All teachers are responsible for helping students gain digital literacy skills. No matter what content you teach, this session will introduce you to online literacy tools you can use to help your students think more deeply and communicate their understanding of what they are reading. Attendees will be introduced to several platforms depending on the needs of the group. Educators will have the opportunity to try each platform from a student’s perspective as well as learn to use the teacher features. These platforms allow teachers to embed several types of questions, videos, links, images, etc. Students respond to questions and have opportunities to annotate and ask questions of their own. Time will be allotted for attendees to create lessons they can use in their classrooms.
Applicable To 3-12 ELA, SS, Science, Health & Elective Teachers
Kara is an innovative special education teacher with 29 years of experience in K-12 education, as well as the lead trainer/speaker for Guiff Goodies For Education. She has been a resource teacher, interventionist, and co-teacher in general education classrooms and is currently an alternative education instructor at White’s Jr/Sr High. She is always looking for ways to engage students and likes to keep things as hands-on as possible. Kara loves keeping up with and learning new tech and teaching methods and is excited to share things with other educators.