Sure, it's great to talk about our vision for education technology in schools - but let's get our hands dirty and see how it's actually being used.
For our November meetup, we're bringing together five NOLA teachers to demonstrate how they use edtech in the classroom every day. We're showcasing a few free and easy-to-use tools. Come to learn a specific tool - such as Gobstopper (http://www.gobstopper.com/), Edmodo (https://www.edmodo.com/), and Remind101 (http://quizlet.com/), among others - that you can try out in your classroom the next day. If you've been itching to pilot some edtech with your students, this is your chance to ask questions and get support from other teachers.
Five teachers - five edtech tools - fire away! Can you handle it?!?
Join us at 6:30pm at 4.0 Schools for some free pizza and beer, as well as the chance to connect with other tech-savvy teachers and see how they do what they do. Teachers, school leaders and edtech'ers are all welcome to participate. The talking part is done - now's the time to make it happen!
Check out more about our fearless ed tech teachers below:
Meg Everett teaches 5th grade at KIPP Central City Academy. She began her teaching career with Teach for America in the Mississippi Delta and is currently in her fourth year of instruction. Ms. Everett uses Kidblog (http://kidblog.org/home/) so students can publish their writing to a wide audience. It also gives students the opportunity to review and comment on each other's work.
Nicole Hassumani-Carter is a 7th and 8th grade English teacher at Sci-Tech Academy. She is using Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/) to create a school wide writing program. She creates writing videos that take students through a step-by-step process of how to write for a specific prompt (narrative, expository, persuasive, etc).
Adam Kohler teacher 6th grade Social Studies at KIPP Central City Academy. He is in his 5th year of teaching in the New Orleans area. Mr. Kohler uses Gobstopper (http://www.gobstopper.com/) to make enhanced literacy a daily part of his blended classroom experience.
Paula Naugle teaches fourth grade and has 38 years of classroom experience. She is a Microsoft Innovative Educator, a moderator of #4thchat on Twitter, an organizer for #edcampNOLA, a DEN STAR, and a technology integration specialist. Ms. Naugle uses Edmodo (https://www.edmodo.com/) as her learning management system in her blended classroom so her students can use technology as part of their learning experience. She is a certified Edmodo trainer and loves connecting and collaborating with others via Edmodo.
Diana Turner is in her sixth year of teaching in New Orleans. She has taught Kindergarten, first, and fourth grade at Esperanza, Dibert, and Bricolage. She admits to being somewhat technology impaired but she is learning more about how technology can benefit students and families. This year she has started using Remind101 (https://www.remind101.com/) as an a way of easily getting messages to parents to remind them of events at the school, what's going on in class, or discussion topics based on curriculum.
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