Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian, and is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor at two universities. Kathy has been involved with technology to support teaching and learning since the early 1990’s
Kathy writes, speaks, blogs, tweets, and is well known for her practical presentations dealing with pedagogically sound practices, embedding technology seamlessly into teaching and learning. Her passions are online tools to support classroom instruction, infographics, the role of emerging technologies in the classroom, the use of tablets in the classroom, copyright and intellectual property, and gadgets of any type!
Just one of many useful visuals created by Kathy on http://www.schrockguide.net/
On the second day of ACEC2014 Kathy will be presenting her keynote:
Storytelling Across the Curriculum : Making Teaching Personal
Research states facts and figures only activate the part of the brain where we make sense of words. But, when listening to a digital story, a recent article reports, “not only are the language processing parts in our brain activated, but any other area in our brain that we would use when experiencing the events of the story are, too”. To get their point across, the business world is shifting from bullet points to stories. How can we do this in schools? Presenting curriculum content using storytelling can be captivating, compelling, and can help students grasp the content. This presentation will include the research to support this pedagogical shift, some examples of content presented as a digital story, and an overview of the process and tools that can be used to create these rich digital stories.
Before ACEC2014 connect with Kathy via:
- Twitter @kathyschrock
- her websites