IETAWe are so excited to be back at IETA this year! Jason and I will be presenting a sessions and a workshop on Monday and Tuesday of the conference. We hope you can join us and look forward to learning with everyone!

Monday, February 3

Bringing STEM and Coding to Life in the Classroom

3:00 – 5:00 pm

This is such a fun workshop! Two hours of hands on learning with SAM Labs! SAM Labs provides everything you need to deliver the most engaging STEAM learning experience to your classroom. It seamlessly connects software and hardware with lesson plans that cover a wide variety of subjects, making learning about coding hands-on, accessible, experimental, interactive and fun. You will be introduced to SAM labs, computational thinking and begin experiencing this hands-on coding. Creating with lights, motors, sliders and buzzers, the Bluetooth enabled blocks connect to each other with the app to build something new and exciting.

Tuesday, February 4

You’re So Distracted… You Probably (Don’t) Think This Presentation is About You

10:45am – 11:30am

Chances are you are reading this sectional description on a digital device: laptop, cellphone or tablet. At the same time that this device is connecting you to a vast world of people and  information, it is also distracting you with notifications, games, amusements, and low-value content designed to pull you in and dominate your finite well of attention. If you can’t fight it,  what chance does an impulsive adolescent have??! It is time to have an honest conversation about digital distraction. This presentation will approach the problem head on, with a look at the problem and suggestions of saving yourself AND your students from this growing problem!

Six Mobile Apps that EVERY Tech-Savvy Teacher Should Have on Their Smartphone

1:00 – 2:30

You’ve probably heard that our mobile devices are distracting, anxiety-provoking, and may have interfered in a major presidential election. However, passive use of our phone and mobile devices are part of why they have become the object of such intrigue. Join NCCE’s Tech-Savvy Administrator as he leads the movement towards seeing mobile devices as the revolutionary learning tool that they are. He will discuss the six apps that EVERY teacher should have on their phone and the obligation that all teachers have to help students use their phone as a tool for learning, creating, and sharing knowledge.

Five Things Every Administrators Needs to Know About Personal Technology

3:15pm – 4:00pm

Join NCCE’s Tech-Savvy Teachers for a deeper look into important daily practices to secure their digital presence and protect their privacy. We’ll look at appropriate password management, exploring privacy settings in tools from Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, and steps you can take daily to safely engage with our world’s digital toolsets.

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