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Saturday, January 26 • 10:30am - 11:30am
From Alpha to Omega: How the geeky teacher has turned the tables on what it means to be a role model.

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From Alpha to Omega: How the geeky teacher has turned the tables on what it means to be a role model.

Presenter: Andrew Harnett

Throughout my life I have been a geek. In the 80’s and 90’s, this was deemed uncool. However, this is a very cool status for Generation D students. The jock is now on the same playing field as the geek in the elementary classroom. This session is a case study on best practices to support Generation D students in their learning. The session highlights using the Google suite of apps, e-portfolio’s and collaborative web 2.0 tools to support inquiry. Participants will take away new tools, teaching techniques and geeky things to engage elementary students in learning. Student and teacher exemplars, as well as lessons, will be made available for participants to reference.

The presenter will demonstrate how:

  *   To engage students using one’s own personal history and life experiences
  *   To help students succeed using geeky activities, morals and principles
  *   Being different is the way forward

This workshop will:
1. Highlight the Google suit, Google Moderator, Blogger, and Picassa Web Albums tools to support discussions and learning.
2. Show participants how to use collaborative web 2.0 tools
2. Help participants Identify one’s own level of geekiness using a Geek inventory
3. Discuss how to use personal history effectively to reach students

Target Audience

This presentation is targeted towards elementary and primary school teachers, however, specialists may benefit from the workshop.

It’s time to even the playing field with the jocks.

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Andrew Harnett

Grade 5 Teacher, Qatar Academy
I'm a youngish, passionate teacher who, after a few years of teaching is still going strong in the desire to help kids improve. I don't teach for the summers off. I teach because I want to see kids grow in our developing world. As an international school teacher for a few years now... Read More →

Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am HKT

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