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Colette Cassinelli

Google Education Trainer
Google Certified Teacher
503-380-7254 (m)

Colette blogs occasionally at http://www.edtechvision.org 


Colette Cassinelli's iPad Workshops


Unleash the power of your iPad with “App Smashing”

Come play and learn the power of App smashing -- the process of using multiple apps in conjunction with one another to complete a new and creative final task or project. We’ll put together fun combinations of apps to use with formative assessments and/or presentations. Perfect for beginners!

Smashing Apps: Popplet lite or Pic Collage or Canva + ThingLink - OR - Phonto + Adobe Voice or iMovie (other apps may be substituted)


Using Mobile Devices in the Research Process

How can teachers and Librarians using mobile devices to foster critical thinking during the research process of brainstorming, searching, evaluating, curating, organizing and presenting. We will discuss best practices and strategies and compile a list of useful apps and websites. Create your own activity for the research process.

Choose one app to try: Popplet lite, Google (for audio search), Socrative, Haiku Deck, EduCreations or your choice


Extend Learning using Online Discussion Forums

Extend learning by using online discussion forums with middle and high schools students. Provide opportunities for your students to demonstrate their understanding of concept presented in class, have conversations with their peers, debate topics in a safe and respectful manner, and share resources using online discussion forums. We'll use the features of Schoology’s discussion forums to see how to give every child a voice in the classroom - but the concepts can easily be adapted to Edmodo, Canvas or Collaborize Classroom and more!

Schoology (required)


Get Mobile and Go Google!
How does Google Apps for Education compare on the iPad vs. the regular desktop version on Chrome? Come see the differences between the IOS mobile and desktop versions of Docs, Slides and Spreadsheets. Google continues to update the IOS apps all the time (tables in Docs, line spacing and commenting to name a few!). iPad teachers are using Drive as a great workflow process tool for transferring files and photos. Take advantage of the iPad audio feature for leaving comments or the ability to record directly into Drive.

Required: Google Drive, Docs, Sheets & Slides


Got Books? Promote Reading and YA Literature using Mobile Devices
Reach your upper elementary and teen audiences with creative ways that promote reading and young adult literature using mobile devices. See how students, teachers and librarians can use a variety of apps for books talks, read alikes, or book reviews. How about creating your own digital library using student-created digital stories? Hear how six different high schools are using Google Hangouts for virtual book clubs. The ideas are endless!

Choose: Adobe Voice, Book Creator, iMovie, Pic Collage, Google+ Hangouts (or your choice)



Colette Cassinelli's Google Apps for Education Workshops



Winning Ways to Use Google Apps in your Library
As a Teacher Librarian you can use Google Apps for a wide range of Library activities. Learn how to teach your students to search effectively and discover higher quality sources. Come see examples of how you can use Google Docs & Spreadsheets for research projects, foster collaboration with your faculty, or streamline library administrative duties. School Libraries everywhere are turning to Google Sites for easy-to-use Library website portals. YouTube playlists, Google Hangout Book Clubs, Google Lit Trips ... the ideas are endless!


Got Books? Promote Reading and YA Literature using Google Apps
Reach your upper elementary and teen audiences with creative ways that promote reading and young adult literature using Google Apps for Education. See how students, teachers and librarians can use Google Sites or Presentations for books talks, read alikes, or book reviews. Hear how six different high schools are using Google Hangouts for virtual book clubs. Map out literary journeys by creating a Google Lit Trips by embedding images, video and/or text into a custom map using Google Earth. Learn how to search and preview millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide using Google Book Search.



Get Mobile and Go Google!
How does Google Apps for Education compare on the iPad vs. the regular desktop version on Chrome? Come see the differences between the IOS mobile and desktop versions of Docs, Slides and Spreadsheets. Google continues to update the IOS apps all the time (tables in Docs, line spacing and commenting to name a few!). iPad teachers are using Drive as a great workflow process tool for transferring files and photos. Take advantage of the iPad audio feature for leaving comments or the ability to record directly into Drive.


Revamping the Research Process Using Google Apps
How can teachers and Librarians using Google Apps for Education to foster critical thinking during the research process of brainstorming, searching, evaluating, curating, organizing and presenting. We will discuss best practices and strategies and compile a list of useful Google tips and websites. Create your own activity for the research process.


Creating a Google Site template for Interactive Classroom Projects
Don’t have students create Google Sites from scratch! Save time and headaches by designing a custom Google Site template for interactive classroom projects. Teachers first create a multi-page Google Site that contains all the directions and links for interactive projects. Students can then demonstrate their learning by embedding writing samples using Docs, embedding images or student-created Slide decks, and/or YouTube videos. Great for engaging students in long-term group projects.



Other Education Workshops


Using Social Media for Personalized Professional Development
Learn how having a PLN (personal learning network) can enhance your own learning and teaching. See how educators are using Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Webinars, Skype and other online tools for their own personalized professional development and to connect with other technology-loving teachers and librarians



VoiceThread for sharing and collaboration
Handouts: http://edtechvision.wikispaces.com/VoiceThread

Come learn how educators are using VoiceThread to empower students, encourage collaboration and provide an authentic audience for presenting school projects. This session includes hands-on training with this FREE Web 2.0 tool, practical integration tips and real classroom examples from Grades 3-12


edcampPDX

I am co-founder of edcampPDX - an unconference-style day of professional development organized and given by the local participants.