Inspire Curiosity and Creative Thinking with Wonderbox

Inspire Curiosity and Creative Thinking with Wonderbox I have been spending time with the recently released Wonderbox for iOS. I have been impressed with the depth and content the app provides children. Wonderbox is completely free and promotes itself for all ages but in reality elementary age children will find this app most appealing. WonderBox: Explore & Learn Science, Geography, Music, and Design https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SlH3OCfbaY My daughters (10 and 7) have enjoyed exploring and creating within the app. During the initial setup, you are prompted to enter and adult email so students can send questions or creations to a parent or teacher. All content and design was in collaboration with educators and that collaboration shows in the apps content depth while appropriately chunking information. In the classroom, this...Read More

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Introduction to Teaching with Primary Sources These 2-day workshops, designed for K-12 Educators and Tacher Librarians, will introduce you to the vast collections of the Library of Congress's rich reservoir of over 19 million digital resources and explore how you can use them to engage students in the classroom. READ MORE...

 

2015 Conference OneNote

Conference Presenter Resources

In this NCCE 2015 conference OneNote, you can easily find conference resources that will help you prepare before the conference, stay engaged during the conference and follow up after the conference.

 

2015 Conference Program

The NCCE 2015 Conference Program is now available in PDF format. It's about a 7.4 MB download.

 

 

 


NCCE is a professional learning organization for educators and hosts the largest education conference in the Northwest. Founded in 1971, NCCE has a solid foundation advocating for the effective use of technology in education.  With a focus on 21st Century skills, NCCE works to provide best practices to educators with the goal of enhancing student success. 

NCCE provides resources and innovative professional learning opportunities to educational communities throughout their career. Our professional learning specialists have a broad range of expertise and provide customizable, relevant training on topics important to educators.  NCCE works with K-20 educators and pre-service teachers to personalize learning experiences and strategically align technology initiatives with other state, district and school initiatives.

NCCE partners with educators, educational leaders, affiliates and corporations to enhance teaching and learning through our conference, professional development and resources.  An affiliate organization of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), NCCE has a membership base from Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

Justin Grillo – NCCE Technology Teacher of the Year

Our NCCE Technology Teacher of the year is described as having a profound influence on the use of technology by both students and teachers at his school. Here are just a few examples:

  • His students are thrilled because they have grown up in a world of technology and their 3rd grade experience makes school a natural extension of their interests and abilities.
  • He uses Flip video to record student discussions as they conduct science experiments.
  • For writing class, he projects a piece of writing and moves around the room with his wireless mouse to show suggested edits with the class.
  • His students use Photopoint monitoring software to record change over time of a specific outdoor place.
  • Class student achievement data is kept on graphs.
  • One of his parents called him a “genius” because of the way he uses technology to teach, motivate, inspire, inform, and engage his students.
  • Another parent wrote, “Unfortunately, my son had to serve an in-school suspension. He connected my son with a laptop via Skype so he could see and hear what was happening in the classroom and not miss classroom instruction.”
  • A colleague said that he is not a good teacher, but a great teacher because of how he uses technology in his teaching and student learning.

According to his principal, Cathi Nelson, what Justin Grillo of the Waterville School District does with technology to help his students learn and share their learning is nothing short of a “miracle”. Justin uses technology if it can help with instruction, learning, or assisting students to share their learning with others with a focus on making the learning more relevant and meaningful.