Glen Westbroek's Blog – March 2008 Archive (3)

The Literacy Promise Conference

I've had the opportunity of attending the Literacy Promise conference in Salt Lake City the past two days. There have been several presenters who discussed various methods we can involve adolescent students in the reading and learning process. My personal favorite was the "Redefining Literacy for the 21st Century" session done by David Warlick. During this session, he helped remind us of the need to help students become literate beyond what is on the printed page. I enjoyed seeing the reactions… Continue

Added by Glen Westbroek on March 7, 2008 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Learning the Promethean Board

During tonight's eMINTS training, we had a lot of hands on / sharing / how do you do that activities. We had a presenter present who gave basic instruction and asked us to experiment with the four boards that were set up. It was a lot of fun as many participants had learned some fun ways to use the software. Each who had learned to do something fun shared their ideas after we practiced what we were taught. It was fun to see how many people had been "playing" with the software and the boards on… Continue

Added by Glen Westbroek on March 4, 2008 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Utah Coalition for Educational Technology conference

Over the past two days, I have enjoyed attending sessions of the UCET conference. A highlight was having David Pogue as the keynote speaker. He is as fun to hear in person as to read in the NY Times or to enjoy as a podcast. His message was to encourage us as teachers to help students understand how to include technology in meaningful ways in their classroom instruction. I found great information from many of the different breakout sessions that I attended. I look forward to implementing ideas… Continue

Added by Glen Westbroek on March 1, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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