Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN)
provides technical assistance to support school districts’ systematic implementation of evidence-based practices.

TASN KIC Conference: Discovery, Discussion, Demonstration: A Framework for Technology Integration

December 03, 2021 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm


These three words - Discovery, Discussion, Demonstration - provide the framework for evaluating and determining the purpose of technology tools in your practice.  In this workshop we will outline evaluation criteria then dive into free resources that can be used by students to discover new information, discuss it with classmates and teachers, and create new materials that demonstrate understanding and mastery.


About Richard: 

Richard Byrne is best known for developing the award-winning blogs Free Technology for Teachers and Practice Ed Tech.  His work is focused on helping teachers use technology to improve their students'' learning experiences.  He's currently a digital learning consultant and he's previously taught language arts, social studies, and computer science.

Richard's print work includes columns for School Library Journal, contributing author to What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media, and articles for Teacher Librarian.

Richard is a five time winner of the Edublogs Award for Best Resource Sharing Blog.  Richard is a Google Certified Teacher.  He has received awards and recognitions for his work from many organizations including the California State University's chancellor's office.  He is also a past finalist for ACTEM's educator of the year award.  Tech & Learning Magazine called Richard one of their "people to watch" for the future of educational technology.

He has worked with schools and spoken at conferences on six continents and would gladly speak in Antarctica, too.  Richard lives in Maine with his family, their aloof cat and their loyal dogs.



Learning Objectives

Paricipants will:

  • Be able to identify the best educational technology tools for themselves and their students.

  • Have new tools and methods to help students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.

  • Understand how to help students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.

  • Be able to choose the appropriate platforms and tools for engaging students in meaningful classroom (online and in-person) discussion.

  • Will be able to help students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.

  • Have new tools and methods for helping students demonstrate their understanding of academic terms and concepts.

  • Above are aligned to ISTE Standards for Students 3a, 3b, 3c, 4a, 4b, 6a, 6b, 6c, 7b, 7c.

This session will not be recorded.

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Time December 03, 2021 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Check In at 08:00 AM
Format Meet Online
5.0 Professional Learning Contact Hours
Provider(s) Infinitec
Contact Kansas Infinitec
Trainer Richard Byrne
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