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Saturday, November 22 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Pin It! Transforming Social Media Networks into Professional Learning Tools

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In this presentation we will share how iPads have been used to increase cross-curricular collaboration and form a relevant and user-friendly professional learning network within a school. Instead of forcing teachers to adopt education specific software, the goal is to transform personal social media applications, websites the majority of teachers already use daily, into powerful professional learning tools. By channeling the familiar, teachers can take advantage of the same applications for sharing photos and vacation adventures and transform them into tools for increasing collaboration, sharing instructional strategies, and aligning curriculum.

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Jesse Thompson

Director of Instructional Technology, St. John's Episcopal Parish Day School
As a self-proclaimed mad scientist of education, I have spent nearly 15 years working within the educational landscape as a teacher, Gifted Education Coordinator and Technology Integrationist. Regardless of the role, the mission has always been to encourage and empower the dabblers... Read More →
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Lee Valenti

English teacher and Department Coordinator, St. John's Episcopal Parish Day School

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