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Our presentation on April 30 will provide a comprehensive look at the accessibility and assistive technology components of both Apple and Android products, plus layout a side-by-side comparison of the pros and cons of each when it comes to using them with students with disabilities. Whether your district uses Apple, Google, a hybrid or is yet to decide, you’ll be ready after learning the features, tips and tricks of both systems after attending this full day of professional learning. In addition, third-party applications for both Google and Apple products will be shared.
Secondly, participants will learn of the services Missouri Assistive Technology (MoAT) provides to public school districts in the arena of assistive technology. One of MoAT’s programs, the Equipment Technology Consortium (ETC), is a short-term assistive technology equipment loan program for school districts and agencies in Missouri. Districts or agencies can borrow equipment on behalf of individuals with disabilities to try out the equipment before purchasing, for use during the time equipment is in repair, or for other short-term needs. The program includes a wide range of equipment including switches and mounts, computer access devices, iPads and tablet devices, environmental controls, hearing devices, home modifications, visual aids and augmentative communication devices.
BYOD: Participants should bring a personal, digital device in order to participate in this event. We look forward to having you join us in The Battle for Classroom Dominance: Apple vs Google (And What It Means for Students with Disabilities). Learn more about the presenter, fees and other details by clicking here.
The METC 2015 Virtual Conference consisted of live programming on February 10 and 11 during the edtech conference. Those same sessions are now archived for streaming at your convenience. The presentations chosen include those from keynote and featured speakers as well as Midwest Spotlight Educators.
Midwest Education Technology Community Conference Monday workshops- half or full day- are one of the highlights of the annual event. These preconference workshops allow participants to dive deeper in subject matter, get hands-on time with new platforms and projects, plus network with other edtech-minded colleagues.
Search available precons by workshop category or conference strand, or view the entire list. Registration is open and space is limited for these sessions! [Photo credit: METC 2014 Student eNews Bureau]
Do you have a mobile device and want to learn how to find education-friendly apps? Come learn from Greg Lawrence how to find apps for any content area and get a chance to learn how to use them. In this hands-on session, you will explore a multitude of education friendly, content-based resources for your mobile device for multiple grade levels and subject areas. Other websites and online resources will also be shown, like app-finder apps, utility apps and apps your students can use in 1:1 environments.
Register online, today, for the EducationPlus workshop on July 10! This is a BYOD session: you must bring your own mobile device, either an Android or Apple product. See you next week!
New workshop • Wednesday, 7/9/14 • 8:30 – 3:30 • Register online
Students and teachers are spending more time on the web, both in and out of school, more than ever. In this workshop, we will dive into the world of web apps that give students the ability to create, not just consume. We will discover websites for producing video, mixing and recording audio, and publishing websites, documents, and more. Please note: all the web apps will be great on Chromebooks in the classroom.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Greg Lawrence’s Twitter profile: Husband, Father, Worship Leader, Technology Facilitator, Google Certified Teacher, LoTi Mentor, SMART Trainer, and Apple Enthusiast . | @greglawrence
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Dr. Chris McGee is a curriculum coordinator for the Webster Groves School District in the St. Louis suburban area. Chris is passionate about technology. Since his first year of teaching, he has been a leader in technological advancement in education within each of his school districts he serves. This year, Chris was selected to be a Midwest Education Technology Conference Midwest Spotlight Educator for 2014. This recognition honor leaders from the region in education technology, whose practices are making a difference for students as well as teachers.
A little more about Chris. He is a co-founder of edcampSTL, which takes place annually the weekend before METC. Chris was named a Peabody Energy Leader in Education for the 2013-14 school year. Chris has also been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator. His thesis was entitled “The Correlation of Standards-Based Grading and the Performance on Standardized Assessments.” Connect with him on Twitter at @cmcgee200.