Technology

Gavin enjoys sharing his experiences with technology amongst educators. Gavin has presented workshops at a variety of education and educational technology conferences. Look below for links to Gavin's training sessions.

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Music Classroom Flipping

Wouldn't it be great to never put a music student through a standard "playing test" again?? In this session, we will look at the process by which students practice and develop ensemble skills at school and test, via video, on their own time. We’ll be using Google Classroom, Padlet, Screencastify, School Video Recorder, HYPERdocs and, most importantly, Flipgrid to "flip" the standard music classroom.

Classroom Flipping - Music

The Artist's TECH Palette

Do you teach in the arts? There are MANY tech tools, applications, add-ons, extensions, etc… that can help you in your arts classroom. Learn ways to use a variety of tools to assist in Dance, Drama, Music & Visual Arts classrooms.

The Artist's TECH Palette

Classroom Flipping

In this session, we will look at the process by which students learn their LESSONS at home - and complete their HOMEWORK during their class time with their teacher’s support. We’ll be using Google Classroom, Padlet, Screencastify, School Video Recorder, HYPERdocs and some other tech tools as well.

Classroom Flipping

Intro to Google Forms

In this session, we will learn to use Google forms. This program has LOTS of features and we'll learn about most of them. Be ready to create several forms of your own and be open to answering several as well

Google Forms - An Introduction

Blast your notes with ROCKETBOOK

In this session, we meet the notebook of the future. Learn how pen and paper aficionados can digitise all of their notes. Learn how students can revolutionise their binders or duo-tangs. Best of all - learn how to do it ALL for FREE!

Blast your notes with ROCKETBOOK

FLIP OUT with FLIPGRID

This session is an introduction to FLIPGRID. Together we will learn to sign-up, sign-in, create our first "grid" and add a topic (or topics) where students, parents, colleagues, friends, etc... can amplify their voices and be heard.

Flip Out with Flipgrid

AUTODOCS & FORM PUBLISHER - PART TWO

This session goes FURTHER with Form Publisher. We will be creating student profiles including photos. We'll develop a template for assessing student work (with photos of the work) and begin to develop beautiful looking lesson plans. Students in this session should already be able to make a simple Google Form, Manipulate a Google Sheet to make a template and understand the basics of the Google Form Publisher Add-On.


AutoDocs - Part Two

AUTOMATIC DOCUMENTS, CERTIFICATES & LESSON PLANS - OH MY! - PART ONE

In this session we’ll be using Google Forms, Docs, Sheets, Slides and an add-on called Form Publisher. We will create forms to collect specialised data (including uploaded images, video and documents) and, with the help of our add-on tool, we will publish the data into automatically generated, beautiful-looking publications. By taking the time to design a template, you’ll never have to create another certificate, newsletter, permission form, lesson plan, etc… ever again!


AutoDocs - Part One

A Companion to the AutoDocs Sessions

This Padlet page has some examples of finished products, templates and Google forms that can be used with the Form Publisher Add-On


Do EVERYTHING With Padlet - If you have used Padlet before then you already know what a fabulous tool it is for collaborative learning. But, this versatile tool is so much more. In this session we will take five minutes to create your account and build your first Padlet, then look at dozens of other ways to use Padlet in a K-12 classroom. Bring your device and come prepared to participate. We will be sharing and learning together. The sky's the limit with Padlet.

Google Classroom-The Beginning

This presentation is geared to the absolute beginner with Google Classroom. I will walk you through logging-in and signing up for Google Classroom, Creating your first electronic classroom, adding students to your classroom and sending announcements/assignments to your students through this Google platform. NO EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED!

Google Classroom - Just The Beginning


Tracking Language Learning Using Fluency Tutor - Do you have trouble finding time to listen to your students read? Are you a language (or a second language) teacher looking for oral language evidence from your students? Are you looking to track a student’s oral skills over time? Fluency Tutor can help. Learn how to access Fluency Tutor, Integrate with Google Classroom and assign your own texts for students to practice reading and speaking. Suitable for all reading levels.

Tracking Language Learning with Fluency Tutor