Thursday, March 31, 2016

Recorded Canisius Webinar: Back To Basics with Google Docs by Rob Zdrojewski

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Recorded on March 30, 2016 by Rob Zdrojewski, Online Adjunct Professor in the Canisius College Education Technologies and Emerging Media Program.

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The Basics of Google Docs

Are you a creature of habit and still using Microsoft Word?  Do you feel left out and wonder why so many people have switched to Google Docs?  This session will showcase all of the advantages of using Google Docs as your word processor tool of choice.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Article: New Technology Initiatives at Oakfield-Alabama CSD

As this is my first year serving in a new position of K-12 Director of Instructional Technology, I was excited to see this published article about our Technology initiatives underway in the Oakfield-Alabama Central School District:

Our NY State Smart Schools Investment Plan was approved by our Board of Education on February 23, 2016.  See the slides here:

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Digital Wave 2016 Conference at Erie 1 BOCES

The annual NYSCATE Digital Wave Conference will be held at Erie 1 BOCES in West Seneca, NY on Monday, May 9th 2016.  I'll be presenting 3 of the 27 technology presentations that are scheduled to take place.  Join us for an exciting day learning about the latest Educational Technology trends and tools!

Conference registration information can be found here.

Using Socrative and Kahoot to Engage/Gamify/Quiz Your Students!
Session 1: 10:00am - 11:15am  Lab 2
Create a gameshow style environment in your classroom! Learn how tools like Socrative and Kahoot run on ANY device with a web browser, perfect for 1:1 or BYOD scenarios. See how you can use tablets, smartphones, Chromebooks or laptops as “clickers” instead of investing in the more traditional one-purpose only hardware devices on the market. Please BYOD (bring your own device) and join us for some fun demonstrations of Socrative and Kahoot!

Intro to iOS Digital Storytelling: Mobile News Reporting Using Videolicious
Session 2:  12:00pm - 1:15pm  Room A-3
Digital storytelling at it’s finest! Learn how to create simple 60-second “newscaster style” videos using the free Videolicious app available on all iOS devices. Create videos in 3 easy steps: choose media, tell your story, and choose your music. Videolicious then does the editing for you! Perfect for any curricular area where integrating student-produced video is desired. Learn more at

The Art of Screencasting: “Teacher-On-Demand” is now possible!
Session 3:  1:30pm - 2:45pm  Room B2A
The concept of the “flipped classroom” wouldn’t be possible without screencasting.  Learn how to create a “digital YOU” by creating screencasts on iPads, Chromebooks, Windows or Mac using leading software packages such as TechSmith Snagit, Telestream ScreenFlow and Explain Everything.  Give your students anytime, anywhere access to YOUR instruction.  When combined with an online learning platform like Edmodo, teachers now have the ability to create a 24/7 personalized learning environment!

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

FETC 2016 Recorded Workshop: Green Screen Video Production Using iPads

Unlimited Possibilities:  Greenscreen Video Production Using iPads (WS149)

2-Hour Ticketed Workshop
Friday, January 15, 2016  10:30am - 12:30pm EST   
Location:  OCCC North 330C
Workshop Description:
Creating green screen-video used to be expensive and highly technical. Thanks to the Green Screen Do Ink iPad app, now anyone can easily record broadcast quality green screen footage for their video projects. This app allows you to choose any video clip or photo from your camera roll and use it as the backdrop behind you, as well as export clips to the camera roll, iMovie or other iPad video production apps. See demonstrations of sample workflows and explore your options for green screens, lighting, microphones and more. The possibilities are endless! iPad recommended.

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