The 1st Annual Educational Technology ConferenceConference Program
Introductory Remarks:Dr. Candace Burns, Dean, College of Education, William Paterson UniversityLocation: Auditorium
Keynote Address: Dr. Pixy Ferris, William Paterson University- Location: Auditorium- Hand-outs
Abstract: Students in the 21st century -- the first generation to grow up in the digital age -- have unique learning needs. As educators, we face the quandary of teaching these students in ways that promote effective learning without abdicating our role as experts. Directing the learning experiences of our students becomes a challenge to which it is essential we respond appropriately and effectively. In this presentation Dr. Ferris will identify Millennials’ learning styles and discuss ways in which we can work with their learning needs. Together, participants will explore some ways to engage today’s students in higher order learning, facilitate the exercise of critical thinking skills, and ensure students’ mastery of conceptual, analytical, and theoretical knowledge without accommodating less productive traits such as the need for instant gratification and shallow thinking.
Lecture & Discussion: NJ and National Technology StandardsDr. Hilary Wilder – William Paterson University Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) Dr. Heejung An – William Paterson University- Location: Auditorium
- Hand-outs: Technological Literacy in NJ: Background & Standards & TPACK
This session will introduce the new NJCCCS 8.1 standards and address how teachers can incorporate them into their own curricula. An introduction to the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework for effective technology integration will also be covered.
SmartBoard demonstration: Tips & TricksMs. Christine Besko-Maughan, William Paterson University- Location: Room 3019
Concurrent Session I (Hands-on Session):
1) An Introduction to Voicethread: Creative Communication in the Classroom:Ms. Lynn Dimatteo - Cedar Grove School District & William Paterson University
- Location: Room 1004- Hand-outs:
- A tool for having conversations around media
- Voicethread Tips for Teachers- VoiceThread Extends the Classroom with Interactive Multimedia Albums: http://www.edutopia.org/voicethread-interactive-multimedia-albums
- An Educator's Guide to VoiceThread: http://voicethread.com/media/misc/getting_started_educator_mpb.pdf
Voicethread is a web-based digital storytelling application that educators can use in their classrooms. Teachers and students can communicate with each other using their own voice, text, pre-recorded audio files or video. Learn how you can introduce creative conversation in your classroom.
2) Creating your own Blog and Incorporating YouTube VideosMs. Jacquelyn Van Orden –William Paterson University- Location: Room G016- Hand-outs:
- Cover to the booklet for my presentation- Creating a blog step-by-step with screenshots- Creating a blog step-by-step with FAQ- Why Blog? THE Journal: Transforming Education Through Technology- HOT Blogging - A Framework for Blogging to Promote Higher Order Thinking- YouTube search words for educational videos
What should you do if your school district blocks YouTube, but you want to include educational video clips in your lessons? No problem! - In this workshop, Ms. Van Orden will introduce how to create a blog and then incorporate educative YouTube videos into the blog as a playlist.
3) Developing Your Own Instructional Podcasts:Dr. Michelle Kowalsky - William Paterson University- Location: Room 1020- Hand-outs
This workshop provides an overview of podcasts and how they can benefit K-12 students. As a primary activity, you will create, edit, and post your own podcasts, by using the Audacity program and other tools to create audio files for teaching and learning.
4 ) Using Google Earth for educative purposes:Dr. Heejung An – William Paterson University
- Location: Room 1021- Hand-outs
A newly added technology in the NJCCCS 8.1 standards is using digital mapping tools such as Google Earth. Google Earth is a free and interactive 3D globe. This workshop discusses how to use this tool in K-12 classrooms and how to create your own interactive maps.
Concurrent Session II (Hands-on Session):
2) Creating your own Blog and Incorporating YouTube VideosMs. Jacquelyn Van Orden –William Paterson University
3) Developing Your Own Instructional Podcasts:Dr. Michelle Kowalsky - William Paterson University
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