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Friday, November 15 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Redefining the Writing Process with iPads

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Text-to-speech, speech-to-text, mind-mapping apps, multimedia, and collaborative documents, all available on iPad and other mobile devices, redefine the writing process. In this session, we will discuss their impact as well as how they can transform the ways in which we think about the development of new literacies across grade levels.

First, we will discuss the potential for these tools to meet a diverse set of learners, highlighting strategies to support students who may struggle with reading, output, organization, or editing. From there, we will explore the potential for collaborative writing and editing. Finally, we will look beyond traditional writing assignments and describe the potential for alternative assessments given the capabilities of mobile technology.

Participants will leave this presentation with a host of tools, ideas, and resources to support the writing process with mobile devices.

Speakers
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Beth Holland

Instructor & Doctoral Student, EdTechTeacher & John Hopkins
Beth Holland combines over 17 years of experience in mobile learning, K-12 education, and differentiated instruction to help teachers create innovative learning environments. She blogs regularly for Edutopia and EdTech Researcher at Education Week, presents at nationally and internationally, and is an authorized Google Education Trainer. She holds a Master's degree from Harvard University as well as a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern... Read More →
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Samantha Morra

Teacher/Consultant, Elisabeth Morrow School
Samantha Morra is an educator with 20 years experience in K-12 schools. She has worked as a teacher, an elementary and middle school technology coordinator and an assistant principal. She has presented throughout the country and is a Google Certified Teacher and has contributed to books, magazines and television shows discussing special issues education. She is passionate about technology and its potential to transform education. Teacher... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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