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Design. Develop. Deliver. The motivation and purpose of an innovative organization, within one of the world’s leading educational institutions.

The mission of Notre Dame’s Office of Digital Learning is to partner with faculty and foster innovative teaching and learning through the creation of compelling digital content for the University’s students.

From their website:

“ODL uniquely combines creative learning design with world class media production to create stellar digital learning content that improves the learning experience at Notre Dame and extends the University’s mission to the world.”

Edcamp Michiana is proud to have this cutting edge office as title sponsor of this year’s event. This may be the first time you’ve heard of their endeavor, but it won’t be the last.

Check out what they’re up to and some of the things they’re accomplishing on their website.

Tech Smith

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Join the millions of people who use TechSmith products to be more productive every day. Create content around your expertise, collaborate around ideas, and share it across teams.

Based in Okemos, Michigan, TechSmith provides over 180 countries around the world with screen capture and recording software for individual and professional use. We’ve made it our goal to give you tools that work just like you do, across multiple devices and locations.

Our desktop products, such as Snagit, Camtasia, TechSmith Relay, and Morae, make it easy to create compelling, polished content you can share with anyone. Paired along with our mobile apps and integrations we’re helping people collaborate and share across different devices and make sure you can be productive wherever you are.

By constantly listening to customers and innovating new ways to solve technology challenges, TechSmith has moved to the front of the visual communication field. Now more than 200 employees strong, TechSmith develops a variety of applications that narrow communication gaps through images, video, online hosting, and remote usability testing.

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Woot Math 

Edcamp Michiana is pleased to have Supporting Partner Woot Math for this year’s event. Woot Math is a terrific hands-on approach to Fractions, decimals, and multiplication. We were introduced to their product at this year’s ISTE Convention in Philadelphia and it quickly topped our list for ‘must implement’ for the Fall.  We’re also happy to announce that Woot Math is now FREE for the 2015-’16 school year! An amazing opportunity to put this wonderful and effective learning tool in front of your students. Look for some great information and Woot Math giveaways in your Edcamp Michiana goodie bag.

From their website:

Teachers Choose Woot Math understands that teachers know who their struggling students are and what concepts they are struggling with. The dashboard enables the teacher to easily customize a student’s goal, and the software adaptively presents the appropriate content to reach this goal.

Interactive Learning Unlike skill and drill apps, Woot Math seeks to mimic the natural give and take that exists between a teacher and their students. Concepts are introduced by working an example problem or through a small segment of exposition, then immediately the student is asked to jump in and help.

Personalized Instruction Woot Math is a personalized progression of lessons designed to build number sense and mastery of fractions. It adapts the content in real-time to meet individual student’s needs, the content is designed to align with the Common Core Math Content Standards using the latest academic research.

Visit Woot Math’s website for more info Woot Math

 

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Corwin Press

For our session facilitators, courtesy of Corwin Press, we will be offering a choice from their Connected Educator Series.

From their site: The Corwin Connected Educator series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Using social media and Web 2.0 technologies, you’ll learn and collaborate with one another in new ways. These short volumes feature practical strategies to use right away—and the series website lets you connect with authors and access additional resources.

In addition to offering each of these titles individually, Corwin Press also bundles these great titles together in cost saving bundles. Check them out. Connected Educator Series

We’ve read several of these great titles from some of our favorite educators and extremely happy to offer one of these titles to each of our session facilitators as a way of saying thanks for starting the learning conversation.

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