Your Name and Title:
Nancye Blair, Technology and Gifted Specialist
School or Organization Name:
McKeel Elementary Academy
Area of the World from Which You Will Present:
Lakeland, Florida, USA
Language in Which You Will Present:
Short Session Description (one line):
Discover powerful web tools and best practices for allowing even our youngest learners to collaborate across a classroom or around the world.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
With mountains of resources available for Global Collaboration, elementary teachers often spend hours sifting through tools and practices to find the select few that will be successful for young learners. In this high-energy session, award-winning Educational Technology Specialist, Nancye Blair, shares powerful web resources and best practices that are perfect for our youngest learners. With ideas for tools like Google Docs, Storybird, Voicethread, and Dabbleboard, participants will learn how to find other teachers and classes who are interested in collaborating, how to set-up 21st century learning activities that promote global awareness and real world problem solving, and easily implement these new tools in their classroom. In no time, elementary students can be blogging; digital storytelling; sharing videos, images, knowledge or skills; and even creating websites with other students across the classroom and around the world.
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