Tuesday, October 21, 2014

SUNY Buffalo State Technology Education Program





I graduated in 2000 from Buffalo State College, and boy have things changed!  They now have their own building and can place almost 100% of graduates into a public school teaching Technology Education.  A great career to consider!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

(Video) Canisius College Graduate Program: Education Technologies and Emerging Media

If you're considering a graduate degree in Educational Technology, consider this fully online program at Canisius College!

The Canisius College Education Technologies and Emerging Media programs are innovative and fully online. 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 here:
http://www.canisius.edu/grad-education-technologies-emerging-media/

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

NYSCATE 2014 Presentations by Rob Zdrojewski

If you're attending the annual NYSCATE conference in Rochester, NY this fall, please join us for our technology workshops and presentations 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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Top 10 Problems Edmodo Helps Me Solve
1-Hour Concurrent Session
Sunday, November 23 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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 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.  Learn more about the many great features at edmodo.com



Workshops Presented by:
Rob Zdrojewski, Technology Teacher, Amherst Middle and Canisius College     
Alane Seeger, Speech Pathologist, Pioneer Central School District
Sarah Warner, Special Education Teacher, Hilton Central School District


 



Friday, October 3, 2014

FETC 2015 Technology Workshops by Rob Zdrojewski


I'm excited to return to Orlando, Florida to present 3 technology workshops at the annual Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) in January 2015.  I've found FETC to be extremely worthwhile for the past 9 years I've presented.  Join me if you are attending!


Flipping Your Classroom with iPad Screencasting (WWP079)
3-Hour Ticketed Workshop
Focus Area: Web 2.0 and Digital Teaching Tools
Wednesday, January 21, 2015  12:00pm-3:00 pm  Location: S330G
Session Description:
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, ScreenChomp, 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 them while they take ownership of their learning.




Students as Screencasters (WR1096)
2-Hour Ticketed Workshop
Focus Area: Web 2.0 and Digital Teaching Tools
Thursday, January 22, 2015  8:00am-10:00am  Location: S330H

Session Description:
Screencast video lessons are an essential ingredient in the blended or flipped modern classroom. However, creating screencasts doesn’t just have to be the job of the teacher anymore. Why not flip the direction of teaching and learning and put students in the driver’s seat! Learn how Amherst Middle School Teacher Rob Zdrojewski has “flipped” the Professional Development model with his “Teaching the Teachers” Screencasting projects. Rob’s students create “Tech Under 90 Sec” tutorial videos on hot topics such as using google docs and gmail. Teachers nationwide have learned from our student-produced screencasts. Join us to learn how you too can leverage the power of screencasting for your classroom and beyond!






Creating Audio Podcasts on iOS Devices (WR2107)
2-Hour Ticketed Workshop
Focus Area: Web 2.0 and Digital Teaching Tools
Thursday, January 22, 2015  10:30am-12:30pm  Location: S330G
Session Description:
In this session you’ll learn the workflow of creating audio podcast episodes using free or inexpensive iOS apps. Students love creating podcasts! Perfect for integrating ELA and Common Core skills such as scripting, collaboration, analyzing and producing media. No longer do you need expensive gear and complex software to make podcasts, as anyone with any iOS device can easily create them on topics of their choice!  Free hosting options will be explored, so your audiences can be as private or public as you wish. 








 
               

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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