Tech It Out Day 202-

Tech It Out Day is on Monday, August 16, 2021 at 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM online via Zoom!

Good times at Tech It Out Day 2020.

Aloha, Leeward CC 'Ohana!

This year we're doing things a little differently for Tech It Out Day, we're adding an entire track! To keep things flexible, have fun, and learn together, we will be engaging synchronously online entirely through Zoom again this year. With this modality, we'll be hosting one Zoom event with three concurrent (breakout room) tracks of four sessions each. You'll be able to move between tracks on your own during transition times.

We hope you will join us for our free Tech It Out Day 2021 online event and explore how technology can enhance teaching and learning, whether you'll be teaching in-person, hybrid, or online. Some of the technologies are great for the workplace, too. Come "test drive" a variety of technology tools, network with your peers, and celebrate the start of a new semester!

Registration

Registration is open to our Leeward CC 'ohana, free, and required for this event. You will not need to specify which sessions you'd like to attend, but please plan ahead.

Tech Check

To participate in Tech It Out Day, you will need a computer or laptop with:

  1. Internet access

  2. Speakers and microphone (or headset/earphones with microphone to plug in)

  3. Zoom app installed

    • Go to Zoom's Download Center. Download and install the "Zoom Client for Meetings" app on your computer/laptop or the "Zoom Mobile Apps" for iOS or Android on your mobile device.

    • Sign into the Zoom app before joining a session.

    • Update your Zoom app by clicking on your profile icon at the top-right and clicking, "Check for Updates."

    • Test out Zoom on your computer/laptop or mobile device by joining the Test Meeting Room. For additional assistance on configuring your audio, check out the brief tutorial.

  4. Alternatively, you can use a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet with the Zoom app installed, but please use a separate computer/laptop for the hands-on portions when trying out the different technologies being shared for the best experience (unless indicated otherwise in the session descriptions below).

  5. During Screen Sharing you may Exit Full Screen to enable yourself to view another resource or activity.

Sessions are short (30 minutes) so please plan in advanced which sessions you'd like to attend and note the required or recommended devices, apps, and/or accounts you may need to participate in the "Session Descriptions and Resources" section below.

Schedule

There are three tracks/rooms of concurrent sessions. Each track has its own breakout room to join in order enter a session so you'll need to exit a breakout room to join another breakout room when joining sessions in different tracks.

Choose four sessions among all tracks, as long as they are in different time blocks. Session descriptions and resources are below.

Note: As a quick-glance, the keywords in italics are tags/descriptors of the tool being shared in the session.

Main Room

9:00 - 9:05 AM

Welcome Session

Room 1

(Breakout Room 1)

9:10 - 9:40 AM

H5P

Interactive Content

9:45 - 10:15 AM

Google Jamboard

Interactive Content


10:15 - 10:30 AM

- Break (main room - group photo) -


10:30 - 11:00 AM

Poll Everywhere

Audience Polling


11:05 - 11:35 AM

Padlet

Multimedia Forum


11:35 AM

Please take our survey.

Room 2

(Breakout Room 2)

9:10 - 9:40 AM

Mentimeter

Interactive Presentations

9:45 - 10:15 AM

Flipgrid

Video Forums


10:15 - 10:30 AM

- Break (main room - group photo) -


10:30 - 11:00 AM

Adobe Spark

Video Presentations


11:05 - 11:35 AM

flippity

Interactive Content


11:35 AM

Please take our survey.

Room 3

(Breakout Room 3)

9:10 - 9:40 AM

Google Classroom

Course Management


9:45 - 10:15 AM

Educandy

Interactive Content

10:15 - 10:30 AM

-Break (main room - group photo) -


10:30 - 11:00 AM

Quizizz.com

Interactive Content

11:05 - 11:35 AM

Canva

Graphic Design

11:35 AM

Please take our survey.

Session Descriptions and Resources

Note: More session resources will be added right before or after Tech It Out Day. Sessions will be recorded and posted here after the event.

Main Room

9:00 - 9:05 AM: Welcome

Facilitators: Rachael Inake (rinake@hawaii.edu), Brent Hirata (bhirata@hawaii.edu) EMC, and Junie Hayashi (junie@hawaii.edu) Library, Academic Services.

Main room host: Ron Felipe (felipe@hawaii.edu) Copy Center EMC, Academic Services

Aloha! Join us for a brief welcome and overview of how to participate at this year's online Tech It Out Day.

Room 1

9:10 - 9:40 AM: Interactive Online Learning Activities with H5P

Presenters: Brent Hirata (bhirata@hawaii.edu) Educational Media Center, Academic Services. Jiajia Garcia (jiajia@hawaii.edu) Math & Sciences Division

This session is geared toward online and hybrid instructors who are interested in adding quick check-for-understanding activities to your online content. In this session, you will create an interactive online learning activity using H5P. These non-graded activities may be embedded into your course content for your students to use as self-checks.

Session Recording


9:45 - 10:15 AM: Jammin' with Jamboard

Presenter: Erin Thompson (enkt@hawaii.edu) Innovation Center for Teaching and Learning, Academic Services

Student engagement activities in any classroom can make the difference between an average and exceptional learning experience. This is especially true in online learning environments where finding ways to connect students with their content and one another can impact their success. Jamboard is a simple technology tool that provides students with a way to brainstorm and share ideas via electronic sticky notes. It's a very simple concept presented in a fun, colorful platform. Spend just 30 minutes with us and you will be Jammin' with Jamboard in no time!

Resources:

Session Recording


10:15 - 10:30 AM: Break Time

Take some time for a break! Grab a snack and beverage, use the restroom, stretch, or join us in the main room to chat with colleagues, etc.


10:30 - 11:00 AM: Engaging Students - Two Simple Tools

Presenter: Eunice Leung Brekke (ebrekke@hawaii.edu) Sociology, Social Sciences Division

Need ideas for engaging students that are easy? Join us to learn and practice two incredibly simple tools: Laulima's Add Question tool and Poll Everywhere.

Recommended preparation: Access to a Lesson's page in a DevEd course in Laulima and a Poll Everywhere username and password.

Session Recording


11:05 - 11:35 AM: Using Padlet to Engage Online Students and Build Class Community

Presenter: Cara Chang (cmchang@hawaii.edu) English, Language Arts Division

Padlet is a tool that promotes collaborative learning and literacy by allowing students to visually present and share information on a topic. Students are able to post images, videos, and music to enhance the message they are communicating. Furthermore, students are able to respond to their peer posts. In this session, participants experience Padlet, first-hand, and learn how students can make meaning from their peers' work.

​Required: Laptop/ Desktop (no app required) or mobile device with Padlet app installed (iOS or Android).

Resource:

Session Recording

Room 2

9:10 - 9:40 AM: Engage Your Audience with Interactive, Accessible Mentimeter Presentations

Presenter: Kelly Kennedy (mcclanah@hawaii.edu) ESL/ELI, Language Arts Division

During a lecture or presentation, how do you engage your students or your audience? How do you support their active learning and gauge their understanding of the content? Attend this session to explore Mentimeter, a free online tool for creating interactive presentations that can be delivered remotely or in person. Find out how you can include every student's voice and design fun, meaningful learning experiences for any audience using this tool.

After participating in a live, interactive Menti presentation as audience members, session participants will be given time to experiment with the free tools on https://www.mentimeter.com/ to design their own interactive presentations with support and guidance from the presenter.

Resource: Presentation Slide Deck

Session Recording


9:45 - 10:15 AM: Flipgrid

Presenter: Kepa Badis (badis@hawaii.edu) Hawaiian Language, Language Arts Division

In this session, I will discuss how I use this tool in teaching the Hawaiian language. I will go over the basic functions of FLIPGRID from an educators perspective.

For example:

  • How to upload a new grid topic

  • Responding or commenting via text or video

  • Reviewing the grid

  • Pre-session suggestions:

  • In preparation, please upload the FLIPGRID App (flipgrid.com) (as an educator) before the session.

  • I recommend that you familiarize yourself with the APP if not we can.

  • I will show some examples of how I use the app and we will practice an activity to use the App in live time.

  • Resource: The sessions will be recorded and posted on the website later.

Session Recording


10:15 - 10:30: Break Time

Take some time for a break! Grab a snack and beverage, use the restroom, stretch, or join us in the main room to chat with colleagues, etc.


10:30 - 11:00 AM: Rethinking the Final Project with Adobe Spark

Presenters: Ashley Biddle (ammorris@hawaii.edu) Psychology, Social Sciences Division, and Anika Gearhart-Edwards (anikag@hawaii.edu) Psychology, Social Sciences Division

In this session, Psychology faculty Ashley Biddle and Anika Gearhart-Edwards will share how they use Adobe Spark as a medium for students to create and present their final projects. Specifically, they will discuss Anika’s Tedx PSY100 Survey of Psychology final project where students create a 5-minute TedTalk answering their choice of a big question from Psychology as well as Ashley’s Psychology of Gender collaborative Photovoice final project, where students vote on a theme, take pictures, discuss, and then create an AdobeSpark presentation together (asynchronously). Attendees will have the opportunity to see examples of instructions and finished products as well as brainstorm how they could use AdobeSpark in their courses’ final projects.

Presentation Slide Deck

Session Recording

Adobe Spark video (compiled during the session)


11:05 - 11:35 AM: Flipping the classroom with flippity

Presenter: Anika Gearhart-Edwards (anikag@hawaii.edu), Psychology, Social Sciences Division

Session description: Learn more about flippity, a site that allows you to create engaging digital manipulatives and online activities very quickly with Google Sheets. We will try out an activity ourselves, see some examples of how flippity can be used to gamify or flip the classroom, and make our own activities tailored to our learning materials.

Preparation and requirements: No special preparation necessary, joining with a computer will make participating much easier.

Presentation Slide Deck

Session Recording

Update: On Monday 8/16/21, Google implemented a security update that broke the code Flippity uses. There are still some non-spreadsheet options available, however, on the "skip the spreadsheet" tab. flippity founder Steve Fortna indicated he's working with his team on a code patch.



Room 3

9:10 - 9:40 AM: Intro to Google Classroom

Presenter: Christina Keaulana (ctk8@hawaii.edu) Teacher Education Program, Social Sciences Division

This session will introduce participants to Google Classroom, an online learning platform. They will learn how to use some of the basic learning tools in the Google Classroom such as creating classwork assignments, working simultaneously in the same document with the whole class and connecting face-to-face with Google Meet.

Session Recording


9:45 - 10:15 AM: Filling your sweet tooth with some Educandy

Presenter: Pete Gross (grossp@hawaii.edu) ICS, Math and Sciences Division

Educandy provides the ability to add some fun and interactive learning to your course.There are several options available for use (matching, tic-tac-toe, memory, etc) and are very easy to set up. One of the great features about this is that it allows you to easily add them to the Laulima Lesson tool so that your students can quickly test their knowledge about the subject matter in a fun manner.

Required: Please create an account at https://www.educandy.com prior to the session.

Session Recording


10:15 - 10:30: Break Time

Take some time for a break! Grab a snack and beverage, use the restroom, stretch, or join us in the main room to chat with colleagues, etc.


10:30 - 11:00 AM: Quizizz.com

Presenter: Dayle Turner (turner@hawaii.edu) English, Language Arts Division

Engage and captivate your audience with live polling and quizzing. Who doesn’t like to be kept on their toes? Have fun, facilitating learning by integrating Quizizz.

Session Recording


11:05 - 11:35 AM: Adding Visual Appeal to Laulima Using Canva

Presenter: Michele Mahi (mhamada@hawaii.edu) Speech, Language Arts Division

Want to liven up your Laulima page? Learn how to create beautiful designs and documents using Canva, a user-friendly and free graphic design tool.

Session Recording


Before You Go...

Survey

We hope you had fun at this year's online Tech It Out Day! Please take our short survey.

Badge

If you attended and participated in all four sessions at Tech It Out Day, you are eligible for the "Tech It Out Day 2021 Participant" badge. This is useful as evidence to include in your dossier.

Mahalo & A Hui hou!

We hope to see you at next year's Tech It Out Day! Have a great semester!