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ISTE 2013 Presentations by Rob Zdrojewski


Using to Engage Your Students (BM100)

Monday, 6/24/2013, 8:00am–9:00am, SACC 008AB
(Pre-registration required)
Student response systems (“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 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
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Students as Mobile News Reporters Using Videolicious iOS app (BM132)

Monday, 6/24/2013, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, SACC 006AB
(Pre-registration required)
Digital storytelling at its finest! Create simple newscaster style videos on iOS devices in three steps: choose media, tell your story, choose your music. Recommended by ISTE's SIGTAP. Participants will learn how to use the Videolicious iOS app to create video productions that rival network-news style productions. We will demonstrate the app and showcase student produced work from Amherst Middle School students in our Tech TV program. At the completion of the BYOD session all participants will have created a sample video production titled, “What I Love About ISTE!” that can instantly be shared online. “Everyone has a story, tell yours with Videolicious!”
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Student Screencasters: Why Let Teachers Have All The Fun?

Monday, 6/24/2013 at 10:30am, 1:00pm
Tuesday, 6/25/2013 at 11:30am, 3:00pm
Wednesday, 6/26/2013 at 11:00am
Exhibit Hall TechSmith Booth #10226
See how middle school teacher Rob Zdrojewski flipped the professional development model with his student-created “Tech Under 90 Sec” tutorial videos.  Join us to learn how you, too, can leverage the power of screencasting for your classroom and beyond.
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Top 10 Problems Edmodo Helps Me Solve

Tuesday, 6/25/2013 at 4:00pm
Exhibit Hall Edmodo Booth #7196
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 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.
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