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LEdTech Summit 2017




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LEdTech Summit

November 7, 2017 - 8:15 am - 11:30 am

Ledyard High School



Staff will attend 3 sessions during the summit. Session times are:

  • Session 1 - 8:30 - 9:20

  • Session 2 - 9:30 - 10:20

  • Session 3 - 10:30 - 11:20



Adobe Spark

Class Level: Beginner/Moderate

Audience: 6-12


Adobe spark is an easily accessible web based tool which allows for differentiation by product and turning students into creators of content.  Students can create videos, dynamic web pages and info-graphics using Adobe Spark.


Take this class if you are interested in: Using Video for Instruction


Breakout EDU

Class Level: Beginner/Moderate

Audience: PK - 12


Breakout EDU is an immersive learning game platform for learners of all ages that can be used to facilitate rigorous, content-aligned challenges. Players work collaboratively to solve a series of critical thinking puzzles in order to open a locked box within a set amount of time. During this session participants will experience a Breakout EDU and explore the game directory and components.


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Take this class if you are interested in: Breakout EDU


Creating Activinspire Flipcharts

Class Level: All Levels

Audience: K-5


We will demonstrate and explore the best ways to create interactive flipcharts for the classroom. Ideally each teacher leaves with skills to be able to create their own flipchart or have had time during the class to create a flipchart to use in upcoming instruction.


Take this class if you are interested in: Promethean Board/Activinspire


Discovery Education

Class Level: Beginner/Moderate

Audience: PK-12


DiscoveryEducation.com offers access to DEN (Discovery Educators Network), free content- and grade-specific resources ("fun facts," "brain boosters," "worksheets to go," and lesson plans), virtual field trips, builder tools, streaming services, and more!

Participants will learn simple and effective ways to incorporate these resources into their instructional practices.  


Take this class if you are interested in: Using Video for Instruction, Instructional Resources


Exploring Reading A-Z

Class Level: Beginner/Moderate

Audience: K-4


Reading A-Z is an amazing resource that can be used to differentiate reading instruction in your classroom.  You can also view student progress, analyze areas of weakness, and create assignments. Printable materials are wonderful take home resources.  Come learn how to use this program and how you can personalize it for your classroom.


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Take this class if you are interested in: Assessment, Instructional Resources


Flip for EDpuzzle

Class Level: All Levels

Audience: PK - 12


Have you ever shown a video and wonder if students "got it"? Are you looking for ways to differentiate?
EDpuzzle allows you to embed questions, prompts, or comments right in the middle of a video. You can create a voice over and cut or edit the video. In the EDpuzzle classroom,  teachers can see the progress and grade a student has  received.  It connects directly to Google Classroom, syncing your student lists.

Search videos from Khan Academy, National Geographic, Ted Talks, Crash Course and YouTube or search library of teacher made and ready to use EdPuzzles ready!!


Take this class if you are interested in: Using Video for Instruction, Instructional Resources


Flipgrid, Screencastify, and other Video Creation Tools

Class Level: Beginner/Moderate

Audience: PK-12


Learn how to use video creation tools to create a more engaging class and help students discover new ways to learn. These tools can also help in creating a Flipped Classroom.


Video creation tools allow students to verbalize their learning, share book talks, debate other students, show reading growth, demonstrate foreign language skills, connect with other students, practice digital citizenship skills, etc. The possibilities are endless. We will discuss Flipgrid, Screencastify and (if time allows) Touchcast.


Resources:


 Screencastify Screencastify Video Tutorial Video Creation Tools Hyperdoc
  Screencasting in the Classroom EdPuzzle Hyperdoc
 Flipgrid Flipgrid Video Tutorial NoodleTools Presentation

 Flipgrid Walkthrough, Teacher, and Student Guides 
 TouchCast TouchCast Tutorials 
 VideoNot.es VideoNot.es Video Tutorial 


Take this class if you are interested in: Using Video for Instruction, Assessment, Instructional Resources


Formative Assessment Through Games

Class Level: Beginner/Moderate

Audience: PK - 12


Looking for an alternative to giving students the “ol paper and pencil” test?  Come and learn how games such as KaHoot, Quizlet, and Quizziz can be used as an interactive form of assessment.  Attendees will learn about each of these resources and are sure to take something back they can use right away with students.


Take this class if you are interested in: Assessment


GoGuardian

Class Level: All Levels

Audience: PK - 12


This session will offer teachers an opportunity to learn about GoGuardian, classroom management software used for monitoring students’ activity on their Chromebooks.  Attendees will learn about the web-based program as well as how it can be used in the classroom.  Great for those teaching in a 1:1 classroom!


Take this class if you are interested in: Student Safety & Digital Citizenship


Google Classroom

Class Level: Beginner/Moderate

Audience: PK-12


An introduction/refresher to Google Classroom. Here we will introduce you to the basic “ins and outs” of Classroom such as:
How to:

  • Create a class

  • Have students join - 2 different ways

  • To invite parents/guardian

  • Add a co-teacher

  • Post under “Stream” vs. “About”

    • When to post “announcements”

    • When to post “assignments” - how to attach assignments, when to make a copy for each student, how to grade and “return” assignments with individual and whole-class feedback

    • When to post “questions” - how to use those to facilitate discussions and debates for those reluctant to speak in class

    • When to “reuse” old posts from previous classes and previous years: no need to reinvent the wheel - just make the modifications needed for your particular class!

  • Class comments - benefits and drawbacks


Take this class if you are interested in: Google Classroom


Google Classroom

Class Level: Moderate/Advanced

Audience: PK-12


This moderate/advanced level class will help you to learn how to use Google Classroom more efficiently to help both you and your students stay on top of work.  


Take this class if you are interested in: Google Classroom


Google Docs

Class Level: Beginner/Moderate

Audience: PK-12


Participants will learn how to create, edit/format, share/collaborate, and convert/download Google Docs. The review will also include Docs tips and Add Ons.


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Take this class if you are interested in: G Suite and Google Apps


Google Docs (for teaching/working with students)

Class Level: Beginner/Moderate

Audience: PK - 12


This session will offer teachers an opportunity to learn about Google Docs, a web based word processing app. Focus will be on basic use and methods to use for collaboration with and between students. Great for classes with lots of writing.


Take this class if you are interested in: G Suite and Google Apps, Instructional Resources


Google Forms

Class Level: Beginner/Moderate

Audience: 6-12


We will explore different uses for forms (survey, quiz, informative assessment for tracking student progress). We will also cover topics on:

  • Survey - elicit opinions on a given idea/topic

  • Create a quiz

  • Unique Identifier

  • Question types

  • Required question

  • Point value

  • Answer key

  • Responses - spreadsheet

  • Scoring and returning to student

  • Add collaborators

Take this class if you are interested in: G Suite and Google Apps, Assessment, Instructional Resources


Google Forms and Flubaroo

Class Level: Moderate/Advanced

Audience: PK-12


Working with Google Forms and Flubaroo, you will be able to create assessments, grade them, analyze them, and report the results to your students.  Flubaroo is a free tool that helps you quickly grade multiple-choice or fill-in-the-blank assignments.


Resources:


FlubarooFlubaroo Overview
 Instructional Videos
Google Forms (Quiz)Google Forms Quiz Video Tutorial
 Session Form Link https://goo.gl/forms/Vt7ITYltYRZPt3Zg1
 link 2 https://goo.gl/forms/6N0X7WKfcc7Tryra2


Take this class if you are interested in: G Suite and Google Apps, Assessment, Instructional Resources


Google Sites

Class Level: All Levels

Audience: PK - 12


Participants will learn to create a one-stop destination for information - inserting videos, images, calendars, documents, and text as easily as clicking and dragging. Then, quickly share it with an entire organization or the world.

Take this class if you are interested in: G Suite and Google Apps


MyMath Digital Platform

Class Level: Beginner/Moderate

Audience: 1-5


We will use our curriculum combined with our MyMath digital resource to:  explore major domains (work of the grade level) and which MyMath lessons they include, identify MyMath lessons and resources that can be used to combine, accelerate, or reteach concepts, create digital lessons using MyMath components (e.g., IWB, tools, etc.)


Take this class if you are interested in: Using Video for Instruction, Instructional Resources


NoodleTools for Digital Note-taking and Citation

Class Level: Beginner/Moderate

Audience: 6-12


NoodleTools allows students to cite and evaluate sources, take and organize notes, and create outlines in preparation of writing.  Teachers can monitor student progress and provide feedback to students throughout the research process.


Take this class if you are interested in: Instructional Resources


PowerTeacher Pro

Class Level: Beginner/Moderate

Audience: K-12


Participants will have the opportunity to explore the components of the new PowerTeacher Pro gradebook by request. This session will also serve to address questions and ask about how-to’s.

Take this class if you are interested in: PowerSchool, PowerTeacher


Seesaw - Elementary Level (yes, even Kindergarten)

Class Level: Beginner/Moderate

Audience: PK-5


Learn how to set up a free Seesaw class.  Seesaw uses any device to allow students to capture their own work independently and share it in real-time with families.  Teachers can also use it as an efficient way to communicate with families.


Take this class if you are interested in: Student Portfolios


Seesaw - Middle & High School Level

Class Level: Beginner/Moderate

Audience: 6-12


Learn how to set up a free Seesaw class.  Students can use any device to capture their work and share it with classmates and families.  You will learn how to appsmash using Seesaw to compile many different app platforms into one portfolio.


Take this class if you are interested in: Student Portfolios


Sheets & SMART Goals

Class Level: Beginner/Moderate

Audience: PK - 12


In this session we will examine how to utilize Google Sheets to organize and analyze student data for SMART Goals.  We will begin with the basics of data entry and formatting progressing to writing formulas to aid in calculating and monitoring student progress towards SMART Goal progress.


Take this class if you are interested in: G Suite and Google Apps


Video Creation Tools for Students

Class Level: Moderate/Advanced

Audience: PK - 12


Video creation tools allow students verbalize their learning, share book talks, debate other students, show reading growth, demonstrate foreign language skills, connect with other students, practices digital citizenship skills...the possibilities are endless. We will discuss Flipgrid, Screencastify and (if time allows) Touchcast.  

Take this class if you are interested in: Using Video for Instruction, Assessment


Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Class Level: Beginner/Moderate

Audience: PK - 12


Come experience the majesty of outer space by joining Voyager One as it slips by Saturn. Take a balloon ride into the lower atmosphere. Explore the bleaching effects on a coral reef. Climb Mount Everest and experience the thrill of looking down upon the highest elevated human village in the world.  Or perhaps take a short tour of Salem Massachusetts.

These experiences and hundreds more are available through the science of Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions. Imagine taking your students virtually anywhere in the world and beyond, but never leaving the classroom.

During this hands-on session, participants will learn the basics of Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions and how you can get started exploring this exciting technology in your classroom! As time allows, we can also explore the process of making a 360 videos with phones or cameras.


Please note - we are inviting all teachers to participate in this class; however, Google does not recommend the use of the VR headsets with students under the age of 7.


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Take this class if you are interested in: Virtual Reality