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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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
Contact Email: rob@zdrojewski.net
Website: http://www.robztraining.com/


Bio:
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 RobZtraining.com 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 RobZdrojewski.com


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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

ISTE 2016 Screencasting Workshop by Rob Zdrojewski



I've been accepted to present at the ISTE 2016 conference held in Denver, Colorado from June 25-29, 2016.  This will be my 4th consecutive year presenting workshops, and I'm honored to be a part of the world's largest educational technology conference.  Please stop by or tweet me @MrZtechTV if you're attending #ISTE2016


The Art of Screencasting: Flipped "Teacher-On-Demand" is Now Possible!


Date: Monday, June 27th 2016  4:30pm - 7:30pm MDT

Format: 3-Hour Workshop (Registration required)
Focus:  Digital Age Teaching and Learning: Flipped Learning
Description:  The concept of the “flipped classroom” wouldn’t exist without screencasting. Learn how to create a “digital YOU” using iPads, Chromebooks, Windows or Mac with TechSmith Snagit, Telestream ScreenFlow and Explain Everything. When combined with a platform like Edmodo, teachers can now create a 24/7 personalized learning environment!  Rob will also demonstrate how Edmodo is currently being used to facilitate the 100% online Educational Technologies and Emerging Media Master's Program at Canisius College.


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Friday, May 13, 2016

OACS Technology Initiatives Featured in The Daily News Online

Oakfield-Alabama Central School District receives $664,680 in Smart School funding
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Wednesday, May 4, 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!





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!



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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 Videolicious.com


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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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