TIES 2012 Educational Technology Conference

Creating Student Engagement Using VoiceThread

Saturday, December 8, 8:30 - 11:30

VoiceThread, developed at the University of North Carolina, is a collaborative tool that allows users to post images, documents, video and other media artifacts and add comments in five different ways. This workshop will showcase how VoiceThread is used to encourage and foster student engagement. This innovative teaching practice allows teachers to support their students’ learning by providing different experiences to meet individual learning preferences and needs.


Google for Assessment

Sunday, December 9, 8:30 - 11:30

Learn some practical ways to use Google to collect information in the classroom. Spend some time learning to create Google Forms to collect information. Embed that form in a website or learning management system or share it with a link. Explore different ways to analyze the results - and even autograde with Flubaroo! Unlike a one-hour information session, we will be able to collaborative move through the steps of working with Google for data collection and assessment.


Demystifying QR Codes
Monday, December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm

Learn how easy QR codes are to create and use, and get ideas for how to use QR codes in the classroom.


Transforming Learning with a Single Computer
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm

Learn how to teach students to develop global awareness and innovative thinking, and communicate and collaborate with each other and the world when you have only one computer within your reach. This session will offer some powerful ideas for changing your teaching practice.