Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Campus Technology 2014 Presentations by Rob Zdrojewski


I'm excited to be presenting three technology sessions in July at the 2014 Campus Technology Conference in Boston, MA.  If you're attending this Higher Education Technology conference, use the official hashtag #CampusTech and be sure to stop by!


Flipping Your Classroom with iPad Screencasting
3-Hour Ticketed Workshop
Presenter: Rob Zdrojewski
Co-Presenters: Alane Seeger and 
Sarah Warner
Monday, July 28, 2014  1:00-4:00 pm
Session Description:
Screencasts have the power to personalize the online environment when students actually see and hear their instructors and classmates asynchronously. Learn how to use the leading iOS screencasting apps such as TechSmith’s ScreenChomp, Explain Everything, and EDUcreations to create screencast videos using only your iPad. Your screencasts can include a combination of elements, such as PowerPoint slides, documents, and even your face as you speak! Capture all lecture content and create effective online teaching materials. Specific Higher Ed examples will be provided from a “Flipped” adjunct professor who now rarely delivers lectures standing in front of students, and instead circulates among them while they take ownership of their own learning. Engage your students, accelerate learning and flip your class!



Engage Your Student Audience with Socrative

Presenter: Rob Zdrojewski
Tuesday, July 29, 2014  2:00-3:00 pm
Poster Session in Exhibit Hall
Session Description:
Student response systems are increasingly becoming a popular technology tool to engage students in classroom activities. Their high cost and steep learning curve, however, 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 app 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. Bring your device to this presentation and see engagement in action!


The Art of Screencasting: “Teacher-On-Demand” Is Possible
Session Designation: Hot Topic
Presenter: Rob Zdrojewski
Thursday, July 31, 2014  9:30-10:00 am
Session Description:
The art of screencasting enables flipped classrooms and effective online teaching. Learn how to create screencasts using TechSmith Relay on all major platforms including iPads, Windows or Mac. Should we "flip" direct instruction into screencasting so graduate students have anytime, anywhere access to classroom instruction? When combined with an online learning platform, teachers now have the ability to create a 24/7 learning environment, perfect for keeping absent students up to date and fostering a 1:1 teacher to student classroom. Discover what tools are needed to get your faculty members up and running.


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Evernote Presentation at ISTE 2014 by Rob Zdrojewski

Evernote App: Capture Anything and Remember Everything!

Recorded at ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, GA on June 30, 2014


Can't see the video?  View on YouTube.

Description:  Evernote makes it easy to remember things from your everyday life on your phone, tablet or PC. Learn how to use Evernote in and out of the classroom to stay organized and reduce the reliance on paper documents and clutter. Whether you or your students are looking to bookmark websites, share notes, or just keep track of your last oil change you’ll be sure to find many uses for Evernote to fit into your life too!


We were booked at room capacity and I was amazed at the 100+ people outside the room waiting to fill in any open seats.  I guess I know what topic to propose again for ISTE 2015!





Friday, July 4, 2014

Digital Storytelling Using Videolicious ISTE 2014 Workshop by Rob Zdrojewski



Students as Mobile News Reporters Using Videolicious iOS App

Recorded at ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, GA on June 30, 2014

Can't see the video?  View on YouTube.

Description:  Participants will examine the ease of creating digital stories using the Videolicious iOS app. This format is perfect for any curricular area as the app simplifies media production, allowing the student to focus more on the storytelling elements and less on the technical skills. I will show participants how to create a 60-sec video story titled, "What I Love about ISTE!" that we can instantly share via social media.
View my presentation outline HERE

Learn more about Videolicious for iOS at Videolicious.com



Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Art of Screencasting ISTE 2014 Workshop by Rob Zdrojewski

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

Recorded at ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, GA on June 30, 2014.



Can't see the video?  View on YouTube.

Workshop Description:  The concept of the “flipped classroom” wouldn’t be possible without screencasting. Learn how to create screencasts on iPads, Windows or Mac. Amherst Middle Technology Teacher and Adjunct Professor Rob Zdrojewski has "flipped" his direct instruction into screencasting so his students have anytime, anywhere access to classroom instruction. When combined with an online learning platform like Edmodo, teachers now have the ability to create a 24/7 learning environment, perfect for keeping absent students up to date and fostering a more one on one teacher to student classroom.  View a video case study and published article about Rob's use of screencasting with his students.

View my presentation outline (google doc)




Sunday, June 22, 2014

ISTE 2014 Technology Presentations by Rob Zdrojewski



I was so happy to receive the great news that four of my proposals to present at ISTE 2014 in Atlanta were accepted!  These sessions include my favorite Educational Technology topics that I teach at middle school and graduate levels such as using Edmodo, Screencasting, and Flipped Learning.

Please join me if you are attending #ISTE2014 in Atlanta, GA.
You can follow and contact me via twitter @MrZtechTV




Enable Your Flipped Classroom Using Edmodo!
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Date: Sunday, June 29 2014   4:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Type: 3-hour Ticketed Workshop (additional fee, pre-registration required)
Focus: Digital Age Teaching and Learning
Description: So you've heard of facebook, but are you wondering how can social networking benefit
your classroom and yet still be safe? Learn why Amherst Middle School Teacher and Canisius College Adjunct Professor Rob Zdrojewski has abandoned his boring teacher website in favor of using Edmodo as a free “digital learning platform” to engage students and parents, and offer a means to host online Professional Development. Rob is an Edmodo Certified Trainer who loves using Edmodo to motivate and engage his students!  Learn more about the many great features at edmodo.com
View my presentation outline HERE




Students as Mobile News Reporters Using Videolicious iOS App
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Date: Monday, June 30 2014   2:15 pm - 3:15 pm EDT
Type:  BYOD session (no cost, pre-registration required)
Focus:  Digital Age Teaching and Learning
Description:  Participants will examine the ease of creating digital stories using the Videolicious iOS app. This format is perfect for any curricular area as the app simplifies media production, allowing the student to focus more on the storytelling elements and less on the technical skills. I will show participants how to create a 60-sec video story titled, "What I Love about ISTE!" that we can instantly share via social media.
View my presentation outline HERE




Evernote App: Capture Anything and Remember Everything!
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Date:  Monday, June 30 2014   4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Type:  BYOD session (no cost, pre-registration required)
Focus:  Digital Age Teaching and Learning
Description:  Evernote makes it easy to remember things from your everyday life on your phone, tablet or PC. Learn how to use Evernote in and out of the classroom to stay organized and reduce the reliance on paper documents and clutter. Whether you or your students are looking to bookmark websites, share notes, or just keep track of your last oil change you’ll be sure to find many uses for Evernote to fit into your life too!




The Art of Screencasting: “Teacher-On-Demand” is now possible!
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Date:  Monday, June 30 2014    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Type:  90 min. Ticketed Workshop (additional fee, pre-registration required)
Focus:  Digital Age Teaching and Learning
Description:  The concept of the “flipped classroom” wouldn’t be possible without screencasting. Learn how to create screencasts on iPads, Windows or Mac. Technology Teacher Rob Zdrojewski has "flipped" his direct instruction into screencasting so his students have anytime, anywhere access to classroom instruction. When combined with an online learning platform like Edmodo, teachers now have the ability to create a 24/7 learning environment, perfect for keeping absent students up to date and fostering a more one on one teacher to student classroom.  View a video case study and published article about Rob's use of screencasting with his students.
View my presentation outline HERE