Digital Learning DayDigital Learning Day Online Conference
Streamed live via YouTube on Thursday, 2/22/2018!

Ohio looks forward to celebrating Digital Learning Day, a national campaign to spotlight successful instructional practice and effective use of technology across the country.  This year, Ohio Ed Techs will hold a FREE virtual conference via Google Hangouts (and streamed live via YouTube) full of sessions highlighting great tools and resources for the classroom. 

Click on the session title to view the live stream on the day/time of the event.  Use the live chat feature during the event to ask questions (you must be logged into your Google account).  

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 8:00 - 8:20 Quality Content as Easy as 1,2,3: Using INFOhio with G Suite - watch the recorded session
Judy Tucker, NWOET Using Google Classroom? Using Google Drive for assignments? Learn how to quickly find quality digital resources such as articles from magazines, newspaper and encyclopedias, and insert the articles into Google Classroom or Google Drive with INFOhio digital content and your G Suite.
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 8:30 - 8:50 Accessibility Tools for Ohio's State Assessment - watch the recorded session Heather Bridgman, OCALI, & Jennifer Heim, SST Region 2, Sponsored by WOUB Learning Lab Administration of an assessment should not be the first time an accessibility feature is introduced to the student. Learn about accessibility tools that should be implemented during daily instruction. We will share links to the Ohio Accessibility Manual and provide an overview of the four designations - Administrative Considerations, Universal Tools, Designated Supports and Accommodations. A valuable resource for accessing free tools to practice each of these types of supports will be shared. Access to practice tests in multiple formats will be provided as well. Handout for the Accessibility Tools for Ohio's State Assessment session.


 9:00 - 9:20 Playlists for Student-Centered Instruction - watch the recorded session Elizabeth Curtis, WOSU Public Media Not ready to jump into a full station-rotation model? A great way to begin student-centered instruction is through independent study using playlists. Learn how to reassemble resources to personalize the needs of learners.
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 9:30 - 9:50 Using Google Keep with Students - watch the recorded session Rebecca Zullo, WVIZ
Google Keep allows you to save what is on your mind, and retrieve information later. Discover how to engage students to take notes, access them, and insert them into different formats.



 10:00 - 10:20 Publishing Documents from Google Sheets & Forms - watch the recorded session
Caryn Kelley, SOITA
Featuring Autocrat and Form Publisher - Ever wished you could automatically generate emails, PDFs, or certificates without editing each individual document? With the Add-ons Autocrat and Form Publisher, you can! Join us as we walk you through step-by-step to create custom templates to be filled in by either using Sheets and/or Forms.


 10:30 - 10:50 Free Instructional Math Apps and Websites for Elementary Teachers - watch the recorded session Rebecca Zullo, WVIZ Explore free math apps and websites that will engage students in grades K-8. Obtain practical tips and best practices to implement the resources. Presentation for Free Instructional Math Apps and Websites for Elementary Teachers

 11:00 - 11:20
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Two Steps to Stepping Up Student Learning
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Erica Clay, INFOhio Instructional Team Specialist There are lots of digital instructional materials available for free online. But do you really have the time it takes to slog through all the results you get from a search engine to find the free teaching materials that are high quality and aligned to standards? With INFOhio, finding high quality, digital, instructional materials that you can use to improve student learning is an easy two-step process. Learn how to use Educator Tools, which includes best practices, articles, websites, lesson plans, and other support materials for educators. Then, discover a wealth of digital content with ISearch ̶ including texts, videos, images, and more ̶ that you can upload to your learning management system for student use. The path to improving student learning doesn’t have to be a daunting expedition. Take the shortcut with INFOhio!
Handouts for Two Steps to Stepping up Student Learning


11:30 - 11:50 Google Field Trips - watch the recorded session
Zachariah Douglas, WOSU Public Media
Traveling across the globe has never been easier! Using Google Maps, My Maps, and Google Tour Builder, your students can take part in virtual field trips, interactive lessons, and so much more! This session will look at the various ways Google Geo Tools can be integrated into your classrooms. Presentation for Google Field Trips
 

12:00 - 12:20 I Didn't Know Google Could Do That! - watch the recorded session Caryn Kelley, SOITAwww.soita.orgFor many Google is their preferred search engine and Google Apps for Education is taking education by storm. However, Google has even more to offer! Join us as we explore some of Google’s lesser known tools and tricks from the fun and useful to the completely obscure. Handout for I Didn't Know Google Could Do That!
   

 12:30 - 12:50 A Community of Learners: ELL Apps to Build Relationships & Reinforce Content - watch the recorded session Sherris Schwind, WGTE Classroom and cultural engagement apps and tips for grades 6-12 teachers of ELLs. English language learners using technology to enhance face-to-face relationships have demonstrated a 50% increase in English literacy over peers not in similar programs (Ferlazzo).
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 1:00 - 1:20 Introductory Computer Science in Ohio - watch the recorded session Gary Greenberg, CET Now that computer science learning standards have been approved for development in Ohio, come find out more about where you can get computer science background and professional learning from the Ohio Ed Techs. Presentation for Introductory Computer Science in Ohio

 1:30 - 1:50
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INFOhio and Inquiry Team up for HyperDoc Slam Dunk!
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HyperDocs are digital lessons created with Google Apps for Education that engage and challenge learners to explore, analyze, and synthesize information. INFOhio has teamed up with inquiry to create two content-specific HyperDocs using INFOhio digital content. Participants will advance down the court by learning how to use all-star content, and proven powerhouse practices for a common goal. Discover how to use the inquiry process and the HyperDoc template to create your own lessons using quality INFOhio content and strategies that will connect students with critical thinking and collaboration for a winning outcome!


2:00 - 2:20 Fighting Fake News with PBS Resources - watch the recorded session Jennifer Sader, WGTE Resources for helping students critically evaluate sources and information. Resources for Fighting Fake News with PBS Resources
   

2:30 - 2:50 SmartPath Online Financial Literacy Resources - watch the recorded session
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Jeff Good, Western Reserve Public Media Get the latest on the University of Cincinnati's Economics Center’s $martPath, a new, online teaching resource for grades 1-6 and now middle school U.S. History and World History geared towards economic and financial education. There will be a tutorial of the tool and discuss ways to implement $martPath in your classroom. Resources for SmartPath Online Financial Literacy Resources


3:00 - 3:20 Digital Citizenship - watch the recorded session Steve Garton, Common Sense Education Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century. We provide a full K-12 digital citizenship curriculum, ratings and reviews of education apps, and tech-rich lesson plans for use in the classroom. In addition to our classroom resources, the Common Sense Privacy Evaluation Initiative helps clarify privacy policies so that teachers can make smart choices about the learning tools they use with students, and schools and districts can participate in evaluating the technology used in K–12 classrooms. Resources for Digital Citizenship

   

3:30 - 4:00 Getting to Know Your Students With Thrively - watch the recorded session
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Heather Smith, Western Reserve Public Media When you get to know your students using Thrively, you help them develop self-awareness and a growth mindset. Thrively is an easy way to get to know your students interests, strengths and career pathways.
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