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Making Presentations POP with Tech!
August 8, 1:00-2:30pm
Jen ThomasMedia and Educational Technology Specialist at West Bridgewater Middle Senior High School (MA)

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  • Advocacy, Technology, Information/Digital Literacy, K-12, Teachers, Administrators
  • Audience cap: 40
  • Participants are required to bring the device of their choice (tablet, iPad, or laptop) for this session

As educators, we are advocates for our programs, spaces, and jobs. Sometimes finding the right technology tool to help us communicate with stakeholders is very overwhelming. Some of the questions and thoughts we've had include: "Where do I even begin?" "I COULD just use PowerPoint...again." "There are just too many choices!" "Ok, I like this tech tool but how do I use it?"

This workshop will give educators the opportunity to explore a few powerful presentation tools, empowering them to build upon their digital toolbox. Participants will have time to work individually and collaboratively to put the tools into action!


Jen Thomas is the Media and Educational Technology Specialist at West Bridgewater Middle Senior High School. There, she energetically runs and maintains both the physical and virtual spaces. She has a passion for working with teachers and students and has a strong commitment to infusing information and digital literacy into any school's curriculum.

What Jen enjoys most about her profession is connecting with other educators and learning from them. She has presented at numerous workshops and conferences in MA and RI and is actively involved in a variety of professional organizations including SLRI, RISTE, MSLA, MassCUE, AASL, ACRL and ISTE.

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