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Here you will find outlines and links from my workshops and trainings. Select one from the list below:

6 Ways to Show What You Know

Testing isn't the only way to assess students. Learn practical, concrete ways to give students ownership of their own learning and allow them to use their creativity to 'show what they know.

Hacking Google Slides

Google Slides is not just online PowerPoint. With it little hacking it can be "something completely different."

Let's Make a Story - Creating, Sharing, and Assessing Digital Stories

Common Core Standards require students to do more than KNOW, they must also APPLY and CREATE. Student created digital stories align perfectly with these requirements. Learn and experience the process of story creation on your own device, the way a student might, and then plan engaging story projects your students can use to demonstrate evidence of learning. In this session you will get to learn and play with a variety of story creation tools that you will use to craft your own stories. Get ready for a fun day of learning, creating & sharing.

Chromebook 101

Your students + Chomebooks + Google Apps are a perfect match for learning, collaboration, and management. Come, learn, and listen to stories of two different implementation strategies for using Chromebooks with students: 1:1 Take home and Chromebooks on carts. Ideas for PD, student community training, and classroom implementation ideas. (Co-Presented with Rachel Yurk)

Tell Your Story with an iPad

Do you have a story to tell? You (and your students) can use still images, your voice, a little creativity, and apps like iMovie and 30 Hands to create and share your stories using iPads.

Desktop Video - Making Video Without a Video Camera

Want to make videos but don’t like to be in front of the camera? You don’t have to be. You don’t even need a video camera! With just a Mac, (and maybe an iPad) an Internet connection and tools like iMovie, Keynote, Audacity, and Quicktime, you can use photos, stock images, screencasting, animation, and a little creativity to make fun, engaging videos for your students.

Why Do I Need to Teach Technology Standards?

Think you have enough to do just teaching your content standards? Add technology standards to your "to-do" list is not just one more thing. In fact, if you're using online and digital tools in your lessons you're probably teaching to the technology standards already. Learn about the NETS (National Education Technology Standards) and why they are important across all curriculum and subjects.

Is BYOD a Good Idea for My School

Learn how one school is taking advantage of free web tools and open source software to give students the freedom to bring their own laptops to school.

Technology Integrated Lessons for Elementary Classrooms

What do you do when reading the book and completing the worksheet doesn't work? It's time to get creative! Integrating technology does not need to add more to your already busy day, but can replace something you’re currently doing with something better. Discover twenty-one (or more) technology-infused lessons for elementary and middle school students as well as activities that not only help students meet learning goals, but also enable them to express their creativity, innovation, and critical thinking.

Finding Your Spark

William Butler Yeats said, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” A good teacher can be the spark that lights a fire in their students. Learn how find that spark and fan it into a fire that can spread to your students and your fellow teachers.

21 Lessons, 21 Tools

What do you do when reading the book and completing the worksheet doesn't work? It's time to get creative! Integrating technology does not need to add more to your already busy day, but can replace something you’re currently doing with something better. Discover twenty-one (or more) technology-infused lessons for elementary and middle school students as well as activities that not only help students meet learning goals, but also enable them to express their creativity, innovation, and critical thinking. Be sure to bring your own ideas as well for a rapid-fire tool-sharing activity.

Make Your Class A Community with Edmodo

Edmodo is like Facebook for schools. Use with the peace of mind that only you and your students can see and access it. This "walled-garden" is a safe place to teach responsible social networking skills and to give your class an online presence. Oh, did I mention it's FREE?

How to Make a Podcast

This "mini course" will instruct you how to create podcasts using Audacity. It is designed to be used by both teachers and students.

3 Ways to Tell a Story

TOPIC: Using free technology tools, learn how to create stories with SOUND using Audacity, stories with PICTURES using Photostory & Voicethread, and stories with PLACE using Google Maps.

Education is a Team Sport

TOPIC: Learn some techniques and strategies that help teachers focus on learning goals and provide "just-in-time" technology training.

Glog It!

TOPIC: Glogster EDU is an online tool that lets your students create multi-media digital posters that can be shared online or embedded in class blogs or wikis.

Your Pictures Tell A Story

TOPIC: Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers (PhotoStory3, Power Point, VoiceThread)

Organize Your Life with RSS

TOPIC: Use Really Simple Syndication and let the Web bring info to you. (Blogs, Flickr, Diigo, Google Reader)

Cool Stuff to Do With Your iPod

TOPIC: How to justify your iPod purchase as an "educational expense".

Movie Making

TOPIC: Using iMovie08 to create classroom video projects.

Animal Riddles

PROJECT: Tutorials created for our 3rd Grade Animal Riddle Project.