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News | October 24, 2013

Going Mobile EdChat Series


Verizon Foundation and its Thinkfinity Content Partners are pleased to present the professional development series Going Mobile EdChat. In this series of online PD events, learn from and interact with panel experts around the topic of mobile learning. Each week, watch presentations from our panel experts and then join us at 8:00 p.m. EST for a #MobileEdChat on Twitter. Ask questions or share your experiences with using mobile learning to engage students. After each week’s presentation, keep the conversation going with discussions on Thinkfinity Community.

On October 29, 2013 at 8pm ET, join us on Twitter for Going Mobile EdChat: Student Engagement. Leveraging mobile technology for the enhancement of student learning and engagement is necessary with the students of today. Technology-enhanced instruction has the capacity to engage students deeply in their work, connect them with countless resources, and allow them to collaborate across time and space. NCTM Manager of Online Projects Sarah DeLeeuw, Wonder Lead Melissa Edwards, and teacher and author Tony Varrato share tips for using mobile technology to boost student engagement.

On November 5, 2013 at 8pm ET, come back for Going Mobile EdChat: Student-Created Content. Having students utilize mobile technology to create content-related resources encourages them to feel ownership of what they are learning and increases their level of engagement. Join high school teacher Alexia Forhan and middle school teacher Eric Langhorst to discover ways that mobile technology supports students in creating their own learning content.

On November 12, 2013 at 8pm ET, join us for our last event in the series – Going Mobile EdChat: Authentic Tasks. Authentic tasks require students to demonstrate proficiency by applying existing knowledge to solve a real-world problem. Engaging students in projects that allow them to construct their own knowledge and develop authentic products bridges what is learned in the classroom and what is important to the world outside of the classroom. Join Program Director for Technology and Learning at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Bob Hirshon and K-12 Instructional Technology Specialist Kyle Pace as they look at leveraging mobile technology to engage students in authentic tasks.

See videos and conversations at http://bit.ly/MobileEdChat