2015 Presentations

CREATE! – June 8, 2015
8:30 – 4:00 2015 CREATE! Conference. creativity. technology. education

Rachel Birt
Class Dojo: Behavior and Beyond!
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Content Areas: All Areas
Description: This presentation will explore Class Dojo, how to create a class, setting custom behaviors, class reward systems, and more.

Kelly Croy
Podcasting: How to Create and Publish a Podcast
CREATE! Classroom Integration and Information Technology Design
Content Areas: All
Description: Learn how to create and produce your own podcast to engage students, promote independent learning, publish student work, and promote your district’s accomplishments. Participants will gain an understanding of why they should podcast, how to create a podcast, and publishing the podcast on iTunes. An overview of podcasting will be given along with all the tools, tricks, and tips needed to create and publishing a podcast at any level for any audience.

Kelly Croy
iBook Widgets 101: How to Create Interactive Widgets for Your iBook
CREATE! Engagement with Students and Community
Content Areas: All
Description: Learn how to get started creating interactive widgets for your iBooks. We will be using iBooks Author, Keynote, iAd Producer, Hype, and HyperStudio Author. We will also examine professional services like Bookry and BookWidgets. No coding necessary. This is a beginner’s session on learning the basics of iBook widget creation. You will leave inspired and capable of building your first simple widgets using a variety of sources.

Laura Davis
Seamless Project Based Learning
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Content Areas: All Areas
Description: Examine how to create a seamless infrastructure for Project Based Learning in your classroom. From start to submission, see how to establish an easy to create, implement and monitor system for PBL for any subject at any grade.

Laura Davis
Timelines, Tiny Tap & Todays Meet
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Content Areas: All Areas
Description: Examine and dig in to 3 great tools for yours or any classroom
Read, Write Think’s Timelines (FREE web-based and app)- perfect for Social Studies, English, ESL, Intervention and many more.
Tiny Tap (free iOs app)- perfect for any subject matter, especially for teachers looking for ways to gamify their content.
Today’s meet – ideal for any courses where class discussions are prevalent.

Jason Dugan
Meraki MDM/Wireless Overview
CREATE IT! Information Technology Design
Content Areas: All Areas
See how Springfield Local Schools uses Meraki to manage bandwidth, mobile devices, and apps on a large area network to make Information Technology support easier.

Allison Goedde
CREATE Graduate Credit Opportunity
CREATE! Higher Education Session
Content Areas: All Areas
Attend this session to learn more about leveraging your CREATE conference attendance as partial fulfillment of course requirements at BGSU! The course title is “Technology in the 21st Century”, and participants will establish a personal professional development plan for applying newly learned technology skills from the conference into teaching practices in classrooms. In this hybrid format course, students will explore technology integration strategies and tools appropriate for use in the 21st Century classroom as well as develop an understanding of technology operations and concepts, plan, design, and model effective learning environments and multiple experiences supported by technology. ​ In this conference session participants will explore the CREATE conference sessions, establish professional development goals, and acquire BGSU course registration materials. Attendance is required for credit.

Janet Hamilton
Projects with iPads in the Classroom
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Content Areas: All Areas, Social Studies, Technology
Description: This presentation will highlight different projects/products that can be created by students on the iPad to be used for assessing understanding of the curriculum.

Janet Hamilton
Interactive Whiteboards are in the Past
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Content Areas: All Areas, Social Studies, Technology
Description: This presentation will highlight different ways/strategies to have students interact with lessons using electronic devices (iPads, Chromebooks, laptops) that don’t require the use of an interactive whiteboard or projector.

Kristie Hughes
Make Chrome Work for You
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Content Areas: All Areas
Description: Do you use Google Chrome but know it can do so much more? The Chrome Web Store has many apps and extensions that extend the functionality of the browser. In this session, we will look at many useful apps and extensions that you can add to your Chrome browser to help make life easier for you and your students.

David Johnson
Paperless classroom/Online grading
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Content Areas: All Areas
Description: This session will open with a discussion about why to go paperless, the benefits and the problems. It will include past practices, what didn’t work, and what did work. It will also demonstrate how I use google drive and iPad with notability to grade online papers just like actual papers, including collection from students, and returning graded assignments. We will also discuss why I use pdf format rather than google docs.

Renee Long
How to use Northwood’s Favorite Web Tools with a Higher Level Bloom’s Taxonomy
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Content Areas: All Areas
Description: I will be sharing various technology tools Northwood teachers utilize on a daily basis, with a higher level twist. The online tech tools I will share include: Symbaloo, Kahoot!, Newsela, and Fakebook. Each participant will have the opportunity to open an account for each of these tools, and I will share examples of how I implement them in my gifted classroom to challenge my students to analyze, evaluate and create original cross-curricular products.

Ann Lusch
Remember Everything with Evernote
CREATE IT! Information Technology Design
Content Areas: Information Technology
Description: Learn about the versatility of Evernote as a place to store, organize, search and share all types of information, which can be accessed from any device. Type notes, record voice memos, email documents, take photos, clip and annotate websites. Whatever you want to remember personally or professionally, you can keep it all together with Evernote. After a brief overview of Evernote, time will be spent exploring and trying out various features. Participants should come with a tablet, laptop or smartphone. Evernote can be accessed with an app to be downloaded or online.

Kate Magsamen-Conrad, Paul Valdez, Jeanette Dillion
Community Engagement & Learning: Creating Opportunities in Higher Education
CREATE! Higher Education Session
Content Areas: All Areas
Description: This workshop is geared toward faculty and staff at universities who would want to integrate service learning into their courses as well as community partners who would like to explore a service-learning opportunity with a campus partner. The definition of service learning and how it is different from other forms of experiential learning will be discussed. Concepts will be illustrated using a short video clip and other real life examples. The service learning criteria of Meaningful Service, Enhanced Academic Learning, and Purposeful Civic Learning will be identified. The application of these criteria will be illustrated through BGSU service-learning courses – the Listening Post and Small Group Communication are two courses that have integrated older adults into the curriculum. Specific examples and strategies will be described.
The role and importance of continuous reflection will be described. Participants will receive handouts on the What, So What, Now What model and the DEAL Model of Critical Reflection. Emphasis on the mutual benefit for community partners will be shared along with best practices in Community Partnerships. Participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm potential courses and community partnerships for service-learning. Using an Action Plan handout, faculty and staff participants will identify new or existing courses at their institutions to apply service-learning pedagogy, identify one learning objective related to each criteria, list potential community partner to support learning objectives, and list potential challenges. Community partner participants and practitioners will have the opportunity to develop a partnership action plan. They will receive a similar Action Plan handout to brainstorm how their organization might be able to utilize a service-learning partnership; identifying potential projects, why they would fit as service-learning, and what action steps they could take to initiate a partnership with a local campus.
Additional resources for service-learning will be identified including Ohio Campus Compact (funding, program models), Campus Compact syllabi database, and Offices of Service-Learning on various campuses.

Sara Mattson
Digital Storytelling: Inspiring Writers with Technology
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Content Areas: Fine Arts, English/Language Arts, Foreign Langauge, Library, Science, Social Studies, Technology
Description: This Digital Storytelling presentation gives an overview of what digital storytelling is and provides resources for creating great digital stories in a classroom setting. Participants will gain an understanding of why it is important to include digital storytelling in the classroom, how to develop a digital story, and an introduction to several tools and resources they can use in the classroom including Adobe Voice, Storybird, and ThingLink.

Jennifer Naujock and Lisa Ernsthausen
Student ePortfolios Using Google Sites
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Content Areas: All Areas
Description: An ePortfolio is a digital portfolio, accounting for a body of created work. This presentation will focus on the development of an ePortfolio project that was created by the facilitators. Although the project occurred in four high school biology classes over the past year, this project can easily be adapted to fit any subject or curriculum. The facilitators will discuss the project development and timeline of events as it rolled out for student use. Samples of documents and student work will be shared. Facilitators will also demonstrate some of the tasks that the students executed in the completion of their ePortfolio Google Site.

Tim Nunn
1:1 Device Program -­ How one school Decided, Planned, Implemented, and Supports a school­ wide iPad program
CREATE IT! Information Technology Design
Content Areas: Information Technology
Description: What does it take for a school IT Department to successfully introduce a 1:1 device program? The goal of this session is to consider the careful planning and steps it takes for IT Staff to implement and support a successful 1:1 iPad or device program.
As the presenter and Technology Director of Bishop Ready HS, we will use our school’s 1:1 iPad program as a case study and example. The session will look at the careful decision making process that led to iPads, the thorough planning and implementation that took place for the iPads to be prepared for student and teacher use, and the continual day-to-day support required for a successful program.

Some of the questions we will answer during this session include:

• Why did we choose the iPad over the Chromebook, a Windows laptop, or other tablets?
• How do you choose a protective cover or iPad case?
• How do you gain school wide support for the program?
• What steps need to take place in order to prepare the iPads for use?
• How do you manage and restrict iPads?
• How do you distribute Apps?
• How do you distribute the iPads to students?
• What happens when a student breaks a device?
• Is our network ready for 1:1 devices?
• How do you provide continual Professional Development for teachers?

Carol Puder
Use of Online Learning Strategies in Clinical Education of Allied Health Students
CREATE! Higher Education Session
Content Areas: Technology, allied health, clinical education, respiratory care
Description: This presentation reviews online learning strategies to increase student engagement through the use of advanced communication techniques and collaboration exercises while using a case study approach to develop critical thinking skills.
While it can be a challenge to connect with allied health students in the clinical environment, there are many online learning strategies that can be employed to spark student engagement. Allied health students are generally placed in separate and remote locations in order to complete the clinical education portion of their program. This can lead to a disconnect between students and their on-campus instructor. A lack of communication between fellow students due to separation of the group can also disrupt the educational process. The use of online learning strategies can help fill these gaps, keeping student interactions high and allowing for peer collaboration. Many learning management systems (LMS) are available to conduct online learning activities. The discussion board function, while used primarily for increasing student communication, has also been found to be a source of peer support for students during those tough moments. Using guided clinical scenarios allows the student to provide another viewpoint to a patient care situation, thus increasing collaboration in patient care techniques and approaches. Case studies provide an opportunity to further develop critical thinking skills in students. This project-based learning strategy can be offered in an LMS in a variety of ways with the use of Web 2.0 tools.

Ryan Randolph
Jumping out of the Page: Injecting Life into Student Work on Walls
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Content Areas: All Areas
Description/Objective: Using Chroma Key (Greenscreen) and Augmented Reality technologies, I will show attendees how I was able to take any image and “bring it to life” by having someone appear in front of the image to give additional information on some aspect of the image.
My presentation would involve showing each step of the process:
2D image selection – Could be a student-created poster
Filming subject on greenscreen, using iPad Green Screen app by DoInk
Using Aurasma Studio to upload Trigger (2D image) and Overlay (completed recording of student), to create aura.
Aura will show video playing over the image when scanned with the aurasma mobile app. Because it’s the same background image, it appears as if the speaker “fades” into the image to begin talking about it.

Carrie Rathsack
CREATE! with Powtoon
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Content Areas: All Areas
Description: Powtoon is a free presentation and animation creation tool that allows students (or teachers) to be creative and share ideas in a visual format with sound (music track &/or narration). Come learn the basics to get started using Powtoon in your classes, including several unique, creative uses to demonstrate student learning, present information, or communicate an idea.

Craig Rutherford
Title: Integrating Art and Math with Desmos
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Content Areas: Mathematics
Description: This session will open with an introduction to the project and my first attempt at creating a drawing in Desmos. I will then give examples of student created work and student opinions of the project so that the audience has an idea of what is possible. Then, I will describe how I organized the project, followed by what I liked about it and what I will change the next time I do it. If time allows, I would like to have audience members attempt to create their own projects and share it with each other.Traditionally, students have not had many opportunities to express their creativity in math class. Desmos, an online graphing tool, allows students to quickly and accurately view the graphs of equations and inequalities. In this project, students create a picture on the coordinate plane using multiple equations and inequalities. Pictures can be created with graphs of many different types of equations (linear, quadratic, conic section, trigonometric, etc.). The project is possible in middle school classes all the way through calculus classes.

Joe Sarnes
Extend Yourself! – Extentions and apps for Chrome
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Content Areas: All Areas
Description: In this session, we will explore extensions and apps for the Chrome browser. These tools extend the capabilities of the Chromebook and Chrome browser. Things such as text-to-speech, screen grabs, split screen, Easy Bib, readbility, summary tool, Kindle Cloud reader, DOGO News, graphic organizers, student response tools and more.

Stacey Snyder
Google Classroom: Connecting Teachers and Students with Technology
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Content Areas: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology, Special Education
Description: This presentation will provide an introduction to Google Classroom. Attendees will receive a walk-through of all the features and how it can be utilized in any classroom setting. Examples of actual classroom use will be shared. Major areas of focus:
-How to set up a classroom
-How to utilize the co-teaching feature
-How to post both announcements and assignments
-How to grade assignments
-How to share almost any type of digital media with students including You Tube videos, Google Drive files, and links to websites
If participants bring their own device, they will be able to begin setting up their own classroom as I am presenting.

Alvin Trusty
The Power of Sharing
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Content Areas: All Areas
Description: Creating is one of the most important things our students do, but without sharing our creations, we are limiting the impact of the creation process. This session will expose you to ways you can share your work, no matter what the format: words, pictures, audio, videos. Teachers and students are already doing this and we will look at materials others have created and shared. Reference materials are here – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V4NedH5D1a_mPeUqbRCSZawfJ1MmCjHRQJqQqkZ2J4M

Alvin Trusty
Spur Creativity with a 30-Day Challenge
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Content Areas: All Areas
Description: If you can do it for thirty straight days, it can have a permanent impact on your life. We will look at different 30-day projects for you and your students. Details will be shared about a 30-day photography project that Liberty-Benton did this school year. Want to do your own 30-day project? You will leave the session with everything you need.

Steve Varga
Lights, Camera, iPad: Using iMovie and Google Apps to Create Theatrical Book Trailers for YA Fiction
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Content Areas: Fine Arts, English/Language Arts, Library, Technology
Description: This session will highlight the theatrical video trailers that my 7th graders created for the YA fiction books they checked out from our school’s media center. The presentation will demonstrate how iPads and iPhones were utilized for filming, how iMacs were used to enhance green screen footage, and how iMovie 2.0.1 was used to put all the clips together on an iPad. The session will also highlight how Google Apps for Education (GAFE) was used to organize it all and teach students 21st century skills. In this presentation, I will share our mistakes, our successes, our obstacles, and of course a few of our book trailers. Learn how technology and creativity can be used to help struggling readers analyze text better.

Nicole V. Williams, Ph.D.
Virtual School Field Experiences for Teacher Candidates
CREATE! Higher Education Session
Content Areas: All Areas
Description: The purpose of this presentation is to 1) describe how to create university partnerships with online K-12 schools to provide teacher candidates with the opportunity to participate in virtual school field experiences, 2) disseminate best practices in the preparation of teacher candidates to develop technology-based instruction and assessments for the diverse needs of K-12 online students, and 3) discuss these best practices in specific contexts relevant to the personal rationales, resources, and research of the presenter and participants.
Lisa Yoder
Tech Tools for Upper Elementary
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Content Areas: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology
Description: I will be presenting tech tools that I use with my fifth grade science students to both create projects as well as review content. Ideas will be shared on how to incorporate these tools to engage students by using your curricular content. Included in this presentation will be how I have used the tool in my classroom as well as a basic description (with a basic step sheet to get you started for each tool). Tools discussed will include: Zondle, Google Sites, Popplet, Pages, Screencast-o-Matic, and iMovie. Please bring your laptop, as if we have additional time we will walk through some of these tools together.
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