Thursday, August 8 • 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Connect, Explore, Engage with Your Community Using Sifter

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Participants will PLAY with Siftr, a free social media app created by UW FIELD Day Lab, to connect with, or develop a sense of, place through an authentic inquiry experience.  They will MAKE their own Siftr projects to explore the world outside of the classroom by geo-tagging photos and recording field observations using a mobile device. Attendees will LEARN how teachers, using Siftr, can engage students in meaningful stewardship projects within the local natural and cultural communities.

Exemplar Siftr projects will be shared as inspiration for classroom-based applications of the app. Created by K-12 educators, these Siftrs support learning and increase student engagement across multiple content areas including English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Math, and Physical Education. Children’s online safety considerations as well as alternate methods of using Siftr when mobile devices are not available will be shared.

A portion of this workshop will be spent outdoors.

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Sandra Benton

Co-Founder & Leadership Team, Wisconsin Green Schools Network
Sandy Benton is passionate about teaching and learning. Her experiences and research as both a literacy coach and a classroom teacher indicate that deep, lasting learning occurs when instruction is learner-centered, interdisciplinary, hands-on, and grounded in real world experiences... Read More →
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Joe Riederer

Middle school science teacher, Wisconsin Rapids Area Middle School
I am a parent, teacher, writer, and photographer. I live on a dirt road, and raise rhubarb and garlic.

Thursday August 8, 2019 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Agriculture 3rd Floor

Attendees (20)