On Thursday, March 22, 2011, I will make a presentation titled "Overcoming Resistance to Teaching with Technology and Online Resources" at the 2012 New Leaf in Learning Conference.
Here are links to the presentation and the sources and quotes contained in it.
I provide full contact info and information about Dulcinea Media as well.
Overcoming Resistance to Teaching with Technology and Online Resources
The printed description of this presentation:
This session will illustrate how library media specialists can become a persuasive, supportive and indispensable resource to classroom teachers who might be reluctant to embrace online resources and educational technology. Mark Moran of Dulcinea Media will discuss a wide array of content resources, discovery tools and education technologies, and how many teachers are using them successfully in class. Participants will also learn the root of the most common objections to the adoption of a new way of teaching, and how to overcome such objections by dispelling fear and doubt, providing ample support, and celebrating successes.
The guiding question: "What are the principles that should guide education companies and educators as they support classroom teachers in embracing online content, relevant technology and a student-centered teaching style?"
This presentation is a PowerPoint that is available on SlideShare by clicking here.
The links contained in it are repeated at the bottom of this post for your convenience.
DULCINEA MEDIA'S PRODUCTS
Dulcinea Media offers free products that help educators teach students how to use the web effectively. These products are discussed comprehensively in these blog posts:
We've also partnered on the LineTime World History Timeline an app for iPad and iPhone that enables students to scroll through all of modern history and then zoom in on particular decades, years, months and events.
Here is a description of Teaching Web Research Skills, a research-based, multimedia tutorial that teaches effective web research skills to both educators and students; it will be available in early April 2012.
Here is a link to reviews of Dulcinea Media's products by leading educators, publications and journals.
Do not hesitate to contact me at Mark [dot] Moran [at] DulcineaMedia [dot] com or call me at (917) 597-3815 with any questions.
SOURCES IN PRESENTATION :
Dulcinea Media Intro (see links above)
Learning from Your Peers
Historic Newspapers and Magazines and Newsreels
History Animated (animations of historic battles)
Ideas for Lesson Plans