This podcast is a recording of a presentation at the October 8, 2015, Oklahoma Technology Association (OTA) Encyclo-Media Conference in Oklahoma City by Dr. Shelli Sharber and Dr. Mark Jones of East Central University. The title of the session was, “Maker or Breaker?” The description was: The latest innovative learning methods, such as mobile and maker learning, associated with STEM and STEAM projects have been gaining popularity in schools capturing the attention of many librarians. What is the role of the school librarian in developing and creating these type of projects or programs? Do you have an interest in being involved or should you? Presenter, Shelli Sharber, will introduce concepts and share ideas on fulfilling the librarian role as outlined in the most recent standards for school librarians. Examples of collaborative projects will also be provided.
This podcast is an audio recording of Michael Klein’s presentation, “Using iPads to DJ and Create Original Music,” on August 15 ,2013, at the Chicago Public Schools’ iPad Academy. The official session description was: This session will cover specific apps and strategies for engaging students in using technology to explore and further their interests in music manipulation, production, and DJing. Hear an overview of apps that you can use to teach students to mix, blend, sample and scratch pre-recorded music as well as create their own original “loops.” The presenter will discuss how he used iPads in conjunction with other technology to create a new after school learning opportunity for students interested in learning how to DJ or create music.
This is an audio recording of one of Wesley Fryer’s “Intro to Scratch” lessons for 4th and 5th graders at Independence Elementary in Yukon, Oklahoma, on November 28, 2012. Learn more and access links to the projects shared in this session on this blog post.
This is a podcast recording of Randy Rodgers’ presentation, “Unleashing Creativity: Web 2.0 Tools for Creativity and Innovation” at the TCEA Area 7 Educational Technology Conference in White Oak, Texas, on June 10, 2011. The official session description was: Leave this session with a wide range of online resources to help promote that often-neglected 21st century skill: creativity. Learn about tools for creating visual arts, architectural design, music, and more. Follow Randy on Twitter @rrodgers. Referenced resources are located on Randy’s Livebinders document.
This is an audio recording of a presentation shared by Scott Noppe-Brandon and Eric Liu at the 2010 Creativity World Forum in Oklahoma City, on November 17th. My text notes from this session are also available. Scott and Eric have co-authored the book “Imagination First,” which is a how-to book about cultivating imagination. The Lincoln Center has launched theImagination Conversations Project, and this presentation is a part of that series.
This is an audio recording of the breakout session, “Creative Design and Art Spaces Fueling Urban Growth” at the 2010 World Creativity Forum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on November 16th. Text notes from this session (including many referenced links and videos) from this session are also available.