Tag Archives: Mobile Technology

Using Mobile Devices In The Classroom: Two Day Appy Hour

Mobile Devices
Are you using iPads, Galaxy Tablets or other mobile devices in your classroom? Do you have a personal mobile device and want to learn how to find education-friendly apps? Come learn how to find apps for any content area and get a chance to learn how to use them. In this hands-on workshop, we 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. The afternoon of day two will be an App Shootout of the presenters and other daring participants. So get your game on and get ready for a fun filled, two day Appy Hour! Read more & register here!

Don’t miss our other #METCpd this summer!

Register before May 9 with promo code METC50 and save 50%! Throughout the month of May use promo code METCpd and save 25%!

Google Mania:  Mini Boot Camp 6/6 – 6/7

Flipping Your Classroom & PD

Adventures in STEM: Learn To Code 

Digital Citizenship: It’s Common Sense

Google Extensions, Add-Ons & More

Google Mania: Mini Boot Camp 7/6 – 7/7

METC Maker Summer Institute: Empowering Creative Minds

Cool Tools and Free Resources for Teachers





METC Teacher Appreciation[1]


More Free PD Opportunities!

Attend the SMART virtual event this May: This event will display SMART’s newest education solutions and will give you the opportunity to interact with SMART representatives, access resources and attend presentations remotely. The virtual event takes place May 5, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. MT, or 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT. Register today to see what the latest innovations from SMART can do for your schools.

On May 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., join CDW•G live at a 1:1 Roundtable at CSD where you will hear from subject matter experts on the successful elements of building a 1:1 program. You’ll learn “best practices” and share questions, ideas and experiences with other St. Louis public and private schools that have successfully deployed one-to-one programs in a roundtable discussion. Areas of discussion: financial sustainability, research on working in technology-transformed schools and show how technology can save money when properly implemented, enhancing your mobile technology and a look at devices available for your 1:1 program. Register for the CDW•G event here.

In June, come spend a day with Dr. Janet Allen, a leading expert in adolescent literacy at Harris Stowe State University. Dr. Allen will be sharing over 30 years of experience in literacy instruction, research and reform. The 1 day session on June 7 is free and sponsored by RB Education, Dr. Janet Allen’s Plugged-in, Harris Stowe State University and the St. Louis IRA. This event is designed for grades 4-12 teachers, reading specialists, staff developers, Title One, special educators, ELL, and administrators. To register for the Dr. Allen event, click here.

Registration is required for all listed events.

METC Call For 2009 Presenters

What tech tools do you use to reach and teach your students or staff?  Do you feel others would benefit from learning more about the technology tools used in your teaching?  Do you have a desire to share your creative and professional successes?

If you or a colleague can answer yes to the above questions, METC 2009 invites you to apply as a presenter for a breakout session or hands-on workshop. More than 1,500 attendees from across the nation are expected to participate including technology specialists, teachers, library media specialists, staff developers, administrators, instructional technology teachers, counselors, and information technology/network specialists.

Share how your most effective technology tool(s) directly impacts:

Student achievement  |  Transformation of instruction  |  Library media   Administrative leadership  |   Network infrastructure

METC topic strands are:
1.  1:1 Initiatives (One laptop/handheld/desktop per student)  “NEW”
2.  Curriculum & Instruction based on Assessment and Data
3.  Differentiated Instruction
4.  Digital Media
5.  Distance Learning (online learning, conferencing)
6.  Instructional Technology Integration
7.  Library Technology Integration
8.  Mobile Technology (Palm, MP3 Player, Cell Phone) “NEW”
9.  Technology Integration 101 – a primer on basic tech integration “NEW”
10.  Technology Leadership
11.  Technical & Networking
12.  Web 2.0 (Read / Write Web)

Select from seven types of presentation formats:
1. 30-min Best Practices for Classroom Integration mini-session
2. 50-min breakout session giving the attendees an overview or introduction of a topic
3. 1-hr and 50-min breakout session that addresses a topic more in-depth.  This will be conducted in two consecutive 50-min sessions with a Part 1 and Part 2. It may be a hands-on workshop BYOL (bring your own laptop).
4. Student Poster session for your students to showcase how they learn and what technology tools they use.
5. Student plus Teacher session (bring your students as your co-presenters).
6. 3-hr preconference workshop on the morning of Monday, January 26
7. 6-hr preconference workshop all day on Monday, January 26

You may submit a proposal using the METC Call for Presenter form or after May 15, use the online proposal form located at www2.csd.org/metc2009.htm

For program updates, keynote and featured speakers, and online registration information, check the conference website at www2.csd.org/metc2009.htm

Cooperating School Districts hopes to see you at METC 2009,
January 26-28 at the St. Charles Convention Center.