This session comes from my passion for examining equity alongside edtech. This year, I've experienced rolling out 1:1 Chromebooks in an urban setting and am finding that simply putting devices in the hands of students does not suddenly level the playing field. I really enjoy giving Ignite talks on topics I'm passionate about. I'm ready to share some of my learning around how we can do better as edtech to make sure all students are able to benefit.
As a former math teacher, Chromebooks were never my first choice. It can be very difficult to have an entire math class facilitated via keyboard without a user-friendly math syntax system - very few things beat handwriting. I have had the amazing opportunity to support some math teachers in my position and am excited to facilitate a conversation with these teachers and others around how to best utilize a school-wide adopted device for a content that may lend itself well to a keyboard.
In my previous and current position, I have found myself creating a ton of user guides using strategic linking and bookmarking. For example, my Making Schoology Pretty Guide allows users to navigate all of the different ways they can make Schoology more aesthetically pleasing by opening with a menu of topics. Since creating these guides, I have found myself supporting many teachers with creative lesson ideas that use these same skills. With so many examples, I thought it would be design a workshop where I guide participants on how to create their own Hyperdoc to meet their individual needs - teacher support, student support, personalized learning playlist, etc. I really wanted to push myself to do something bigger this year and I hope that this workshop will be a great avenue to expand my presentation types while providing participants with a useful and personalized learning experience.
What are you submitting as proposals to InnEdCO? Are you getting as excited as me? Feel free to use the comments to start a conversation about this amazing learning opportunity!