My first session was all about how I connect with other teachers throughout the world using my Personal Learning Network (PLN) on Instagram, Twitter, Blogger, Teachers Pay Teachers, and Pinterest. I got lots of teachers to join Instagram and Twitter to start building their PLNs! Mission accomplished!
My second session was an overview of how I incorporate iPads throughout my day and integrate technology throughout my day in every subject I teach. Technology should not occur only at a set time during the day. I truly think that technology is now part of our jobs as teachers. We can choose to embrace and integrate it, or be replaced by teachers that do!
You can find resources used in both of those sessions by clicking this link.
Now... for the super fun part! I brought in 16 of my students from this year's class to teach session 3! My students are the true technology experts, and I gave them the responsibility during this session and they rocked the house!!! I was just the facilitator for this final session. I set a timer, talked briefly about which app the students would be teaching, and let them roll with it! I believe that when students are given an opportunity like this, they truly are allowed to shine! I was SO PROUD and IMPRESSED with them! Thank you families for dropping them off and picking them up! Here are some pictures of my students teaching teachers on a day off from school!
Thank you Mr. Vagle for making a Storify of the tweets from this conference!