Tuesday, February 26, 2013

iPad Conference - Transforming Learning

On February 9-10, 12 of our teachers and two administrators attended the iPad conference in Shekou.

The iPad has given us the unprecedented ability to connect, create and share with the world.  When aligned with sound pedagogy, this device has the potential to transform student learning experiences, anytime, anywhere.  This workshop explored the tangible ways in which the iPad is redefining teaching and learning.

Focus Areas:
  • The Apple Ecosystem
  • Discoverability of content
  • Supporting Literacy & Numeracy
  • Catering for the diverse needs of learners
  • Creating with the iPad
  • Learning with the iPad:  From Substitution to Redefinition
What did you learn about?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Japan ASCD’s TIOM (Try It On Monday) will be held at Nishimachi International Schoolon Saturday, April 27th, 2013.

WHAT IS TIOM? Try IT On Monday is a one-day ‘technology in education’ event held each year. Classroom teachers offer one-hour workshops on practical classroom use of technology.The goal of each workshop is for participants to walk away with new ideas that they can "try on Monday".

Now in our sixth year, this event continues to grow in popularity amongst schools in the area.
In connecting our various school communities within the framework of professional development, bonds are further strengthened by the lasting connections that are fostered in the online professional learning network, NING.

As in previous years, Japan ASCD will offer TIOM Award.You can win a 10,000 yen Amazon gift card. The prize will be given to the person who made blog posts relevant to the education on the TIOM member's NING (http://jascd-tiom.ning.com).You can also post photos and videos that you will take during the event.This challenge will be continued for a month after the event. Japan ASCD will choose a person on Saturday, May 18th.
TIOM presenters bring a wide range of experience and share their innovative IT and practical teaching ideas with other fellow educators. If you would like to share your passion for teaching technology by presenting at the TIOM, please send your name and contact information to TIOM Coordinator, Kiyotaka Horii at kiyojascd@gmail.com 
This workshop is FREE and Nishimachi will provide refreshments and lunch. We hope to see you on Saturday,April 27th!

Please go to http://jascd.org and click on the green Ning button in the upper right-hand corner to visit our TIOM page.
Visit Try IT On Monday at: http://jascd-tiom.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Reflections from the GAFE Summit

While there's buzz about the Google Apps Summit - please share your learnings with your colleagues.

What did you learn about at the GAFE Summit? - and How might you use this with your students?

What ideas might you like to share with others?  and What would you like to learn about now? 

Please comment on this post to add your thoughts.