February 25, 2015
How can schools design agile learning spaces with technology to foster learning? In this webinar, learn how Hillbrook School has students to design dynamic learning spaces where they can collaborate and work alongside teachers.
Fostering Meaningful Youth Dialogue in Digital Spaces
Recorded on Thursday, February 19, 2015
How can educators foster civil and meaningful dialogue with young people in digital spaces? Learn techniques such as “conversation moves” and thinking routines to support middle/high school dialogue, with examples from Youth Voices, Twitter, and more.
Using Technology to Engage Learning, Communication & Relationships
Recorded on Thursday, January 29, 2015
Learn how educators, practitioners, and parents can use technology to include children with developmental and learning differences (grades PK-5). Presenter: Tamara Kaldor M.S., founder of Chicago PLAY Pro, and Chicago Education Manager at Common Sense.
Top 5 Digital Tools of 2014
Recorded on Monday, December 15, 2014
Join Common Sense Graphite Certified Educator, Dr. Ruth Okoye, to learn about five of Graphite's Top Tools of 2014: Shadow Puppet, Prodigy, Newsela, Curriculet, and EduCanon. See the full list here: https://www.graphite.org/top-picks/best-edtech-of-2014
App Smashing: Combining Apps for Innovative Student Projects
Recorded on Monday, November 24, 2014
Learn to app smash! Join edtech guru Jon Corippo to learn about app smashing: combining different apps and digital tools to complete tasks and create rich student projects. App smashing maximizes digital tools by combining their features and functions.
Teachers as Designers of Technology, Pedagogy, and Content (TPACK)
Recorded on Thursday, October 30, 2014
Learn how the TPACK model, presented by creators Dr. Punya Mishra and Dr. Matthew Koehler, can help you evaluate your knowledge around pedagogy, content, and technology to design innovative learning experiences for students.
Khan Academy's Video-based Instruction
Recorded on Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Khan Academy is a widely used instructional tool that provides free, self-paced academic videos for guided, adaptive instruction. With a strong focus on math, the site also offers videos on science, economics, the arts, and computing.
Inspiring Students to Design Great Cities with SimCity
Recorded on Tuesday, July 29, 2014
SimCity is an always-online, fast-paced, intuitive, and forgiving city simulator that lets kids build (and destroy) single-player cities in multiplayer regions.
Using the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Website for Early Childhood SEL
Recorded on Thursday, June 26, 2014
Help young children's social and emotional learning with warm, loving messages delivered on the PBS KIDS Mister Rogers' Neighborhood website, an interactive online extension of the classic and much-loved TV show.
Challenge Math and Science Learners with Brilliant
Recorded on Monday, April 21, 2014
Brilliant is a free website that challenges high-achieving middle and high school students in math and physics.
How Subtext Supports Common Core Standards
Recorded on Monday, March 17, 2014
Subtext is a collaborative digital reader in which students can access, annotate, and engage with literature in the classroom.
How ClassDojo Gives Your Class Mojo
Recorded on Friday, February 14, 2014
ClassDojo is a classroom management and task assignment tool that provides real-time feedback for students on how they're meeting classroom expectations.
Responsive Teaching With Socrative
Recorded on Monday, December 16, 2013
Socrative is a powerful student response system that helps support responsive teaching.
All Things Edmodo
Recorded on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Edmodo is a platform that allows teachers and students to post, collaborate, and submit class work in a safe social network-like setting.
Best ELA Apps and Websites Aligned to Common Core
Recorded on Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Cut through the clutter and use the best apps for ELA learning.
Best Math Apps and Websites Aligned to Common Core
Recorded on Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Learn from expert educators about digital tools that meet Common Core State Standards for math.
Best Apps for Back-to-School
Recorded on Thursday, August 15, 2013
Gear up for back-to-school with great apps, websites, and games to get students going, help their study habits, and organize effective workflow.
Great Apps for the Classroom
Recorded on Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Tools featured include Toontastic, BrainPop, Motion Math, and Spinlight Studios. Hosted by Launchpad Toys.
What Makes an App Have Great Learning Potential?
Recorded on Wednesday, July 24, 2013
In this presentation from the ISTE conference, learn about Graphite's detailed rubric that scores each digital learning product on 15 dimensions and produces a rating, making it easy for teachers to identify the best tools for learning.
Essential Apps for the 1-to-1 Classroom
Recorded on Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Cut through app clutter and deploy the very best apps for 1-to-1 learning from the start.