Sunday, August 31, 2014

NYSCATE 2014 Presentations by Rob Zdrojewski

If you're attending the annual NYSCATE conference in Rochester, NY this fall, please join me for my technology workshops I'll be presenting on November 22-23, 2014.  New this year: all workshops will be held onsite at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which is connected directly to the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.  Follow the conference on twitter using #NYSCATE14  Details below!



iPad Video Production: Creating Digital Storytelling Projects in any Curricular Area!
2-Hour Ticketed Workshop
Saturday, November 22 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Technology Teacher and Adjunct Professor Rob Zdrojewski of Amherst Middle School and Canisius College NY will demonstrate iOS apps his students and fellow colleagues have used to create digital video projects.  We will explore both general purpose and specific niche apps such as Videolicious, iMovie and Green Screen while also demonstrating optional accessories such as pop-up green screens, external mics and more.  Numerous student samples and lesson plans will be provided as we demonstrate app workflows.  Join us to see just how simple video production on an iPad can be!
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Using Socrative to Quiz/Poll/Engage Your Students!
2-Hour Ticketed Workshop
Saturday, November 22 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Student response systems (a.k.a. “clickers”) are increasingly becoming a popular technology tool to engage students in classroom activities.  However their high cost and steep learning curve 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 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.  Please BYOD (bring your own device) and join us for some fun demonstrations of Socrative.com
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iPad Screencasting: The Essential Piece to Flipping Your Classroom!
2-Hour Ticketed Workshop
Sunday, November 23 2014 8:30am - 10:30am
Screencasts have the power to personalize the online environment when students actually see and hear their instructors and each other asynchronously.  Learn how to use the leading iOS screencasting apps such as Explain Everything, EDUcreations and more to create basic screencast videos on your iPad.  Specific examples will be provided from a “flipped” middle school teacher who now rarely delivers lectures standing in front of students, and instead circulates among students while they take ownership of their own learning.
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The Art of Screencasting: “Teacher-On-Demand” is now possible!
2-Hour Ticketed Workshop
Sunday, November 23 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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 personalized learning environment, perfect for keeping absent students up to date and fostering a more connected one-on-one teacher to student classroom.
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Friday, August 1, 2014

Recorded Presentation: "Teacher On Demand: The Future of Video in Education" by Rob Zdrojewski


Recorded July 31, 2014 at Campus Technology 2014 Higher Education Annual Summer Conference in Boston, MA 


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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.


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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Recorded Workshop: Flipping Your Classroom with iPad Screencasting by Rob Zdrojewski


Recorded July 28, 2014 at Campus Technology 2014 Higher Education Annual Summer Conference in Boston, MA 


Can't see the embedded video above?  Watch it on YouTube.

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 ScreenChompExplain Everything, Coach's Eye 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!

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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


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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!