Heather Wolpert-Gawron

San Gabriel Valley CUE

By on March 4, 2008

SGVCUE Conference

May 3, 2008
Los Angeles

On May 3, I will be presenting my seminar, “Podcasting with 50 Middle Schoolers – Are You Crazy!” at the San Gabriel Valley CUE conference.

One of the things that I find important about attending sessions hosted by current teachers is that we focus not just on the technology, but also on the classroom standards and management strategies necessary to use that technology.

In 2007, I created Bulldog Radio, a student-created, written, performed, edited, produced, published, and publicized radio network. I say network because the students, in fact, produce 3 different shows: The Daily Bulldog with School News, Globetrotting World News, and Teen Talk.
By attending my seminar, you will come away with ideas about how to incorporate podcasting into your classroom regardless of the subject matter. You will come away with strategies, skills, and tricks for classroom management and procedures. You will come away invigorated about this technology and its ease with students.

We all know that using technology to engage students is a form of classroom management, but without lessons in how to prep and set up procedures to enable ease of use, instructional time is wasted and you walk away from the experience more tentative about trying again.

I have developed a class that uses technology as our sleigh and the students hold the reins. I want to pass on what I learned in its development, both the pitfalls and the victories.

Come to SGVCUE and check it out.

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