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Friday, April 12 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
The New Book Becomes the Old Backpack: The unexpected benefits of digital and dhat it means for adminstration

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Going digital has an amazing unintended consequence for learning. New digital "techbooks" arrive on mobile devices with cloud-based media DNA: fluid, differentiated, embedded and rich as the world wide web. When administrators work to move a site or district to digital, it helps to see what "digital" and "cloud" really mean. The inevitable "smart books" have profound implications because when the textbook goes digital, the whole game changes. New learning resources not only touch the cloud, they also become their own earthly backpack with a camera, sensors, encyclopedias, and much more. Interactive projects, digital evaluation tools, online assessments, and mobile-to-mobile media break down old silos in education. BYOD and new assessment models suddenly make more sense. The ability to monitor both students and teachers gets more effective. Come get help wrapping your mind around these powerful tools!

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Hall Davidson

Sen Director, Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
Hall Davidson began teaching in 1971. He taught middle and high school English, mathematics, Spanish, and bilingual mathematics. Davidson has been on two college faculties teaching technology for teacher credential candidates. He left the classroom to teach math on television in Los Angeles on an Emmy-winning program and spent 20 years at Los Angeles area PBS stations teaching, leading staff development, championing content creation by students... Read More →

Friday April 12, 2013 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Conference Theater

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