"We only get, 'Continuous partial attention from kids...'
we need to adapt to their learning styles using technology." - Pat Fox
One statement that stood out from the first keynote speaker, Cheryl Lemke, was that we only get, "Continuous partial attention from kids". That really hit home with me. She also talked about how kids learn and how we need to adapt to their learning styles using technology.
I attended a couple of sessions on flipped classrooms. I learned about various teaching methods, one which includes a mastery approach. Some of the technologies used included frontrowjuno - great piece of technology but a little expensive, Educreations, screencastomatic, among others.
I also attended several sessions on formative assessments. Some of the tools discussed included Socrative, infuse learning, poll everywhere, mentimeter, today's meet, padlet, google forms, flubaroo, gosoapbox. There are great resources listed on the Grant Wood AEA website: https://sites.google.com/a/gwaea.org/gwaea-ipad-project/
The second keynote speaker, Jeff Utecht, was very entertaining and informative. He made me think of the changes that have occurred during my lifetime.
Another session was about 50 free apps for teachers, all of which are listed on the Grant Wood Website at http://tinyurl.com/gwITEC13. Look under Tony Amsler and Jonathan Wylie for some of these notes.
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