Preconference Workshop: Library & Media Literacy

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Library & Media Literacy

HALF DAY  (PM)  P05  TECH LEVEL: BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE  GRADE LEVEL: K-12
Embracing Digital Video in the Classroom: YouTube in Education
Bill Bass, Innovation Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Information & Library Media, Parkway School District, Missouri

Every minute, over 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube, many of which are created by the students that may be sitting in your classroom. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore many of the lesser known features of YouTube, aggregate your own channel, edit videos and see how to expand the walls of your classroom. BYOL: Laptop with browser, wifi capability and webcam. 

HALF DAY  (PM)  P07  TECH LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE  GRADE LEVEL: ALL
Augmented Reality: Create New Dimensions for Learning
Caroline Haebig, 2015 Midwest Spotlight Educator, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Adlai E Stevenson High School, Illinois; Sue Gorman, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin 

Want to do more with student creations and bring class content to life? Augmented Reality (AR) is your solution. AR provides educators with the opportunity to create a whole new level of semi-virtual and semi-real learning environments. This workshop will engage participants in the technical use of AR apps like Aurasma, Layar, Chromville and provide support for designing learning experiences. AR affords opportunities to curate digital products, create dynamic supports for learners and bring a new dimension to existing teaching strategies. BYOD: Mobile device (Apple or Android), either tablet or smartphone. 

HALF DAY  (AM)  P11  TECH LEVEL: BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE  GRADE LEVEL: 6-POST SECONDARY
Using and Creating Infographics in the Classroom
Rob Lamb, Teacher & Jamie Richter, Classroom Technology Integration Specialist, Pattonville School District, Missouri

Infographics are sets of information visually represented in a way that allows the audience to better understand how information is connected. They can even make charts and graphs fun for your students!  Participants will create their own infographics using free or inexpensive platform agnostic programs and be able to add infographics into their classrooms successfully.  Several lesson plan ideas will be given along with a project that all teachers can do to help students understand how to create an infographic and visually represent data more effectively. BYOL: Laptop with browser and wifi capability. 

HALF DAY  (PM)  P12  TECH LEVEL: ALL  GRADE LEVEL: PreK-8
Connect Students with Kidblog
William Chamberlain, Teacher, McDonald County Schools, Missouri; Andrea Blanco, District Educational Technology Specialist, Francis Howell School District, Missouri

The transformational power of student work being shared globally changes students' views of themselves and the world. In this session we will explore why blogging is transformational and will walk you through setting up your own free class blog using Kidblog.org. Special attention will be paid to privacy and safety online. BYOL: Laptop with browser and wifi capability.

HALF DAY  (PM)  P14  TECH LEVEL: ALL  GRADE LEVEL: ALL
Blending Digital Literacy & Citizenship into Curriculum
Linda Dougherty, District Library Chair/High School Librarian, Northwest R-1 School District, Missouri 

Learn how to blend a classroom lesson with technology to help your students become digital citizens of the 21st century. Layer ingredients like curriculum, Common Core State Standards, ISTE standards as well as digital literacy resources and tech applications. You’ll leave with a “box” of digital citizenship resources and lessons to support collaboration and communication. BYOL: Laptop with browser and wifi capability. 

Google Education
HALF DAY  (AM)  P22  TECH LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED  GRADE LEVEL: K-12

Beyond Finding Your House - Storytelling with Google Geo Tools
Bill Bass, Google Certified Teacher, Innovation Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Information & Library Media, Parkway School District, Missouri

Telling stories can motivate and engage students in their learning and teachers can bring context to these stories through tools like Google TourBuilder and Views. Using these tools can help students make deeper connections between the greater world and their own lives. This hands-on workshop will take you beyond finding your house in Google Maps and into some amazing tools to explore the globe. BYOD: Laptop and smartphone. 

HALF DAY  (AM)  P23  TECH LEVEL: BEGINNER  GRADE LEVEL: ALL
Become A Content Creator with Google Chrome
Greg Lawrence, Google Certified Teacher, Instructional Technology Coach, Wentzville School District, Missouri 

Students and teachers are spending more time on the web than ever, both in and out of school. In this workshop, we will dive into the world of web apps that give students the ability to create, not just consume. We will discover Chrome apps/websites for producing video, mixing and recording audio, and publishing websites, documents, and more. BYOL: Laptop (Windows or Mac) with Chrome installed and/or a Chromebook.

HALF DAY  (PM)  P24 TECH LEVEL: BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE  GRADE LEVEL: K-12
Google Sites is Exciting!
Cindy Lane, Google Certified Teacher, Lane’s Outstanding Learning, Missouri

Do you have your sites set on making your own free website? With Google Sites you can display videos, calendars, presentations and more all in one place. You choose who can view and even edit your site. Please storyboard your pages before coming to this workshop and we will walk through setting up your own website and maintaining it too! All you need is your planned pages and a Google Account! BYOL: Laptop with browser and wifi capability. Google account.

Last modified: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 10:50 AM