Tuesday, October 14, 2014


     We just completed our 2nd week of #gfedchat last night while at our state technology conference in Minot.  Several members of the technology team sat at two tables in the Grand Ballroom while Grand Forks teachers joined us from the comfort of their homes.  We also had several from around the state join in the conversation.  In addition to that we had the twitter feed shown to others at the social using Tweet Beam.

Our topic last night was The Power of Digital Media.  We talked about using images to focus, spark conversations, and guide attention.  Examples of images were shared and discussed by nearly 40 people.  One of the questions asked....How can an image be used with Ss to help them connect and learn? and visualize? 
Jesse Erickson from Kelly Elementary had a great comment..."Images can also provide some background knowledge or instructional hook"
I believe that digital media helps students to connect and learn by using images, audio, and video.
Eric Sanders from Red River...."Picture with quote gives the presenter a chance to tell a story - a story resonates with the audience"
Use images to tell a story that provides information...make your classroom an active place for your students.
A great discussion continued with the group until 9:30. Thanks everyone for joining #gfedchat. It is a great way to collaborate and share with others...it also helps you build your PLN.

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