The following was submitted by a CMLE scholarship recipient.
Submitted by: Debbie Disher, Holdingford Public Schools Media Specialist
I recently had the opportunity to attend my first Superhero conference held over Education Minnesota weekend at Madden’s Resort. One of my favorite things about the conference was that it was small and relaxing. There were approximately 65 attendees from Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin and California. We had time to attend some great mini-sessions as well as opportunities to connect with others and share our technology experiences.
Some of the great ideas that I left the conference with included: how to make better presentations, using the iPad for documentation, Chrome extensions and all the possibilities they give us, Reflections vs. Apple TV, and much more. One thing that we are going to try for our January inservice day is to Flip our technology portion of the inservice. We are going to create some short screencasts of different things we learned at the conference, send these out to teachers ahead of time and then on inservice day offer an open lab and give teachers time to come down and try some of these things we learned. We will be there to offer assistance. Not only will we be demonstrating the “flipped classroom”, but also give teachers an opportunity to expand their technology skills.
This is a great conference and we will be attending next year. This is a great conference for classroom teachers, integrationists, technology coordinators, etc. Anyone who wishes to know more checkout their website (https://sites.google.com/site/superherotechcamp/) or feel free to contact me.