FETC's Fall Virtual Conference is Thursday, October 27th, from 10:30am - 6pm.
This is a great way to get some excellent professional development and connect with other educators without traveling.
There is a keynote speaker, multiple sessions, and even an exhibit hall, all accessed online for free.
Hall Davidson, Director, Discovery Educator Network, will be delivering the keynote address:
KEYNOTE Presentation: 1 pm on October 27
The New Kinds of Tools for New Kinds of Learners: Assess This!
Hall Davidson, Director, Discovery Educator Network (DEN)
We know effective assessment can be more powerful than class size reduction for raising achievement. Take a deeper look at how technology tools (mostly free) can check for understanding. Projects previously requiring a semester can be accomplished in a period. Mobile phones, MovieMaker, iMovie, and a host of Web 2.0 sites can do the job. Even PowerPoint and Google can be tapped. The digital age produced spectacular tools that match the learning style of students native to the touch screen, who create videos for the web, texts on a mobile, and stream media everywhere. These skills and tools, often free, should be adapted for assessment. Fire up your iPads, laptops, and cellphones for interactive examples from a leader in the field. (Followed by LIVE Q&A)