Just like Newton's Laws of Thermodynamics, there are Newtonian laws of classroom blogging. In this session we will explore why and how you can elevate writing in your classroom connecting to an authentic audience. Three of these laws are: Feedback can make any idea better. The more you read and write, the better you read and write. Students like to receive feedback on their writing. Session resources are available on http://showwithmedia.com/interactive-writing/
With the explosion of the maker movement, schools are beginning to embrace creativity. However, what does this mean for assessment? Should we assess the creative process? Should we assess the finished product? Does assessing creativity actually make kids more risk-averse? Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on the role of creativity in assessment.
Siri: "What can I help you with"
Me: "How do I raise my kids with all these devices?"
Siri: "Sorry, I didn't get that."
Remember when your parents used to complain about television and rock n' roll? Now we complain about Snap Chat and Texting. We are now officially old. Unlike our parents we have tools and resources available to us, but how many of those are valuable and how many of them are scare tactics? In this entertaining session we'll try and find answers that Siri can't.
In this hands-on workshop using laptops, we will learn how to create a Google form students can fill out which includes a field for city and state information. We will connect form results as a "layer" in a Google Map to produce a GeoMap. The resulting GeoMap will have clickable, customized place marks. Each will reveal results from each student's Google Form submission. Session resources are available on http://showwithmedia.com/geo-map/
Digital portfolios are a powerful way for students to demonstrate growth and mastery. However, getting started on a portfolio project can seem daunting. In this session, we explore a flexible framework for digital portfolios, so that you are equipped and empowered to design a digital portfolio project for your students.
When we think of people who made the biggest impact in our live, it was not their expertise or accomplishments that provided me us with direction, guidance and reassurance to accomplish our goals; it was their sincere belief in us. They let us know through their words and actions that we mattered.
The humans in our lives want that same validation. In fact, every single person you will ever meet shares this common desire. They want to know they matter.
Mattering a universal human need, and it’s one you have the opportunity to satisfy. In this session, we will explore specific and actionable ways to answer yes to the following questions:
Are your search skills a bit rusty? Google Search is so much more than typing in a word and looking up information. Information literacy is something that all teachers and students need to be skilled in. This session will cover how to find the information you’re looking for in a much more efficient manner with Google’s various search functions. Google search also puts huge amounts of helpful day to day information right at your fingertips. Come get lots of tips, tricks, and hone your Google search skills!
- Smartphone or Tablet
- Apps preloaded (all available on iOS & Android)
- Explain Everything $4.59
- Tellagami Free or Edu version (with more features) $5.79
- ThingLink Free
Are you ready to take your use of Google Drive beyond Docs, Sheets, and Slides? Did you know there's lots of awesome apps available to you in Google Drive that make it do even more! Come to this session to learn about all of the extra awesome things that Google Drive can do for you and your students!
Are you ready to increase your knowledge of YouTube beyond playing a video here and there in class? This session will cover ways to not only curate existing content, but how to create content, upload it, and make it work best for you and your students. Learn how to use YouTube in new ways to not only provide quality instructional content to your students, but produce quality content for your students as well. Tools for creating screencasts will be covered as well as important security settings for uploading content you create.