November 25, 2014

Agenda

9:00 - Set-up, Welcome, Greetings, introduce the Green Screen Activity, (pairs)
Jim Shevchuk's Words and Greetings:

Green Screen PhotoBooth Activity
Do Ink Green Screen Basics
MorgueFile - a great place for creative commons photos
Photos for Class - these photos contain the citation

9:15 - Sharing

Bring it Together (#bit14) Conference Report


WordPress Website - Ryan & Chase

9:45 - The Debaters - Phones, Tables and Missing Skills: A Debate

BIRT: schools should invest in technologies that enable students to participate on the open web rather than in the closed space of an app.

Resources:
Phones, Tables and Missing Skills by Clarence Fisher
Are Tablets Better Than Laptops for 1:1? (ISTE - Counterpoint)

  • Read the articles individually
  • Divide into four teams (2 Affirmative and 2 Negative - four corners of the room.)
  • Determine your arguments (need for change and a plan) - as per the outline provide
  • Choose your speakers - 2/team
  • Debate!

10:30 Break

10:45 - Google Apps for Education (GAfE)
  • Presentation Notes
  • Google Folder Link
  • Lane's presentation notes
  • Items that Lane has added to his Google 'tool kit'
    • Google Classroom
    • Google Drawing - create shapes and diagrams (useful in docs)
    • Kaizena - Audio Feedback in Docs
    • Save to Google Drive - Saves the web page into Google Drive
    • Goo .gl - creates short url links to websites
    • Adblock - stops adds in youtube
    • Nitro Type - a fun typing game where students upgrade cars as they pass levels for typing words quickly
    • Powtoon - presentation software
    • Flubaroo - add on in Google Sheets auto corrects quizzes
    • Snapverter - convert files to pdfs
    • Lucid Diagram/Chart - Create webs etc.
    • Read and Write for Google - Accessibility features plus so much more
Time to play, experiment and explore - e.g. set up a Google Classroom

12:00 Lunch

12:45 Continuation of GAfE - with IT department to answer and respond to questions

1:30 - IT Update (Ryan)


2:30 - Green Screen Activity