Thursday, June 11, 2015

ISTE 2015 Technology Workshops by Rob Zdrojewski

I'm excited to present and attend ISTE 2015 held in Philadelphia, PA from June 27 - July 1, 2015.  Please join us if you are attending #ISTE2015, the largest annual Educational Technology Conference in the United States!


The Art of Screencasting: "Teacher-On-Demand" Is Now Possible! (WH009)

Date: Saturday, June 27th 2015  8:30am - 11:30am EDT
Location: PCC 119A
Format: 3 Hour Ticketed Workshop (pre-registration required)
Focus:  Digital Age Teaching and Learning; Distance, Online and Blended Learning
Description:  The concept of the flipped classroom wouldn’t be possible without screencasting. Learn how to create screencasts on all your devices using industry leading software such as ScreenFlow on Macs, Snagit on Windows and Explain Everything on iPads.  When combined with an online learning platform like Edmodo, teachers have a 24/7 personalized learning environment, perfect for absent students and fostering a more connected classroom.
Register at https://www.isteconference.org

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Digital Storytelling: Students As Mobile News Reporters Using Videolicious on iOS (WM203)

Date: Monday, June 29th 2015  8:30am - 10:00am EDT
Location: Marriott Franklin 8
Format:  90 Minute Ticketed Workshop (pre-registration required)
Focus:  Digital Age Teaching and Learning--Storytelling/ Multimedia
Description:  Learn how to create “newscaster style” videos using the free Videolicious app on any iOS device.  Perfect for any curricular area where integrating student-produced video is desired.  Join us as we explore the basic, intermediate and advanced workflows to create video blog posts in just minutes!  Create videos in 3 easy steps: choose media, tell your story, and choose your music. Videolicious then does the editing for you!
Register at https://www.isteconference.org

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Enable Your Flipped Classroom Using Edmodo! (WH234)

Date: Monday, June 29th 2015  4:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Location: Marriott Franklin 4
Format:  3 Hour Ticketed Workshop (pre-registration required)
Focus:  Digital Age Teaching and Learning--Distance, Online and Blended Learning
Description:  Are you wondering how can social networking benefit your classroom and still be safe?  Learn why Amherst Middle Technology Teacher, Canisius College Adjunct Professor and Edmodo Certified Trainer Rob Zdrojewski has abandoned his boring teacher website in favor of using Edmodo as a free “digital learning platform” to engage students and parents.  In addition to numerous K-12 examples, Rob will also feature his use of Edmodo at the Graduate School level, as an Adjunct Online instructor in the Canisius College Education Technologies Program.








Top 10 Problems Edmodo Helps Me Solve!

Dates
Tuesday, June 30th 2015  2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Wednesday, July 1st 2015  1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Location: Exhibit Hall Booth 1310
Focus:  Digital Age Teaching and Learning--Distance, Online and Blended Learning
Description:  Technology Teacher and Edmodo Certified Trainer Rob Zdrojewski will demonstrate new features and how you can leverage the power of Edmodo for your classroom too!







Using Socrative and Kahoot to Quiz/Poll/Engage Your Students (B407)

Date: Wednesday, July 1st 2015  8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Location: PCC 115A
Format:  60 Minute BYOD Ticketed Session (pre-registration required)
Focus:  Digital Age Teaching and Learning--Mobile Learning
Description:  Student response systems (a.k.a. “clickers”) are popular tools to engage students in classroom activities and administer assessments. However their high cost and steep learning curve prevent many from utilizing this technology. Learn how Socrative and Kahoot changes this. These free web-based student response systems run on ANY mobile device with a browser.  Join us and BYOD as we explore some fun engaging demonstrations!
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“Crowdsource Your Rubric: How To Brainstorm--Rank--Evaluate Student Work within Edmodo!

Dates
Tuesday, June 30th 2015  4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Wednesday, July 1st 2015  12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Location: Exhibit Hall Booth 1310
Focus:  Digital Age Teaching and Learning--Distance, Online and Blended Learning
Description:  Technology Teacher and Edmodo Certified Trainer Rob Zdrojewski will demonstrate how to get started using Edmodo to enable your own version of the blended classroom.  Rob will also feature his use of Edmodo at the Graduate School level, as an Adjunct Online instructor in the Canisius College Education Technologies Program.







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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Swivl Summer Learning Series


Here is a great 9-week summer opportunity for educators and administrators wishing to learn more about Educational Technology.  Each week there will be a different theme and simple challenge to refresh your tech skills.  I was honored to be chosen as one of the 9 presenters/leaders in this series!

But wait...there's MORE!  Complete all 9 challenges and you'll be entered to win a Swivl robot camera mount ($400 value).  I've used my Swivl to record my workshops at Amherst Central School District Digital Learning Day this past spring (see here).

Learn more about the Swivl Summer Learning Series here:
http://www.swivl.com/summer-learning-series/


http://www.swivl.com/summer-learning-series/


Learn more about the Swivl camera mount here:
http://www.swivl.com/product/


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Friday, May 29, 2015

LEGO Robotics Challenge: Collaborative Knock Down Event!

Our final LEGO Robotics engineering challenge for this year, see video below!


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Thursday, May 21, 2015

LEGO Robotics: Line Tracker Competition at Amherst Middle School

Today's video blogpost (made with Videolicious on iOS) features a summary of the Line Tracker Robotics event in my classroom this week.


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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WireCast Case Study for Amherst Tech TV

I'm excited to share that Amherst Middle Tech TV has been internationally published in a user case study for Telestream, Inc.  This software company produces WireCast, an award-winning software package for producing Live Multimedia events such as school TV newscasts, sporting events, assemblies and more.

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Amherst Tech TV has been producing live school TV newscasts since around 2006 using our teacher-constructed school TV greenscreen studio.  Our previous software package (Adobe Visual Communicator) is no longer in production, and WireCast has been the perfect replacement to produce our live newscasts.

Coming this fall, Rob will be producing a training video series on Using WireCast for School TV Production.  Subscribe HERE to receive updates when this training video series becomes available.