SSD19: h"APP"y Hour: Tips and Tricks for Using Technology in the Classroom
|So many apps to choose. Which ones work? Which ones are free? How can they be used inside and outside of the classroom? In this workshop we will discover apps that have been used successfully for face to face classes, as well as online classes. Attendees will be encouraged to download the apps and participate in their uses. Attendees will also be highly encourage to share what apps they have used.
Participants will be able to:
Demonstrate how to use a variety of apps using iPads in and out of the classroom
Develop teaching skills in the use of tablets and new media to promote learning
explore new ways in which educational technology can help the learner to develop communication skills
Chelsea Biggerstaff is a seasoned education professional. After visiting classrooms in Japan, China, the United States, and the Navajo Nation during her undergraduate career at Indiana University, she found the disparity in educational settings inexcusable. She devoted 2 years to National Service through AmeriCorps. After serving, Chelsea accepted a position at Skillpoint Alliance where she dedicated the next 3 years developing programs. As a Program Lead, Chelsea coordinated the NEXT Intermediate Job Program where she developed and facilitated professional development trainings and workshops in areas such as: Leadership, Presentation Skills, Team Skills, Task and Time Management, Communication in the Workplace, and Creative Problem Solving. In addition, Chelsea coordinated several youth STEM programs where she planned the delivery of teacher trainings with a focus on computer science in the classroom, natural sciences, making, tinkering and inventing, project-based learning and the incorporation of the humanities and rapid prototyping. Chelsea’s background in education and passion for closing the achievement gap drew her to Austin Community College. Currently, Chelsea is a Faculty Development Coordinator where she is using her creativity, educational background, and positive spirit to inspire and learn from the hardworking faculty at ACC.