Archived METC17 Searchable Program & Handouts
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G Suite: Where Student Creation and Collaboration Thrive
Speakers: Dana Todaro, Instructional Technology Specialist, Rockwood School District, MO
Google Drive has emerged as a premier tool to elevate classroom levels of student creation and collaboration. The basic apps in Google Drive (docs, slides, sheets, and drawing) are anything but basic. These apps make it possible for students to express their creativity and understanding. Additionally, sharing features boost student and teacher collaboration with ease. These apps can be utilized by students to create, collaborate, and demonstrate what they have learned in unique and powerful ways.
Session resources: http://bit.do/studentsMETC17
Speaker: Sandi Criswell, English Instructor, Ozark School District, MO
Genius Hour is the hot new way to get students involved in your classroom with Project Based Learning, by utilizing technology, and by letting students control their learning and creation. Learn to develop and research a question for just a few minutes of each class period that leads to a culminating project and presentation. Teachers will leave with ready-to-use Genius Hour documents they can modify to fit their classrooms as needed, they will learn about the why and how of Genius Hour, and above all they'll gain knowledge about increasing student achievement and critical thinking through the use of Genius Hour.
Session resources: https://prezi.com/ae-zfnjzxhwu/genius-hour/
Get Going with #GoOpen
Speakers: Sherri Kulpa, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, EducationPlus
Are you interested in transitioning your school district to using openly licensed educational resources? OER's allow teachers to curate, customize, adapt and create high-quality openly licensed educational resources without breaking any copyright laws! Attend this session to learn about the #GoOpen movement and to see how educators are replacing their textbooks and moving forward with budget-friendly, internet-based digital learning opportunities for their students. Learn how other states have adopted GoOpen and what's happening with conversations about Missouri supporting GoOpen.
Get Google Certified 101
Spotlight Educator: Nick Cusumano, Director of Instructional Technology, Fort Zumwalt School District, MO
Has the Google bug bitten you and you want to learn more about how to become Google Certified? Find out how to prepare for Google Certified Educator Level I and II tests. Have your Google for Education Certified Educator Level 1 and 2 badges? Find out how to apply to become a Google for Education Certified Innovator or Google for Education Certified Trainer. Strategies to help you develop and define your Innovator project will also be shared.
Session resources: http://tinyurl.com/gcertif101
Get Your Balance Back...Use a Balanced Instructional Design
Speaker: Kirk Melkonian, Founder, Educators Cooperative
A balanced instructional design incorporates both teacher directed and inquiry based learning in a way that maximizes student learning. Come learn how to create units of study that effectively leverage student-led and teacher-led strategies. Gather tips of how to balance the role of technology to help students reach learning outcomes. You will walk away with strategies to maximize balanced instructional design with your students or teachers.
Getting a Handle on Video in the Classroom: Pedagogically, Organizationally, and Financially
Speaker: Angela Astuto, Director of Curriculum & Adjunct Professor Barat Academy & Webster University
With nearly ubiquitous access to instructional videos, too little has changed in HOW we use them. This presentation is designed to help educators EVOLVE in how they use video to meet student learning needs. We will explore tools to locate, curate, and edit videos for learning. From tools like collaborative YouTube playlists to embedded assessment in EDpuzzle, we will explore free resources for curating and editing video and the opportunities for collaboration with and among students and colleagues. You will explore strategies for locating valuable videos, improving your own videos to scaffold learning, and fostering critical thinking by engaging students in the entire process. Leave with tools for using video, including advanced features of YouTube (collaborative playlists, editing timeline, YouTube Live), EDpuzzle, narrated presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides.
Getting Googly with Forms
Speaker: Carolyn Allen, Library Media Specialist, Hazelwood School District, MO
Come learn how to harness the power of Google to save yourself time when creating assessments, forms, and surveys to use in your classroom. We will explore how to create Google Forms, then manipulate and use the results. We will also explore different add-ons within Forms to enhance your experience. You should have a personal or school Google account in order to participate fully. Come get Googly and make your life easier!
Session resources: https://goo.gl/qfOMLT
Getting On Board: Google Lit Trips and Tour Builder
Speakers: Kim Becherer, Library Media Specialist, Parkway School District, MO
Literature across the curriculum! Immerse readers in culture, geography, history, allusions, and background information by bringing books alive with Google Lit Trips. Get the most out of read alouds and reading groups by also utilizing Google Tour Builder to help students create their own virtual online tours. You can use the information presented to engage your students in a lit trip that will open new worlds, elevate instruction and provide better understandings of literature.
Session resources: tinyurl.com/zv9yx9j
Girls in STEM
Speaker: Laura Knapp, Technology Teacher, Gateway Science Academy South, MO
Have you ever wondered why not as many girls choose careers in STEM? We will explore some possible reasons why this occurs as well as some ways to pique their interest in STEM fields. There will also be a demonstration of specific kits, tools, books, and activities that can be used with girls to generate a higher interest in STEM. Come join us and learn how to help girls emerge and evolve in the STEM field.
Session resources: http://bit.ly/2ldUdsQ
Going Google in a High School Math Classroom
Speaker: Michele Spitzmiller, Math Instructor/Department Chair, Arcadia Valley R-II
A look into the transformation of a high school math classroom after going 1 to 1 with Chromebooks and integrating the 4 C's – Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, & Creativity. you will learn one way to integrate Google Sites, Classroom, Sheets, Forms, gMail, Draw, and gMath into their high school math classroom to foster the 4 C's and improve student performance. You will learn how to use emerging technologies (Google Products) to foster the evolution of high school math education (implement the 4C's) in order to elevate student achievement.
Session resources: https://goo.gl/yj75k1
Google Apps: There's an Add-On for That
Speakers: Maria Tenny, Instructional Technology Specialist, Rockwood School District, MO
Do you love Google Apps but sometimes wish it could give you just a little more? Add-ons are tools which extend the functionality of Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms. They increase the capabilities of Google Apps to improve productivity, enhance features, and engage learners. Come discover how add-ons can take you to the next level in your implementation of GAFE by promoting student learning and teacher productivity!
Session resources: http://bit.do/addonsmetc17
Google Forms - Your New Best Friend
Spotlight Educator: Mary Kienstra, Teacher, Naperville Community Unit District 203
The days of assessing with only paper and pencil are gone. In this session, you'll learn how to use Google Forms for formative assessment and for classroom management. With these engaging Google Forms, you can assess your students and easily organize the data you collect. Join us to see a variety of ways to use this powerful tool. Learn how data collected from Forms can be analyzed and used to form strategy groups and for classroom management. Learning new ways to assess students and organize data is key to evolving as educators. It's time to move toward new ways of formative assessment and strategy grouping.
Google Forms Add-ons
Speakers: Hannah Dyksen, Technology Teacher, Fort Zumwalt School District, MO
Room: Windsor I - Embassy Suites Harness the power of Google Forms Add-ons to increase your productivity and possibilities when using Forms! We will explore add-ons such as All Questions Required, Choice Eliminator 2, Docappender, Formlimiter, Form Recycler, and Forms Notifications. These add-ons will help you to minimize setup time, better track responses, allow for easy sign-ups, give feedback on quizzes and assignments, set limits to the number of responses that can be collected, reuse questions from other Google Forms, organize peer reviews, and more! You will leave with a list of Google Forms Add-ons to install and have a working knowledge of how to incorporate those Add-ons into instruction, planning, data collection, and communication with peers, parents, and students.
Session resources: https://goo.gl/b0vZg4
Google Outside the Lines
Speaker: Mandi Tolen, Teacher, Joseph School District, MO
Do you use Google Forms to gather information or Google Slides to present content? Google Apps can do so much more. You'll learn how to create innovative lessons by using the entire Google Suite differently. At the end of this session, you will have different examples and ideas of how to use Google Apps in innovative ways, not just as they were intended. Many of these examples are interactive, so you will be able to experience them not just sit and see. From interactive content to Choose Your Own Adventure stories... Let's Google outside the lines!
Google Slides: This isn't Your Grandma's PowerPoint!
Spotlight Educator: JP Prezzavento, Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Fox C-6 School District, MO
Adding collaboration to Google Slides makes it much more than just a presentation tool! In this session, we will discuss ways to increase student collaboration and engagement by harnessing the collaborative power of Google Slides. The use of Google tools to create and collaborate have become more prominent in the past 5 years. Now that many teachers are able to use these tools, we need to learn creative, out of the box ways to use them. We will demonstrate advanced features of Slides that help students create real, meaningful work. This session will help teachers move their student work across SAMR by giving students the opportunity to collaborate on new, rigorous tasks. Finally, we will look at examples of collaborative student projects including ebooks, comic strips, and video galleries created in Google Slides.
Session resources: jpprezz.com/notforgrandma
Speaker: Stacie Wagers, Library Media Specialist, Parkway School District, MO
The Google Smorgasbord will treat participants to a buffet of Google technologies. We will explore Google Classroom, Apps/Extensions, Google Tourbuilder, Digital Makerspace and some Google Drive tricks. These tools will engage and inspire new learning possibilities with students. At the end of this session attendees will experience a variety of examples on how Google tools can impact student learning in the library or elementary classroom. So come join our technology feast.
Session resources: https://goo.gl/6cqnY9