Thursday, October 20, 2016

Canisius Ed Tech Fall Webinar Series

Canisius College’s Education Technologies Program is offering a FREE webinar series that appeals to any K-12 teacher/administrator who wants to utilize these tools in the classroom.  Below is a description of each webinar presented by the Education Technologies Program which offers an online certificate program and a Master’s degree in Education Technology leading to New York State Certification as a Education Technology Specialist.  

Presented by Rob Zdrojewski & JC Montroy
Date:  Oct 26th at 3:00 PM
Learn the many benefits that GoGuardian provides for IT staff and School District Administrators to manage chromebooks.  We will dig into the administrative console to show you just how powerful and essential this management tool has become for the Oakfield-Alabama School District in NY State.  Technology Director Rob Zdrojewski will demonstrate how they track Chromebook locations, filter on and off campus, apply advanced YouTube filtering and much more.  If your district issues Chromebooks, you have to learn why GoGuardian is considered a must have tool!
Register for GoGuardian Webinar HERE

Presented by Jason Steinagle
Date:  Nov. 17th at  4:30 PM
This webinar will offer practical applications of Google Drive and Google Classroom for all grade levels and curriculum.  Creating, communicating, and sharing resources with colleagues and students is a critical component to design best teaching practices for your classes.  The session will also describe Flubaroo, a Forms add-on that allows teachers to create self-graded assessments to easily report and analyze student performance.
Register for Google Apps Webinar HERE

Presented by Ronald Kotlik, Ph.D.
Date: Dec. 8th at 4:00 PM
Now that we have a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy in our school, what can we do with these devices?  This presentation will guide participants in designing instructional materials that effectively use cell phones,tablets, and Chromebooks.  Participants will learn how to use web based tools such as Polleverywhere, Socrative, and Quizlet to create quizzes, review games, interactive polls and discussions that engage students’ attention while using their own cell phones for constructive activities.  Further, participants will learn how to create teacher and student podcasts and vodcasts (audio and video recordings) for various projects.  Finally, participants will learn how to create and scan QR codes that bring traditional learning materials (worksheets, books, etc.) into a more engaging digital atmosphere with student cell phones and tablets.
Register for BYOD Webinar HERE

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Assistive Technology Workshop at Canisius College: Using Kahoot and Socrative to Engage Our Students!

On Wednesday, October 19th 2016 we will be presenting a workshop on the use of Assistive Technologies in the K-12 classroom.  The focus will be on interactive technologies such as Socrative and Kahoot to "gamify" the classroom using common mobile devices that students or schools may already own.

This workshop is offered as part of the 2016-17 Professional Development Series of the JUSTICE Project at Canisius College.    Learn more about it HERE.
Presented by Rob Zdrojewski and Alane Seeger

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DATE: Wednesday, October 19th 2016

TIME: 4:30 - 7:00pm

LOCATION: Grupp Fireside Lounge on the second floor of the Student Center at Canisius College. A campus map can be viewed HERE.  (Letter I marks the location of the Richard E. Winter Student Center, and the Grupp Fireside Lounge is found on the second floor.  Parking is available in the Science Hall Parking Ramp, number 16)

DESCRIPTION: See the Google Doc below:

Registration information can be found at:

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Opening Day 2016: Instructional Technology Update at Oakfield-Alabama CSD by Rob Zdrojewski

The 2016-17 school year is underway at the Oakfield-Alabama Central School District!  Our major initiatives this year include deployment of 1:1 Dell TouchScreen Chromebooks spanning Grades 3-12, our first year of using Schoology as our adopted digital learning platform, and many other exciting tools to enhance instruction.

Please view the recorded presentation below, delivered by Rob Zdrojewski, Director of Instructional Technology.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Parent Chromebook Meetings, Oakfield-Alabama Central School District

This week I presented our 1:1 Chromebook initiative launching in September at the Oakfield-Alabama Central School District.  Every student in grade 3-12 will be issued a Dell 11" Touchscreen Chromebook as an educational tool.

Please explore the resources below and watch the recorded presentations:

1.  Letter to Parents

2.  Optional Insurance for Chromebooks

3.  Chromebook Policy Handbook

Monday, August 8th Recorded Presentation:

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Wednesday, August 10th Recorded Presentation:

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Stay tuned to my blog for more updates throughout the school year!

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Canisius Google Summit: Using GoGuardian for Teachers to Monitor Student Chromebooks

Recorded August 5, 2016 at the 2nd annual Buffalo Google Summit, hosted by the Canisius College Education Technologies Graduate Program

Using GoGuardian for Teachers to Monitor Student Chromebooks

Presented by Rob Zdrojewski

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Session Description
Having 1:1 Chromebooks in classrooms might be intimidating if teachers cannot see actual student screens.  Learn how GoGuardian for Teachers can solve this dilemma!  Using GoGuardian, teachers can view continuous live images of each Chromebook, remotely open and close tabs, record the history of sites used during class and even blank out screens when attention is needed.  We will explore many of the great features of GoGuardian for Teachers in this workshop.

Presenter: Rob Zdrojewski
Position: Director of Instructional Technology & Online Adjunct Professor
Organization: Oakfield-Alabama CSD & Canisius College
Location: Oakfield & Buffalo, NY
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Rob Zdrojewski is the K-12 Director of Instructional Technology at the Oakfield-Alabama Central School District in Oakfield, NY. He is a New York State Certified K-12 Technology Education Teacher and holds his NYS Administrative SBL/SDL Certifications. Rob formerly taught Technology Education at Amherst Middle School for 14 years as a classroom educator. Since 2012 he has been an Online Adjunct Professor in the Education Technologies and Emerging Media Program at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.   Rob maintains a professional blog at and has published numerous training DVDs and offers professional development and consulting services on topics such as the flipped classroom, blended learning, screencasting, and iPad video production. As an Edmodo Certified Trainer and Level 2 Google Educator Rob annually presents workshops nationwide at conferences such as ISTE, FETC, NYSCATE, and Campus Technology. He serves as an educational consultant and beta tester with companies such as Telestream, TechSmith and Edmodo and has been published in educational technology journals such as T.H.E. Journal, eSchoolNews and the Hechinger Report.  Rob is passionate about the benefits of mobile learning and is a strong advocate for the use of mobile devices in the classroom. In 2012 he completed a second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration at Canisius College with an emphasis on digital learning. View Rob’s digital resume at

Learn more about the Canisius College Education Technologies Online Masters Graduate Program.

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