Common Ground 2017- Ocean City, Maryland - Featured Speaker

Presenting at MICCA, MSET, & Common Ground Since 1996!


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Tweet Like a Ninja in 6 Easy Steps: Education Edition

Thursday - Featured Speaker | 3:30-4:30 | Room PAC

Twitter is one of the most significant, rich, and profound professional development tools out there (& it's FREE!) but mastering it takes some slick sensei moves. All administrators and educators can benefit from the use of Twitter for creating global connections. Whether you're a Twitter newbie, lurker, or champion, this session will be chock full of easy tips and tricks to learn. You will explore the language of Twitter, see how to set up an account and gain followers. Learn how to connect and share resources with your community and educators around the world. Discover how to participate in real-time online professional development and get updates from educational organizations via Twitter using hashtags, chats and groups. From choosing the right user name, creating a profile that packs a punch, and using graphic designs that grab, to how to build a powerful global personal learning network, you can master the art of the Tweet! BYOD.


Common Ground 2016 - Ocean City, Maryland

Thursday - Featured Speaker B | 12:45-1:45pm | Room PAC

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Choose to be a Library and Ed Tech Trooper

with Gwyneth A. Jones
Our world is not changing back. In the vortex of today’s onslaught of technical innovation, it’s time to take action! As EdTech Troopers, we are challenged to choose to connect, collaborate, create, construct, make, flip, share, advocate and empower to move forward into the universe of rigorous instruction. This session will make sense of the sensational and decode the Babel of buzzwords. Choosing to be an EdTech Trooper and a change agent within education isn’t easy – but it’s very rewarding for teachers and students! Doing the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs, is optional.
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