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Wednesday, July 18 • 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Leaving Positive Digital Footprints: What’s Your Legacy?

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Critical thinking, collaboration, problem solving, communication and creativity are not 21st Century skills; they have been the goal of education for the last twenty years. Teaching students skills they need to be successful in their future is a philosophical idea built upon strong constructionist theory. Web 2.0 tools don’t change education, passionate teachers do. Join Mike and Garth as they discuss the philosophy behind their integration of technology into curriculum. Learn not just about free web 2.0 tools, but more importantly learn how these tools inspire students to learn for more than just a grade. 21st century learning is about changing the focus of why we teach and then using technology to improve how we teach.

 

Presentation link: http://www.teachersfortomorrow.net/blc12.html


Speakers
avatar for D. Garth Holman

D. Garth Holman

7th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Beachwood Middle School
Garth Holman and Mike Pennington have a combined twenty-five years 7th grade social studies teaching experience. Garth currently teaches in Beachwood City Schools where he piloted their 1:1 initiative ten years ago. Mike teaches for Chardon Local Schools and is currently piloting a connected classroom. Their collaboration started six years ago and has expanded to include their students. Every year Mike and Garth connect their students from two... Read More →
avatar for Mike Pennington

Mike Pennington

Director of Tecnology, Independence Local Schools
My career began 9 years ago as a student teacher in Garth Holman’s 7th grade world history classes. Garth and I inspired our students to lay the foundations of the first Digital textbook created completely by students for the sake of leaving a digital legacy. The following year I became a 7th grade world history teacher at Chardon Local Schools and Garth and I co-taught between our two districts for the next 8 years. Our students... Read More →


Wednesday July 18, 2012 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Arlington - 2nd Floor

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