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Tech as a Tool for Going Global in Early Childhood

Product code: PLS121615
Topics: Tools

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This webinar is part of the October 2015 ISTE Professional Learning Series.

Come join this exciting webinar and learn how to use digital tools to easily connect your students to other students and classes around the world! We will talk about different tools (e.g., Book Creator, Hopscotch, Thinglink, Google Apps, etc) and projects that students as young as Pre-K can use to build relationships with students in partner classes around the world. We will also discuss the benefits of creating a global classroom starting in the early grades and showcase some project examples.

Presented by the ISTE Early Learning Network.

Authors/Contributors:


Margaret Powers

Bio: Margaret is a Lower School Technology Coordinator at the Episcopal Academy, where she oversees the new I.D.E.A. Studio, a space for Pre-K to 5th grade students to practice design thinking, work as tinkerers and makers, and use their imaginations to invent and create with both high and low-tech tools. Margaret is also a Technology and Education Consultant specializing in design thinking, early childhood education, social media, and global education. She is passionate about helping teachers integrate technology into their classrooms in meaningful ways and connecting students around the globe using technology. She is currently exploring ways to foster innovation in school culture and integrate mindfulness into schools. She regularly presents on these topics both locally and internationally. Margaret holds a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College in Psychology and a Masters in International Training and Education from American University. She is currently taking graduate courses at Michigan State University in their Educational Technology program and she was named a PBS Digital Innovator in 2014 and an Exchange Exceptional Emerging Leader in 2015.