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Digital Learning And Sharing At The Georgia Educational Technology Conference 2015

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GPB’s Education team participated in force at the Georgia Educational Technology Conference (GaETC) held this past week at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park. With the purpose of “helping educators at all levels increase their understanding of the role of technology in education,” the conference is an exciting opportunity to exchange information about the latest tools available for integrating technology in the classroom.

We presented three sessions focusing on some of our premier digital education tools. Margaret Blackwell and Shayla McGhee led an engaging, interactive workshop called, “Digital Learning Strategies with GPB” that featured classroom management using Seesaw, Thinglink, and the Board Builder tool from Discovery Education.

Click here to take a look at their Nearpod presentation outline.

Michael Kuenlen and I presented our Georgia Studies Digital Textbook and Virtual Field Trips, including a very popular sneak peek at the upcoming Teacher’s Edition scheduled for release in early 2016.

Click here for a Thinglink image all about our Georgia Studies digital resources.

We were also fortunate to have Pasha Souvorin, Georgia’s PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, lead one of our sessions at the conference. His session, “Taking the Fear Out of Flipping,” provided guidance on how to use the free PBS LearningMedia content to facilitate a more student-focused, flipped classroom model.

You can check out this short introduction to PBS LearningMedia for more information:


 

Our education team is dedicated to creating and providing digital learning tools that actively support our Georgia educators and students. Please contact us at education@gpb.org with any questions or suggestions that you might have. We would also be happy to visit your district or school for a free on-site demonstration of Discovery Education, PBS LearningMedia, and/or the Georgia Studies Digital Resources library.