Presenter: Brian Housand, Ph.D., East Carolina University
Core Area: Creativity & Instruction
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Technology is everywhere and for many teachers, understanding technology can be like trying to understand a new language. It can be difficult to learn, let alone know which tech tools are worth using in the classroom and how to use them. In “60 Tech Tools in 60 Minutes,” Dr. Housand gives us a crash course on tools that you can use in your classroom. It only takes an hour to figure out which tools you can use for your classroom. Just imagine being able to leverage one of these tech tools and what it can do for your classroom. Your students will get more out of their experience and your teaching career can be even more fulfilling!

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Traveling at a rate of a tool per minute, this fast-paced and informative session will help bring your technology toolbox up to speed by categorizing and reviewing resources designed to promote creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and productivity in you and your gifted students.

In this course you will learn:

  • Numerous ways to find online resources that promote creativity and creative thinking
  • How to promote collaboration among students through the use of technology
  • Ways in which critical thinking can be embedded in all content areas

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

Presenter Bio

Brian Housand, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at East Carolina University in the department of Curriculum and Instruction. He completed his doctoral work at the University of Connecticut with an emphasis in both gifted education and instructional technology. Dr. Housand is the current chair of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Computers and Technology network, and he writes the “Untangling Technology” column for Teaching for High Potential. Currently, he is exploring ways in which technology can enhance the learning environment and striving to define what it means to be creatively productive in a digital age. 

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3310 reviews for 60 Tech Tools in 60 Minutes

  1. Callen – GEORGETOWN ISD (verified owner)

    A lot of great information compacted into a short amount of time. I loved the window shopping approach and exposure to lots of different digital options and tech tools.

  2. Bethany – SEALY ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative. So many things I had never heard of.

  3. Joshua – HALLSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    It had a lot of helpful resources.

  4. Carrie – MIDWAY ISD – WOODWAY (verified owner)

    Great rundown of resources. Some are a bit dated. 2013

  5. Rhonda – HALLSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    I loved learning about Tech Tools that are out there for me to use in my classroom!

  6. Nicole – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    good info

  7. Shawn – GEORGETOWN ISD (verified owner)

    Great options of tech, though a little outdated.

  8. Sandra – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    The abundance of resources available.

  9. Amanda – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very useful with different apps

  10. Kimberly – Private Pay (verified owner)

    This was an awesome course with soooo many ideas and resources.

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