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Workshop on Web 2.0 tools set June 10 for K-12 teachers

Posted May 26, 2010

POWELL, Wyo. - A June 10 workshop at Northwest College will help public school teachers use a variety of powerful Web 2.0 tools on mobile devices to better connect them with all levels of students.

The 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. workshop is planned at NWC’s Center for Training and Development (CTD) at the college’s west campus in Powell.

Instructor James Kapptie of Greybull will explore how social networking can help students and teachers excel in the modern classroom.

Workshop participants will create and develop a professional learning network on Twitter, as well as understand multiple ways of using Twitter in their classrooms. Issues surrounding Facebook and its use in teen life and classrooms will also be examined.

“Research shows that 60 percent of third graders and 90 percent of high school students use cell phones,” Kapptie said. “It’s important that teachers explore using mobile devices to benefit classroom learning.”

Workshop participants will also be taught to make stop motion animations using cell phones, use Ipadio to create phonecast/digital stories via cell phones and more, including an exploration of Google Voice applications for teachers and students.

“Each tool will be introduced and developed for classroom uses,” Kapptie added.

Kapptie holds a bachelor’s degree in education, health enhancement/K-12 as well as a master’s degree in educational leadership. He is also licensed by Wyoming’s Professional Teaching Standards Board.

The $40 per-person workshop fee includes lunch.

For more information or to register, e-mail NWC’s Powell CTD or call (307) 754-6062.