2019 Presentations

Pat Berman
Amazing, Multipurpose Google MYMAPS
CREATE! Classroom Integration
All Levels
When you think about mapping, do you tend to think of it as an activity that is only done in social studies classes? Think again. In this session we will explore the many ways My Maps, an app in the G-suite universe, can be used to enhance and extend learning across the curriculum. We will investigate how My Maps can be used to map out the settings of books both fiction and nonfiction. They can be used in Science to show migration paths, in Math to determine perimeter and area and in language arts to add information to research projects. My Maps is a collaborative app that is often overlooked. They can provide many marvelous, creative ways that can help our students learn and do their best.

Pat Berman
Sketch Out Great Learning With Google Drawings
CREATE! Classroom Integration
All Levels
Google Drawings is a collaborative free tool that you and your students can use to create and edit drawings, diagrams, graphic organizers, infographics, and more. While Google Drawings is fairly easy to use, it is helpful to know some basic features and tips so that you can readily begin creating and collaborating. This demonstration will explore step-by-step how to use the basic tools of Google Drawings. As part of creating a drawing, we will see how to add, fill, format shapes. In addition, how to insert images, text, and other objects, as well as how to layer, combine them and add them to Docs or Slides. As stated above Google Drawings is also a versatile application that students and teachers can use to create numerous tools and projects that support learning. Google Drawings will give you ways to integrate their use across a variety of content areas engaging your students and enhancing learning. Come discover how Drawings can be used for creating lots of amazing projects like graphic organizers, designing newsletters, visualizing math concepts, and more.

Fred Coulter
Understanding and Applying The Bold School Framework for Strategic Blended Learning
CREATE! Classroom Integration
All Levels
Weston Kieschnick, wrote the book, Bold School, describing a framework that combines what he calls old school wisdom with new school technologies to make blended learning lessons that work. Participants will be introduced to the blended learning framework and then have the opportunity to apply it to their teaching practices. The framework is a five-step guide that takes the tried and true elements of lesson planning that incorporates technology into the teaching and learning process http://bit.ly/2Y2nMPk

Christine Danhoff
Discover the Hidden Possibilities of Augmented Reality!
CREATE! Classroom Integration
All Levels
Objects are popping off the page and coming into our world! How?! This highly interactive session will assist you in experiencing and creating your own augmented reality experiences for the classroom. Resources, examples, and hands-on opportunities will be provided, as well as ideas of how to integrate this emerging technology into the curriculum.

Christine Danhoff
Breakout EDU Smash with GSuite!
CREATE! Classroom Integration
All Levels
Puzzles, locks, and boxes, oh my! In this hands-on and engaging session, you will test your wits to complete a mini-Breakout EDU and learn how to begin creating your own Breakout EDU games, with GSuite and other resources. Examples, resources, collaboration, and hands-on opportunities will be provided, as well as ideas of how to integrate this gamified activity into the curriculum. Do you have what it takes to break out?!

Laura Davis
Coding, Robots, and Computational Thinking – Oh My!
CREATE! STEM/STEAM Session
All Levels
Come learn about Coding, Robots, and Computational Thinking and see how this style of problem-solving can be incorporated into any content at any grade level. Understand the power this gives students to approach tasks with a whole new mindset.

Deb Filar
FIRST Lego League Robotics – Start a Team and Join the Fun!
CREATE! STEM/STEAM Session
Grades 5-6, 7-8
Interested in starting a FIRST Lego League team with students aged 9-14? Come see what it’s all about, from starting a team to participating in a local competition. Tips will be shared and lessons learned will be humbly confessed! The FIRST program is all about teamwork, creative thinking, basic programming, and having FUN!

Amber Franzdorf
G Suite + Emojis = Awesome
CREATE! Classroom Integration
All Levels
Everyone loves emojis! Take advantage of that interest and excitement by combining emojis with G Suite to create awesome lessons. Session includes multiple examples for all grades and subjects that teachers can use immediately in their classrooms.

Amber Franzdorf
Go Ahead, Make My Day With Chrome Extensions
CREATE! Classroom Integration
All Levels
Chrome extensions are small software programs that give your Chrome browser super powers. These super powers are designed to make your life easier. This session will highlite more than 50 extensions for productivity, accessibility features and some that are just for fun.

Susan Jones
Using Grids to Individualize Student Learning
CREATE! Personalized Learning
Grades 5-6, 7-8, 9-12
During this session, I will explain how I have adapted the Grid Method to give my students choice in their learning process. I will also show how unit menus and Schoology folders can be used to provide for individualized learning.

Kim Krock
Tracking Learning with Digital Badges
CREATE! Personalized Learning
All Levels
Have you ever wanted to empower your students and let them be in charge of their own learning? Join us in this engaging session where you will explore digital badging through the use of these following tools: Google Drawing, Google Sheet, Flippity, Google Classroom, and Google Images.

Julianne Lange
Google-O-Graph: Creating a Digital Flip Book
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Grades P-4, 5-6, 7-8
Do you remember creating handheld flip books? A flip book contains a series of pictures that vary slightly from one page to the next. When “flipping” pages at rapid speed, the image appears to move. We will explore how to animate Google Slides to create a Google-o-graph: a moving picture. A Google-o-graph is a fun and entertaining way to demonstrate life cycles, phases of the moon, or tell a story. Please bring a laptop/Chromebook with you.

Anthony Luscre
Teach Above Your Head
CREATE! Personalized Learning
All Levels
What is “TAYH”, aka Teaching Above Your Head? If you feel completely comfortable and in control, you are preparing your students for your past and not their futures. This session will show you how to get outside of your comfort zone and model important lessons for your students such as:
* Self Learning- how & where to find and learn about new things on your own
* Life-Long-Learning
* Let your students do some of the heavy lifting!
* Advanced Web Searching Skills
* Media/Digital Literacy
* Mentorships

Anthony Luscre
Sheets Sans Numbers, Using Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum
CREATE! Classroom Integration
All Levels
If you only think numbers when you think spreadsheets you missing out on a great tool for teaching and understanding Literature, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, etc. See how spreadsheets can be used to analyze and classify the characters in a book, create writing prompts, organize student writing, sort animals, minerals, plants, etc. and even assist in assessments. Includes my “W.o.W.” sheet which helps students follow who did what and who is who in any story. Take home spreadsheet examples and templates to get you up and running quickly. Works with Google Sheets or Excel. No previous spreadsheet skills required.

Chris Malanga
Get on the SOLE train!
CREATE! Classroom Integration
All Levels
Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE) is a simple educational approach designed to promote inquiry and foster self-empowerment. Through this process, students ponder a big question, investigate that question, and present their discoveries. This session will take educators through the SOLE process so that they can experience it first-hand. Then, we will review the excellent tools that are available to help teachers through the SOLE process. Finally, we will get teachers ready to take this back to their classroom. This is the future of learning so let’s get on the SOLE train!

John Mansel-Pleydell
Spheros in the Classroom
CREATE! STEM/STEAM Session
Grades 5-6, 7-8
Sphero SPRK+ Edition is a robotic ball that can be remotely controlled via bluetooth. What is perhaps more engaging is that it can be programmed using the Sphero EDU software and is an excellent device for teaching physical computing. This session will introduce the Sphero to teachers and give you the opportunity to play with them and see how it might work in your classroom.

John Mansel-Pleydell
Becoming a gMail Ninja!
CREATE! Classroom Integration
All Levels
The modern teacher is deluged with email on a daily basis. If your inbox has more than a thousand messages in it then you are not alone! This session will teach some ninja tricks that will help you attack your email and show it who is boss! Learn some tips and tricks that will help you stay on top of email.

Jim Martin
AR VR Everywhere in the Classroom
CREATE! Classroom Integration
All Levels
Do you want to learn about the ABCs of 3D ARVR (Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality) in EDU? Discover resources to use in project based learning where students can explore and create their own 3D models. Learn some basic tools, shortcuts, and important aspects of popular 3D modeling software without any prior knowledge! It doesn’t matter your content area or grade level there is an AR/VR application that can be used in your area.

Ohio’s Learning Standards for Technology: Information and Communications Technology strand; Topic 3 Use Digital learning tools and resources to construct knowledge
Ohio’s Learning Standards for Technology: Design and Technology; Topic 2 Identify a problem and use an engineering design process to solve the problem.

Jessica Mead
Literacy & STEM: a Perfect Pair
CREATE! STEM/STEAM Session
Grades P-4, 5-6
I will share my experiences after teaching my first year in STEM and how I integrated my love of books and literacy into our STEM class. The main focus will be on our fables project that encompassed writing, Book Creator, TinkerCAD & Stop Motion. We will also talk book reviews using FlipGrid and some ideas I haven’t even tried yet!

Jenny Mitchell
Create & Collaborate with Book Creator
CREATE! Classroom Integration
All Levels
Participants will use the tools in Book Creator in a workshop format to discover ways to use Book Creator within their personal content area. The participants will have time to work in a breakout session and also publish a book during the session. Students in this session will want to have access to a laptop.

Jamie Morris and Jane Foor
DI-cing for your STEM/STEAM program
CREATE! STEM/STEAM Session
All Levels
Need resources to enhance or kickstart the STEM/STEAM curriculum for your district? DI may have just what you need. DI, or Destination Imagination, provides unique educational experiences across seven project-based challenges–Technical, Scientific, Engineering, Fine Arts, Improvisational, Service Learning, and Early Learning. These challenges, along with Instant Challenges, provide hands-on, collaborative opportunities where students are empowered to take their learning to the next level and are excited to do so.

Amanda O’Mara
Student Created Virtual Field Trips
CREATE! Classroom Integration
All Levels
Participants will explore the Google Cardboard Camera and Google Street View apps (a mobile device that supports these apps will be required) to take 360 degree and panorama photos to upload and integrate into their own virtual field trips via the Google Tour Creator website. This is a hands on session that will have participants learn by doing and have a tour finished by the end of the session. In addition to a device that supports the aforementioned apps, users will need Google accounts and a laptop or Chromebook to utilize the Tour Creator website.

Keven Rinaman
Every Minute Counts: Maximize Efficiency During Downtime
CREATE! Classroom Integration
All Levels
Working in an era in which precious moments are whisked away for accountability and documentation, it is critical to capitalize on every available second to maximize student engagement. Teachers will leave with an arsenal of FREE, ready-to-use strategies that they can implement in their K-12 classrooms right away. Tools to be highlighted will include options for getting students on task, tools to increase student focus, multitasking hacks, personalized professional development, and more! Increase your efficiency as a professional, while also increasing productivity by keeping the focus on students!

Keven Rinaman
Let’s Get Ready To TINKERCAD!
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Grades 5-6, 7-8, 9-12, 13-16
At the request of educators formerly in my 3D printing sessions, this session is a simple introduction to TinkerCAD. Teachers will get hands-on with 3-dimensional design and walk away with a creation of their own to show their students the next day! Starting with a walk-through of the icons and moving into building a personalized object, teachers will feel comfortable using TinkerCAD in the classroom.

Melissa Stanton
SpedTech: Blurring the lines of tech in special education
CREATE! Classroom Integration
All Levels
Explore the way one resource room classroom had changed once technology was integrated. See how some of the apps are used and how they benefit both the students and teacher. App included are: Schoology, Flipgrid, Book Creator, Nearpod, Peardeck, Google Suite, Kahoot, Newsela, Readworks and more.

Shawn Sunderman
Finding Ways to Maximize Differentiation in a Flipped Classroom
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Grades 7-8, 9-12
After seeing advanced students not showing their full potential on EOC tests, I was in search of a new and better way to best differentiate my Alg 1 classroom. Using a flipped classroom model where students work at their own pace, differentiation can be mastered with students at all ability levels. Advanced students can push themselves completing multiple lessons in a day. While struggling students can get the 1-on-1 help they need without feeling embarrassed by asking questions in front of their peers. During the presentation, I will share my failures (with corrections) and successes of implementing this format in my Alg 1 classroom. I will achieve this by sharing materials from lessons and walking through a normal unit as if the attendees are students in my class. Although I use it in an Algebra 1 classroom of freshmen, this teaching strategy can be used in any subject at multiple age levels.

Steve Varga
Whisper and Shout: Using Technology to Promote Free Choice Independent Reading
CREATE! Classroom Integration
Grades 5-6, 7-8, 9-12
This session will explore various ways that my 7th grade ELA Honors and Inclusion classrooms utilize technology to help build a culture of independent reading as part of my curriculum. The presentation will highlight how a blended learning approach can enhance traditional teaching methods from Kelly Gallagher, Penny Kittle, Lester Laminack, Kylene Beers, Robert Probst, and, of course, Donalyn Miller. Past projects that used Google Apps for Education (GAFE), Moodle, Keynote, iMovie, and/or Flipgrid will demonstrate for teachers and librarians how students can create authentic discussions about their favorite books beyond the ELA class period. In the process, students can begin to develop a lifelong love of reading without ever having to fill out a reading log.