Your Name and Title: Lisa Parisi, classroom teacher
School, Library, or Organization Name: Denton Avenue Elementary School
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: New York, USA
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): All educators and administrators
Short Session Description (one line): Participants will learn how to use Web 2.0 tools, social media, and cloud technology to reach all students.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like): We, as educators, are faced with many different challenges. We have a large amount of curriculum to cover, tests our students must do well on, and a public who believes one size fits all works in the classroom. Our students are getting burned out quickly. And one size fits all does not take into account the learning disabled child, the ADHD child, the hearing impaired child, the bored child, the struggling reader, the math phobic child, the artistic child, the leader, the follower, or any other "out of the norm" student (whatever that might be). Web 2.0 tools afford us the opportunity to help all students meet the curricular requirements, demonstrate knowledge, learn, and enjoy school. Learn how to use collaborative tools such as Google docs, presentation tools like Glogster, and research tools such as Discovery Streaming to enliven your classroom. Today, there is no excuse for not reaching all children. Come hear how easy it is.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:
My Class Website: http://herricks.org/webpages/dentondynamos/
Technology Toolkit: http://udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com/
This looks great. If you're going to talk about social media and Web 2.0, then can I ask you to modify this description to reflect that? If you're not--then this would be the perfect session for the Learning 2.0 virtual conference I'm going to hold this summer which is a bit more expansive!