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EdTech Reboot: A New Course from Monica Burns + Participate

July 9, 2017

I am so excited to announce a special new partnership with Participate! A few of you may have already heard the buzz… I’m launching a new course on the Participate course platform designed to help educators searching for actionable strategies and new ideas on how to thoughtfully integrate technology into classroom instruction.

So, I’ve partnered with Participate to launch a new course:

EdTech Reboot — How To Recharge + Energize Your Classroom Instruction

In this course…

You’ll learn how to take your current practice to the next level to create interactive learning experiences that transform students into creators while honoring their curiosity and providing opportunities for collaboration. You’ll also explore lots of my favorite EdTech tools!

After completing this course you will be able to…

  • Design engaging, purposeful learning activities with technology
  • Create opportunities to check for understanding with the digital tools in your classroom
  • Turn students into content creators
  • Connect students to authentic audiences
  • Get started with virtual reality
  • Use technology to differentiate instruction

What you’ll get…

Access to four weeks of content including:

  • 8 how-to videos
  • 4 audio podcasts
  • Downloadables like graphic organizers, posters + more
  • Curated resources like lesson plans, collections + more
  • An EdTech Reboot Badge from Participate

*you can move at your own pace and jump into the course content anytime you’re ready

Who this course is for…

  • Classroom teachers, technology integration specialists, media specialists, and administrators interested in learning about technology integration strategies
  • Educators with access to any type of technology: Chromebooks, iPads, PCs, Macs, or even just a cell phone in their pocket

Course Breakdown

Remember you can move at your own pace through each module…

Module 1: Mindset Shift for EdTech: Tasks Before Apps

  • How-To Evaluate + Energize Traditional Tasks
  • How-To Design Engaging Tasks for Students (Curiosity + Collaboration)
  • Tasks Before Apps (Making The Shift)

Module 2: #FormativeTech 101: Check for Understanding with Tech

  • How-To Create a Backchannel for Student Discussion
  • How-To Make a KWL Meaningful
  • Meaningful, Sustainable + Scalable Formative Assessment

Module 3: Creation Inspiration: Designing Authentic Learning Experiences for Students

  • How-To Turn Students into Movie-Makers
  • How-To Share Student Work Local + Global
  • The Importance of Authentic Audiences

Module 4: Scannable Technology + Virtual Reality Starter Steps

  • How-To Get Started with Virtual Reality
  • How-To Use QR Codes to Differentiate Instruction
  • Virtual Reality Content Consumption + Content Creation

Head over to Participate’s website to get started with my new course!

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Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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