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T7-02
Webster
2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
Twenty for '20: Tools, Trends, & Techniques to Inspire & Motivate
Maureen Yoder, Professor, Lesley University
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Would you like to hear about tools, trends and techniques that will appeal to your geeky side while delighting the teacher in you? This fast-paced session will be completely updated from last year's McAuliffe Conference session "Nineteen for '19". You will see an overview of virtual and augmented reality activities, classroom uses of "social" robots, excellent sources for royalty free authentic artifacts, and free innovative apps for all grade levels and subject areas. You will learn more about classroom uses of artificial intelligence in the form of smart speakers, including Amazon's Alexa and Google Home Mini. Learn how to go beyond information retrieval and hear about how teachers and librarians are using them for inquiry-based learning, student produced projects, and classroom management. Did you know that you and your students can write your own "Skills" for these devices, creating customized apps? Session ideas will be tied to creative interpretations of ISTE and Common Core standards. You will hear about technologies and innovative ideas that do not yet exist at the time of this proposal but show promise. The term "Electronic Constructivism" was coined by this presenter, who teaches a course titled "Emerging Technologies", and who will stress what really matters: Good Teaching. No experience with these technologies is necessary, but an open mind, with a sense of adventure and fun, are highly recommended. They'll be a raffle with technology related door prizes.
W5-02
Webster
12:50 pm - 1:40 pm
Panel ~ Voice Assistants (Alexa/Google) for Learning?
Maureen Yoder, Professor, Lesley University
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Join this panel as they reflect upon the pros and cons of Voice Assistants in teaching, learning, and the classroom. Can Artificial intelligence be incorporated into classrooms? Can the extensive fact retrieval abilities be channeled into productive lessons promoting inquiry and original thought? Can smart speakers be used to assist teachers and librarians, providing an alternative to traditional classroom routines? Can these assistants support the physically disabled in our classrooms? Can these resources be integrated in a manner that addresses student data privacy? Educators are discovering ways that digital assistants can make their professional lives easier and their instructional efforts more interesting. The positive and negative results of personification, when your "intelligent" smart speaker becomes an increasingly more human like presence are also included in the discussion. Panel participants include Maureen Yoder ~ Professor at Lesley University, Kerry Gallagher ~ Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning, St. John's Prep School, John Martin ~ Director of Technology & Innovation at the Inter-Lakes SD, and Daniel Dister ~ Chief Information Security Officer at the NH Department of Information Technology. Time for questions and answers is planned as this discussion is expected to raise more questions than answers!