PLMS Staff Present at University of Kansas Conference
January 23, 2012
Mobile devices are transforming classrooms across America, helping teachers engage students like they've never been engaged before. Educational applications of mobile devices include digital textbooks, eBooks, web-based digital content, and apps for all curriculum areas and grade levels K-20. Putting these devices in the hands of students and teachers is positively impacting student performance and helping schools and universities realize the promise of educational technology.
At PLMS, students continue to learn new and innovative ways to use technology within the classroom. On December 16th, two PLMS staff members; Brandi Turner and Amy Weatherford shared an instructional strategy, which is utilized at PLMS, with educators from around the State of Kansas. This strategy involves classroom technology and gives students a choice in learning. By creating “tickets” in multiple curriculum areas, students are able to use apps on the IPad/IPod as well as websites to earn their “ticket” out of an outcome. Each student is able to choose from a variety of teacher approved activities which includes a detailed learning activity that applies to the learning outcome.
The conference was held on the University of Kansas campus on Friday, December 16th. Congratulations to Mrs. Turner and Ms. Weatherford for receiving the invitation to present at this conference and to our entire Technology Rich Classroom staff who recently received an invitation to present at an International Conference ISTE (International Society in Technology Education) this June in San Diego, California. The PLMS TRC staff include: Brandi Turner, Facilitator; 5th grade staff: Kitt Carroll, Mary Levi-Mehl, Pat Zimmerman; 6th grade staff: Debra Case, Amy Weatherford, Janet Williams.