You just got through an in-service day where you learned some new, creative, innovative, cutting-edge technology equipment or software. Now back in your room weeks later you have a conversation with yourself, “how do I do that?” only to discover all that you learned has now entered the recesses of your mind. You quickly scramble to find another teacher to see if they remember. Sound familiar? Or if you have students stand up in front of the class and go through a PowerPoint presentation that by the fifth presentation has the class half asleep? Are you ready for a change?
In this session you’ll discover how you can become your own professional development expert. Sound too hard? Never be able to do it? In this session you’ll learn how: 1) you can assess where you are in your technology integration quest; 2) finding resources to help you along the way; 3) discover creative ways to integrate technology into your classroom without stressing yourself out. You’ll learn how to easily have students: using Web 2.0 tools, telling digital stories, creating tutorials to teach other students, creating videocasts and podcasts, and numerous other ideas that will have you on your way to integrating technology into the classroom. Leaving this session you’ll be able to pick a few ideas to try out in your classroom. Each participant will leave with a CD of useful tools to take with you.