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Fantastic Google Chrome Extensions (Poster Session)
Speaker: Bethany Petty, Teacher, Central R-III School District
Fantastic Chrome Extensions will showcase over a dozen awesome websites and extensions that teachers can use to enhance the learning environment and increase student engagement! Expect to learn about these amazing extensions: EDpuzzle, RefME, Screencastify, Nearpodize, and MORE!
Session resources: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18iitIJi9FiFmKFYBzB1BY9Hx2pjPGe-dD0r7Yf7CKzc/edit
Full STEAM Ahead: Next Stop MakerEd
(BYOD Session - 9:45am - 11:40am)
The move from STEAM to MakerEd is an emerging trend in elementary classrooms across the country. In this BYOD two hour, hands-on session, we will explore together! You will be given the opportunity to explore resources and tech tools that will help elevate your own understanding of how powerful MakerEd in the elementary classroom can be. Teachers considering how an elementary makerspace can take student engagement to the next level will find this interactive session practical and captivating. We will begin by engaging in module challenges that include robots, 3D printing, coding, & circuitry to identify the academic and social learning involved. We will then discuss how to build a makerspace considering management, operation, and content learning. You will leave this session KNOWING how a makerspace for lower elementary can be managed in the library or in the classroom. *Bringing a laptop or iPad is highly encouraged!
Fun with Forms and Flubaroo
Speakers: Emily Fitzgerald, Technology Coach/Instructor, St. Catherine Laboure School/Archdiocese of Saint Louis, MO
Are you looking for a quick and easy way to assess your students? Would you like to create surveys for your class and parents and have instantaneous, organized data in a spreadsheet? Google forms may be the answer for you! In this session we will walk through creating a form, share ideas for using forms in the classroom, and demonstrate how the add-on Flubaroo can grade form submissions for you in seconds. So, bring your device with your Google account and come learn how to use Google Forms!
Session resources: https://goo.gl/74oqfr