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Monday, June 13 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
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Many districts are still fighting the cell phone battle, and they are losing. Regardless of the rules, students have phones in their pockets, purses, and backpacks… and they are using them! In this workshop, you will learn how to change cell phones from devices that cause teacher frustration to devices that create student engagement. Julie will share how she has embraced the use of cell phones in her classroom and how she has watched students come to life because of it! You will walk away from this session with several specific sites and tools to use in your own classroom (and beyond!) and convinced that cell phones can be a powerful partner in education rather than the enemy.

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Julie Smith

Author, Webster University
Julie Smith teaches in the Media Communications Department at Webster University in St Louis. She is the author of "Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save our Plugged-In World" and travels extensively speaking on the media, fake news, social media and classroom engagement... Read More →

Monday June 13, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
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