2014 Presentations

CREATE! – June 16, 2014
8:30 – 4:00

2014 CREATE! Conference. creativity. technology. education

Kathi Bauer
Bryan City Schools
CREATE IT! Information Technology Design
Assessments, and Evals and Polls, OH My!
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: With the Common Core and assessments moving to an online format, teachers need to prepare students. In this session we will investigate several sites that you can use to evaluate students giving them practice in online assessments. Sites will include ThatQuiz.com, PollEv, eQuizShow and more.

Kathi Bauer
Bryan City Schools
CREATE IT! Information Technology Design
Google Docs – Beyond Word Processing
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: Many teachers have moved to Google Docs in their classrooms. It is great for students to have access to documents on any device, in any setting. In this session we will explore tools such as research, citations, comments, class folders, science lab, templates, creating labels and more that go beyond just word processing.

Rachel Birt
Anthony Wayne Local Schools
CREATE! Classroom Integration
SCOOT! Using Task Cards, Gradecam and ipads to review concepts.
Content Areas: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology, Special Education

Description: SCOOT! Using Task Cards, Gradecam, Google Docs and iPads to review concepts. Attendees will be given an introduction to a classroom technique named Scoot! During this activity students move around the classroom to complete a concept review using task cards. Followed by recording answers and scoring using an online program called GradeCam. “High-tech” and “no-tech” versions of this kinesthetic activity will be explored as well!

Shannon Boyd
Maumee City Schools
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Technology for SLP’s
Content Areas: Special Education, Speech-Language Therapy

Description: This presentation will demonstrate how low/moderate cost technology can be integrated into typical speech and language therapy sessions. The presenter will demonstrate how speech frequency mapping software ‘Sonogram’ and the app ‘eTalk Tunes’ can provide students with live biofeedback of their articulation so adjustments can be made to correct their speech. The presenter will also explain how the students’ speech can be objectively measured to provide insights for therapy targets and progress. Secondly, the presenter will demonstrate how non-traditional speech and language therapy apps such as the “Sticky Note app” can be used to easily create activities to target pragmatic, syntax and vocabulary skills. Lastly, the presenter will share how self-generated audio files has made juggling multiple needs within a group speech therapy sessions a (relative) snap.

Chris Brown
St. Pat’s Toledo
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Zooniverse
Content Areas: Science

Description: Will introduce fellow educators to the Zooniverse citizen science website. I will get them registered with an account and show them some of the projects currently available on the site. I will also show them ZooTeach where they can access and submit lesson plans related to the various Zooniverse projects. I would like access to a computer with the ability to project on to a Smartboard. People attending the session should have a computer as well.

Stephanie Buckenmeyer and Lori Williams
Anthony Wayne Local Schools
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Empowered by Google: Statistics in real time
Content Areas: Mathematics, Science, Technology

Description: From the beginning of the session, participants will be invited to interact through Google Docs to explore the capabilities of the technology. Key aspects of the presentation are:
– Explaining how to create a spreadsheet in Google Doc, and have students share it with their partner and teacher
– Collecting and inputting data in real time via tablets
– Demonstrating how to ‘crunch the numbers’
– Find measures of central tendency, range, etc
– Demonstrating how to create charts within Google Docs
Bar chart, histogram, box and whisker plot, etc
– Demonstrating how to encourage students to analyze the data (do certain samples affect the outcome?)
– Grading the project without a headache

Kim Buehrer
Anthony Wayne Local Schools
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Technology programs that can help save time for elementary teachers K-4
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: We as teachers are being asked to do more and more every year, but the amount of time we have stays the same. In this presentation, I will show you how certain computer programs can help you accomplish the typical teacher duties like grading and communicating with parents in less time.

Small introduction of myself

Grade Cam
-Intro of program
-Demonstration of program
-Time saving ideas

Class Dojo
Intro of program
-Demonstration of program
-Time saving ideas

Edmodo
Intro of program
-Demonstration of program
-Time saving ideas

Eyejot
Intro of program
-Personal example
-Time saving ideas

Conclusion: Answer any questions time allows for

Ryan Collins
Technology Coordinator for Kenton City Schools
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Teach Like a Hacker
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: Being a hacker doesn’t mean you live in your parents basement playing XBox all day. A hacker is a person who “works smarter, not harder” and finds clever solutions to everyday problems.

This session will cover an introduction to techniques that teachers can be using in their classroom to enhance and streamline the tedious tasks that hamper classroom instruction. From email filtering to Google Docs scripts to coding solutions in a spreadsheet, these are all tasks that can make a teacher more efficient, allowing more time to actually teach!

Ryan Collins
Technology Coordinator for Kenton City Schools
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Your inbox is not an organizational tool
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: Email is the technology that everyone loves to hate. They use it daily, and most hate every minute of it. I believe part of the problem is the difficulty in coming up with a workflow that allows you to efficiently use email. And by efficiently use email, I mean that whether you are on your computer, a tablet, or smartphone, you can organize your email and do work with the device you have with you.

Jim Conner
Anthony Wayne Local Schools
CREATE IT! Information Technology Design
AIR & Pearson Access Management – Creating Test Sessions
Content Areas: PARCC Testing

Description: I will go through the Pearson Access and Ohio Online Testing portal to give a quick glance at how the online interfaces work. I will give brief demonstrations on how to create test sessions, upload student data, and resolve problems within each testing site. Projector and screen needed.

Laura Davis
Findlay City Schools
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Connecting Globally
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: Examine how Twitter one of the most increasingly used social media platform can produce communication and learning opportunities that weren’t previously before afforded to our students. Learn about a free-structured program called “Do Now” available through KQED that incorporates Twitter easily into the classroom.

In our growing global society, it is important for our students to be able to communicate concisely and connect with others around the world on common topics.

Laura Davis & Justin Shank
Findlay City Schools
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Flipping for Differentiation
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: Take a closer look at how using Google Apps for Educators streamlines the process of flipping a classroom, especially to increase the opportunities for differentiation. The use of Google forms, docs and drive are just a few of the apps that support building a flipped classroom to make all levels of materials available to all students.

Lisa Ernsthausen
Anthony Wayne Local Schools
CREATE IT! Information Technology Design
Creating Paperless, Self-Grading Assessments in Google Form
Content Areas: All Areas, online assessments

Description: Does your school use Google Apps for Education (GAFE) or is it considering using GAFE? If so, then learn how to use Google Form to create online assessments and how to use Flubaroo to automatically grade the assessments for you. The information learned in this session will also help you create online surveys.

Jennifer Gierhart
Anthony Wayne Local Schools
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Flipping the Classroom Using Screencasting Technology
Content Areas: All Areas, Foreign Langauge

Description: However, I plan to discuss the origins of and the basic concept of flipping; as well as the benefits of the flipped classroom. I will also show how I have been flipping my classroom by using Moodle and screen-casting technology.

Gierhart Flipping FAQs
Gierhart Flipping Step Sheet
Create! Flipping Presentation

Jo Beth Gonzalez
Bowling Green City Schools
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Spotlight on Science: Using Theatrical Lighting to Teach Concepts of 9th Grade Science
Content Areas: Fine Arts, English/Language Arts, Science, Technology

Description: In this participation-based workshop, Gonzalez will demonstrate three lessons that teach concepts of electricity, light, and color using theatre lighitng instuments and scirpted dramatic metaphor. Gonzalez will provide the lighting instrument and other equipment, and links to lessons plans. A room that can become very dark would be appreciated.

Carrie Hamady and Mary-Jon Ludy
Bowling Green State University
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Creative, Low-Cost Technology Initiatives for the Active Learning Classroom
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: We will share various techniques that we have used to promote active learning that utilizes technology across our nutrition curriculum at Bowling Green State University. Before you decide not to attend because you are (1) not in higher education or (2) not in nutrition, please think again. We will provide hands-on examples for creating low-cost, meaningful technology experiences that can be used in your K-12 classroom: March Madness style app reviews, real-time vs. time-lapsed Twitter chats, backchanneling, timelining, and more.

Leah LaCrosse
Huron City Schools
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Shared Control Over Learning
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: Shared Control Over Learning…
This session could probably be called, “Handing over the controller” because I feel that my main message is how to utilize devices to give students complete ownership of their learning. But, we will focus on how teachers can use iPads to improve student engagement, ultimately leading to a student driven exploration of content. With project building our focus, I will have sample of student work that was designed by the student, for the student to enhance their learning of the content.

Leah LaCrosse
Huron City Schools
CREATE! Classroom Integration
iBooks Author: Students Collaborate, Build, Create Content
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: iBooks Author: Students Collaborate, Build, Create Content

I would like to use this session to highlight the work flow my 5th graders and I used to collaborate, build, and create content rich books using iBooks Author. Sharing our mistakes, our successes, examples of support from other educators, and our final books will be key in my presentation.

Discussion of potential integration at various grade levels will close out the session. I would love to help jump start other classrooms’ use of iBooks Author!

David Malolepszy
Elmwood Middle School
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Differentiate: How to create individualized lessons with Imovie and YouTube
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: Introduction: With the growing trend in education shifting to a “”flipped”” classroom, and one where students can access course materials, assignments, and lectures 24 hours a day, I knew I had to get “flipped” in order to differentiate. I attended countless professional development sessions seeing how educators were successfully creating flipped learning environments, but yet it still took over a year to finally record an online lecture for my students.

The Presentation will cover the “How to’s” of creating imovies, complete with editing, and posting them to YouTube on a custom created YouTube Channel using the app “YouTube Capture” . While these topics may seem somewhat elementary, technology can be intimidating and act as a barrier.

The attendees will leave the session with the information and know-how needed to create online lectures and pod-casts to reach their students beyond their classroom walls.

John Mansel-Pleydell
NWOCA
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Twitter in the Classroom
Content Areas: Social Studies, Technology

Description: This is an introduction to Twitter. Learn what all the buzz is about and how you can get your own account and use it for your own Professional Learning Network (PLN) and to engage students. Topics covered included finding and following quality educators, curation of accounts, hashtags, retweets and much more.

Mark Myers
Technology Coordinator at Napoleon Area City Schools
CREATE IT! Information Technology Design
Pulling strings to manage your district devices.
Content Areas: Technology

Description: Being a Puppeteer of your districts network with one platform has been made easy by the server software available for that platform. Even in a one platform district all the server tools available to help manage your devices can come at a cost. Trying to pull all the right strings at a multi-platform district is like working with another puppeteer you haven’t worked with before. When looking for resources to help manage those machines that don’t break the bank can leave you with your strings tangled up. Enter puppet, an open source configuration management software.

In this session we will introduce the concept of puppet and how it can be used to manage your district machines. How we use open source package management software with puppet to manage most software installs. This introductory session will help explain how to use puppet for the win.

Sarah Norr
Anthony Wayne Local Schools
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Google Forms and QuickVoice: Tools for Evaluating in the classroom
Content Areas: English/Language Arts

Description: Are you looking for ways to create useful and efficient assessments in your classroom? Are you looking for a way to generate useful information about student growth for SLOs and special ed paperwork? Are you looking for grading techniques that will benefit your students and increase their understanding of their papers and projects? In this session we will look at some of the benefits of using Google Forms and the application Quick Voice to assess students and give them quick and easy to understand feedback.

Joe Nye
Swanton Schools Schools
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Photoshop – The Power of CS6
Content Areas: Technology

Description: Using Photoshop CS6 to create photo collages and enhancing photos. Will be demonstrating powerful image-editing features and advance design techniques. Also demonstrating how to add effects to objects in a 3D scene.

Shane Pransky
Anthony Wayne Local Schools
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Increasing Student Learning and Enthusiasm with Music
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: Can you still sing the lyrics to songs you haven’t heard in 20 years? If so, why? Its because music is a powerful hook for learning. Research shows that music has the power to improve focus, create atmosphere, increase attention, and energize both you and your students. This session is not just for elementary teachers, or for any one subject area. I’ll show you how music can be used in all subjects areas with students of all ages to create an environment that will increase student learning and engagement.

Joe Sarnes
Technology Integration Specialist at Perrysburg Schools
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Blend, Baby, Blend
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: Included in the presentations will be the following ideas:

-Description of the Blended Learning Models
-Differences between traditional classroom teaching and online teaching
-How to begin blended learning in your classroom – start small
-Resources and readings

Participants should bring a device – laptop or tablet
Wireless access is needed.
Projector with computer hookup.

Brent Shafer
Director of Technology at Perrysburg Schools
CREATE IT! Information Technology Design
1:1 Program Design and Overview – Perrysburg Schools
Content Areas: 1:1

Description: This session will specifically detail the entire process of Perrysburg School’s Chromebook and MacBook Air 1:1 initiative. It will cover the planning process, budgeting, professional development, and implementation.

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Justin Shank
Findlay City Schools
CREATE IT! Information Technology Design
Automate with Autocrat
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: In this session, participants will learn to utilize the autocrat script in conjunction with Google forms.  This will allow users to score and distribute results to students and/or parents in real-time. Justin is a math teacher at Findlay High School, and has devoted his career to growing responsible young adults. Justin has spent the majority of his career in education teaching advanced mathematics to juniors and seniors. This year he took on a new challenge and is teaching freshmen to navigate and master Algebra. Justin believes in connecting math to relevant topics in his students’ lives so they can easily see its connectedness to their world outside of school. He challenges his students to stretch themselves with concepts and skills through technology.  Justin is excited to assume a leadership role in his building next year.

Jon Smith
Technology Resource Teacher for Alliance City Schools
CREATE! Classroom Integration
This Ain’t Your Mama’s Fridge
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: This session will focus on the use of the Book Creator app and iBooks Author to publish student writing for a global audience. When teachers change a student’s audience and use engaging technologies to do it, student engagement and achievement will soar. Learn how I’ve used these tools to help the struggling writer.

Alvin Trusty
Director of Technology at Cory-Rawson Local Schools
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Spur Creativity with a 30-Day Challenge
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: “Follow our students and teachers as they participate in a 30-day challenge. The case study will be one involving photography, where each day, for one month, participants will create photographs each with a different theme. Participants will share all work in a public forum in Flickr. Themes will include candid, portrait, animal, landscape and many other topics (30 in all) as students learn how to make pictures that are interesting in an assortment of lighting environments. In reflection, the students can look back just one month at the pictures created at the beginning of the project and see how much progress was achieved in a short amount of time.

The 30-day challenge can be extended to any classroom skill. Students can draw for 30 days, blog for 30 days, write poetry for 30 days, propose a solution to a different real-world problem every day of a 30-day challenge, do a specific exercise for 30 days and so on. Thirty days is long enough to have an immersive experience, yet short enough to make the challenge achievable.

Everything you need to organize your 30-day challenge can be found in Google Apps. We will show you how we did it there.”

Alvin Trusty
Director of Technology at Cory-Rawson Local Schools
CREATE! Classroom Integration
The Power of Sharing – Creative Commons
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: If you create it, you own the copyright to it. Forever, pretty much. You do not have to do anything special to own the copyright of your work. It is an automatic right you have to any original creative work you make. But what if you want to share your work? Creative Commons gives you the tools to do just that. You can share your work with stipulations you select and let others use your work without even contacting you.

Every day, more than 100,000 new photographs are added to Flickr and licensed with a Creative Commons copyright. This is just one site. Other sites offer different kinds of content. There are videos, songs, stories, poems, lesson plans and even text books all with Creative Commons licenses. This means you can legally use these materials without written permission from the creator of the work. You can make as many copies as you like. Remix the content into new materials for your students. All legal. All without asking permission to copy.

In this session we will discuss Creative Commons resources and examine how to use them. We will also look at ways we can contribute to these vast resources to make them even better. Come prepared to share.

Steve Varga
Anthony Wayne Local Schools
CREATE IT! Information Technology Design
Electronic File Cabinet
Content Areas: All Areas, English/Language Arts

Description: A large number of teachers have seen the benefits of using Google Docs in the classroom with their students; however, how are you and your colleagues using Google Docs to develop and organize curriculum? This session will focus on how teachers can utilize the Folders function in Google Docs with their departments to enhance collaboration through something we call an Electronic File Cabinet.

During the session, attendees will be invited to explore a small-scale version of an ELA department’s Electronic File Cabinet. Attendees will investigate how the Folders in Google Docs can be used to assist teachers in the location of specific resources for their students, to improve horizontal and vertical alignment within a department, and to begin the collaboration process with other departments in a school.

Attendees will leave the session with the information needed to share Google Folders with colleagues and to begin developing an Electronic File Cabinet for their own building.

Ashley Westhoven
Anthony Wayne Local Schools
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Blendspace
Content Areas: All Areas

Description: Blendspace is a free website used to compile several different resources into the same place. The limits are endless to classroom uses from projects to test preparation review to papers to classroom websites. This is an excellent and easy to use resource that will really be helpful as we transition to the common core next year.

Handout provided with Blendspace ideas for classroom integration, tutorial on how to create a Blendspace page for a research project and will discuss my personal usage in the classroom this year.

Materials to bring to the course: laptop or some sort of technology with Internet capability that can access Blendspace (optional)

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