for K-12 educators and
administrators to help
create safe learning
One of the reasons today’s edtech often receives pushback from educators, staff and even students is that we’re sometimes resistant to learning new things. If your brain is already comfortable using certain tools and technology, it will prefer them to new alternatives, because the tools you’re comfortable with provide a path of less (mental) resistance.
While you can stay on top of most everything going on in edtech by reading blogs, listening to podcasts and following social media, sometimes you just have to get out and see things for yourself. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best conferences, events and workshops to put on your calendar for 2017.
It’s clear that modern Luddites persist today, albeit in new forms. Sometimes those of us in K-12 resist the implementation of new technology, making technology out to be some kind of bogeyman. Generally, their core message goes something like this: Technology doesn’t facilitate education; it only gets in the way.
About six times a year, we hold our own edtech webcasts, part of a series of live presentations with influential edtech professionals and educators. Each Gaggle webcast is recorded, so even if you can’t make one in real time, by registering you’ll receive an email with a link to the webcast recording and slide deck.
As a teacher, how you relate to your students is greatly significant. You could possess a vast and varied wellspring of knowledge in comparison to the less learned minds in your classroom. But, as we all know, if you don’t have the respect and trust of your students, you can certainly curb your effectiveness as a teacher.
Besides various priorities, topics and levels of interest, it can be a challenge to dedicate time just to sift through which Twitter Chats to follow and participate in. We’ve done some of the work for you by identifying some Twitter Chats for you to consider.