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April 26, 2019

View SITE 2019 Keynote Talks & Proceedings!

Note this resource from the most recent SITE conference.

LearnTechLib
View Proceedings and Keynote Talks
SITE celebrated its 30th year anniversary with participants from 40+ countries!
View the papers for all sessions.
All are freely accessible to
conference registrants and
LearnTechLib library/individual subscribers.
View Keynote talks featuring:
Mary Jo Madda from Google
Bart Epstein from Jefferson Ed. Exchange
Lynn Gangone, AACTE President & CEO
Holly Clark from Oakhill Academy
Freely Share Your SITE 2019 Proceedings Paper
Share any of your current or previously published papers with colleagues to further distribute your work! Find the share link on your paper’s page on LearnTechLib.
NEW FEATURE:
Author Collaboration Map
The new Author Collaboration Map tool shows relationships between authors who have
co-authored papers in LearnTechLib. This feature allows you to quickly visualize the collaboration relationships between authors. Search for specific authors or go from any paper’s abstract details page and then follow the link to the collaboration map.
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March 22, 2019

SITE 2019 – Curating Online Digital Resources For The Flipped Classroom

The twenty-second session, only one today, and last session for the conference focused on K-12 distance, online and/or blended learning of SITE 2019  that I am blogging is:

Curating Online Digital Resources for the Flipped Classroom

ID: 53950Type: Panel
  1. T.Logan Arrington, Judy Butler, and Terrie Ponder, University of West Georgia, United States

Friday, March 22 10:15 AM-11:15 AM Location: Celebrity Ballroom 1&2

Teacher education programs should systemically incorporate technology throughout their curriculum by now, almost a quarter of the way into the 21st Century. However, in reality, it is not. Professional educators, and future employers, agree that critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity (the 4Cs), are key for all classrooms. While technology, the 4Cs, ATE’s standards, the ISTE standards, and the InTASC standards, should not be new to any teacher educator, perhaps exploring how they come together as a multi-dimensional necessity for all teacher education, be it a practicum, or college class, will be beneficial. Through sharing and discussion, we intend to assist participants in discovering what tech tools can help teach these concepts in all education courses, but specifically those dealing with methods, focusing on 21st Century teaching (Jacobs, 2010). This session will address digital online resources for six areas: personal productivity and professional growth; presentation tools; tutorials and tools for designing differentiated instruction; sources of web-based assistance to develop general tools (e.g., rubrics); teaching strategies (e.g., electronic interactive notebooks); and sources of pre-made lessons and materials. In addition to introducing and sharing these tested tools, our panel will discuss the types of performance issues solved through their implementation.

Topics

As I began the drive back to California today, I was unable to attend this session.  So if there were any folks in attendance, please post your notes in the comments area.

Friday Update: SITE 2019

The daily update from the final day at SITE 2019.

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education

Dear Michael Barbour:

Let’s close this 30th Anniversary of SITE with a bang! Or better yet, a pop and a fizzle at the Closing Happy Hour! Please review the schedule highlights today and don’t miss the closing reception today at 12:30PM in Studio for a toast to seeing each other at SITE 2020 in New Orleans!

Be sure to tag your tweets and post your highlights and photos from the week with #SITE19 and follow us @SITEconf !

Remember to check out the Virtual Presenations this year on AcademicExperts.org! (See information below)


Friday’s Schedule Highlights

8AM – 12PM…..Registration (Mezzanine Level, Conference Center Rotunda)

8:30AM – 9:45AM…..General Session, Awards & Keynote: Lynn Gangone (Celebrity 1&2)

10:15AM – 12:30PM…..Concurrent Sessions

10:15AM – 12:30PM…..Symposium (Celebrity 2)
Practicing and prospective teachers’ pedagogical reasoning about using technology in their educational practice

12:30PM – 1:45PM…..Happy Hour & Invitation to SITE 2020 in New Orleans (Studio)
Joins us for snacks and a toast as we cheers to 30 years at SITE and invite you to next year’s conference in New Orleans, Louisiana! We look forward to experiencing 300 Years worth of stories, celebrations and one-of-a-kind culture with our SITE community in the ‘Big Easy’!


Continue the Conversation on AcademicExperts.org!

Be sure to create your profile and familiarize yourself with AcademicExperts.org! Remember to add it to your homescreen on your mobile device so you can easily:

  • Keep up with Colleagues & New Friends
  • View Presentations and Papers
  • Create & Participate in Discussions
  • Connect with and Message Attendees and Presenters
  • View & Participate in Virtual Presentations & more!

Have a spectacular day!

Best,

Sarah Benson
AACE Conferences Director
@SITEconf #SITE19


Conference Services AACE – Assoc. for the Advancement of Computing in Education
PO Box 719, Waynesville, NC 28786-0719 USA
E-mail: conf@aace.org * http://.aace.org

March 21, 2019

SITE 2019 – Flipping The Conversation: Using Synchronous Online Learning Tools To Forster Interactivity And Discussion

The twenty-first session, and only session today, focused on K-12 distance, online and/or blended learning of SITE 2019  that I am blogging is:

Flipping the Conversation: Using Synchronous Online Learning Tools to Forster Interactivity and Discussion

ID: 53987Type: Best Practices
  1. Seung Hyun Kim and Deborah Augsburger, Lewis University, United States

Thursday, March 21 10:15-10:30 AM Location: Sunset 3

We believe that teacher education can step up to improve teacher competence in using effective online practices to augment traditional classroom instruction. This pilot project uses a peer-mentor model as our faculty design synchronous online learning experiences to integrate pedagogically effective technology. Participants in this project are graduate and undergraduate teacher candidates in content area reading and educational technology courses. Each course instructor uses Blackboard Collaborate as a synchronous communication tool and incorporates a wide variety of interactive features. Through guided reflection on their own online learning experience, teacher candidates learn how synchronous online learning tools can be integrated in K-12 instruction. In addition, the teacher educators gain practical ideas to design and manage synchronous online instruction, which they use to mentor others. In this presentation, we share the results of our pilot project and suggest effective instructional strategies for the implementation of synchronous online learning in teacher education programs.

Topics

This is a best practices session – those types of sessions that SITE continues to promote, but most folks don’t know what to do with or how to appropriately review.  Personally, I don’t like these session formats and would have encouraged the presenters to actually continue their data collection and submit a proposal to one of the paper formats next year.  But that’s just me.  Anyway…

The presenters were focused on a pilot project that aimed to 1) explore how teacher educators design synchronous online learning spaces to foster discussion, 2) learn how participating in synchronous learning impacts student engagement and satisfaction, and 3) provide an instructional model to integrate synchronous learning in K-12 settings.  The project is being implemented in undergraduate and graduate level courses of teacher education programs in the 2018-2019 academic year (i.e., so right now).

The session itself focused on what the two instructors involved in the pilot had learned about creating synchronous sessions using Blackboard Collaborate, including how they used features such as to video/audio, sharing files and applications, polling options, text chatting, hand raising, utilizing whiteboard, using emoticons, and working in a small groups to engage students.

Personally, I would have preferred to learn about the project next year, after the data had been collected and analyzed – as I do think they have something that could be of interest here (once it is completed).

Thursday Update: SITE 2019

Today’s SITE 2019 update…

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education

Dear Michael Barbour:

Good morning and welcome to Thursday at SITE 2019! We’ve had many reports of great discussions and new connections made yesterday at the Posters Session! Please review this email sent each morning to help plan your day.

Be sure to tag your tweets and post your highlights and photos from the week with #SITE19 and follow us @SITEconf !

Remember to check out the Virtual Presenations this year on AcademicExperts.org! (See information below)


Thursday’s Schedule Highlights

7AM – 8AM…..Stretch with SITE Free Yoga Class (Santa Monica 2)

8AM – 5PM…..Registration (Mezzanine Level, Conference Center Rotunda)

  • Remember to pick up your pre-purchased Beatles tickets! We have a few remaining seats available for purchase today before 10AM!

8:30AM – 9:45AM…..General Session, Awards & Keynote: Bart Epstein (Celebrity 1&2)

9:30AM – 12:30PM…..FREE Workshop (Westwood)

9:45AM – 10:15AM…..New SIG Chairs Orientation (Sunset 1)

12:30PM – 1:45PM…..Founders Luncheon – Honoring New Comers and Sponsors (Celebrity 1)

A drawing for 2 FREE NIGHTS in New Orleans will be held to recognize SITE members who bring a newcomer to the conference for the first time.

In the spirit of SITE as the “friendly society,” SITE members who bring a newcomer to the annual conference are also invited to lunch today with recipients of the SITE Founders’ Award. The SITE Founder’s Luncheon will provide an opportunity for those attending SITE for the first time to learn about the early days of the society from some of those who were present at the beginning.

The SITE Founders participating in the luncheon are collectively providing a sponsorship (to be selected by a random drawing at the luncheon) that will enable a participating newcomer to return to the SITE conference the following year. Along with special recognition, one complimentary SITE 2020 registration and two FREE NIGHTS in New Orleans are included in the sponsorship!

  • Lunch will be provided on a first come – first serve basis.

1PM – 5PM…..Innovators Playground (Celebrity 3)
– Make your plans today to join us at the Innovators Playground, showcasing new innovations in education from organizations and communities across the globe! Experience hands-on activity with the top creative and learning technologies in an interactive space.

Who is Attending?

6:45PM – 9PM…..Beatles LOVE Cirque Du Solei (at The Mirage)
– Tickets must be picked up at the SITE Registration desk, TODAY by 5PM. Directions to The Mirage will be provided with your tickets. Please arrive at the Mirage by 6:45PM.


Plan your Conference on AcademicExperts.org!

Be sure to create your profile and familiarize yourself with AcademicExperts.org! Remember to add it to your homescreen on your mobile device so you can easily:

  • Create a Personal Profile
  • View & Create Meetups with Colleagues & New Friends
  • View Presentations
  • Create a Personal Planner
  • Create & Participate in Discussions
  • Plan your Session Schedule with the Most Current Updates
  • Search for Attendees
  • Connect with and Message Participants
  • Include in your Profile Imported Publications from LearnTechLib.org
  • View Social Web Feeds and More!

Have a spectacular day!

Best,

Sarah Benson
AACE Conferences Director
@SITEconf #SITE19


Conference Services AACE – Assoc. for the Advancement of Computing in Education
PO Box 719, Waynesville, NC 28786-0719 USA
E-mail: conf@aace.org * http://.aace.org

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