Make It a 21st Century Day! Organize a Student-Centered Tech Summit
Who do you wish could attend ISTE? If you answered students and teachers, why not bring the conference to them? Discover how Pine City Schools organized a student-led, school-wide annual Technology Summit, and hear from stakeholders how this experience impacted learning.
A to Z: Techniques to Leverage Learning
Explore an A to Z collection of Add Ons, Websites, and Extensions that will increase student engagement, improve teacher productivity and leverage learning. There’s something for everyone and every device! Be sure to stop in to see the updated version … all new techniques recently added!
Level Up with Autocrat
Are you comfortable with Google Docs? Pretty good at Google Forms? Let's combine the two and add Autocrat to LEVEL UP! This presentation will provide you with a few examples to fuel your imagination followed by a step-by-step walk through of the process! You'll be Autocrat-savvy by the end of the hour!
Maximize Learning with Nearpod
Experience Nearpod® firsthand in this hands on experience. Nearpod® is an invaluable tool in the 1:1 classroom and beyond. With Nearpod® educators, leaders and learners can interact, collect data, manage behavior, work independently and so much more. In this session attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a live Nearpod® session that incorporates quizzes, polls, open ended questions, and drawing; create their own accounts; hear tips on work with Google and Nearpod; and learn tips and tricks for managing Nearpod® content. Plan on rolling up your sleeves and delving into the wonderful world of Nearpod®!
AppMazing Race Featuring GAFE
What happens when you mix the Amazing Race® and technology? You get an AppMazing Race! New staff and students participate in the AppMazing Dragons Race! See how you can use Google Apps for Education to create an interactive experience for your colleagues and students. This is a great professional development activity as well as an opportunity for students to learn more about the technology available to them! Join us to try it first hand and create your own AppMazing Challenge! Are you ready for an AppMazing experience?
Beyond The Basics - Google Docs
Are you a beginner user who wants to know more about Google Docs? You can make a basic document - but can you create columns, tables, address labels, create templates, use templates? Spend this pre-conference time looking under the hood of Google Docs to go beyond the basics.
Learn to LOVE Google Forms
Learn how to use Google Forms in your classroom, professional development, coaching/advising and much more. This pre-conference session is for the beginner user and is for everyone from the classroom teacher to the media specialist to the athletic director. We will begin by learning how to make a simple form and move up the SAMR ladder through Substitution and Augmentation with examples of how forms can help transform your classroom and professional development. We will learn how to use a form to create a word cloud, evaluate a movie, comment on a drawing, vote for the Homecoming Queen, and so much more! You will LOVE Google Forms!
Learn to LOVE Google Forms EVEN MORE
Learn how to use Google Forms in your classroom, professional development, coaching/advising and much more. This pre-conference session is for the intermediate user and is for everyone from the classroom teacher to the media specialist to the athletic director. We will begin by briefly reviewing how to make a simple form and quickly move up the SAMR ladder to Modification and Redefinition with examples of how forms can be used in advanced methods through branching, add ons and advanced data collection. You will LOVE Google Forms!
Swimming in the SAMR Pool with iMovie
Learn how iMovie and YouTube can work together on the iPad to move learning to a whole new level in your classroom from Substitution to Redefinition. Challenge yourself and your students to use App Smashing techniques to perform tasks that were previously inconceivable. Learn about using Apps like Tellagami, Animoto and Skitch with iMovie to transform learning in your classroom. We will review the basics of filming, learn some iMovie basics, explore equipment and storage options, review possible projects for all ages and get ideas for sharing movies.
Online Assessments: Fun and Easy Tools for All Ages
In this session we'll review different methods of using technology to engage your students in user-friendly assessments that will provide you with quick, accurate insight to what your students are learning. Exit slips, quizzes, tests, review activities and gaming all rolled into one! Good for all ages and ability levels - there's definitely going to be something that will work for you! Kahoot!, Socrative, Google Forms with Quiz Feature and more will be covered. All FREE and FUN!
Tools for Your Flipping Toolbox
Is your toolbox a little blah? Does it need something new? Then this if for you! Spend time learning “hands-on” style how to make flipping your classroom easy and enjoyable. We will spend time working with some great online tools - Nearpod, Google Forms featuring the new Quiz option, Socrative, and Screencastify. Come prepared to roll up your sleeves and get to know these tools. These tools are perfect for anyone who is interesting in sharing lessons, differentiating, and creating content that is meaningful and relevant to their unique classroom situations. Bring authentic materials, headphones, and a laptop for optimum participation!
For the Non-Teacher: Harness Google's Tools to Increase Efficiency
Harness the power of Google to work smarter not harder. This presentation will demonstrate methods to enhance your use of the Google Apps for Education suite to improve or enhance aspects of the job you already do. Learners will leave this session with tips and tricks on how best to manage features including mail, calendar, and forms. A Chromebook or laptop will benefit the learner. iPads are useful, but not as powerful.
Make it a 21st Century Day. Organize a Student-Centered Summit
The process that we used to host the first ever student created, student led all school technology summit in east central Minnesota! It was amazing - learn how you CAN do this by hearing about the process, the event, the evaluation and what we will do moving forward! Review this write up by Education Minnesota.