Google has created a robust FREE digital skills curriculum called Google Applied Digital Skills. It includes in-depth and completely prepared lessons and activities that teach students everything from coding to financial skills to Language Arts to study skills. This session will explain how the program works, how teachers can use it in class, and how to assign work to students.
This session will demonstrate several teaching and activity strategies that would otherwise be impossible without Google Classroom and Screencastify! We will look at creating "Flipped" activities, personalized learning opportunities, and ways to showcase student creativity.
Google Forms is perfect for collecting responses from your students! It can be a simple exit ticket tool, or a full unit exam! This session will show you everything you need to know about Google Forms!
Google Arts & Culture is a rich, interactive digital resource that invites users to explore the arts, science, history, technology, and the many ways those disciplines intersect with each other. This session will show teachers how to use Google Arts & Culture for virtual museum trips, primary sources, interactive activities, and more!
Google Drawings a wonderfully simple and flexible learning tool! Use it for graphic organizers, art, storyboards, mock social media accounts, and more! Check out this session where you’ll learn all about ways to use Google Drawings to tap into your students’ creative side!
Google Sites is one of the most user-friendly website builders out there! With it, teachers and students can create class websites, student portfolios, make projects and more! This session will get you comfortable with making your own Google Site and how to have students make one!
This session will demonstrate some best practices for efficiently and effectively grading in Google Classroom. Throughout this session, you will learn how to use Screencastify to leave video feedback, how to import grades from a Google Form Quiz, how to use Google Classroom Rubrics, and more!
Check out this session that will show you some great tools and strategies (some pre-made materials too!) that will make students active learners! Hyperdocs put students in charge of their learning in an engaging package!
This session will help you learn more about effective use of Chromebooks and the Chrome OS. From some of the best tips and tricks to some great strategies and apps, this session will help you make the most of the Chromebooks in your classroom!
Math formulas and symbols can be difficult to create for some assessments. Equatio is a free tool for teachers to draw virtually any math or science formula or symbol and add them to a Google Form quiz! This session will show teachers how to use Equatio and combine them with a Google Form auto-grading quiz!
PBL allows students to take charge of their learning in a way that has them solve real problems by offering in-depth, relevant, and creative solutions. This session will discuss how to set up PBL activities, give students the tools they need, and create a product that helps solve a real problem or answer an important question.
Choice boards let the students take charge of their learning. Incorporating student choice boards ups student engagement, dedication, and comprehension of key concepts. This session will look at several Choice Board templates and ideas to take to your class!
Educational Protocols give teachers templates for teaching anything! Marlena Hebern and Jon Corippo created these “protocols” where students can be taught virtually any topic with the same engaging templates. This session explains what they are and how to use them!
Exit tickets are a great way to close out a lesson, check for understanding, and they let the teacher know if students have an understanding of the material. This session will look at ways in which technology can help teachers make, distribute, and analyze exit tickets
This session will look at ways to flip your classroom a little or a lot to make a better learning experience for our students. We will cover the What, Why and How of Flipped Instruction, screencasting software, and online assessments that will be beneficial to you as you take your classroom into the 21st century.
This session will discuss some best practices for using videos in the classroom, including how to optimize YouTube for the classroom, using Edpuzzle for video quizzes, and how teachers and students can use Screencastify and Canva to create their own videos.
Many students require different accommodations to learn. Some students are not native English speakers, have trouble reading, or require specific IEP accommodations. Luckily, technology can help bridge the gap to help all students reach their highest potential. This session will explore many different technology tools that help make learning more equitable and accessible.
Traditional classroom discussions are great, but sometimes it is hard to hear from every single student. Tech tools like Flipgrid, Jamboard, and Padlet get students talking and working together, plus the teacher can assess each student! This session will explore those tools and others that foster class discussions and collaboration.
End-of-Unit, summative assessments are a necessity for many teachers. Sometimes it’s difficult to find the right tool for the job. In this session, we’ll explore some tech tools to help write, differentiate, distribute, collect, and grade those tests!
Document Cameras can be an invaluable tool to help demonstrate important content for EVERYONE to see! This session won’t focus on a specific device, but we will explain how to make the most of Document Cameras in your teaching!
Canva is an easy to use graphic design tool with thousands of templates! Students can use Canva to make posters, videos, infographics, art, and more! This session will cover the essentials that teachers need to know!
Pear Deck is a tool that allows teachers to actively engage students during slideshows. Students can respond directly to teachers' questions with text, drawings, or movable pieces - all in the slideshow! This training will look at the free version of Pear Deck
Flipgrid is a web tool that allows students to give video responses to a teacher’s prompt! This session will dive into everything teachers need to know about Flipgrid to help boost classroom discussions and collaboration!
Reteaching is often done when the original lesson is over. If teachers can deliver instant feedback, they can reteach material to the whole class or individual students in the moment. In this session, we will discuss two “Edu Protocols” - The Fast and The Curious and Thin Slides, along with technology tools that will help teachers check for understanding and instantly reteach if necessary.