Conference Featured 29 May 2013 01:23 pm

NETA 2013 10 Not So Smart Phones in the Classroom-Fisher

Leslie Fisher, Fisher Technologies Inc.  Bring your cell phone and get ready to see all of the things your students can do with them in the classroom. You will learn about many of the interactive websites and services that are designed just for cell phones. This session will also talk about some of the steps and challenges for implementing a classroom wise cell phone program.

Conference Featured 29 May 2013 12:32 pm

NETA 2013 09 Getting Social with Students-Utecht

Jeff Utecht, Invited Speaker.  Let’s face it, kids are social and they want to connect! They want to connect with each other, with their teachers, with their school at large. This will be a discussion on the use of social-networking tools with student bodies to engage them in learning, foster school spirit, and just have fun! We take a look at how some schools are using social-networks to communicate with students as well as the school community at large. Come with ideas to share, questions on how to get started, and be ready to take a look at social-networks through the eyes of kids today.

Conference Featured 13 May 2013 01:13 pm

NETA 2013 08 Picture Taking 101-Fisher

Leslie Fisher, Fisher Technologies Inc. Taking entreatingly composed and/or blurry photos? This session is for you! We will overview the most important settings and composition considerations when capturing images with everything from your Cell phone to an SLR camera.

Conference Featured 01 May 2013 09:05 am

NETA 2013 07 The Web 2.0 You Might Not Know About-Fisher

Leslie Fisher, Fisher Technologies Inc. Every day new interactive websites are being released. This session will overview some of the most popular and newest interactive websites to help you with everything from classroom activities, personal productivity and just plain ole fun productivity!

Conference Featured 01 May 2013 08:13 am

NETA 2013 06 Looking For Learning in the Digital Classroom-Utecht

Jeff Utecht (Invited Speaker). Just because the laptops are open does that mean learning is occurring? We need to move beyond doing old activities in new ways to doing whole new activities that lead to deeper more meaningful learning. This session will help administrators learn what to look for in the digital classroom. Using new theories and new standards, administrators will walk away with a greater understanding of how digital tools change the learning landscape and allow for authentic learning experiences.

Conference Keynote 29 Apr 2013 07:17 am

NETA 2013 05 Keynote Follow-up: World Class Education-Zhao

Dr. Yong Zhao. In this session, Dr. Yong Zhao will engage in conversations with the audience to explore in more depth the ideas presented at the keynote session. He will respond to questions and also bring more examples.

NETA Updates 29 Apr 2013 07:13 am

NETA 2013 04 Family Business Part 2

NETA 2013 conference opening, business meeting, announcements.  Part 2 (post-keynote).

Conference Keynote 29 Apr 2013 07:09 am

NETA 2013 03 Keynote: World Class Education-Zhao

World Class Education: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students

Dr. Yong Zhao. The world needs creative and entrepreneurial talents who are globally competent to take advantage of the opportunities brought about by technology and globalization and tackle our tough challenges. But our schools are being pushed to produce homogenous, compliant, and employee-minded test-takers, in our traditional education paradigm. Dr. Yong Zhao challenges the traditional paradigm, debunks the myth of international tests, and proposes a new paradigm of education aimed to cultivate diverse, creative, and entrepreneurial talents.

NETA Updates 29 Apr 2013 07:03 am

NETA 2013 02 Family Business Part 1

NETA 2013 conference opening, business meeting, announcements.

NETA Updates 22 Apr 2013 09:48 am

NETA 2013 01 Introductory Podcast Episode

Welcome to the NETA 2013 podcast.  This is where recordings of many of the conferences featured sessions will be posted after the conference has completed. Whether you use it to listen to a session you missed, share the experience with someone who didn’t get to attend, or use it to re-live a session that was too good to only hear once—enjoy!!  NETA 2013,  LaVista Conference Center, April 25th and 26th, 2013.