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Social (Media) Classrooms

Product code: EVTIP13TECH
Published: 09/04/2013
Topics: Coding & robotics, Professional learning, Computational thinking, Makerspaces, Literacies, Digital citizenship, Digital storytelling
Length: Approx. 60 min.
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$49.00 Non-member price
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Learn how to leverage the captivating capabilities of social media tools, such as Twitter, blogs, Google Moderator and YouTube, to amplify learning at any age. During this webinar, you will find out how to use social media tools to create an exciting and safe learning environment while meeting Common Core State Standards.

Audience: Teachers, Tech Coordinators/Facilitators

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Jennifer Magiera

Bio: Jennie Magiera is the chief innovation officer at Des Plaines Public Schools in Chicago and the author of Courageous Edventures. Previously the digital learning coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership and a teacher in Chicago Public Schools, Magiera leverages her experiences in the classroom to inform her passion – supporting educators to create new and better opportunities for their students. She believes that despite the many challenges facing schools today, every classroom can be a place for what she calls “edventures:” student-centered, passion-based experiential learning. With this mantra in mind, Magiera’s work centers on acknowledging problems and finding innovative ways to navigate them, freeing up teachers and students to dive into classroom edventures. Magiera is also devoted to reimagining professional development to ensure teachers receive relevant training and support. She has served on the Technical Working Group for the U.S. Department of Education’s National Educational Technology Plan and co-founded various new conference concepts, including PLAYDATE, a collaborative online space where educators tinker with edtech tools, programs and apps. She has been recognized for her work with honors including White House Champion for Change, Chicago Public Schools Innovator of the Year, Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction, Apple Distinguished Educator and Google for Education Certified Innovator, and she has been featured on NBC’s “Education Nation,” C-SPAN’s “Reimagining Education” and NPR. Magiera shares her experiences with taking risks in the classroom and provides hints to help others feel comfortable doing the same in her book, Courageous Edventures. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and history from Columbia University and a master’s degree in mathematics education from the University of Illinois-Chicago.


Autumn Laidler

Bio: Autumn Laidler has been teaching in high-needs Chicago Public Schools for six years at the elementary school level. She is in her second year of 1:1 iPad implementation in intermediate science at National Teachers Academy. She is passionate about project-based learning and inquiry in the classroom with a focus on digital creation by students, as well as creating connections with the global learning community. You can learn more about her work at mslaidler.blogspot.com and follow Autumn on Twitter @mslaidler.