A Classroom Called Cloud Cuckoo Land

A Fast Paced Keynote in < 10 mins



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What is Cloud Cuckoo Land?


A Creative Way of Working Together


Working at the same time on the same project isn't always effective collaboration #bigpicture



Flipping Bloom's Taxonomy with Tech Tools

1 Hour Break out Session


A variety of tech based tools (Google and Chrome Apps and Extensions, Android and iPad apps, Minecraft) make today's learning environment ideal for revitalizing and rethinking the structure and focus of the High Order Thinking Skills in Bloom's Taxonomy.



Focusing on student-directed Creation, Evaluation and Analysis more heavily than Remembering makes for more engaged and collaborative learners.



In this session you will see how using a variety of tools to support Project, Problem and Inquiry-Based learning makes for authentic and memorable projects that allow ALL students to focus more on Higher Order thinking skills that will help them thrive in a knowledge economy: the ability to do critical thinking and problem-solving; the ability to communicate effectively; and the ability to collaborate.


Inverted Bloom&#39;s Pyramid
Inverted Bloom&#39;s Pyramid





Create Your Own Learning/Teaching - Explain Anything!

Minds on Media Centre - Hands On Workshop

The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves. - Steven Spielberg

Pick a topic/theme that you are passionate about. Using a Tech Tool that is new to you (some choices are listed below) you are going to put together a 1-4 minute presentation using one of these tools. This hands-on session will be about the process more than the product. You will grow your knowledge of a new tech tool by using it, you will imagine how this tool would be used by the diverse group of learners you teach, and at the end you can share your product and/or experience with the tool with your peers or students.

At the very least you will have grown your experience with a tech tool, and the resulting self-reflection on your pains and gains in the experience will help inform the focus and direction of your journey into teaching and learning with technology.

external image 4sAfYstransforms your iPad into a recordable whiteboard that captures your voice and handwriting to produce amazing video lessons that you can share online. It's as simple as touching, tapping and talking.
iPad - Free - Can view and sign up on computer and through Google Accounts


external image 0zV7awExplain Everything - A unique interactive whiteboard and screencasting tool used by over a million students and educators.
Paid App for iPad and Android


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Tell stories that matter Google Slides makes your ideas shine with a variety of presentation themes, thousands of fonts, embedded video, animations, and more. All for free.
Free Computer based creation - New Android App allows creation - iPad mobile apps for viewing


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A presentation tool that incorporates an intuitive user interface, super cool comic graphics.
Free Computer Based - Google Drive and Edmodo integration


external image WgxCwiPrezi is cloud-based, meaning you can present from your browser, desktop, iPad, or iPhone and always have the latest version of your work at your fingertips. Create or edit on the go, then auto-sync across all your devices with ease
Free Computer based creation - iPad app for viewing and creating