Session Number W3-02

2022 Session
Twenty-three for '23: Technologies & Resources to Amaze & Inspire
Maureen Yoder, Professor, Lesley University
Level: Intermediate
Grades: All

Live Streamed/Recorded Session
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This lightning fast, lighthearted session includes an overview of and current and emerging technologies that will amaze and inspire you. It will appeal to your geeky side while delighting the teacher in you. Learn how these emerging technologies promote creativity and enhance teaching. Most APPs shown are free, or low cost, and can be mastered quickly. Learn about classroom uses of artificial intelligence, including Amazon's Alexa and Google's Home, and how students and teachers are going beyond information retrieval, writing their own customized "skills" and "actions. There will be an update on virtual and augmented reality and teacher-tested uses of coding, mini drones, and innovative "social" robots. Hear about technologies that do not yet exist at the time of this proposal. Evidence of successful implementation in f2f and online instruction will be presented with research-based learning outcomes. Maureen taught kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school before working with K-12 educators at Lesley University. The term "Electronic Constructivism" was coined by this presenter who will stress what really matters: Good Teaching. No experience with these technologies is necessary, but an open mind and a sense of adventure is highly suggested! Participants will receive all links and resources. The session will conclude with a techy raffle and door prizes.