Thursday, May 21, 2015

LEGO Robotics: Line Tracker Competition at Amherst Middle School

Today's video blogpost (made with Videolicious on iOS) features a summary of the Line Tracker Robotics event in my classroom this week.


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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WireCast Case Study for Amherst Tech TV

I'm excited to share that Amherst Middle Tech TV has been internationally published in a user case study for Telestream, Inc.  This software company produces WireCast, an award-winning software package for producing Live Multimedia events such as school TV newscasts, sporting events, assemblies and more.

Read the full case study here:





Amherst Tech TV has been producing live school TV newscasts since around 2006 using our teacher-constructed school TV greenscreen studio.  Our previous software package (Adobe Visual Communicator) is no longer in production, and WireCast has been the perfect replacement to produce our live newscasts.

Coming this fall, Rob will be producing a training video series on Using WireCast for School TV Production.  Subscribe HERE to receive updates when this training video series becomes available.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Canisius Webinar: Using Google Forms to Reduce Paperwork


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Using Google Forms to Reduce Paperwork
Presented by Mr. Rob Zdrojewski
Thursday, April 23, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Learn how to use Google Forms to conduct surveys, administer quizzes and more. Google Forms is integrated into the Google Drive suite of apps, which makes it a perfect fit for collecting data on a large or small scale. All of your results are then collected within a spreadsheet, making it simple to rearrange your data and keep track of results. Before you pay for a service like SurveyMonkey, check out what Google Forms has to offer for free!


View my presentation outline below:



Interested in learning more about Google Apps for Education?  Take a look at these other free webinars being taught by faculty members in the Canisius College Education Technologies and Emerging Media Program.

Also consider attending the 1st annual Google Apps for Education Summit being held in the Buffalo, NY area June 30-July 1st 2015.  More details here.


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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Webinar Series: Using Google Apps by Canisius College Education Technologies Faculty


You're invited to an upcoming Spring 2015 Webinar Series brought to you by the Education Technologies and Emerging Media Faculty at Canisius College:


Using Google Forms to Reduce Paperwork
Presented by Mr. Rob Zdrojewski
Thursday, April 23, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Learn how to use Google Forms to conduct surveys, administer quizzes and more. Google Forms is integrated into the Google Drive suite of apps, which makes it a perfect fit for collecting data on a large or small scale. All of your results are then collected within a spreadsheet, making it simple to rearrange your data and keep track of results. Before you pay for a service like SurveyMonkey, check out what Google Forms has to offer for free!
Thursday, April 30, 2015  4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
This session will give participants an overview of the free digital tools associated with Google Drive. Participants will learn how to create documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and forms using Google products that allow students to work collaboratively on documents and presentations in real time from any location. The session will also introduce participants to Google Classroom which facilitates teacher sharing and assessment of student work produced using Google Apps.
Presented by Jason Steinagle
Thursday, May 7, 2015  4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
"Back" flipping is a unique learning strategy where students help each other review for the assessment. They conduct research, create videos using Snagit, and then post their work to Google Classroom. This lesson develops literacy skills and allows for peer instruction which aligns to the Common Core. This session will focus on using Google Drive, Snagit for Chrome, and Google Classroom to facilitate this unique approach to flipped learning.
Register for this free webinar HERE





This free webinar series is brought to you by the Education Technologies and Emerging Media Department at Canisius College.  Join us this summer for the 1st annual Buffalo Google Summit held June 30-July 1st 2015.  More details here.



About the Education Technologies and Emerging Media Program at Canisius College: 
The Education Technologies and Emerging Media Programs are innovative and fully online. The Master's Degree program is designed to prepare classroom teachers for New York State (NYS) certification as an Educational Technology Specialist (grades PreK-12). A degree option is also available for students not interested in NYS certification. These programs are designed to teach students how to use technology in the classroom in a purposeful way to enrich and enhance learning and motivate their students. Learn more at http://www.canisius.edu/education-technologies/



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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Campus Technology Article: 5 Lecture Capture Hacks for More Engaging Videos

I was interviewed by Leila Meyer of Campus Technology Magazine regarding how I create my video screencasts for my online graduate students at Canisius College.  The tools I mentioned are eduCanon and TechSmith Relay, which have both evolved into great video platforms to engage students in a flipped, blended or fully online classroom.

Below is the link to the published article from April 2015:

http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2015/04/08/5-Lecture-Capture-Hacks-for-More-Engaging-Videos.aspx?Page=1


http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2015/04/08/5-Lecture-Capture-Hacks-for-More-Engaging-Videos.aspx?Page=1


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