BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
Monday, 6/25/2012, 2:30pm–3:30pm PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)
Building/Room: SDCC 33AB
This session will give participants an introduction to how technology and social media support rich, diverse learning and research skills in the 21st century classroom. We will share how students are able to find and evaluate reliable sources, pull main ideas from readings, organize their findings, and use information for the formulation of new ideas and collaboration, all with the support of the following tools: Twitter, YouTube, and Diigo.
Finding information in today’s world is often the easy for students; teaching media literacy is more challenging. Teaching students to assess information found on the web is a newer strategy, but one that is particularly necessary as teachers allow students to find their own information for more individualized work rather than supplying students with specific texts and readings from teachers.
Participants will learn how to use Twitter to gather information and how to save valuable time by following experts in various fields. The addition of YouTube to this suite of learning tools allows students to find experts sharing information through video and takes advantage of one of the most popular venues for research and learning among students today. As students find information on-line, bookmarking, tagging, and sharing websites is easy with Diigo for Educators. We will demonstrate how we have used Diigo successfully to tag and organize research, as well as for collaboration among students. This session will end with our sharing of a year-long 8th grade science research project, which has utilized all three of these tools with successful student results.
Bring your own device and learn how to use Twitter, Youtube and Diigo for connecting, collaborating and sharing, and discover how these powerful learning tools can transform student learning.