Today I gave a 3 1/2 hour hands-on workshop on teaching with technology, in Tucson, AZ
Looking at the screenshot of my website for the workshop above, you can see the major topics were:
- Animationish (FableVision Learning)
- Google websites
- Jing (TechSmith)
- Livescribe Pulse smartpen
- Workspace (eInstruction – comes with the Mobi)
To see the full workshop, along with all the materials presented, you can visit my google website for the workshop. During the workshop I presented with the Mobi, and had the participants often answer questions using the CPS Pulse clickers (eInstruction). It was really a lot of fun!
If you view the workshop website, to have it make more sense, scroll down on the HOME page to see the schedule and follow the links IN ORDER that are in the schedule. When you make a google website, the side links are alphabetical, NOT in the order I presented them in!
The workshop was in a computer lab, so each participant was on a laptop. My 13 (soon to be 14) year old son was my technical helper during the entire workshop, walking around helping anyone who had questions. He also taught the part of the workshop on Animationish! He did a fantastic job and I was very grateful to have him with me! I hope he can help me during my 8 hour workshop I am giving in October! 🙂
In just a couple weeks I will be down in Tucson, AZ giving a hands-on workshop to teachers and administrators. They will have full versions of software in a computer lab to play with!
A representative from the AZ Department of Education emailed me and asked me if I would give a workshop this summer on using technology to teach math, and I jumped at the chance!
I, however, did not write up the introduction to my workshop, as you can see below:
I am actually teaching more than the Livescribe Pulse smartpen in my 3 1/2 hours. I am also going to focus on Animationish (FableVision) and Workspace (eInstruction), along with showing Jing and Google apps. I hope to have time to share a little about Hyperstudio5 as well!
Here is a link to the conference details:
Arizona Career and Technical Education Conference 2010
Hopefully I will see some of you there!
Link to the actual Hyperstudio Stack in HTML5
I had a great time at ISTE! This is the first time I have ever been to a conference and stayed in the vendor area the entire time!
I worked with several companies while I was there. Every day I spent some time in the eInstruction booth showing folks how I use the Mobi, CPS Pulse student response clickers, ExamView and Workspace in my own classes. That was very exciting! I was so busy that I didn’t get any photos of their booth!
I also presented with Jim Marggraff, CEO and founder of the Livescribe Pulse smartpen at a breakfast on Tuesday morning. It was amazing to meet the man who invented the Leap Pad and the Livescribe Pulse smartpen! I presented the next day at their poster session as well.
I spent a lot of time in the FableVision Learning booth as well, with my friends Peter and Paul Reynolds and the FableVision Learning staff! I finally got to meet Peggy Healy Sterns, who created Stationary Studio and The Graph Club (Tom Snyder Productions). She is currently working on a new project called fab@school with FableVision and Mackiev Software (and other great folks). Photos and more information about this project if you click on the photo above!
You can see some photos of my adventure on the link below: It will take you to my Hyperstudio 5 stack on the web. If you are using a Mac, you need to use Safari, and on a PC, you need to use Internet Explorer (there is a plug-in for Hyperstudio for Safari and Internet Explorer). I had fun making it! Be sure to click on the pictures! Some will take you to other websites and some open videos! Pretty neat software created by my great friend Roger Wagner (Mackiev Software sells Hyperstudio 5), who spent some time showing me the ins and outs of Hyperstudio AND a chained Bible from the 1500s! I wish I had a photo of that
I had the pleasure of spending yesterday with my colleagues from the Maricopa Community College District at our annual technology conference. I gave a presentation with another math instructor on how to incorporate technology into our Hybrid courses to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics. Donna’s introduced the presentation by describing Hybrid models, and gave details on the model she uses at SCC. She then introduced the Livescribe Pulse smartpen, and showed some sample online lessons she has created for her students.
When it was my turn, my main focus was on using technology both during in-class instruction and outside of class to help the students. I also included theLivescribe Pulse smartpen in my part of the presentation, along with the eInstruction Mobi and Workspace software.
If you missed it, my presentation was shown on an earlier post. Here is a link to it
I sat at a table with many of my tech friends. As we looked around we realized we probably had more tech toys at our table than the rest of the room put together! One of them took a pic of SOME of the toys we had:
The really funny thing was there were more cell phones in the pile than people at the table! I’m looking forward to hanging out with my tech friends and colleauges again soon!