Authentic Learning

Session Description                                                                                                     

In this 30 minute session, discover the power of mobile learning and teaching, by embracing student-driven passions, knowing the "whole" learner, being willing to celebrate mistakes, in order to promote and enrich each learner through the most authentic activities.


  • Suggested audience: Classroom teachers
  • Prior experience or knowledge: N/A


  • Time: Monday July 8, 12pm Eastern
  • Session hashtag#authentic
  • Conference hashtag: #eduonair

Nic Finelli
Chief Learning Engineer, Blended Tech Learning, LLC

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A former elementary school teacher and technology integration specialist of 13 years, Nic is currently the Chief Learning Engineer for Blended Tech Learning, which provides a broad range of customized professional development, training, and consulting services, focusing on meaningful, efficient, and successful technology integration. Nic is both a Google Apps Certified Trainer, a Google Certified Teacher, as well as a National Board Certified Teacher and a curator for YouTube for Teachers. Nic has a Masters in Teaching, has instructed graduate-level courses in technology integration for Coastal Carolina University and College of Charleston, and, as a full-time professional development provider, trainer, and consultant, has served education, business, and government organizations.


  • To watch the live stream of this session, visit Nic's Google+ Page at the appointed time and date (note times are Eastern).
  • The live stream will appear as a black box with the word "Hangouts" on it (as in the screenshot of slide 5 here). Double click the black box to start watching the video.
  • Open Nic's Google+ Page in two windows.  On one page you can watch the live stream and in the other you can type in your comments.
  • To ask the presenter questions during the Hangout, post them into the "comments" section below the live stream. Please note you need to refresh the page manually to see new comments.
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