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2.Go

Who:
Paul Bogush
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 308

Skype? Wikis? Delicious? RSS? Twitter? Podcasts? Google Docs? 2.Go will cover all the basic 2.0 tools that will be talked about in Educon sessions, and "introduce" you to many of the attendees to help you network. 2.Go is for beginners who are just starting to integrate technology into their lives.

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Students (and Teachers) as Creators of Content - Digital Storytelling and Beyond

Who:
Samantha Morra
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 308

Digital storytelling, podcasting, Flash animation, Scratch, etc are just a few powerful tools to create content or the web. The list is tremendous! This conversation will discuss current thoughts on creating and creativity, focus on best practices and explore some of these amazing tools.

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Taking the load off a learner's mind: Cognitive Load Theory in Education

Who:
Christopher Craft
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 308

Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Do your students? This session will help you understand Cognitive Load and its impact on education.

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The Future of Science Education?

Who:
Rosalind Echols, Stephanie Dunda, Matthew VanKouwenberg, Tim Best
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 308

Four SLA science teachers will lead a conversation examining the current state of science education. How are science teachers' (and students') roles changing in the internet age? What are some techniques we can use to maximize learning for all students? How can we move toward our own personal "dream teaching" situations? Science teachers don't always have the answers, but we'll share how SLA is approaching these questions. Join other like-minded educators as we share our experiences and discuss how we can realize the future of science education.

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Using Technology to Foster Exploration and Reflection in Science

Who:
Lucy Gray and Debbie Leslie
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 308

Share and discover ways of leveraging technology in your classroom to support hands-on, inquiry-based science instruction. Come learn and discuss ways to promote observation, exploration, and reflection using engaging curriculum materials and a variety of technology tools. Bring examples of student work to share!