Tuesday, November 1, 2016

FETC 2017 Technology Workshops by Rob Zdrojewski


Join me at #FETC 2017 this January for my two educational technology workshops listed below.  Use promo code SPK17 to save $30 when registering for this annual conference!



The Art of Screencasting: “Teacher-On-Demand” is now possible! (W141)

Date:  Thursday January 26, 2016  2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location:  Orange County Convention Center - North 330B
Track:  Future of EdTech Educator

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, and Windows or Mac computers using leading software packages such as TechSmith Snagit, Telestream ScreenFlow, and Explain Everything.  K-12 Technology Director and Adjunct Professor Rob Zdrojewski has "flipped" his direct instruction into screencasting so his students now have anytime, anywhere access to teacher instruction.  When combined with an online learning platform such as Schoology, teachers now have the ability to create a 24/7 personalized learning environment, perfect for keeping absent students up to date and fostering a more connected classroom.  Learn more in this case study: https://www.techsmith.com/customer-stories-rob-z.html






Unlimited Possibilities: Greenscreen Video Production Using iPads! (W167)
Date:  Friday January 27, 2016  8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location:  Orange County Convention Center - North 330D
Track:  Future of EdTech Educator

Creating greenscreen video used to be expensive and highly technical, but not anymore! Thanks to the Green Screen Do Ink iPad app, anyone can easily record broadcast quality greenscreen footage for their video projects. Imagine having students appear to be on location for their video book reports or presentations. This app allows you to choose any video clip or photo from your camera roll and use it as the backdrop behind you. Export clips to the camera roll, iMovie or other iPad video production apps. Join us as we demonstrate sample workflows and explore your options for greenscreens, lighting, microphones, and more. The possibilities are endless!

Registration information can be found at http://fetc.org/register.html


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Friday, October 28, 2016

Recorded Webinar: Using GoGuardian to Manage/Filter/Track Student Chromebooks





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Using GoGuardian to Manage/Filter/Track Student Chromebooks
Presented by Rob Zdrojewski and JC Montroy
Recorded on Oct 26th, 2016 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 and Assistant Principal JC Montroy 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!

Interested in more webinars like this?  See the fall 2016 schedule here.


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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 and Assistant Principal JC Montroy 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:
http://www.canisius.edu/justice/




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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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See slides here



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