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This time, rather than setting up labs or workshops, we merely started conversations. I asked nine staff members who had not served as demonstrators or trainers for other tech activities to sit at separate tables and start conversations on topics which the staff had identified through an online survey. Teachers and leaders were free to drift from table to table, or form new groups or even pair off to help each other. Below are the table topics:
Collecting/Grading Student Work Online
Digital Methods for Group Collaboration
Using Electronic Books
Finding Copyright Free Materials/Fair Use
Working in a "Mixed" [iPad & PC] Environment
As I will describe in a coming post, I had my eyes opened wide to a terrific development in the way teachers in several departments were using the iPad to achieve effective paperless grading of student written group. When I looked about during out in-service I saw teachers deeply engaged in collaborating in a wide variety of ways.
This should not have surprised me. You will find the great strength of our technology program in our human resources throughout the school.