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NYSCATE 2013 Technology Presentations by Rob Zdrojewski

I'm excited to be presenting four sessions at this year's annual NYSCATE Conference in Rochester, NY on November 24-26 2013.  Join me if you are attending!

Using Socrative to Engage Your Students (3-hr ticketed workshop)

Saturday, November 23, 2013 1-4pm

Penfield Central High School
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 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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The Top 10 Problems Edmodo Helps Me Solve! (6-hr ticketed workshop)
Sunday, November 24, 2013 9-4pm
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. Learn more about the many great features at

The Art of Screencasting: “Teacher-On-Demand” is now possible!

Monday, November 25, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am Aqueduct AB
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 learning environment, perfect for keeping absent students up to date and fostering a more one on one teacher to student classroom.
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Still Using Microsoft Word? Why? Upgrade to Google Docs!

Monday, November 25, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm Aqueduct AB
Explore the greater possibilities with using Google Docs, Spreadsheets, Slideshow Presentations and more in a cloud-based environment.  When compared to the traditional features of Microsoft Office, there are numerous benefits of “going google” for students, teachers and administrators.
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