Friday, November 15, 2013

FETC 2014 Technology Workshops by Rob Zdrojewski

I'm happy to be returning to Orlando, Florida to present 4 technology workshops at the annual Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) in January 2014.  I've found FETC to be extremely worthwhile for the past 8 years I've presented.  Join me if you are attending!

iPad Video Production: Creating Digital Storytelling Projects in Any Curricular Area!
 
3-hour BYOD Ticketed Workshop WWA069
Wednesday January 29, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am, S331C
Presenters:
Rob Zdrojewski, Amherst Middle and Canisius College
Sarah Warner, Hilton Central School District

Attendees will learn the specifics of video production with students. Apps such as iMovie, Videolicious and Coach's Eye will be demonstrated along with extra accessories such as microphones, tripods and cases used to turn your iPad into a movie making powerhouse! Bring your iPad and leave with a new creation to use immediately.



Screencasting: The Essential Piece to Flipping Your Classroom!
3-Hour Hands-On Ticketed Workshop WWP084
Wednesday January 29, 2014  12:00pm - 3:00pm, S331A
Presenter:
Rob Zdrojewski, Amherst Middle and Canisius College

Attendees will learn how to produce screencasts on a variety of platforms such as Windows, Mac, and iOS.  Screencasts are an excellent way to digitize your teaching and invoke the flipped classroom model.  See a showcase of case studies where students were able to proceed with acquiring new learning via my screencasts while the teacher works with small groups simultaneously. View our featured case study published in T.H.E. Journal to learn more about screencasting possibilities.




Using Socrative to Engage Your Students

2-Hour Hands-On Ticketed Workshop WR4132
Thursday January 30, 2014  3:30pm - 5:30pm, S330D
Presenters:
Rob Zdrojewski, Amherst Middle and Canisius College
Alane Seeger, Lockport City School District

Discover the concept of clickers--without the need for expensive proprietary hardware. Using any web-enabled device, attendees will participate in the use of Socrative for audience response polls and quizzes on the fly. Teachers will appreciate the reporting tools and the cost--as Socrative is available at no cost for K12 schools! See demonstrations of how Socrative is used for quizzes, exams, ticket out the door activities, and on the fly questioning daily for exciting formative assessment.  Bring your mobile device!



Flipping Your PD: Students as Screencasters
2-Hour Hands-On Ticketed Workshop WF1146
Friday January 31, 2014  8:00am - 10:00am, S330F
Presenters:
Rob Zdrojewski, Amherst Middle and Canisius College
Alane Seeger, Lockport City School District
Sarah Warner, Hilton Central School District

Why Let Teachers Have All the Fun? Attendees will learn how Rob Zdrojewski was able to flip the PD model and have his students produce training screencasts for their teachers!  This model has proven itself to be very effective as the motivation factor to produce high quality screencasts has really challenged students.  Learn more about this growing trend in Ed Tech in this article published in T.H.E. Journal.