Digital Learning DayDigital Learning Day Online Conference
Streamed via YouTube on Thursday, 2/28/2019!

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, streamed via YouTube, full of sessions highlighting great tools and resources for the classroom. 

Click on the session title to view the session on the day/time of the event.  A shared Google Doc will be available throughout the event to ask questions.  

RibbonFind out how to receive a Certificate of Attendance for participation on 2/28/19 and/or recorded sessions!

 8:00 - 8:20
CS First: Google's Coding Curriculum

Caryn Kelley, Educational Consultant, SOITA
Coding is quickly becoming one of the biggest buzz words in education. However, teaching students to code can be intimidating. Join us as we discuss techniques for teaching coding concepts such as cause and effect, logic, and problem solving. Then we’ll dive into the CS First Curriculum to explore activities, lesson plans, and more.

 8:30 - 8:50
WOUB Learning Lab
Getting more from Social Media
WOUB Do you regularly check in on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest? Using social media to stay in touch with family and friends has become a routine part of most of our lives. Not only do these sites let us see what’s going on with people that we already know, they can also serve to inspire and educate us about fresh new ideas for our classroom. Many teachers already use sites such as Pinterest to collect ideas for the classroom, but social media has a lot more to offer than just a cute bulletin board idea (although those are fun too).

 9:00 - 9:20
Be Internet Awesome with Google

Caryn Kelley, Educational Consultant, SOITA
In today's world, where we live so much of our lives on the Internet, it's critical that we teach students how to stay safe and make smart choices online. Google’s Be Internet Awesome curriculum makes it simple for educators to impart important lessons on how to be Smart, Alert, Kind, Strong, and Brave online. In this session we will provide a brief overview of the Be Internet Awesome curriculum and explore Interland - the online adventure game that makes teaching online safety and digital citizenship fun!

 9:30 - 9:50
WOUB Learning Lab
Podcasting for Education
This presentation will help you find tools to engage your students in creating their own podcasts as well as uncovering the wealth of information that already exists in both short and long-form podcast format. Discover programs that make podcasting easier for you and for your students. Demystify the recording process and help your students create clear and compelling stories to share! Includes lesson plans for creating your own podcast.

 10:00 - 10:20
WOSU Classroom
Google Tour Creator

Ellen Cahill and Bill Mooney, Educational Technology Consultants, WOSU Public Media
In 2015 Google launched Google Expeditions that allowed students to explore the world in a VR environment. Now Google has released a product, Google Tour Creator, that will let students tell their own experiences in VR. In this presentation, we will look at the basics of Google Tour Creator and offer suggestions on curriculum integration of this exciting new product.

 10:30 - 10:50
Using Google Keep with Students
Rebecca Zullo, Education Coach, 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.

 11:00 - 11:20
WGTE Public Media
Discover the Hidden Possibilities of Augmented Reality
Christine Danhoff, Technology Integration Specialist, WGTE Public Media Objects are popping off the page and coming into our world! How?! See examples of how AR can bring lessons to life in your classroom and learn how to create AR experiences with your students. Resources, examples, as well as ideas of how to integrate this emerging technology into the curriculum will be shared.

11:30 - 11:50
Free Instructional Math Apps and Websites for Elementary Teachers

Rebecca Zullo, Education Coach, 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.

12:00 - 12:20
WGTE Public Media
Connecting Classrooms with Mystery Hangouts

Christine Danhoff, Technology Integration Specialist, WGTE Public Media
Have you ever wondered how you can connect your students to a global community without ever leaving your hometown? Google Hangouts allows your students to research effectively, think critically, and communicate successfully, in order to determine the mystery location of the other group. Learn how to find other classrooms to connect with, prepare and assign student roles during the hangout, and complete follow-up activities that will allow your students to build and expand on relationships for future activities.

 12:30 - 12:50
The 3Ds of Learning: STEAM Lessons

Gary Greenberg, DIr. of Educational Technology, CET Public TV
360 degree panoramic video cameras are another way of creating 3D materials. It has potential for encouraging intense observation of many kinds of phenomena and physical environments. The ability to view it using immersive viewers, or on a flat screen, lends itself to flexible use in classrooms. This workshop describes 360 videos created for STEAM teaching and learning that challenge students to observe and analyze details in the video environments.

 1:00 - 1:20
WOSU Classroom
Implementing Student-Led Workshops
Elizabeth Curtis, Educational Technology Consultant, WOSU Public Media This class will show you how to implement student-led workshops and tutorials that empower learners, encourage creativity and facilitate innovation. You will see examples of how educators can guide students to articulate personal learning goals and give them opportunities to teach their peers. We will also go over a few instrumental tools that make this blended learning process happen, including how to create Podcasts and utilize FlipGrid.

 1:30 - 1:50
CET's new "Deep Dive" workshop for K-5
Gary Greenberg, DIr. of Educational Technology, CET Public TV
A deep dive into course materials, teaching practices, and strategies for continuing to teach's Introduction to Computer Science for K5. 

2:00 - 2:20
Western Reserve Public Media
Get to know your Students with Thrively

Thrively is a tool that gives strengths and interests assessments in an engaging and entertaining way. Based on 23 factors and developed for children, you receive a profile that is personal, positive, and celebrates each child's core strengths and unique talents. Children, teachers, and parents all have a dashboard displaying activities and videos selected specifically for the child's strengths and interests. Explore a comprehensive activity index with over 120,000 activities and hundreds of videos designed to inspire. The videos feature interesting ideas, leaders, and a range of insights into careers and opportunities that are a good fit for the child's unique strengths. The Activity Boards are a way to discover and research the activities and collect them all in one place.

Why Thrively? Thrively helps the students develop self-awareness, grit, and find their passions and purpose! It focuses on the whole child. It helps teachers personalize learning for each student. Thrively promotes goal setting and taking action steps to achieve those personal goals. Plus Thrively is easy to use, so you can get started right away!

2:30 - 2:50
Have No Fear — INFOhio Is Here!

Judy Tucker, Assoc. Dir. PD, NWOET
We'll keep spreading the word until all Ohio PreK-12 students and teachers know where they can access high quality digital resources for a successful education today and into their future. Learn more about the wide variety of electronic resources available through INFOhio that can be accessed from any mobile device — including Chromebooks and smart phones — with tools to help students learn.

3:00 - 3:20
Western Reserve Public Media
Invention Literacy and MakeyMakey - The Start of Your "Making" Experience

Heather Smith, Coordinator- Educational Services, Western Reserve PBS
The Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators is a fun hands-on learning experience where you'll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit. We'll explore how to teach circuits and conductivity using Makey Makeys and then put our skills to use designing your own inventions! Participants learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that can be used later when working with your students or training others. 

3:30 - 4:00
What's New with Google Classroom!
Tonya Sanders, Ast. Director of Academic Services, NWOET Think you know Google Classroom?  Wait until you see THESE new features !