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Making Best Use of Mobile Devices and Cutting Edge Web Applications to Strengthen Classroom Content Learning

(Grades 6-12)

Presented by Don Mcmahon
Outstanding Secondary Teacher, Technology Specialist and National Presenter

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Specifically Designed for Educators Serving Grades 6-12: Classroom Teachers, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, Library/Media Specialists, and Technology Educators

  • Discover the latest , new apps for mobile devices, iPads, Chromebooks and phones to expand your teaching options and significantly enhance student learning
  • Gain tips and tools to save you time and fully engage your students in the content you teach
  • Explore the best websites and latest innovations that are shaping the future of effective instruction and reaching all students, including at-risk learners
  • See practical strategies, demonstrations and no-cost/low-cost content tools for teaching math, science, English/language arts, social studies, and other content areas
  • Save yourself hours of time searching through hundreds of apps – Don has done the work for you and will share examples of free and inexpensive apps for mobile devices that work best for grades 6-12 content areas
  • Receive both a hardcopy handbook and an e-handbook packed with ideas, activities and resources you can use immediately in your own classroom

You are welcome to bring your own fully charged wireless mobile device but it is not a requirement to attend this seminar.

iPad® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Whether you understand technology at a very basic level or you are a technological guru, it is evident that the landscape of education and the students in our schools are rapidly changing. Innovation occurs quickly, and there are so many valuable, new technological tools out there that it is important that secondary teachers know about the best ones, and the most efficient ways to keep them organized. In this fast-paced seminar, Don McMahon, an outstanding secondary teacher and seminar leader, will share dozens of innovative, new tools as well as practical ways to implement them in your classroom.

You will discover new ways to reach students with a variety of cutting-edge technology tools that support your instruction. Designed specifically for teachers in grades 6-12, this seminar will give you dozens of practical strategies for using technology to both accommodate learning and to significantly improve the behavior and learning of all secondary students. The wealth of strategies and resources Don shares can easily be adapted to meet the needs of your classroom, whether you teach in a content area or a self-contained classroom.

Since technology can be both challenging and frustrating at times, you will be given practical tips to help you address and troubleshoot common technology problems as well as multiple ways that are research based and classroom proven to use technology with your secondary students.
You will leave this dynamic seminar with a sense of excitement and a myriad of new strategies to help integrate technology into your classroom. Throughout this fast-paced day, Don will be using a large screen multimedia projection system to introduce new apps and online tools that will save you time, motivate your students and make a significant difference in their learning!

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Discover the Newest Apps and Tools for iPads, Chromebooks, Phones, and Other Mobile Devices,
    Learn which of the newest apps and tools work best with students in grades 6-12 … Dozens of resources, websites and teaching tools to fully engage your students
  2. Gain Dozens of Strategies to Boost Content Area Instruction
    Discover innovative ways to use current technology to teach math, science, English/language arts, and social studies … Tap into the rich array of educational uses of free and inexpensive learning tools
  3. Use Traditional Tools in More Expansive Ways with iPads, Chromebooks, Phones and Other Mobile Devices
    Discover the FULL potential of tools like Google®, PowerPoint and YouTube … Learn how to use them in new, amazingly clever and creative ways with mobile devices
  4. Get the Most from Mobile Devices
    If you have even one mobile device (iPod®, iPad, Chromebook, phone) in your classroom, discover how you can provide fabulous learning opportunities for students … Valuable tips for finding, downloading and using the latest and best apps with your students
  5. Learn Effective Ways to Manage Your Own Time and Still Keep Up with Technology
    Learn how to take a “Tech Ten” and how new tools can both enhance your teaching and simplify your life … Easy-to-use ideas to organize, share and sync information using free cloud-based services
  6. Excite and Engage Your Students with the Latest and Best Interactive Websites
    Actively engage your students with online activities designed to enhance content skills and concepts … Effective ways for using mobile devices to motivate even your most reluctant learners as well as students with special needs
  7. Save Time and Reduce Your Stress with Mobile Devices
    Take advantage of the latest, free online tools and technology management strategies that allow you to generate powerful lessons, projects, study guides, and more … Discover easy ways to make sensible shortcuts and reduce stress for both you and your students
  8. Use the Best Online Search Strategies for Content Learning
    See the latest, most efficient ways to get better results using Google and other search engines with your iPad and other mobile devices … Explore some amazing alternative information-finding resources that are the latest the web has to offer
  9. Fully Involve Students Through Collaboration
    Discover free tools that will allow you and your students to use mobile devices to share ideas and collaborate on projects with other classrooms – next door and from around the world … The newest, most innovative ways to use social networking for educational purposes
  10. Take Home an Extensive Resource Handbook and E-Handbook
    Each seminar participant will receive both a hard-copy and e-copy resource handbook filled with the latest ideas and new strategies for using Chromebooks, iPads, phones, and other mobile devices, to enhance content learning … Included is a comprehensive list of the current, best educational websites and resources available for grades 6-12 students

iPod® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Google® is a trademark of Google Inc.

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • What’s NEW in educational technology equipment and tools for iPads, Chromebooks, phones, and mobile devices that are ideal for strengthening content learning
  • NEW strategies for using a variety of programs and software already in your classroom
  • How to find, download and install the latest apps for mobile devices that work in grades 6-12 classrooms
  • Simple ways to use traditional software programs and outside-the-box ideas
  • How to use mobile technology to create engaging learning experiences in all content areas
  • Where to find the latest, most effective search strategies and tools to help you and your students find information easier and faster with mobile devices
  • How cloud-based computing can make your life easier
  • How to utilize cloud-based tools to access your bookmarks, information and files from anywhere
  • Straightforward, outstanding, free tools that will allow your students to collaborate electronically with mobile devices
  • Timesaving tips and tools for using mobile devices to make your life easier, both in and out of the classroom
  • A wealth of ways to fully involve your students in collaborative learning
  • Where to find fun, useful resources to help with classroom management and make learning more engaging
  • How to use the newest, best-of-the-best websites with Chromebooks, iPads, phones and mobile devices
  • Tips for making it easier to explore the vast amount of available educational websites
  • Valuable ideas to get the most from even one mobile device in your classroom
  • Innovative strategies for moving toward a paperless classroom
  • How to find and utilize dozens of student activity demonstrations you can use immediately in your own content area

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As a teacher and instructional coach, I find technology to be a critically important tool for engaging students. The benefits of using outstanding technology resources – including amazingly powerful apps for mobile devices, iPads, innovative Google tools, and highly effective online tools – are so clear. They often can be the keys to motivate our secondary students in ways that significantly improve their involvement and learning, both in and out of school.

It is my pleasure to share some of the newest technology tools, from the simple to the cutting-edge, which will enable you to bring exciting new learning opportunities into your own classroom. Please join me as I share realistic tips, useful suggestions, creative tools, and easy-to-use techniques that will help you enhance your instruction and strengthen student learning.

Our day will be individualized enough that each of you will take back specific ideas for your own classroom. Although this is a fast-paced seminar, we will also go step-by-step to make sure your needs are met. You will leave excited, recharged and invigorated by over two hundred tools and ideas you can easily implement in your own secondary classroom.

I look forward to meeting you and working with you.

Sincerely,
Don McMahon

P. S. I promise to provide the best, practical apps, strategies and realistic techniques to implement technology in your classroom, along with a wealth of cutting-edge tools you can use immediately with your own students.

Who Should Attend

Educators serving Grades 6-12: Classroom Teachers, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, Library/Media Specialists and Technology Educators.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive hardcopy resource handbook and e-handbook with a wealth of materials specifically designed for this seminar. Included in the handbook are:

  • Descriptions of the newest, most effective ideas for using iPads, Chromebooks, phones, and mobile devices to teach secondary content areas
  • Step-by-step directions for using both traditional and new electronic tools to motivate students and enhance their achievement
  • Examples of innovative projects using the latest educational technology
  • The best interactive, educational websites and resources for promoting active engagement for students in grades 6-12
  • Timesaving tips and classroom management tools incorporating mobile devices and outstanding websites for teachers
  • A comprehensive list of websites and apps for collaboration, communication and instructions on how to implement technology in the secondary classroom
  • Valuable content resources for math, English/language arts, social studies, and science

Make the Best Use of Your Time
Our goal is to make the best use of your time during the seminar while providing you with the greatest variety of practical ideas for using iPads, Chromebooks, phones, and other mobile devices in your classroom. To accomplish this goal we use a large screen multimedia projection system to demonstrate specific applications, digital tools and online resources throughout the day rather than individual devices . You are welcome to bring your own fully charged mobile device but it is not a requirement to attend. Your resource handbook and access to a specially created electronic resource will provide you with project ideas and direct links to online resources to support additional hands-on exploration after the seminar.

Consultation Available
Don McMahon will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own program.

On-Site Training Guarantee

BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested. Rather, we only recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

Consequently, we provide a strong program guarantee.

We guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied or you’ll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

Bring this seminar to your school or district!

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