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Thursday, October 6 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
The Myth of the Magical Device: Refocusing on what needs redefining

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The purpose of this presentation is to help educators develop a more sophisticated approach to technology integration in the classroom known as the Invisible iPad approach, which places emphasis on thoughtful and intentional uses of technology that lead to significant learning outcomes for students. The approach employed, known as the Invisible iPad approach uses a series strategies to allow educators to better understand how various technology processes can best support students and their learning experiences. Attendees will gain knowledge to better assess the purpose of technology, and then the focus on what types of iPad applications will lead to more meaningful learning outcomes. Moreover, participants will learn how to create learning experiences that transcend the four walls of their classroom.  In this presentation, attendees will be shown examples of various lessons that use the Invisible iPad approach in grades K-20 with artifacts of learning that demonstrate how technology can help develop and enhance 21st-Century skills such as Verbal and Visual Communication, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Language Acquisition, Organization, Collaboration, Creativity, and Higher Order Thinking. The final products of learning shared will clearly demonstrate how technology increases engagement, personalizes learning, and make student’s educational experiences more meaningful, memorable, and relevant to their lives.

During the presentation, we will review the TPACK and SAMR models to help the audience understanding how technology integration can positively impact them on both a professional and personal level. Both models will be critiqued for their lack of focus on student learning. The talk will then shift to the Invisible iPad approach which places student learning at the center of the integration process rather than solely on teacher behavior and practice, and the application of technological tools. The audience will be shown artifacts of learning from various K-12 classrooms to show the process and practical applications of the Invisible iPad Approach.

As the presentation progresses, attendees will engage in a design thinking challenge - how can we facilitate learning experiences that better support student voice and choice?

The presenters will capture all of the ideas and use Book Creator to capture the ideas and create an interactive publication that will be shared with the attendees after the conference. This publication will have key sections that focus on a) Challenges and fears with technology integration, b) A general “Bright Spot Ideas” of how technology can support classroom learning, and c) A specific of How can technology better support student voice and choice.


Thursday October 6, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Emerald Bay E