I love sharing with other teachers, its one of the top things that I love about teaching and especially why I love conferences – good ones, like OTA/Encyclomdia. Teachers have the opportunity to grow in their craft, to learn new things, get new ideas, have a-ha moments, and share extraordinary things that they do everyday with their students. I had the very good fortune to share some sessions last year with several of my most excellent #oklaed friends and am looking forward to doing so again this fall.
The problem is this – I have about 1.2 billion ideas bouncing around inside my mind and need some help with what things would have the largest, most positive impact on your classrooms. I know, I know, by October some of us are really set in our ways, new ideas are tough to work in. Some of you look for a new adventure every week, some once a month….I want to help be that spark that makes a difference somewhere down the line, so help me find some focus.
I have have done sessions on the following things and would gladly do them again (like shampoo, rinse and repeat if necessary):
- How to set up a Flipclass classroom model
- iPad in the classroom
- iPad apps in the classroom for teacher and students
- Issues/struggles that could come up in a Flipclass model
Some of the ideas that I am kicking around in my noggin include, but are not limited to:
- Flipped Classroom with Mastery Learning (middle school/high school)
- Harnessing the power of the backchannel during class (middle school/high school)
- Websites to provoke classroom discussion (no matter the topic: k-12)
- Camtasia for Teachers (screencasting for any occasion: k-12) – you can download this software for a 30-day free trial.
- Team Building exercises for your class (middle school/high school)
- Gamification at any age level (k-12)
- Flipping your building’s PD and making it a game
- Desmos (middle school/high school)
- Blogging in the classroom (k-12) – I did this in my Calculus class – it was excellent!
- Using video to have your kids show what they know (k-12)
- Creating and Developing your PLN (k-12)
- Pinterest for your classroom (yes you can!! k-12)
- Using Facebook/Google+ to build a community for your classroom info (k-12)
- Twitter Chats
- Screencasting with your iPad (k-12)
- Creating a professional blogspace
Lots of ideas here – help me.