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Thursday, November 13 • 9:30am - 10:30am
'Five Essential Edtech Skills that Support Instructional Design'

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With over 65,000 educational apps in the App Store, how do you find which ones are best for your students? Learn about five essential skills that help you identify quality apps and incorporate them into your instruction, using the free resource Graphite by Common Sense Education. First, learn how to find quality educational apps by grade level, subject area, skill, and that support Common Core Standards, beyond just “Googling” it. Second, learn the different factors you should look for in order to evaluate whether an app is good for learning. A third essential skill is curating and organizing your favorite educational apps into useful, shareable collections. The fourth essential skill is being able to integrate apps effectively into your lesson design to reach learning goals. Learn how to reimagine your lessons as App Flows, a framework that weaves technology into lessons, while sticking with backward design principles and the SAMR Model. Lastly, learn practical tips on how to collaborate with others to share best practices with other teachers using apps for student learning. In a time where finding and integrating educational apps can be overwhelming, learn about these five practical skills you can use immediately. 

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Louisa Sullivan

Education Community Manager, Common Sense Education
lsullivan@commonsense.orgCommon Sense Media is a national nonprofit dedicated to providing educators and families free tools and resources to help young people think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world.

Thursday November 13, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
  • Target Audience Elementary School Educators, Middle School Educators, High School Educators

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