Fall 2005 (volume 5, number 4)

discovery articleDiscover Dynamic Digital Worlds

Are you prepared to lead your program into unknown territory?

Like the explorers of the past, librarians and educators are leading expeditions into exciting new worlds of information, inquiry, and innovation. From the bias of blogs to the boundaries of bandwidth, today’s knowledge adventurers face unique obstacles. This session provides strategies for planning and guiding a successful journey into dynamic digital worlds. Learn More ...

learning labInformation Inquiry: Student Information Scientists and Instructional Specialists in the Learning Lab

Ready for a new vision for teaching and learning?

Think of your school as a learning laboratory filled with wonderful information resources and technology tools and your role as a mentor to emerging information scientists. Explore how to facilitate the creation of information fluent young people who love learning. Learn More...

Summer 2005 (volume 5, number 3)

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I-TOTEMS: Seven Essentials of Successful Technology-Rich Learning

To bridge the digital divide and address our diverse student population, apply the I-TOTEMS of technology-rich learning: information, time, opportunities, tools, experiences, motivation, and strategies.

This session examines specific technology resources and tools that can be used to facilitate life-long learning and promote information fluency in K12 students across content areas. Learn More... or print the workshops handout (PDF).

gpsGPS Devices and Place-based Learning

Explores ways GPS devices are integrated into classroom and community activities. Also, provides endless activity ideas and curriculum connections.

Whether talking about learning or a Global Positioning System device, it’s important to start where you are. This session examines how GPS devices are used in schools and community and provides endless activity ideas and curriculum connections.

Place-based education connects schools with the local community by grounding learning in local phenomena and lived experiences. Rooted in Dewey’s focus on authentic learning, placed based approaches include cultural and historical studies, nature exploration, and real-world problem solving. Students use technology including GPS to mark, trace, track, identify, coordinate, and conduct experiments. In addition to many classroom activities, the session will explore Geocaching, benchmarking, and other established GPS-based projects. Learn More...

Spring 2005 (volume 5, number 2)

TakeoffFrom Takeoff to Landing: Strategies for Successful Online Courses

Explore a wealth of real-world examples and practical ideas for creating and enhancing your online courses.

From “frequent fliers” to “nervous newbies,” educators face a wide range of learners when teaching online. Successful courses must meet the individual needs of students, while still addressing course goals. This workshop provides a wealth of real-world examples and practical ideas for creating and enhancing your online courses. Going beyond the standard packages such as Blackboard, this workshop explores strategies for creating and incorporating web resources, email communications, threaded discussions, audio, video, images, and other technologies to build rich learning experiences for students. Offered by two educators who teach totally online, this workshop stresses ideas to ensure unique, interesting, and motivating courses. Learn More...

Ready for Takeoff! Eight Elements for Effective Online Courses - ALISE Handout

winter 2005 (volume 5, number 1)

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Keeping it REAL: Relevant, Engaging, Authentic Learning through Effective Technology Integration

This workshop explores technology-rich resources and activities that promote meaningful, standards-based learning.

Explore ways to challenge students through real-world assignments that require little prep time, but promote creative and critical thinking in your subject area. Use technology to transform your classroom and meet the needs of today’s multi-sensory learners. Regardless of your subject area or technology skills, you’ll find lots of practical ideas to motivate your students. (Updated 6/05) Learn More...

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