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Digital Learning Day 2018

posted Jan 3, 2018, 12:21 PM by Amy Palermo   [ updated by Ohio EdTechs ]
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).  

 out how to receive a Certificate of Attendance for live and recorded sessions!

 8:00 - 8:20 TBD

 8:30 - 8:50 Accessibility Tools for Ohio's State Assessment Heather Bridgeman

 9:00 - 9:20 Playlists for Student-Centered Instruction 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.

 9:30 - 9:50 Using Google Keep with Students 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
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 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.

 11:00 - 11:20
Two Steps to Stepping Up Student Learning
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!

11:30 - 11:50 Google Field Trips
Elizabeth Curtis, 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.

12:00 - 12:20 I Didn't Know Google Could Do That! Caryn Kelley, SOITA For 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.

 12:30 - 12:50 A Community of Learners: ELL Apps to Build Relationships & Reinforce Content 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).

 1:00 - 1:20 Introductory Computer Science in Ohio 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.

 1:30 - 1:50
INFOhio and Inquiry Team up for HyperDoc Slam Dunk!
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 Jennifer Sader, WGTE Resources for helping students critically evaluate sources and information.

2:30 - 2:50 Getting to Know Your Students With Thrively 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.

3:00 - 3:20 Digital Citizenship Steve Garton, Common Sense Education


3:30 - 4:00 SmartPath Online Financial Literacy Resources 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 geared towards economic and financial education. There will a tutorial of the tool and discuss ways to implement $martPath in your classroom.