Friday, June 13, 2014

East Noble - Knight Time Technology


The fifth stop on the summer of eLearning tour was Knight Time Technology hosted by East Noble School Corporation. Check out what participants had to say about the conference by checking out the conference hashtag, #enktt.

The day started off with Leslie Fisher (@lesliefisher) and her keynote, "Tools You Can Use Tomorrow." You know it's a great keynote when there are numerous oohs and aahs from the audience! I now have 5 or 6 new tools in my toolbox. A couple of the highlights seemed to be Kahoot and the Guinness Book of World Records Augmented Reality app. I also popped in to her augmented reality concurrent session. Augmented reality is pretty amazing! There are lots of great AR apps for education. If you missed Leslie at East Noble, you'll have 4 more opportunities to catch her in Indiana this summer. Check out the Summer of eLearning schedule.

I attended Sara Stein's Padlet session. Sara (@SteinENMS) uses Padlet with her middle school language arts students. She was first introduced to Padlet in a training session then took it to her students and learned to use it along with them. Sara spent some time sharing how she uses Padlet with her students, gave a brief introduction on how to do the basics, then gave the group some time to play around and create their own sample.

The cafeteria was filled with teachers and students sharing their projects during lunch time. A few groups that I visited with were 5th grade students discussing their Minecraft projects, elementary students using Showbie in class, and high school language arts students who spent 4 weeks doing Genius Hour projects. One student had used Game Maker to create a video game and 2 students had paired up to script and film and 20 minute crime show.

Are you familiar with Ted Talks? What about Ted Ed? East Noble language arts teacher Matt Rickey shared how he is using Ted Ed in his classroom. Use a Ted Ed lesson as-is, customize a lesson to suit your needs or create your own. Your students will have the opportunity to watch a video and, if they each create an account and log in, answer questions about that video that you can grade online.

1 comment:

  1. I had no chance of joining this event, good thing I can have some glimpse on it.

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