Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Once Upon a Time in the Land of Technology: Resource List

Resources from Patti's Once Upon a Time KySTE Presentation

Monday, March 2, 2015

KySTE and KATE - A Great Combination

KySTE is approaching rapidly . . . it begins in just 2 days with the opening of the vendor area on Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  KATE will have a booth located at #1018.  As you know, there are always great things happening at the KATE booth!  Be sure to stop by Wednesday night - and again on Thursday.

Several members of KATE, along with one of our new Murray State faculty members, will be presenting during the conference. Here are the session details so you can be sure to attend:

The Creative Classroom
Thursday, 8:30-9:15 am, Jones Room, 3rd Floor

  • Our students are digital natives that need to be engaged in ways other than the traditional pencil and paper report and teacher lectures. We will introduce you to a number of websites and apps that you or your students can use to increase engagement and help them move up on Bloom's Revised Taxonomy. Let's become information creators instead of information consumers!
PD for Free!
Thursday, 9:30-10:15, Nunn Room, 3rd Floor

  • With budgets cuts happening each year, the area of professional development in technology is starting to take a hit! In this session, you will learn about professional development options that are FREE of charge. All provided resources will be technology-based and will focus on providing educators professional development in the area of instructional technology. Please join us - PD for FREE!

If They Make It, They Will Learn
Thursday, 1:00-1:45 pm, Jones Room, 3rd Floor
  • In this session, participants will make and learn by engaging in a variety of hands-on, STEM related activities, which include the integration of educational technologies. Experiences will include various student-driven robotics activities (including experience with Kate the Robot), working with electrical circuitry, and MakerSpaces in the classroom and library.
Once Upon a Time in the Land of Technology
Friday, 10:30-11:15 am, Jones Room, 3rd Floor
  • Once upon a time, there were many apps and websites available for teachers and students to use to tell stories of all kinds. Whether it’s the story of your students, your cause, or your lesson, it’s not just about explaining information or ideas. It's about creating knowledge. We'll look at many tools that you can take back to your classrooms to engage students in learning and creating.
We hope to see you there!