Webcast— 25 Min Runtime

Helping Students with Distractions

August 22, 2019
11:30 EST

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Focus

Your school just put a device in the hands of every student. Teachers are worried. With a nearly unlimited buffet of websites to visit (even with school filters), where will students’ eyes go?

How will easily-distracted students focus on the learning at hand?

Join our guest Dustin Mundey, Instructional Technology Coach with Hamilton City School District, as he demonstrates how educators use the Focus App to support student learning.

In this webcast, we’ll cover:

  • The challenges and advantages to placing tech tools in the hands of students and how that affects attention.
  • Best practices for designing technology-infused lessons that keep students focused to learning objectives.
  • Examples of Hamilton teachers using tools to control the narrative of learning for their students.
  • Fun ideas for helping students with the distractions of the internet.

EdTech Terms

Kiosk App

Used with Chromebooks, Kiosk Apps are single application apps that run in a window that does not display the URL bar. Kiosk Apps are only available to managed Chromebooks.

Chrome Extension

Small software programs that run on the Chrome web browser.

Presenters

Dustin MundeyInstructional Technology Coach
Dustin Mundey is the District Technology Coach at Hamilton City School District. Dustin spent the first 13 years of his career in the mathematics classroom where he focused on integrating technology into his lessons to meet the varying needs of his students. As the District Technology Coach, Dustin is a firm believer that the effective integration of technology into education is paramount in preparing a future generation of life long learners. As a Google Certified Educator, Dustin has focused many of his efforts on working with teachers to fully embrace the powers contained within the Google Apps For Education platform. In his free time, you will find Dustin on the water with his family or tinkering with classic cars.
Zach Vander VeenVP of Instruction
Zach Vander Veen is the cofounder and VP of Instruction at Abre Inc. He’s worn many hats in education including History Teacher, Technology Coach, Administrator, and Director of Technology. He loves learning, teaching, traveling, and seeking adventures with his family.