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



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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Monday, March 30, 2015

Campus Technology 2015 Conference Presentations by Rob Zdrojewski


We're excited to return to Boston in July 2015 to present at the 22nd annual Campus Technology Summer Conference for Higher Education.  If you are attending, please join us for our ticketed workshops and presentations!


Using Google Forms and Docs (M03)
3-Hour Ticketed Workshop
Focus Area: Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age
Monday, July 27, 2015   8:30am - 11:30am



Session Description:   Learn how to use google forms to gather and analyze information.  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!  We will also explore the greater possibilities with Google Docs, Spreadsheets, Slideshow Presentations and more in a cloud-based environment.  Compared to the traditional features of Microsoft Office, you'll find numerous benefits to "Going Google"!  Join Canisius College Professor and Certified Google Educator Mr. Rob Zdrojewski for an exploratory look at this cloud-based solution.  





iPad Video Production: Flipping, Green-Screening, and Screencasting (M09)
3-Hour Ticketed Workshop
Focus Area: Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age
Monday, July 27, 2015   1:00pm - 4:00pm


Session Description:   This workshop will incorporate iOS apps 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 microphones, tablet stands, robotic camera mounts and more.  Thanks to the Green Screen Do Ink iPad app, anyone can now shoot broadcast quality green-screen footage!  Also learn how to use the leading iOS screencasting apps to create basic screencast videos.  Join us to see how simple and fun video production on an iPad can be!








The Top 10 Problems Edmodo Helps Me Solve! (A03)
Session Designation: Aspire Session
Focus Area: Online and Blended Learning
Primary Presenter: Mr. Rob Zdrojewski, Edmodo Certified Trainer and Support Ambassador
Tuesday, July 28, 2015   2:30pm - 2:50pm

Session Description:   So you’ve heard of facebook, but are you wondering how can social networking benefit your higher ed classroom? Learn why Canisius College Professor and Edmodo Certified Trainer 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.





Evernote App: Capture Anything and Remember Everything! (A07)
Session Designation: Aspire Session
Focus Area: Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age
Primary Presenter: Mr. Rob Zdrojewski
Tuesday, July 28, 2015   4:30pm - 4:50pm

Session 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 your reliance on paper documents and clutter. Whether you’re 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!







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Thursday, March 26, 2015

How to Create a "Digital YOU!" Workshop at Amherst Staff Development Day by Rob Zdrojewski

On Monday, March 23 2015 I presented a workshop titled: "How to Create a Digital YOU--Teacher on Demand is Now Possible!" at the annual Technology Learning Day at the Amherst Central School District.  View the recording and outline below!


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Workshop Description:  
Teacher produced screencasts have the power to personalize your classroom since students can actually see and hear their teacher via video.  Learn how to use any brand tablet or smartphone to essentially record your hands and voice while demonstrating concepts. These videos are perfect for students to watch before, during or after class. They're also perfect for parent education too! Specific examples and demonstrations will be provided from a “flipped” middle school teacher and adjunct professor who rarely delivers lectures standing in front of students, and instead circulates among them while they take ownership of their learning.

Here is my presentation outline:





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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Digital Wave 2015: Using Socrative and Kahoot to Quiz/Poll/Engage Your Students!


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Using Socrative and Kahoot to Quiz/Poll/Engage Your Students!
Presenter: Rob Zdrojewski - Amherst Middle School and Canisius College
Location: Erie 1 BOCES, Building A, A-3 Meeting Room
Date:  Friday, March 13, 2015  12:00pm - 1:15pm
Socrative and Kahoot are free web-based student response systems that run on ANY device with a web browser. 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 and join us!




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