#25: Information Literacy and Social Media

Ever thought about Twitter as an educational tool? If you were to poll students about social media, more than likely a majority of them would have a social media account. Social media is a concept students understand very well. Why not use it as an educational tool or even as a tool for professional development?

If you are interested, please join the conversation! Dr. Christine Greenhow, an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Michigan State University and Sarah Gretter, a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) at MSU, will weigh in on Informational Literacy and Social Media in webinar format. They will discuss social media, focusing on Twitter, and its uses in the classroom as well as how teachers use social media for professional development.

The conversation will run live on Tuesday, July 26 at 9:30 a.m. EST on the MAET-The Bridge Website http://bridge.educ.msu.edu.

Your hosts, Andrea Dashe, Du Bui, and Denise Crudup invite you to join the live conversation on Twitter using the hashtags #MAETBridge and/or #MAETy2.

#24: Gamification

Have you ever noticed how hard it can be to pull kids away from a video game? What if we could engage kids on this level in our classrooms? Researchers have been exploring ways to do this through an idea called gamification. Gamification is the process of teaching content by incorporating game elements such as scoring, competition and rules of play. Considering recent rapid changes in technology, the use of technology to ‘gamify’ our classrooms is a possibility that could have a huge impact on education. Adding elements of gamification may lead to higher levels of engagement and collaboration which may, in turn, lead to higher achievement. Join us as we discuss these and other potential uses, strengths, and limitations of gamification in the classroom. Our discussion will include experts, Liz Boltz, Professor with the MAET program at Michigan State University, Spencer Greenhalgh, PhD candidate in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology Program at Michigan State University, and Carrie Heeter, Professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University.

#23: Student Needs and Assistive Technologies

Just the Facts

Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time: 7:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Where: Watch the embedded livestream at http://bridge.educ.msu.edu
What: Learn how to use technology to meet the needs of diverse learners
Watch: #MAETBridge and #MAET on Twitter for a link to the event!

UDL: Meeting the Needs of Students using Assistive Technologies

Are you looking for ways to help meet the diverse needs of the learners in your classroom? Join us as we talk with Stacy Turke, occupational therapist at Ingham ISD; Phil Booth, assistive technology consultant at Ingham ISD; Holly Engemann, second grade teacher at Queen’s School in Jackson, Michigan; and Keith Tramper, instructional technologist at KRESA. Through the lens of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), the speakers will highlight ways they use technology in their settings to ensure that all of their students are actively engaged and learning. These educators work with young learners ranging from students with IEPs, including students with autism, to exceptionally high achieving students. If you are looking for new or more efficient ways to help your learners gather and categorize facts, organize and express ideas, or stimulate interest and motivation for learning, then this is a can’t miss opportunity for you. Join us for the live webinar on Wednesday, July 20th at 7:30pm. #MAETBridge

Our Hosts: Becky Whitaker, Rosie Mousigian, Stacy Blemaster, Susan Smydra (MAET students at Michigan State University)

The conversation will run live on Wednesday, July 20th from 7:30 to 8:30pm Eastern at http://bridge.educ.msu.edu
If you miss the livestream, the conversation will be archived at http://bridge.educ.msu.edu

For more information on UDL visit http://www.udlcenter.org/

#22: Transitions and Outreach

Our 22nd webinar in the #MAETBridge series is about MAET’s transition and exploration of new ways of providing outreach to create a successful teacher professional development program. Joining us today are  Mary Wever, director of the MAET Graduate Certificate Programs, Amanda McCarthy, MAET graduate and an Elementary technology coach and media coordinator for a school district in St. Clair Shores, MI, and Ming Lei, doctoral student in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology at MSU.

Our host, today, is Spencer Greenhalgh, a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) at Michigan State University. Joining him today:  Sarah Keenan
(doctoral student) and Rohit Mehta (doctoral candidate) from the EPET program.


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#21: Teacher Professional Development — What It Takes

Our 21st webinar in the #MAETBridge series is about what it takes to create and organize a successful teacher professional development program? Joining us today are Dr. Melissa McDaniels, Assistant Dean of The Graduate School and Director of the Teaching Assistant Program at Michigan State University, Amber White, Language Arts Curriculum Coordinator and Literacy Coach at Ruth Fox Elementary School in North Branch, Michigan, and Ashlie O’Connor, Instructional Technology and Data Coach for Alpena Montmorency Alcona Educational Service District & Alcona Community Schools.

Our host, today, is Rohit Mehta, a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) at Michigan State University. Joining him today: Spencer Greenhalgh 
(doctoral candidate) and Sarah Keenan (doctoral student) from the EPET program.


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#20: Repurposing, Reusing, Remixing: An ‘Open’ Conversation

Our 20th webinar in the #MAETBridge series is about open education and repurposing, reusing, and remixing available content in classrooms. Joining the conversation will be Dr. Leigh Graves Wolf, Assistant Director of the MSU Hub for Innovation in Learning and TechnologyDr. Jared Robinson, Education Research Consultant in the Office of Educator Talent and Policy Coordination at the Michigan Department of Education; and José Martinez, a graduate student in the Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education program at Michigan State University.

Our host, today, is Rohit Mehta, a doctoral student in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) at Michigan State University; joined by Spencer Greenhalgh and Sarah Keenan, also doctoral students in the EPET program.

#19: Telepresence Robots and Distance Learning

Joining the conversation will be Dr. John Bell, Director of the CEPSE/COE Design Studio and Professor in the College of Education; William Cain, Assistant Director of CEPSE/COE Design Studio and a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology at Michigan State University; Amy Peterson, a doctoral candidate in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology at Michigan State University; and Cui Cheng, a doctoral student in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology program at Michigan State University. This is our first time bringing an entire collaborative team onto the Bridge, and we’re looking forward to hearing about what they each bring to their research and practice!

#18: Informal Learning

Joining the conversation will be Dr. Denice Blair, Education Team Co-Manager at the MSU Museum and member of the Teacher Education department,  Dr. Carrie Heeter, Professor of Media and Information at MSU and director of the graduate certificate in serious games,  as well as Day Greenberg,  Doctoral Student in Educational Psychology Education Technology. We are looking forward to the different perspectives and focuses on informal learning environments that each of our guests will bring!

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Our hosts will be Sarah Keenan, Spencer Greenhalgh, and Rohit Mehta – Doctoral Students in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET).

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#17: Digital Citizenship

Joining the conversation will be Nathanael W. Leeseberg, from the Alcona County Sheriff’s Office, Mary Zann, who is Special Education Administrator for the Alpena Montmorency Alcona Educational Service District, and Cheryl Schneider, Business Administrator at South Orange-Maplewood School District.

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Our hosts:  Erin Polski, Joie Marinaro, Jeff Layman, and Ashlie O’Connor, MAET student at Michigan State University.


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#16: Digital Equity and Healthy Practices in Educational Technology

Joining the conversation will be Kyle Shack, an Allegan High School History teacher, Technology Coach and MAET Instructor, Heidi Gascon an MAET alum and Instructional Technology Specialist at Ingham ISD, with Michele Ellis a middle school ELA and science teacher at Williamston Community Schools.

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Our hosts:  Alex Miller, Jon Gere and Chris Armour, MAET students at Michigan State University.


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