Discovery Education’s Hall Davidson will be joining us at the eLearning Strategies Symposium to provide a Thursday workshop, two symposium sessions, and a session 8 Plenary prior to Susan Patrick’s closing Keynote on Saturday. Thursday’s workshop, which runs from 1:30pm to 4:30pm costs just $150.
Making Mobile Media Meaningful
Tablets, mobile phones, and iPads can create and share media (video and audio) in the extended learning anywhere/anytime world. Learn how to send images/videos/audio to common, free “channels” to support classrooms, projects, or entire schools. Use QR codes in surprising ways. Learn about video applications and audio for “dead” phones. Teachers can receive videos, edit and comment, and send them back—all via mobile. Finally, explore apps that do chromakey (“green screen”) editing, sharing, stop-motion, effects, build previews, and much, much more. Turn them into video microscopes for less than $5. Mobiles are digital project kit bags with and media making inside! An iPad will be used, but applications to Android and Windows platforms also apply. Bring your device and explore.
Saturday Plenary Session
When the Inside Becomes the Outside: The Old Book as the New Backpack
For generations, students lived with textbooks with “print DNA”: linear, undifferentiated, and non-dynamic. Now new ‘techbooks’ arrive with cloud-based media DNA: fluid, differentiated, embedded and rich as the web. Moving classroom practice more deeply into digital resources provides benefits for differentiation, extended learning, remediation, and accountability. The digital “book” moves far beyond text—it reads to students, shows them animations to augment print definitions, changes languages, font size, grade level, and more. But going digital not only taps the cloud, it changes the whole game. The book becomes its own backpack with encyclopedias, microscopes, cameras, and more. Watch how the magic of tablets (like the iPad and others) brings a deep and immediate connection to learning.
Early-bird registration, just $159, closes November 1st.