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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA

IDEAS INNOVATION . DESIGN . EXPERIENCES . ACTIVITIES . SYNERGY

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

UPCOMING EVENTS: 1

FALL hours: - Monday to Thursday: 7:30 AM to 8 PM - Friday: 7:30 AM to 4 PM

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GAGA for Classroom Management Tech Tools, highlighting: TeacherKit and Class Dojo -Mon., Sept 9 @ 3PM -Tues., Sept 10 @ 10AM -Weds., Sept 11@ 10AM -Thurs., Sept 12 @ 5PM

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GAGA Show and Share Roundtable discussions: -Weds., Sept 18 @ 10am -Thurs., Sept 19 @ 5pm

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A NOTE FROM THE IDEAS COORDINATOR: Wendy Loewenstein Taking ownership beyond your learning As we embark on the new semester, the enthusiasm for learning is palpable. In the IDEAS Room, I have enjoyed talking to students as they are on their way to their first classes of the semester. This school year, the IDEAS Room challenges students to think about the learning possibilities that are available beyond the four walls of the classroom via social networking and the web. The IDEAS Room will continue to model how social networking tools such as Twitter, Facebook, Diigo, and our newly created Pinterest page can be used for professional learning. Please like and follow us on these sites to experience the resources that are available at your fingertips. Then, consider how YOU can use these sites to engage your clients, patrons, students, parents, etc. in a larger learning community in which you can communicate with and empower your audience. Have a great Fall Semester!

NOMINATIONS PLEASE! We are looking for great professors that are using technology in an innovative way. Email or Facebook us your nominations.

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iPads in the IDEAS Room The IDEAS Room now has 10 new iPads for in-room use only. COE students can issue iPads to work on projects and explore new apps while working in the room. These iPads come pre-loaded with a sampling of apps: some are for

List of Pre-loaded Apps (this list will be growing): -podcasts

-Aurasma

-classDojo

-Animoto

school, some are for work,

-popplet

-Educreations

some are just for fun! So drip in

-teacherkit -NASA -Prezi

today to try out an iPad!

-ScreenChomp -SpellingCity -Too Noisy

-Haiku Deck -Science360 - ShowMe

THE APP SPOT: Too Noisy This app is great for the classroom. It helps monitor student’s noise levels and draws their attention when the whole class is becoming a little “too noisy.” This could be great for any room to help with classroom behavior. Check it out and try it in your room.

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GAGA is an informational teaching session on educational technologies that can be used in the classroom. -GAGA has changed a bit for the fall. We will still be presenting our monthly training sessions in the IDEAS ROOM at the Mediascape Table. However, we want to introduce you to our new follow-up sessions. -The week after GAGA we will host a Show and Share Roundtable session to discuss “HOW TO USE THE TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM?” This will allow students and faculty to discuss the P-12+ applications and implications of the tech tool that was shared at GAGA the week before.

These sessions will be held in the IDEAS Room on: Wednesday, September 18th @ 10am & Thursday, September 19th @ 5pm 2

The University of Nebraska at Omaha is an equal opportunity educator and employer with a comprehensive plan for diversity

ISSUE #11: FALL 2013


IDEAS ROOM: Fall Newsletter 2013