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Going Mobile EdChat: Authentic Tasks

Jeanne Rogers Posted by Jeanne Rogers in Florida Thinkfinity on Nov 6, 2013 12:36:41 PM

Third Twitter Chat - Going Mobile EdChat: Authentic Tasks

November 12, 2013, 8 p.m. ET

Authentic tasks require students to demonstrate proficiency by applying existing knowledge to solve a real-world problem. Engaging students in projects that allow them to construct their own knowledge and develop authentic products while dealing with real-world issues will create a bridge between what is learned in the classroom and why this knowledge is important to the world outside of the classroom. Join teachers, educators, consultants, and specialists to look at leveraging mobile technology to encourage students to engage in authentic tasks.

Meet the Presenters

Take a moment to view their brief videos on Going Mobile EdChat on Student Engagement and bring your questions to the online discussion.


Bob Hirshon



Bob Hirshon is Program Director for Technology and Learning at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). His Active Explorer project lets educators create mobile expeditions, called Quests, that kids join on their mobile devices. They then collect video, photos, audio, and other data which they use to create ebooks, science posters, comic strips, and presentations.


Kyle Pace



Kyle Pace is an instructional technology specialist for a K-12 school district near Kansas City, Missouri. His education experience includes teaching elementary school and teaching teachers how to infuse technology with their instruction to provide meaningful learning experiences for students across all disciplines. In 2009, he co-authored Integrating Technology with Music Instruction.

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Lisa Keys-Mathews



Dr. Lisa Keys-Mathews is professor of geography at the University of North Alabama and coordinator for the Alabama Geographic Alliance, for which she conducts workshops related to best practices in teaching geography topics, including geospatial technology, reading in geography, teacher leadership, geography as science, and teaching geography in social studies and history. She thrives on integrating geography technology into the classroom.


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