Tech It Out Day is on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 8:30 AM in the Education Building

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Join us at Tech It Out Day to explore how technology can enhance teaching and learning in the classroom and online. "Test drive" a variety of technology tools, network with your peers, and celebrate the start of a new semester. This event is open to the Leeward CC ohana. Registration (by Sun. 8/14) is required to attend.

Register (http://techitout16.eventbrite.com) for the event, and on Tech It Out Day (Aug. 16), choose four sessions to attend out of more than 20 sessions. (See session descriptions below.) We'll also have a bonus session at the end - Pokemon Go @ Leeward CC! Please plan ahead which sessions you'd like to attend as some require certain devices, for you to download/install an app, and/or create an account prior to coming.

Sessions are hands-on; please bring your own device (i.e. laptop and mobile devices). Don't have a laptop? A Chromebook laptop can be provided for you upon request when you register. (Note: Some sessions require a certain type of device and will be noted in the session description. Also, depending on the session, mobile devices may have limited capabilities.)

Note: Due to construction on campus, we do not have a venue close by the classrooms for a large group gathering for the welcome and breakfast. Instead, please come by the ED building, 1st floor elevator/lobby area at 8:30 AM to sign in, grab a beverage and snacks, and catch up with your colleagues before heading into your first session/classroom where there will be a brief welcome at 9:00 AM before the first sessions start.



Morning Instructions

Direct link to morning instructions: http://prezi.com/3i_5uupe6rw5/.




Tech It Out Day 2016 Schedule

There are six tracks/rooms of concurrent sessions. Choose four sessions from any room, as long as they are in different time blocks. Click on a session title in the table below to view its description. The keywords in italics are tags/descriptors of the tool being shared in the session. Print-friendly (PDF) version of the schedule also available here.

TIME Room ED 101 Room ED 102 Room ED 104 Room ED 112 Room ED 113 Room ED 114
8:30-8:50
Check-in
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9:00-9:30
Session 1
Adobe Spark
presentation, video

Swivl
video

AutoTrack Camera System
video
Slides Q&A
assessment

Google Forms Quizzing
assessment

Google+
social media, community

9:40-10:10
Session 2
OfficeMix
presentation, video

YouTube Captioning
video

Live Stream / Lesson Capture
video
AutoText
assessment
Weebly
website

Connections Using Laulima
community

10:20-10:50
Session 3
OfficeMix (repeat)
presentation, video

Anki (Mobile Flash Cards)
assessment
AutoTrack Camera System (repeat)
video
Piktochart
presentation
Weebly (repeat)
website

Social Media 
social media

11:00-11:30
Session 4
Adobe Spark (repeat)
presentation, video

AirServer
presentation
Live Stream / Lesson Capture (repeat)
video
Formative
assessment
MediaCore
video, screencast

Social Media (repeat)
social media
11:30-11:40
Survey

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11:40-12:15
Bonus Session!
Pokemon Go @ Leeward CC
augmented reality, mobile
Pokemon Go @ Leeward CC
augmented reality, mobile

Pokemon Go @ Leeward CC
augmented reality, mobile

Pokemon Go @ Leeward CC
augmented reality, mobile


Session Descriptions

Room ED 101

  • Adobe Spark - Adobe Spark is a free tool that can turn your ideas into compelling social graphics, web stories, and animated videos. Using this app, you and your students can create engaging audiovisual presentations in minutes. In this session, you'll make your own short recording using the Adobe Spark app. Required: an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch and earphones w/ mic. A limited number of iPads will be available for participants to borrow in the session.
    Facilitators: Kelly Kennedy (kelly.kennedy@hawaii.edu), Language Arts, and Junie Hayashi (junie@hawaii.edu), Academic Services
  • OfficeMix - A free extension for PowerPoint that makes it easy to turn your PowerPoint presentations into interactive online lessons. With OfficeMix, you can add voice and video narration, digital inking, quizzes and polls, and simulation, videos, and live webpages. Best of all, you can see who watched your mix, how much time they spent on each slide, how they answered your quiz and poll questions. Required: a Windows laptop with PowerPoint. A limited number of Windows laptops will be available for participants to borrow in the session. Note: Please download and install the free OfficeMix PPT add-on prior to coming. It will ask you to sign in. If you don't already have a Microsoft account, simply choose the Google login option and use your hawaii.edu Google account.
    Facilitators: Brent Hirata (bhirata@hawaii.edu), Academic Services, and Junie Hayashi (junie@hawaii.edu), Academic Services
  • Pokemon Go @ Leeward CC - The Pokemon Go craze is sweeping across the world. What is this augmented reality game all about? In this bonus session, you will learn what Pokemon Go is, how to catch a Pokemon, and what Pokestops are. With your Pokemon guides, you will walk around Leeward catching your own Pokemon. Come join in the fun and see what the craze is all about. Required: You will need an Android or iOS smartphone to participate. Note: Please download and install the Pokemon Go app (for Android or iOS) prior to coming to the session.
    Facilitator: Junie Hayashi (junie@hawaii.edu), Academic Services. Pokemon Guide: Frelen (frelen@hawaii.edu)

Room ED 102

  • Swivl - Come meet our newest robot assistant, Swivl. Swivl is a robotic platform for mounting your smartphone or tablet to capture video of your instruction. Bring your own smartphone or device and get started today! Note: You may have to remove your case in order to slip it into the Siwvl mount.
    Facilitator: Brent Hirata (bhirata@hawaii.edu), Academic Services
  • Closed-Captioning for YouTube - It's important to make videos accessible to everyone. YouTube now has an automatic computer-generated captioning feature, but their speech recognition technology is far from perfect, and does not work for Hawaiian words. Learn how to easily add or edit captions for your uploaded videos. Note: Prior to coming, if you'd like to use YouTube with your Google@UH account, login here and follow the steps to enable the Consumer Apps on your Google@UH account.
    Facilitator: Ralph Toyama (rtoyama@hawaii.edu), Academic Services
  • Anki (Mobile Flash Cards) - Anki is an application for the web, Android, and iOS that allows the creation of custom flash cards with algorithms for spaced-repetition. Anki presents difficult flash cards at just the right time while hiding ones you've already learned for a while. This allows for the most information to go right into your students' long-term memory. Resource: Presentation slide deck
    Facilitator: Christian Gilbert (ckhg@hawaii.edu), Language Arts
  • AirServer: I Don't Need No Stinking Wires! - AirServer (for PC and Mac) allows for the ability to use a tablet (iPad, Droid or Windows) in the classroom - without wires. You can roam around the classroom with your tablet, no longer tied to your lectern.  With AirServer you can display multiple tablets on the screen at one time so you can share student work with the whole class, and make the use of tablets for discussions interactive and engaging. Note: AirServer requires a fee of $12 to activate, but it is well worth it. Bring a tablet if you have one (optional).
    Facilitator: Helmut Kae (helmut@hawaii.edu), Math & Sciences
  • Pokemon Go @ Leeward CC - The Pokemon Go craze is sweeping across the world. What is this augmented reality game all about? In this bonus session, you will learn what Pokemon Go is, how to catch a Pokemon, and what Pokestops are. With your Pokemon guides, you will walk around Leeward catching your own Pokemon. Come join in the fun and see what the craze is all about. Required: You will need an Android or iOS smartphone to participate. Note: Please download and install the Pokemon Go app (for Android or iOS) prior to coming to the session.
    Facilitator: Robert Oshita (rsoshita@hawaii.edu), EMC. Pokemon Guide: Aaron (akaya86@hawaii.edu).

Room ED 104

  • AutoTrack Camera System - Come and explore a new technology in ED 104, the AutoTrack camera capture system and observation abilities of ED 103.
    Facilitator: David Fry (davidfry@hawaii.edu), Social Sciences
  • Live Stream - Come and explore a new technology in ED 104 to live stream / lesson capture.
    Facilitator: David Fry (davidfry@hawaii.edu), Social Sciences

Room ED 112

  • Slides Q&A - Google's newest feature in Slides encourages connecting with your students. As the instructor, you can receive questions from your students within Google Slides. Students can see others' question and "vote" on their favorite question. This is a great way to connect with your students and know immediately whether they are "getting it".
    Facilitator: Leanne Riseley (leanne.riseley@hawaii.edu), Academic Services
  • Using AutoText for Faster and Better Comments on Student Work - This session starts with two assumptions: commenting on student work helps improve learning, and commenting takes a lot of time. In an effort reduce the time it takes and improve the quality of comments, AutoText is a short keystroke combination that inserts a pre-written response. During this session, see AutoText in action and learn how to set up your own AutoText for Microsoft Word. AutoText for Word 2016 will be demonstrated, but other versions of Word will also be discussed. Note: Instructions for Word 2016 for Windows and Mac.
    Facilitator: Jeff Breitenfeldt (jbreiten@hawaii.edu), Language Arts
  • High Impact Infographics with Piktochart - Piktochart is a web-based application which allows anyone to create visually engaging infographics, posters, presentations, and reports with minimal graphic design skills.  Session participants will create an account, select a template, navigate the dashboard, and create a basic infographic using graphics, text, and charts. Website: https://piktochart.com/
    Facilitator: Wayde Oshiro (waydeo@hawaii.edu), Academic Services
  • Formative - So, you have had fun using Kahoot! as a game-based way to review content. Now, consider using Formative, as a free tool which helps with real-time formative assessment and student engagement. Formative allows you to go beyond checking for understanding with multiple-choice questions and allows students to type, draw, or submit images as answers. As the instructor, you can give immediate feedback and collect data of how students are doing over time.
    Facilitator: Leanne Riseley (leanne.riseley@hawaii.edu), Academic Services
  • Pokemon Go @ Leeward CC - The Pokemon Go craze is sweeping across the world. What is this augmented reality game all about? In this bonus session, you will learn what Pokemon Go is, how to catch a Pokemon, and what Pokestops are. With your Pokemon guides, you will walk around Leeward catching your own Pokemon. Come join in the fun and see what the craze is all about. Required: You will need an Android or iOS smartphone to participate. Note: Please download and install the Pokemon Go app (for Android or iOS) prior to coming to the session.
    Facilitator: Leanne Riseley (leanne.riseley@hawaii.edu), Academic Services. Pokemon Guide: .

Room ED 113

  • Google Forms Quizzing - NEW in Google Forms - quizzing! Google Forms can now function as a quizzing tool with correct/incorrect answers for questions, points, emails feedback for correct and/or incorrect answers, and summary of responses. It works nicely and builds upon the already wonderful features of Google Forms. How-to: https://support.google.com/docs/answer/7032287?hl=en
    Facilitator: Rachael Inake (rinake@hawaii.edu), Academic Services
  • Weebly: Let Your Class Come Alive! - This interactive session will enable participants to create, publish, and share their own basic websites with Home, About, and Contact pages. Instructor sample website: http://drmigarashi.weebly.com/. Resource: How-to handout/instructions.
    Facilitator: Michelle Igarashi (migarash@hawaii.edu), Language Arts
  • Video Screencasts with MediaCore - Video screencast and/or record your webcam to create short video lessons, how-to videos, anything, with this free Google Chrome extension. See how Kazuko Nakamitsu, Instructor of Japanese, uses MediaCore to create flipped learning video lessons. Required: You will need the Google Chrome browser to install the MediaCore extension. Download Chrome for free. Note: Please install the MediaCore Google Chrome extension prior to coming to the session.
    Facilitator: Rachael Inake (rinake@hawaii.edu), Academic Services, and Kazuko Nakamitsu (ioroi@hawaii.edu), Language Arts


Room ED 114

  • Google+ - Introduction to Google+, a social networking platform, available with your Google@UH account. Explore how you can use Google+ to create an online community or collection to share, interact, and engage with each other. Note: Session website.
    Facilitator: Greg Walker (gmwalker@hawaii.edu), Academic Services
  • Connections Across Space and Time Using Laulima - This session will explore how to relate to and connect with online students in the first week of class, and how to set up an online Laulima classroom where the students are comfortable with the environment, asking the teacher anything, and collaborating with their peers. Participants only need an interest in connecting with students on Laulima and do not need to teach online to find this session valuable.
    Facilitator: Merissa Brown (brownm8@hawaii.edu), Language Arts
  • Social Media for Student Engagement - Learn how to incorporate Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Yelp into your class to increase student engagement with each other and the instructor. Note: Laptop, Chromebook, or mobile devices are compatible to participate in this interactive workshop.
    Facilitator: Courtney Takabayashi (cskunimu@hawaii.edu), Language Arts
  • Pokemon Go @ Leeward CC - The Pokemon Go craze is sweeping across the world. What is this augmented reality game all about? In this bonus session, you will learn what Pokemon Go is, how to catch a Pokemon, and what Pokestops are. With your Pokemon guides, you will walk around Leeward catching your own Pokemon. Come join in the fun and see what the craze is all about. Required: You will need an Android or iOS smartphone to participate. Note: Please download and install the Pokemon Go app (for Android or iOS) prior to coming to the session.
    Facilitator: Greg Walker (gmwalker@hawaii.edu), Academic Services. Pokemon Guide: John (jatis@hawaii.edu).



Don't Forget!

https://www.surveyshare.com/s/AYA2F4D
Mahalo for joining us at Tech It Out Day! Please take our SURVEY and be automatically entered to win  a prize pack. 

http://docs.google.com/forms/d/1klpiYkzChZ0ZHhSig5fSlbPGrBWCVMpv4d9poAOTqLI/viewform?usp=send_form
If you attended and participated in all four sessions at Tech It Out Day, you are eligible for the "Tech It Out Day 2016 Participant" badge. This is useful as evidence to include in your contract renewal and/or tenure/promotion dossiers. Claim your badge HERE.

See you next year! :-)




After-Event Session

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Laulima Challenge (Room LC 108A)

Laulima Challenge registration button

(Registration required if you wish to attend the Laulima Challenge. Note to TEP participants: This session is already included in your program.)

Laulima is the University of Hawaii's online collaborative learning environment. You can use Laulima to organize class materials, streamline communication with your students (including feedback on assignments and grades), reduce paper use, and increase student engagement for your online and face-to-face classes. In this fun and interactive challenge, you will work with a partner to learn how to use Laulima’s basic tools so you can set-up your courses for the upcoming semester. For more info and to register, visit: https://goo.gl/e37UaE