Your Name and Title: Alisa Wright
School, Library, or Organization Name: Warren School, Warren, CT, RSD6
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Northwest Hills of CT
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): K-12 Teachers, Educational Technologists, Administrators
Short Session Description (one line): Studucate. Students educate parents by sharing how they use technology to enhance their own learning
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
Studucate....a night when students educate parents and community by sharing how they use technology to enhance their own learning. On March 1st, Warren School hosted its first ever event where the students are the presenters and the learners are parents and community of Warren, Ct. 70 out of our 89 students actively demonstrated a tool that their teacher has used within their school day to make learning meaningful. Kerpoof, LiitleBirdTales, Study Island, Smart Response, PhotoStory3, and Edmodo were among the programs showcased throughout Studucate. Groups of parents and community rotated from class to class during the evening. During each 10 minute session, students explained the benefits of using the program as compared to how they would have traditionally been exposed to skills and concepts. The upper classmen, sixth grade students, were hosts of each classroom. They introduced students, played screencasts created by teachers explaining the tool and it's relation to ISTE standard covered, and supported the younger student when needed. Attendees were encouraged to leave a video comment on a VoiceThread before leaving the event to capture the experience. Web 2.0 Programs were contacting seeking promotional items and were given to presenting students. Studucate was an extremely memorable event. Students and parents are still commenting about to this day.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: Please see: http://popplet.com/app/#/9451 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GLNQBO_TKk and https://wrats.pbworks.com/w/page/20141000/Working-together-to-make-things-happen! for more information.
Absolutely love this.
Thanks for the opportunity to spread this opportunity with others!
This is amazing and can't wait to hear all about it!!
Thank you, Martha. I am looking forward to sharing this with you!
I just found out that my proposal was accepted! I am very excited to share this event with others. Going to go plug in a time slot now!
Hi Alisa! This is such an amazing thing! I can't wait for you to help me with it next year for GCS and Morris!
Looking forward to it! Thanks, Amy!
This can also be used to educate parents on the dangers of the Internet. Our high school students did this from a high school view point to middle school students and parents in our community. It was a great opportunity for all of the community to share in the responsibility of raising our children.
Sounds great! Way to pay it forward from the high school students to the middle school!
This sounds so great. I look forward to learn from all of you.
Excellent! Looking forward to the 21st!