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Friday, March 8 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Succeeding in Creating an Online Community

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For this student showcase, we will be looking at how to effectively utilize resources like blogs and forums to create an online community for the students to take part in. These resources are easily shared with parents and the community to really bring a creative group of individuals who are given the opportunity to learn from each other. We will be discussing how to best facilitate discussion and ask the right questions, rather than just providing all of the information to the student. The student showcase will walk you through examples of how the students are able to not only adapt, but also to excel at this online environment. There will be many student work samples that will demonstrate how they are able to post their own work and also comment and leave each other feedback, thus reaching a much larger range then even a team of teachers could. This information is all very data-driven. Self-critique and self-examination are important parts to this online community. While using blogs and other techniques, you also as an educator open up the door to learning that can go beyond your specific class you are teaching and actually be continued on past your time as the student's instructor. The student might continue to use these same resources throughout his/her life to share information and images. That ability for the students to stay connected is of vital importance as we move forward in finding the best uses of technology in the learning process!

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Ashley Webb

Electives Dept Chair & CTE Teacher, Mountain Heights Academy
Ashley Webb is a graduate of Brigham Young University, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Technology and Engineering Education. She holds Utah teaching endorsements in Multimedia, Commercial Art, Commercial Photography, IC3/Computer Technology, & Technology and Engineering Education... Read More →
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Michael Wiechmann

High School Teacher, Open High School or Utah
Well, here is a little bit about me. I moved to Utah from Minnesota to pursue a teaching career at a charter school. Throughout my life, I have always had a sneaky enjoyment with technology, and it happened to work out that I got a job at the Open High School of Utah. It has been... Read More →

Friday March 8, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm MST
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