MMVC17: Dealing With Digital Distraction in the Classroom

Doris Molero

Dr. Doris Molero will discuss Dealing With Digital Distraction in the Classroom

Digital devices give students opportunities for powerful learning but they can also be very distracting.e digital distraction in the EFL classroom?

This session will offer practical tips on supporting students and modeling productive 21st Century learning.

Doris Molero (Ed.D) a.k.a Pionia Destiny combines teaching as a way to learn, education technology, and teaching for peace. Passionate about language learning, instructional design and related educational technologies, specifically 3D Multi-User Virtual Environments for situated, experiential learning. She has been in Second life since 2007. Back then she was invited to participate by the Webheads in Action in EVO Village, since then she has been part of different communities of practice like VWBPE, Camelot project, Edunation, NANEC, Virtual Pioneers, Virtlantis, and different roleplay communities as Avilion, Sylvhara and Artstonia. She has brought her students to SL for different projects. You can visit her URBE EFL Center in Edunation. Together with Nancy and Nellie organized the first SLMOOC in 2013.

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    Duration45 mins
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    Start Date12:00 PMAug 5, 2017
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Nellie DeutschToronto, CanadaContact Instructor
Nellie Deutsch (Ed.D) is a Canadian education technology consultant, curriculum and instruction developer, blended learning practitioner, relationship-based transformative mentor, researcher, writer, speaker, and community builder. She combines technology and professional development courses with mindfulness practice, the Alexander technique, and the Silva Method. Her teaching experiences range from teaching English as a foreign language (EFL/ESL) in high school and higher education for over 35 years and teacher professional development with technology since 2006. She speaks at online and face-to-face conferences and organizes annual informal MOOCs, online conferences, and free online courses and webinars on Moodle for Teachers. She has published articles and books (available on Amazon).

Nellie Deutsch offers online and face-to-face courses on teaching with technology, mobile devices in the classroom, Moodle (course and learning management system), Google Drive, tools to develop video tutorials, Adobe Connect and WizIQ. She mentors teachers on how to engage and allow students to teach as a way to learn using active learning methods. Her focus is on integrating technology into blended, the flipped class, and fully online programs. She founded Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL) community of educators, Moodle for Teachers (M4T) network, Connecting Online (February) and MoodleMoot (August) annual virtual conferences. She organizes annual Moodle MOOCs (November and May) and Second Life MOOC (April).

Dr. Deutsch follows a relationship-based collaborative active learning approach to instruction and learning and teaching as a way to learn. Her experiential humanitarian approach to instruction and learning has earned her the respect of educators around the globe and attracted her to healthy living and Mindfulness. She's an accredited PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills), conflict resolution, and Reiki practitioner.