Cancelled for February 28th, 2017
Accelerated Reader - AR360 - the NEW Subtext
Sandy Lemon and Carolyn Denny
Sandy Lemon, English Teacher in Natick Public Schools will be demonstrating an activity using AR360. Sandy used AR360 in her classroom last year. "The program is very PARCC-like - the kids remarked that the highlighting and tagging tool is a great feature. And their favorite? Being able to cite the quote in their work with a click of a button!" AR360 provides instructional reading practice with digital nonfiction articles and incorporates the features of Subtext.
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Maker Mindset and Tools – Bringing Them to the Classroom
Thursday, March 16t at 7:00 PM
Zoom Room - https://zoom.us/j/459234449
The ongoing Maker Revolution enriches Makerspaces with innovative technology. Since evolving from community hobbyist spaces to Makerspaces in schools and libraries, MakerEd has vast implications for 21st century education. Resonating with children’s natural stage of discovery and powered by pedagogy of active learning, growth mindset and experiential education, MakerEd strengthens student-centered teaching practices, increases engagement and ownership in learning, and provides an outlet for students to join the vibrant global community of problem solvers.
In this presentation, we will discuss various types of Maker spaces, look at potent ways to incorporate MakerEd into classrooms through Tech Bundle customization, Mobile Makerspaces, Try First approach, and partnership in professional development, and analyze some successful MakerEd programs.
We are working on the 2017 lineup. If you have ideas or want to present, contact me. gharrington at neiste dot org!
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