Friday, February 10, 2017

“You’re So Distracted You Probably (Don’t) Think This Session is about You!” - Classroom 2.0 Saturday LIVE! Show with Jason Neiffer

Saturday, February 11, 2017
“You’re So Distracted You Probably (Don’t) Think This Session is about You!”

Presenter: Jason Neiffer
We are excited to welcome Jason Neiffer as our special guest presenter on Classroom 2.0 LIVE on February 11, 2017.

Webinar Description:
Chances are you are reading this description on a digital device: laptop, cellphone or tablet. At the same time that this device is connecting you to a vast world of people and information, it is also distracting you with notifications, games, amusements, and low-value content designed to pull you in and dominate your finite well of attention. If you can't fight it, what chance does an impulsive adolescent have??! It is time to have an honest conversation about digital distraction. This presentation will approach the problem head on, with a look at the problem and suggestions of saving yourself AND your students from this growing problem!

Jason Neiffer is Assistant Director/Curriculum Director of the Montana Digital Academy, Montana’s public state virtual school. Since MTDA’s start in 2010, he has lead a team of over 100 teachers delivering over 100 course titles to tens of thousands students across the State of Montana. Before working with MTDA, Jason was a veteran classroom teacher with experience in two large high schools building diverse, successful programs in social studies, debate, speech, newspaper production and computer science. Jason is a leader in educational technology integration and popular speaker and trainer with experience working with thousands of teachers from all levels to improve their tech-savvy teaching. A doctoral candidate at the University of Montana, Jason is studying open education resources, online learning and the impact of internet filtering on classroom technology integration. Jason has been honored as a Distinguished Educator, Most Inspirational Teacher, Outstanding Teacher and winner of the ISTE “Making IT Happen” award.

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On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site ( you'll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent “Formative Assessment with Technology” session with Dr. Monica Burns. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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