Digital Creation & Tools Preconference Sessions

Focus: A focus on the tools being used in the classroom, school, district, etc. as well as digital creation. 
Target Audience: PreK-16 classroom teachers; Instructional Specialists

1. Coding
2. Video cameras, video production
3. 3D Printing, 3D design
4. Music, Art, Journalism, Yearbook, eBooks, Media Arts
5. Podcasts
6. Animation / Multimedia
7. Game based learning
8. 4 C's - Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration & Creativity

P04- Automating Your Workflow with Google

Half Day AM

Strand: Digital Tools & Creation

Tech Level: Beginner / Intermediate, Intermediate, Intermediate / Advanced

Grade Level: Early Childhood, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, Post-Secondary

Presenter(s): Drew McAllister, Educational Technology Architect, Gadellnet Consulting, St. Louis, MO & Drew Snodgrass, Director of Curriculum and Assessment, KIPP St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

In this workshop, attendees will learn a small but powerful set of formulas and add-ons that they can leverage to automate paperwork tasks, build data trackers, and manage the communication cycle. Participants will build rapidly from foundational spreadsheet formulas to the web-connected add-ons that make Google Sheets such a powerful tool for education professionals.  Basic spreadsheet knowledge is helpful but not necessary.

BYOD: Please bring a device that can run the full-featured Google Suite (laptop PC, Mac, or Chromebook).  Participants will need access to a Google account.

P09- If They Can Design It, They Can 3D Print It

Half Day AM

Strand: Digital Tools & Creation

Tech Level: Beginner

Grade Level: K-5, 6-8, 9-12, Post-Secondary

Presenter(s): Manuel Herrera, Coordinator of 1:1 Programming, Affton School District, St. Louis, MO; Dustin Klenke, Teacher, Union School District, Union, MO; Valerie Brinkman, Technology Coordinator, Affton School District, St. Louis, MO

Curious about 3D printing and its potential in K12 classrooms, libraries or design spaces but have no experience?  Intimidated by the techy stuff?  This session will introduce participants to 3D printing in a K12 environment and the helpful process to get started.  Participants will be shown real classroom examples and learn how to use the tools needed.  Participants will be shown the different types of printers and filament available to K12 educators as well as learn how to use various software while creating and printing actual designs.

BYOD: Attendees should bring one of the following devices: Laptop w/ Google Chrome or Firefox installed, iPad w/ Morphi installed, Laptop w/ 123Design installed (optional).

P10 – I Wish Google Could…

Half Day AM

Strand: Digital Tools & Creation

Tech Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Grade Level: Early Childhood, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, Post-Secondary

Presenter: Greg Lawrence, Director of Technology, Wentzville School District, Wentzville, MO

We know Google Apps for Education is transforming our classrooms.  Though have you ever asked, “I wish Google could... (You fill in the blank)”?  Come explore how Add-Ons for Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms and Extensions for Google Chrome can answer that very question.  We all have visions of what our classrooms can be like with Google...come experience how to make those dreams come true.

BYOD: Attendees should bring a Windows or Mac with Chrome installed or a Chromebook.  Chrome on Android or iPads/iPhones will not work.            

P11 – Podcasting 101

Half Day AM

Strand: Digital Tools & Creation

Tech Level: Beginner, Beginner / Intermediate

Grade Level: K-5, 6-8, 9-12

Presenter: Jane Bannester, Teacher, Ritenour School District, St. Louis, MO

Teachers who attend this session will leave with easy ways to introduce audio production into their classroom to engage students. Whether used as your own instructional tool or in creating production, podcasting is a great way to spice up your classroom. This session is great for ways to include "real-world" audience appeal, while giving students purpose and motivation. By publishing or archiving podcasts, students can learn from each other by creating and hearing original audio.  Teachers will leave this session with the tools and resources needed to create podcasts, build lessons for multiple subject areas, and where to find examples. Be sure and bring your own device as you will be creating your own podcast during this session! Don't miss adding a new tool to your teaching arsenal.

BYOD: Attendees should have one of the following: smartphone, iPad or laptop

P19- Getting Started with Google and ISTE Standards for Primary Students

Half Day PM

Strand: Digital Tools & Creation

Tech Level: Beginner, Beginner / Intermediate

Grade Level: Early Childhood, K-5

Presenter: Christina Garcia, Teacher/Google Certified Trainer, Atwater Elementary School District, Merced, CA

If you are a primary teacher and new to using Google Apps, this workshop is for you!  In this hands on workshop Featured Speaker, Christina Garcia will guide you through a brief  overview of the Google Apps for Education while you work together to create projects you can use with your students that address State  Standards and the new ISTE Standards for Students.

BYOD: Attendees should bring a laptop or Chromebook and have access to a Google Account

P21 – If They Can Design It, They Can 3D Print It Pt. 2

Half Day PM

Strand: Digital Tools & Creation

Tech Level: Beginner, Beginner / Intermediate

Grade Level: K-5, 6-8, 9-12, Post-Secondary

Presenter(s): Manuel Herrera, Coordinator of 1:1 Programming, Affton School District, St. Louis, MO & Dustin Klenke, Teacher, Union School District, St. Louis, MO

Now, let's take what we've learned in the first session and begin to take a deeper exploration of 3D modeling tools and design 3D models that you can print.  Within this deeper exploration we will share and discuss proper vocabulary when working with 3D printing.  We will learn how to design, save, export and finally print a 3D model, bringing it to life!

BYOD: One of the following devices is suggested: Chromebook, Laptop w/ Google Chrome or Firefox installed, iPad w/ Morphi installed, Laptop w/ 123Design installed (optional)

P22 – Produce Videos with a Chromebook? Absolutely!

Half Day PM

Strand: Digital Tools & Creation

Tech Level: Beginner, Beginner / Intermediate

Grade Level: Early Childhood, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, Post-Secondary

Presenter: Greg Lawrence, Director of Technology, Wentzville School District, Wentzville, MO

Come experience the making of a movie.  From filming, to editing, to creating an epic soundtrack, we will do it all from a Chromebook (or Windows/Mac)!  Yes, you can do all of this using a Chromebook!  We will explore many tips and tricks along the way to enhance student learning through creating a digital masterpiece.  Let's raise the bar to creativity with video!

BYOD: Attendees should bring a Windows or Mac with Chrome installed or a Chromebook.  Chrome on Android or iPads/iPhones will not work

 

 

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