Our Technology Integration Workshop Schedule looks like this:
8:30-10 Session 1
Google Forms and Flubaroo with Braden Chagnon
We will learn how to utilize Google products and third-party Add-On Applications to create assessments for students. Attendees will work through the creation of an assessment and how to implement one in the classroom. Attendees will also analyze the resulting data with tools both native to Google application and in other programs. Conclusions that can be reached through the data will also be discussed.
Crissy Donoghue- Google Maps/Earth
First we will try Google Maps and see how it can be used as a resource for learning about more than just geography. Then we will learn about Google Earth and how it differs from Maps. Why would you want to use one tool over the other? I will also share what I learned in my recent workshop at the Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library this summer. Briefly I will show a Minecraft project online, that could affect the way we teach history. Finally, if we have enough wifi, we can try Google Cardboard viewers and discuss how this will change the teaching of Social Studies and other subjects.
Arts Integration and Technology with Traci Jansen and Carroll Conquest
Join Elementary Technology Integrator Traci Jansen and Elementary Art Teacher Carroll Conquest as they share successful, collaborative projects that integrate technology and focus on the Arts. Also explore creative ways to find time to work together and make the most of limited technology resources. Participants are welcome to bring their own devices for hands on practice with sites and applications.
Integrating Digital Citizenship into the School Community with Julie Cremin
Having a comprehensive and well thought-out digital citizenship plan in place can be the difference between a successful 1:1 program, and one in which devices are seen as a distraction.
Teaching students how to present their real selves, develop online privacy and safety habits, use proper device and online etiquette,and contribute meaningfully to our blended society is essential to educating the whole child. Therefore, digital citizenship should not be a special, separate lesson, unit, or event. Rather, it needs to be thoughtfully integrated into all content areas on an ongoing basis. This responsibility belongs to all educators.
Julie will demonstrate how to create an ongoing conversation with students, parents, and educators to build an fully integrated approach within a school community. As a group, we will explore the variety of topics that fall under the “digital citizenship” umbrella, and how they relate to content and lessons already taught across all disciplines. Participants will then experience simulations of lessons from varied content areas — from World Languages to Math and Art — in grades 6 through 12. These lessons will help develop participants’ understanding of how to use this mindset in their own school communities.
10:15-11:45 Session 2 Facilitated Networking and demo slam
Lunch (Follett has volunteered to pay for lunch for the Library/Media and Technology teachers! Thank you Follett!! On the registration form, please indicate if you will be getting lunch so we have enough prepared).
12:45-2:15 Session 3
Want Magic Powers? Learn Computer Programming! with Donna McDonnell
It’s magic powers that you want? Well you’ve come to the right place. Participants in this workshop will learn how to create “magic” during the Hour of Code; a global event held every year during Computer Science Education Week. This year’s event is scheduled for December 7th to 13th. The non-profit group Code.org believes that “every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.” Participants in this workshop will learn basic computer programming skills using iPad apps such as Scratch, Cargo Bot, Daisy the Dinosaur, and Code Academy.
Let’s be Honest about Cheating with Del Vollink
Academic dishonesty is the nicer term for it, but let’s be real here. Cheating was and still is a problem in education. Technology does aid in cheating, but we can work to curb cheating and the attitudes associated with it. Join me as we take a tour of cheating and have some honest conversations about why, when, and how it happens. Warning! This is not for the faint of heart, this will be real and perhaps scary. I will offer some strategies for authentic assessment and for creating a learning environment that not only deters cheating, but promotes true learning.
10 Minute Technology Integration with Traci Jansen
Learn about various successful elementary level Technology Integration projects with Wilmington’s Elementary Technology Integration Specialist Traci Jansen. She’ll spend about 10 minutes talking about each project and sharing the resources available for integration in grade levels k-5. Come and share great projects you’ve worked on as well.
Making Movies with WeVideo with Carla Fitzgerald
Learn how to design video projects for students using WeVideo. This workshop will demonstrate how WeVideo is made and provide examples of student made projects.