Friday, April 12, 2013

Elmwood Franklin School: Teachers and Technology Think Tank (t4) Workshops by Rob Zdrojewski


On Saturday April 13th 2013 I am honored to be presenting three technology workshops at the 3rd annual spring technology conference held at the Elmwood Franklin School in Buffalo, NY.  Join us for an exciting day as we explore the latest in educational technology!  Below are my workshop descriptions and outlines:

Session 1
The Art of Screencasting:  Teacher-On-Demand is Now Possible!
Flipped classrooms are made possible with screencasting. Learn how to create screencasts on a variety of platforms such as Windows, Mac and iPad.  Evolve your primary delivery mode of teaching from direct instruction to screencasting so students have anytime, anywhere access to your classroom instruction. Combine with an online learning platform like Edmodo to create a 24/7 learning environment!
View workshop outline HERE


Session 2
Using Socrative to Engage Your Students
Student response systems (a.k.a. “clickers”) are increasingly becoming a popular technology tool to engage students in classroom activities. However their high cost and steep learning curve prevent many classrooms from utilizing this exciting technology. Learn how Socrative.com aims to change all of this. Socrative is a free web-based student response system that runs on ANY device with a web browser. See how you can use tablets, iPod Touches, smartphones, or laptops as “clickers” instead of investing in the more traditional “one-purpose only” hardware clickers on the market. Please BYOD (bring your own device) and join us for some fun demonstrations of Socrative.com


Session 3
iPad Video Production: Creating Digital Storytelling Projects in Any Curricular Area!
Learn to create digital storytelling projects using iOS apps to produce digital video. Experience the advantages of various apps including: iMovie, Videolicious, and Coach’s Eye.  Ascertain the workflow by bringing your own device to create with each app.  BYOD and join us for some video production fun!