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The Iowa 1:1 Institute exists to:
  • Help the Midwest’s 1:1 districts learn from each other about innovative teaching, learning, and administrative practices that are occurring in their districts;
  • Build excitement and ‘buzz’ around 1:1 laptop computing initiatives in the Midwest; and
  • Help others who are interested in 1:1 computing learn more about how to get started and be successful.
The institute is open to anyone interested in 1:1 laptop computing initiatives in P-12 schools, whether they currently are working in such a program or just want to learn more.  
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Wednesday, April 8 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Power of Twitter! Not Just for Teachers ~Using Twitter in Primary Classrooms~

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In this session we will share the power of Twitter PLN as well as tricks and tips to find a right PLN for you! We will also present the ways to utilize Twitter in primary classrooms. Twitter is a great tool to share students’ voices and form a student learning community. Are you new to Twitter? Come join us! We will show you how easy it is to get started!

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Leka DeGroot

First Grade Teacher, Spirit Lake Elementary School
Leka DeGroot is a wife, mother of 2 incredible boys, and a life time learner who is passionate about technology integration to enhance students' learning. Global connection and collaboration bring authentic audience and learning opportunities to her students. She is a code.org K-5 CS Fundamentals Curriculum affiliate and also a co-host of #1stchat on Twitter. ITEC (Iowa Technology Education Connection) 2015 Educator of the Year Award & ISTE... Read More →
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Michael Ross

1st Grade Teacher, Webster City Community Schools

Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 311