Session 7 – Established Tech Tools, New Techniques: Rethinking Student Projects with Fresh Eyes (and Energy!)


Go Farther with Tech Tools

Julia Torres, a TheEdCollab Book Ambassador and a teacher librarian in Denver Public Schools, and Troy Hicks, TheEdCollab Fellow a digital learning expert and co/author of a number of books including From Texting to Teaching, will share both tech tools and strategic literacy practices that can help students create meaningful projects. Though curricular standards and professional organizations implore us to teach students how to produce and publish writing with technology, we all face the daily challenge of choosing appropriate tools—and tasks—to engage students in deep learning with digital devices. Far too often, students are given a topic, begin with a web search and, sadly, complete their work with a copy/paste. No more! With fresh perspectives on tested tools like Adobe Spark, Google Forms, and Flipgrid Julia and Troy will offer viewers news ways to use old favorites, even tackling the issue of, yes, using Wikipedia! From their initial inquiries to their final infographics, social media posts, and videos, students can — and should — use the tech resources at their fingertips; Julia and Troy will share some strategies for doing just that.

Standards-aligned: CCSS R1-10, W1-10; Danielson: 1, 2a-b, 3, 4a, d-e; ISTE 1, 2, 3, 6, 7; Teaching Tolerance: Identity, Diversity, Justice, Action

Each session is linked to professional and learning standards. As every district is different, crosswalk these between your own standards for alignment or contact us with questions.

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Study Series

Registration levels:

  • Regular Price: $49/session
  • Discount: $39/session discount for 3 or more single Sessions in one purchase
  • Full Year: $29/session (at $348 for the year).  Plus a 15% discount on 5 or more Full Year orders!

Sessions are tagged with the following Professional and Learning Standards, (we suggest you correlate these to any local standards you may be using): Danielson Framework For Teaching; Common Core State Standards for ELAISTE [Technology] Standards


Benefits for Registered Members

All sessions are designed for K-12 educators, coaches, and administrators supporting reading and writing development in their school.

Single Session members:

  •  Online, interactive Session led by inspiring content experts
  •   Related Resources curated by presenters
  •   Session recording on-demand until June 30
  •   Share your screen with colleagues from your school
  •  Rigorous, standards aligned, practices to raise student achievement
  •  Registered members receive a Professional Development Certificate for all completed sessions

Full Year Series members:

  •  Have access to ALL 12 Sessions and recordings at the greatest discount (only $29/session)