Facilitator: Liz Kolb, Professor, University of Michigan School of Education
Thursday, May 7, 2015 7-8pm EST (optional follow up discussion from 8-9pm)
Come learn some easy ways to integrate students’ cell phones, iPods and iPads into literacy learning. Focus will be on tools for collaboration and writing. There are numerous free and freemium resources that teachers can use to connect learning to student’s own devices. We’ll explore several tools and the reasons to use or not use them based on curricular context.
Liz Kolb is a clinical assistant professor at The University of Michigan. She authored Toys to Tools: Connecting Student Cell Phones to Education (published by ISTE in 2008), Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for the K-12 Educator (published by ISTE in 2011), and the upcoming Unleash the Learning Power of Your Child’s Cell Phone (published by ISTE in 2013). In addition, Liz has published numerous articles and book chapters on new technologies and education in prominent publications such as Education Leadership, Scholastic.com, and Learning and Leading with Technology. Liz has done consulting work and has been a featured and keynote speaker at conferences all over the United States and Canada. She is passionate about engaging students in education and educational opportunity through their own technologies. Liz is a former social studies and computer technology teacher. In addition she spent 4 years as a technology coordinator and integration specialist in Ohio.
Twitter ID: @lkolb