5 Ways to Revisit #MACUL17

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THE LEARNING CONTINUES…

Maybe you were lucky enough to be one of the 4400 people that attended the 2017 MACUL Annual Conference or maybe you weren’t. The good news is that everyone can continue to learn and grow. Here are five things you can do to keep the learning going all year round.

1. USE THE CONFERENCE APP

Everyone can download the conference app and use it to find lots of resources, even if you did not attend. It is available on iOS, Android and the Web. Once you download it, you can go to sessions and see what was presented, who presented and see if there are any resources you can download. If you see a PDF symbol, there is a download available.

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Other things you can do on the app:

  • See a list of speakers and contact info
  • Evaluate the sessions (if you attended)
  • See a list of the exhibitors and how to contact them
  • See who attended the conference. Maybe there is someone you know and you can get info from them

2. RESEARCH AND USE THE #MACUL17 HASHTAG

There were a lot of Twitter posts that used the #MACUL17 hashtag and they are filled with gems. You can go to Twitter and do a search for #macul17. When the results come up, look at the left column, and click show filters. Then click Advanced Search. You can put in the #macul17 hashtag and a date range then hit search.

Go through the list and “like” any tweets you may want to come back to later.

Search #macul17 then hit Show
Click Advanced Search
Search the hashtag in a date range
SEARCH #MACUL17 THEN HIT SHOW
CLICK ADVANCED SEARCH

3. FIND ONE THING…

After looking through all of the resources and topics, find one thing that you can try today (or soon) and give it a shot. It is OK if it doesn’t work out the way you envisioned. Maybe it just needs to be tweaked to meet your classroom needs. But it may turn out to be the best thing since sliced bread. The only way you will know is to give it a try.

4. APPLY FOR A MACUL GRANT

The information and applications for the 2017-18 MACUL Grants are available. You can find all the information you need at http://macul.org/grants/ to get started. There you will find three links: Grant worksheet, Grant Rubric and the link to the Grant Application. Grants are for amounts up to $1500 and should focus on effective instructional uses of technology in the classroom. You must be a member of MACUL to apply, but that is free so what are you waiting for?

Deadline is May 15, 2017 5:00 PM EST

5. VISIT THE MACUL COMMUNITY SITE

MACUL just recently started a new site called MACUL Community. This new online community space is the digital home for MACUL Advocacy resources, SIG (Special Interest Groups) content, blog articles, events, member highlights, trending topics and much more.This is a great place to continue the learning! You can find it at http://maculcommunity.org/

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The best way to get the word out on what is good and what works is for all of us to share! You can continue to do that through the #MACUL17 hashtag as well as through the MACUL Community Site.Perhaps even better is to talk to each other at school, in meetings or wherever people are that want to learn. Let’s change the way we teach and learn by sharing what works!

This was originally posted in a smore flyer here: https://www.smore.com/hkt9d.

Author

Tammy Maginity(@tmag11): Instructional Technology Coordinator for Pennfield Schools in Michigan, MACUL Board Member and Past President.