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Thursday, November 8 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
A Tale of 2.0 Cities – Leveraging iPads, Tablets and Mobile Devices For Better Humanities Instruction and Common Core Integration

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How do we best leverage the technology today’s students are familiar and engaged with? How do we use tablets and other mobile devices to motivate students to read, write, and think critically? How do we encourage learning that is truly social and collaborate? How can technology help districts meet the goals of the Common Core? This session will explore methods for integrating technology such as peer- to-peer collaboration, social media, and video and audio tools to satisfy Common Core standards in the Humanities. Attendees will explore practical implementation ideas that will simultaneously engage students while also meeting Common Core objectives. At the core of the session is the proven pedagogy that can be implemented and augmented through the use of iPads and other mobile devices. Participants will learn how technology can be woven into their existing lesson plans; how teachers can teach classic and modern texts with technology; and how the use of iPads can motivate students to read and write at progressively higher levels.


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Ryan Bubalo

Ryan Bubalo is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for StudySync.He works with Humanities teachers nationwide to help develop technologyimplementation strategies suited to their specific needs. He has taughtComposition, Creative Writing, and English as a Second Language at thecollege and pre-college levels, most recently at the University of Mississippiand the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani.


Thursday November 8, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pechet Room