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05 Feb 2019
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Managing Your Digital Life

SESSION DESCRIPTION

This highly-interactive, station-based session highlights both analog and digital strategies for secondary students to set goals, dissolve distractions, manage time, and create healthy habits.

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🎯GROOVY GOALS SORT

📲DISOLVING DISTRACTIONS DETECTION

⏰TERRIFIC TIME MANAGEMENT TAILORING

⌛️POSITIVE PROCRASTINATION PERUSAL

📅HAPPY HABIT HANDIWORK

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25 Mar 2018
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Retired Sessions

These sessions have been retired but I wanted to make sure you still had access if you wanted a nibble. ūüėČ

S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR

  • Session Description: Add a little flare to your knowledge and app-lication of SAMR! Learners will sink their teeth into each level of SAMR to redefine iPad integration in their iClassroom. A SAMR Toolkit will be provided with multiple ideas and resources teachers can utilize to integrate immediately into their iClassroom.
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Cooking Up Augmented Storytelling

  • Session Description:¬†How do we harness the educational power of augmented reality and virtual worlds? Now that these tools are more prevalent and accessible, can they be utilized as a vital ingredient in the classroom to¬†concoct digital storytelling and descriptive writing. This 3 hour workshop will be a crash-course into purposeful¬†integration of these uncharted¬†realities‚Ķ Bring Your iPad!
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The 1 iPad Classroom

  • Session Description:¬†This fast-paced session focuses on how elementary teachers can use a single iPad creatively and productively in multiple settings such as whole group, pass around, small groups, and stations. A plethora of apps (both consumptive and product-based), app-tivities, blogs, and resources will be showcased across the curriculum. While the intent is to support teachers with a single iPad and highlight ways to boost student engagement, learning, and productivity, the suggestions and apps shared would be useful to teachers with multiple iPads as well. (If you attended this session last year, it has been completely retooled and revamped!)
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Critical Ingredients for Curation and Creation

  • Session Description:¬†What are the critical ingredients for curation and¬†student¬†creations? How do we share, cite, and repurpose content? Leave it to the TechChef to¬†cook up a thoughtful framework for¬†delving in to¬†the realm of modern digital media.¬†In this¬†session, you‚Äôll experience a fully catered platter of support resources for copyrights and creative commons as they relate to¬†curating and student creations.¬†Add a dollop of savory apps and websites to support you with this process and you will leave equipped to¬†support your students with¬†thoughtfully cooking up their own creations.
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Activating the Device Neutral Classroom

  • Session Description:¬†As BYOD‚Äôs and 1:1‚Äôs become more popular, teachers are often at a disadvantage for¬†personalizing instruction for the masses while meeting the needs of a diverse number of devices. This fast-paced session will leave you charged with a depth of knowledge ranging from a toolkit of device agnostic tools, ideas for device neutral assignments, and tips for¬†deepening digital discovery and integration in the classroom.
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Groovy Graphics

  • Session Description:¬†How will you use graphic novels & comic creation apps in your iClassroom to support your curricular & project-based needs? This hands-on workshop will blend visible thinking strategies and visual literacy research to redefine how you use comic creation apps in your classroom while showcasing multiple student-created examples. Explore, Create, Share, and get your Comic Groove on!
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24 Mar 2018
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Nurturing the Neglected C

 

Session Description

Rick Stevens, Senior VP of HR for Boeing famously stated ‚ÄúWe hire for hard skills. We fire for soft skills.‚ÄĚ While there are multiple books, sites, & resources available to support creativity, critical thinking, & collaboration, very little content is available to support students with communication‚Ķthe highest rated of the four C‚Äôs among employers. Curricular content can be easily threaded through the art of communication which will inevitably incorporate the 3 other C‚Äôs. Franklin D. Roosevelt once observed, “We cannot build the future for our youth-but we can build our youth for the future.‚ÄĚ So how can secondary teachers better prepare their students for an unknown future? How can oral, written, visual, & nonverbal communication skills be nurtured? Discover the secrets of nurturing the Neglected C w/in a curricular context using a wide range of activities from email etiquette & positive interdependence strategies to critically evaluating social media, curation, & digital portfolios.

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Session Links and Resources

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24 Mar 2018
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Shaping Slides 4 Saturation

Session Description

Let’s face it… most authors use a slide deck at some point in time. Are your slides stagnant or do they leave your audience spellbound and eager to share? Join in this fast-paced session interspersed with thought-provoking dialogues to level up how you communicate with visuals and your own content. We will blend research-based strategies, tips for organizing content, designing slides (including theme, template, and layout), purposefully using images, color, and data, and delivering memorable presentations. This savory session will culminate with a toolkit of support resources including an infographic, curated research and examples, and a list of tools that can support you with both design and appropriate use of creative commons images. You will find that Shaping Slides feeds your hunger for both compelling content and inspiration for irresistible ways to be your own digital architect.

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RESOURCES

BLOG POST

HANDOUTS from BOOK

  1. “Cultivating Communication in the Classroom” Chapter 3 Resources
    • (BOOK¬†on Amazon: Chapter 3 is all Visual Literacy and Presentation Skills)
    • (BOOK on Corwin:¬†Chapter 3 is all Visual Literacy and Presentation Skills)
  2. Student Presentation Note-taking Guide
  3. Student Presentation Planning Guide
  4. Presentation Planner Communication Catcher

EXTRAS

  1. The Secrets of Slide Design for Students (INFOGRAPHIC)
  2. Slide Design Hacks for Secondary Students (INFOGRAPHIC)
  3. Visual Literacy and Presentation Skills (30+ RESOURCES)
  4. Snazzy Slides (220+ RESOURCES)

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24 Mar 2018
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Digital Portfolios Deep Dive

Session Description

Let’s face it:¬†digital¬†portfolios are here to stay. As student work and educational content becomes increasingly digital in nature, we as educators need to ensure we are offering students tools to support them as learning architects and archivers. In this session, we will discuss the importance of student-centric digital portfolios and how to evaluate a¬†digital portfolio platform to best meet student, teacher and parent needs.¬† Participants will explore examples of stellar student digital portfolios — particularly in the ELA¬†disciplines — and conduct dialogue on strategies for digitizing, reflecting on, assembling and publishing student work. Set a course for deeper¬†understanding and dive head first into digital¬†portfolios! (Previous Version: ePortfolios are Awesome)

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24 Mar 2018
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Instructional Design

Session Description

We expect our students to communicate clearly and effectively during projects and publishing. Communication skills and instructions are not only fostered and delivered through our oral directions but the written communications and instructional materials that we provide to our students. How can we use best practices and model effective communication strategies to ensure that our students not only understand what is expected of them but can carefully execute an assignment without confusion or need for constant clarity? This three part strategy of chunking information, providing visual cues, and revising text and formatting is a tried and true practice that has been developed through research-based strategies and honed through actual student classroom encounters. Don’t miss 3 Fantastic Strategies for Kick Starting and Doctoring your Instructional Designs.

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24 Mar 2018
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iPad Base Camps

SESSION DESCRIPTION

How do you ensure that all students are successful in experiencing the legitimate instructional functionality of the iPad AND achieve a technical baseline of skills? iPad Base Camps of course! Come learn and experience firsthand what an iPad Base Camp is and best practices for conducting one. Participants will leave with a toolkit of resources that support a variety of types of iPad Base Camps as well as logistical tips and structures for communication, process, and organization for delivering large scale professional development to secondary students. (A fully charged and updated iPad is a must).

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BLOG POST and GUIDE

NOTABILITY STATION

GOOGLE DRIVE PORTFOLIO STATION

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24 Mar 2018
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Notable Note-taking

 

Session Description

I’m just a normal girl. That sank when I went digital. My notes need to be paper. No Evernote… #scrapnotes rule. Without washi tape and Papermate pens… I can’t remember a darn thing. Maybe notes could be Instagrammed. Like to share and inspire away. Do you lose things in Evernote and Google Docs? Do you lament when you can’t sketch note with actual pens, paper, and washi tape? Do you need a better way to organize your thoughts, ideas, book summaries, and notes? Then this session is for you. Let’s go analog and learn how to life and productivity hack your note-taking practices. But wait… there’s more.. you can take the analog and digitize it too…! Bring your pens, paper, and iPad and dive in to the world of notable note-taking

📲Entrance Ticket

📄Note-taking Templates and Goodies

Download (PDF, 5.71MB)

📊Lecture and Professional Development Note-taking

📓Reflection and Journaling Note-taking

📗Reading and Reader’s Notebooks Note-taking

💼Additional Resources

Prof. Dev. for Students: This series includes a variety of topics and formats. Many of the posts also include FREE downloads of guides and templates.

5 Strategies to Deliver PD to Students

iPad Base Camps for Students

Note-taking Skills for Students 

Presentation Skills for Students

Managing their Digital Lives: Tips for Students

Lunch and Learns for Students

Bullet Journaling for Students

 

 

 

 

Note-taking for Professionals: This series is still being written… It starts out with my process for taking analog notes and how I make those interactive and includes a post on supplies as well as some of the current trends in the bullet journal world.

#ScrapNotes 1: How to Begin Your Journey Down the Rabbit Hole (101)

#ScrapNotes 2: The Complete Guide to Book Summaries (102)

#ScrapNotes 3: The Complete Guide to PD Note-Taking (103)

#ScrapNotes 4: The Savvy Supply List (104)

#ScrapNotes 5: The Complete Guide to Analog Inspirations (105)

#ScrapNotes 6: The Complete Guide to Bullet Journaling, Planning, and Visual Notes for Educators

18 Awesome Analog Things to Try in 2018

Riveting Reads and What to Do with Them

 



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