Sometimes Mr. Wright gives presentations to other teachers. Typically, these presentations deal with how teachers can use technology in their own classrooms. Here are some of those presentations.

Avoiding the Breakfast Club

Videos created by students can be an effective way to teach students about behavioral expectations. Using tools such as iMovie, Animoto, and WeVideo, teachers can empower students to engage in the creative process of making instructional videos which can motivate and connect students with the behavioral expectations being taught.

The use of Web 2.0 technologies in the educational environment can create opportunities outside of the classroom where learning can take place. These technologies can help create a learning community among the teacher, students, and others outside of the classroom.

Blogs, Wikis, and Podcast, Oh My!: Web 2.0 in the Classroom
Digitally Speaking

We all want our students to become writers. There are always those students who would rather pull out their teeth than write anything. When we add a multi-media component to our the publishing portion of the writing process, many times those hesitations disappear. Empower your students to create digital stories of their own in whatever form they take.

Positive Behavior Support (PBS) is an excellent behavior program that can transform the culture of a building creating a universal language and universal behavioral expectations. To get your program up and going, it is important to get the word out about what PBS will do for your building to staff, students, parents, and community. Technology can be used to help with that mission. Here are some ideas that we have used at Wyman Elementary School.

Getting the Word Out

Positive Behavior Support (PBS) is an excellent behavior program that can transform the culture of a building creating a universal language and universal behavioral expectations. To get your program up and going, it is important to get the word out about what PBS will do for your building to staff, students, parents, and community. Technology can be used to help with that mission. Here are some ideas that we have used at Wyman Elementary School. This is version 2.0 of the presentation.

Developed for Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA). Using tools like Google’s G Suite for Education, you can increase communication and collaboration with your CTA or region. Learn some of the basic tools offered within G Suite that help connect you to your members.

GSuite for Communication and Collaboration
Quiet on the Set

Making a video to help support you Positive Behavior Supports program? Video creation can help communicate student expectations as well as help foster school community. Creating videos can be a daunting task. During this presentation participants will receive practical ideas for creating videos for your school’s SW-PBS program.

Extending the classroom outside of the school building can be quite challenging but in today’s information filled world it can be an effective way to continue learning for students. Screencasting is a technology that can give students that extra help in and out of the classroom. However, the power of screencasting can really be seen when students start using the technology to show off what they know.

Screencasting in the Classroom
Take the Plunge

Teachers are stressed out and their schedules are full. Who has time to learn about the great technology tools such as QR Codes, word clouds, and web 2.0 technologies that are freely available? The presenters will offer teachers a low pressure means for acquiring new skills to use for themselves and their classroom. It’s PD without tears!

Teaching is about collaborating with one another or creating a Personal Learning Network (PLN). With tools like Twitter, teachers can create a global PLN and collaborate with teachers and other educational professionals. Time to jump in with both feet!

PD: The Next Generation

A classroom webpage can be a great resource for communication with students, parents, and the larger community. What is the best use of a class website and how do you make one?

About Mr. Wright

About Mr. Wright

Want to know more about Mr. Wright? You can check out his Curriculum Vitae.