2013 Presenters

CREATE! – June 10, 2013

2013 CREATE! Conference. creativity. technology. education

Brandon Aigner
Ottawa Hills Schools
The Hybrid Flip – 1 Session
Content Areas: Mathematics, Technology

Description: I’ve recently implemented a hybrid flipped classroom that combines the concepts of a flipped and a traditional classroom environment. I would explain the preparation, theory, and the practice, along with sharing feedback from my students and colleagues.

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Jason Apgar
Anthony Wayne Local Schools
Google Apps in the Classroom – 2 Sessions
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: I will be presenting on a pragmatic way to implement Google Apps into your classroom. Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of how the Google applications can help to organize, save time, and stimulate learning.

Laurence Baker
Apple Distinguished Educator
Associate Principal Mercy High School
Individual Assessment within Group Challenge and Multimedia Projects – 1 Session
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: This presentation will explore a variety of methods for evaluating individual students as they work in groups on challenges, problem-solving or other authentic groups activities. The presentation will consider that a good teacher may be eager to examine prescribed objectives, soft skills, or even unanticipated outcomes. Evaluation methods such as shared documentation, rubrics, slide presentations, prompts, and podcasts will be discussed by a teacher who has conducted several engaging challenge projects (large and small) with high school students. The methods presented have specific application to group project learning and broader application to the evaluation of multimedia projects such as slides, video products and audio reflections. Bring your questions and suggestions.

Outline:
* Measuring for Common Core / 21st Century Skills
* Shared Documentation
* Rubrics
* Audio
* Effective prompts
* Access to technology
* Conclusion reflections
* Presentation as Assessment
* Authentic Audiences

Laurence Baker
Apple Distinguished Educator
Associate Principal Mercy High School
What We Have Learned about PD for the iPad – 1 Session
Content Areas: Administrative

Description: Mercy has switched from 1:1 HP Laptops to 1:1 iPad in a transition called Mercy 2.0. In order to do so we developed a highly nuanced, customized professional development plan, which was designed so that it could be adapted and iterated during the months preceding the actual deployment. Larry will descrive how the planning team attempted to adjust “on the fly,” reacting to successes, failures and unforeseen challenges as the deployment proceeded.

Outline:
Leadership
School Culture
Planning & Transparency
Outcomes
Workflow
Agile PD— e.g., “ten things”, labs, workshops, iWizards

Mandie Bentz
Gateway Middle School in Maumee Ohio
Picture It! – 2 Sessions
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: My lesson plan is quite simple: as a summative activity, have students find an image that best represents what they’ve learned. We’ve used images to show concepts, events, people, etc. The twist is that we use images that are not literal, but instead, conceptual. For example, instead of showing an artist’s rendering of The Crusades, students chose a completely unrelated image which they could use to demonstrate their understanding of these wars. One student chooses a picture of unending rows of apples, noting the repetitive nature of the picture. Another chooses Peter Griffin fighting the Giant Chicken from Family Guy, noting the seemingly senseless and quite drawn-out nature of their battles. Every student had the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge by explaining how their very different images related to our known topic. It’s concept anchoring for visual learners!

Brian Billings
Anthony Wayne Local Schools
How to Increase Student Achievement in Math Using Khan Academy – 1 Session
Content Areas: Mathematics, Technology

Description: A case study on what I learned using Khan Academy in my classroom with the goal of increasing student achievement in math with the new common core standards. I will share my pitfalls, successes and student feedback along with giving a basic overview of Khan Academy and how to use the site.

Lesson plan:
Provide a background on Khan Academy, how and why it was started and what it offers students and teachers.
Experience: share the positive and negative aspects of using the site after a review of the year.
Statistics: delve into the statistics and numbers that Khan Academy makes available for teachers, what do they mean, how can they be used to increasing student achievement and provide differentiation.
Example: provide a simple step by step process for the first time teacher looking to incorporate Khan Academy into their classroom for next year.

Brian Billings
Anthony Wayne Local Schools
Improving Collaboration, Communication and Organization in the Classroom Using Google Drive – 1 Session
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: A case study on what I learned using Google Drive in my classroom with the goal of Improving Collaboration, Communication and Organization in the Classroom. I will share my pitfalls, successes and student feedback along with giving a basic overview of Google Drive and how to use it.

Lesson plan:
Provide a background on Google Drive, how it was started/evolved and what it offers students and teachers.
Experience: share the positive and negative aspects of using Google Drive after a review of the year.
Impact: delve into exactly how using Google Drive has impacted students through practical examples and comments.
Example: provide a simple step by step process for the first time teacher looking to incorporate Google Drive into their classroom for next year.

Stephanie Buckenmeyer
Anthony Wayne Local Schools
Making Moodle work for you – 2 Sessions
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: 1) Introduce the group to moodle. Navigate around different staff moodle pages. Group members could have their computers/Ipad with internet access, but it is not necessary. I would need a smartboard/projector for this portion.
2) Show my moodle page and features of moodle that I utilize.
3) Walk through how I create and update the different items on my page (videos/pdfs, etc).
4) Demonstrate screencastomatic.com capabilities (the ability to record without needing a microphone, camera, etc)
5) Demonstrate uploading a file onto moodle
6) Explain how the students can/do utilize moodle
7) Group members create a moodle page for their course
8) Group members practice making a file and video to upload to moodle.
9) Group members view others moodle pages/troubleshoot as needed.

Kim Buehrer
Anthony Wayne Local Schools
Fun ways to add technology into your K-4 classroom – 2 Sessions
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: Small introduction of myself and the overall goal of this session (to give ideas of technology that can easily be used in primary classrooms).

Introduce Edmodo (15 min)
-show how to set up an account
-share how to get students signed up for an account
-share ways it can be used in the classroom

Introduce ScootPad (15 min)
-show how to set up an account (with Edmodo or without)
-show how to set students up
-show the components of ScootPad (assigning homework, tracking student progress, rewards, etc.)
-share benefits I’ve noticed

Introduce Flocabulary (5 min)
-show how to set up an account
-show an example

Introduce Blabberize (5 min)
-show how to set up an account
-show an example
-share ideas of how to use in classroom
**Possibly make one with the group

Introduce Voki’s (5 min)
-show how to set up an account
-show an example I’ve made.

Introduce Eyejot (5 min)
-show how to set up an account
-share ideas of how to use in classroom

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Melissa Empie
Most Blessed Sacrament School
Technology in the Primary Grades – 2 Sessions
Content Areas: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology, Special Education, classroom management, data collection

Description: The session will include examples of how Mrs. Empie uses Ipad and Smartboard technology in her first grade classroom. She will demonstrate different apps and opportunities for student learning assessment, and data collection using the new common core standards.

Allison Goedde
Bowling Green State University
Blended or Online: Professional Learning Communities that Work – 1 Session
Content Areas: All Areas, Technology

Description: In this session participants will navigate in an online professional learning community environment to access resources for web-based assessment tools, e-portfolio construction, and Web 2.0 tools for constructive student engagement in the cloud. BYOD to explore a variety of strategies for managing students in a 1:1 environment. The session begins with demonstration of effective online learning community formats using wikispaces and Canvas LMS. Participants will then engage with web tools for developing formative assessments online. Other web tools for development of e-porfolios will also be used to illustrate strategies for collecting evidence of student engagement.

Kelsy Grefe
Maumee Valley Country Day School
Out of the Workbook & Into the iPad – 2 Sessions
Content Areas: English/Language Arts, Foreign Langauge, Social Studies

Description: As language teachers, our goal is to provide students with opportunities that improve their speaking, reading, listening, writing, and comprehension. However, we all can attest to the fact that textbooks and workbooks are not the most authentic nor engaging waysto reach these goals with students. If you are looking for new and energizing ideas that improve these key skills and liven up your classroom, look no further than the iPad. In this session, we will explore a variety of easy ways to integrate the iPad into a language classroom that will get your students excited about learning while getting them out of their seats and away from their workbooks. These strategies can be used for all levels and will inspire you to look differently at how you approach (foreign) language instruction.

In this session, I will be sharing helpful technology tips, excellent examples of student work, and a variety or recommendations for successful iPad integration in the classroom. Bring an iPad if you have one!

Chris Hamady
Apple Distinguished Educator
Director of Technology for Anthony Wayne Local Schools
District iPad App Management – 1 Session
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: This session will look at and detail the process by which Anthony Wayne Local School district manages iPad application selection and installation. This session will focus on the process that faculty follow in order to request applications for iPad carts used in their school buildings.

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Dave Harms
2013 Outstanding Technology-Using Teacher of the Year for Ohio
Penta Career Center
Online Reviews and Assessments – 1 Session
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: The purpose of this session is to train teachers to integrate two online review programs (Quizlet and Zondle) and an online assessment program (Socrative) into their classes and schools. Participants will learn how to either create student created review games or teacher created reviews and assessments. These reviews and assessments are available across many devices including computers, phones, and iPads. The audience will participate in pre-made activities, as well as learn how to create their own for future use. It is expected that all participants will be able to use at least one of these programs in their classes. It is suggested that you bring your iPhone/ iPad/ laptop/ droid etc. to play and create with.

Dave Harms
2013 Outstanding Technology-Using Teacher of the Year for Ohio
Penta Career Center
Become a Paperless Classroom Using Technology – 1 Session
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: The purpose of this session is to show how traditional classrooms can go paperless using a few simple apps and programs. Teachers will be shown how to integrate a LMS (Learning Management System – Edmodo), Evernote, Good Reader, and Medeley. The audience will learn how to incorporate these programs into their classrooms through step by step directions. The expected outcome is that all participants will be able to incorporate at least one of the technologies into their classrooms and reduce the amount of paper used in their classrooms.

Ellen Harms
Anthony Wayne Local Schools
Science Electronic Portfolios – 1 Session
Content Areas: All Areas, Science, Technology

Description: My presentation will focus on the 5th grade energy units (sound, light, heat, and electricity) and how students can create electronic portfolios of their units using digital cameras and Pages software.
Students collect “artifacts”, digital pictures of experiments they have completed for their units. They write reflections on each experiment and activity completed and have accompanying artifacts with captions. This project could easily translate to many different classrooms and grade levels. My presentation will discuss how I implemented this in my classroom, including example projects from years past.

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Leah LaCrosse
Apple Distinguished Educator
Huron City Schools
Creative Content with the iPad – 2 Sessions
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: Creative Content with the iPad:

Introduction- Showcase a variety of student projects that highlight content driven creation.

Lesson- Highlight best practices in creating various projects from purpose, planning, execution, to sharing. Ask participants/small groups to develop their own project with guidance.

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Anthony Luscre
Director of Technology for Mogadore Local Schools
Is it Time to Throw Out the Textbooks and Not Just the Paper Ones? – 1 Session
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: Is it Time to Throw Out the Textbooks and Not Just the Paper Ones!? For 150 years, textbooks have ruled classrooms. They were the only practical means of bringing together all of the information for teaching a subject. 1:1 & BYOD now provide 24/7 access to immense store of knowledge. There is no reason to be restrained by the one size fits all aggregation of knowledge called textbooks. It’s time to move to collaborative learning, active research, evaluation of sources and use of primary source materials.

Anthony Luscre
Director of Technology for Mogadore Local Schools
Not Just for Math Anymore- Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum – 1 Session
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: Spreadsheets were the killer application that got a lot of businesses to pony up big bucks for a PC in the early 1980s. Spreadsheets offer incredibly powerful analysis possibilities… if you know how to use them for more than storing the holiday card address list. Being able to use formulas, references and macros can turn a “grid of numbers” into actionable info in the hands of the right person. Students and teachers need to understand how spreadsheets can be used across the curriculum as a tool to gather, sort, filter, calculate and analyse any type of data not just numbers.

This session demonstrates examples of integrating spreadsheets into the curriculum; covering all subject areas and a variety of grade levels. How to design spreadsheet projects to meet a variety of objectives and match student skill levels. The PARCC testing prototypes state “Students might use spreadsheets or similar technology in modeling situations”

Included are a number of pre-built spreadsheets for a variety of subjects and grade levels to get you started.

Ryan MacRaild
Instructional Technology Educator at Saint Joseph Academy
Demistifying Chromebooks. How we use Google Apps in our Day to Day Lives. – 1 Session
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: I will host an “What and How Session” featuring our application of Google Apps for Edu and Chromebooks followed by a rousing Q&A open forum for any and all questions.

Open comparrison of tools available, implementation strategies and practical application of Google and Chromebooks in our school.

Ryan MacRaild
Instructional Technology Educator at Saint Joseph Academy
Device Cage of Death: Let’s Get Ready to Rumble. – 1 Session
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: Once and for all. Let’s air out our differences and clear the air about which device works best for EDU. (spoiler alert: it isn’t the devices)

A light hearted battle to the death!

John Mansel-Pleydell
Educational Technologist with the North West Ohio Computer Association
Discovery Education Resources for Teachers – 2 Sessions
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: Discovery Education has a wide range of resources for teachers to use in the classroom. Teachers can setup personalized accounts that allow you to save and share resources with your classes.

The major resources will be covered including video segments, standards based searching, assignments, writing prompts and quiz builder.

Learn how to find, download and share video resources with your students in this overview of Discovery Education Streaming.

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Jessica Mead
Anthony Wayne Local Schools
Common Core Library Resources – 1 Session
Content Areas: English/Language Arts, Library

Description: An overview of the databases provided to Ohio educators through Infohio and how they can help teachers in grades K-6 implement Common Core in their classrooms. Using each applicable database I will show how teachers can find informational text that meets the CC standards, how they can find lexile levels to match their student’s reading level and how we have already implemented some of this into certain classroom projects at Fallen Timbers.

Joe Nye
Swanton City Schools
Photoshop Collages using Filters and Blending Options – 2 Sessions
Content Areas: Technology, Special Education

Description: Will describe how to put together a photoshop collage using photoshop filters and blending options. Would need access to overhead and I could bring my laptop. We create senior athletic awards for every sport at SHS giving a 12″ x 18″ photo collage to every senior. They come out really nice and gives them a lifetime memory.

Sal Passafiume
West Geauga Local Schools
Flip your class and differentiate instruction – 2 Sessions
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: The lesson I would present on would be science-based, but could be adapted for any subject. In this lesson, students take part in the flipped-classroom model where they watch some videos created by me. When they return to school, the take a short formative assessment that places them into groups based on their understanding of the material covered. Technolologies used in this presentation include:
-Ipad to create videos using a program called ShowMe and/or Educreations
-Student computers to access the assessment and activities
-The Moodle Content Managment System that houses all videos, lesson, activities, and assessments.
-Google Docs where students complete various assignments or record their data and then share with the instructor
-Various websites that reinforce concepts associated with the lesson’s objectives and goals

Carrie Rathsack
Rossford School Integration Specialist
Navigating the 7 C’s of 21st Century Learning – 1 Session
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: Teachers, administrators, and even students are being asked to do more with less during these times of rapid change. Learn how to navigate your way through the “7 Cs” of 21st Century Learning (Collaborate, Communicate, Create, Change, Choice, Curiosity, and Commitment) as you set sail for student success! Tools, tips, and techniques required during this voyage will also be discussed, so bring your ideas to share! (Handout & online resources provided)

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Carrie Rathsack
Rossford School Integration Specialist
iWRITE NOW: iBook Author Support Group – 1 Session
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: It’s time to CREATE your own iBook! Come and explore the idea or even commit to creating an iBook for your students, their parents, other teachers, your children, or the entire world (no pressure!) to view. Together, we can learn from and support each other along our journey!

This session has varied purposes/goals, including: a brief “how to” overview of creating an iBook, brainstorm topic ideas for your first book (or beyond!), formation of support group of educators willing to give this a try, and basic writing tips for first-time or apprehensive authors/digital creators.

By the end of the session, hopefully all attendees will be saying, “I, (state your name), promise to complete an iBook this summer (or year) and publish it online.” (P.S. – The presenter of this session has not published an iBook yet either… thus, this session… to put the pressure on so she finally has to do one or be publicly humiliated in the failed attempt! Who wants to join her!?!?!)

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Jim Schurrer
Director of Technology Integration for St. Xavier High School
The Power of Formative Assessment – 2 Sessions
Content Areas: English/Language Arts, Foreign Langauge, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology

Description: This session will explore the ways in which various web-based technologies can be leveraged in the classroom to ensure that all students are learning. Formative Assessment allows for teachers to take a quick snapshot of student understanding and the technologies demonstrated will allow for teachers to do this frequently and easily, without spending hours grading. Participants will experience three unique approaches to formative assessment and then suggestions will be given as to how to implement this into a daily routine.

Alvin Trusty
University of Findlay
Take a picture – It will last longer – Visual literacy a critical 21st century skill – 1 Session
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: In this session you will learn why clipart is a dirty word. Learn how to increase you student’s creative abilities by permitting them to use photography in all their projects. Bring your camera. Any camera can be used to create great pictures for projects.

Alvin Trusty
University of Findlay
Is That Fair Use? Teacher’s Guide To Copyright – 1 Session
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: What is about the size of a deck of cards, almost every student owns one and it could easily be worth $8,000,000,000? According to federal law, an iPod full of illegally downloaded music could be worth eight billion dollars in fines. Are you violating copyright law in your classroom? Fair use is complicated, but every teacher should know what can legally be downloaded, copied, shared and broadcast. In this session you will learn how to use copyright protected materials in ways that are perfectly legal. Know your rights! Keep you and your wallet out of trouble by attending this session.

Lisa Yoder
Anthony Wayne Local Schools
End of Year Review with iMovie – 1 Session
Content Areas: All Areas, Science, Technology

Description: My presentation will focus on an end of the year project idea that my students used to review all science standards from throughout the school year. Students create a storyboard on paper, go through editing conferences, and the progress to the technology piece. Students write a sentence for each letter of the alphabet relating to something studied in science this year. Using KnightCite and a clip art pathfinder, students gather and cite images for each letter of the alphabet. Students then import the images into iMovie to create a movie. Screen casting is done for directions in order to allow each student to move along at his/her own pace. Participants can bring their own laptops for hands on learning.

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