Using Google Earth in the Inclusive UDL Classroom
|Date:||August 23, 2011|
|Time:||9:00 am – 3:30 pm|
Edmonton (St. Anthony's Centre)
10425 84 Avenue
Who should attend
Grades 4-9 Teachers and Teachers wishing to support inclusive environments
About this learning opportunity
This session focuses on:
TCK (Technological Content Knowledge) - How does this particularly technology help support a richer learning experience within the content area? How do I match a particular technology to the content?
Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographic information program that has many tools and overlays which have direct applications to all core subjects and supports a universal design for learning (UDL) classroom. Used as a full-class teaching tool or put in the hands of students, this interactive tool can be used to deepen learning and engage students. In this session, you will be shown an overview of the Google Earth tool and how it can be used to meet the needs of students of varying ability levels, interests, and learning preferences. You will engage in specific activities for using Google Earth in the core subject areas, both as a full-class instructional tool as well as a learning tool for each student in a laptop or computer lab environment.
This learning opportunity is subsidized as a result of a grant from Alberta Education to support implementation and will model technology integration in the core subject areas.
About the facilitator(s)
Danny Maas is an Emerging Technologies Consultant with Edmonton Catholic Schools where he serves teachers integrating technology meaningfully across the curriculum. Danny has sixteen years teaching experience and was a 2003 recipient of the Alberta Excellence in Teaching Award. Danny was recently seconded for three years - two years with Alberta Education as Project Coordinator for Videoconferencing at School Technology Branch and one year with 2Learn.ca Education Society as Provincial Coordinator for the VC Regional Leads Network. Danny has a master's degree in educational technology and is passionate about learning and collaboration.