2018 Session Descriptions

The Little Students That Could

facilitated by Lauren Girdler

Can seven year olds really make an online book? Can they take quizzes on Google Sheets? Yes they can! In this session you will explore many online resources that support technology in the early elementary classroom. You will learn a variety of tips and tricks to differentiate your instruction for all levels of students. This session is geared toward K-3 teachers.

Ignite a SPARK in Your Classroom with Adobe!

facilitated by Daniel Stitzel

Join us in exploring the wonderful (and free) tool that is Adobe Spark. This session will focus on how to use Adobe Posts, Videos, and Pages in middle and high school classrooms to bring content to life. You will leave this session with examples (that you create) that you can take back to your classroom and use with your students!

The session is geared for Classroom Teachers, Administrators / School Leaders, Students, Any Audience

Make Videos Interactive with Edpuzzle!

facilitated by Daniel Stitzel

Are you hesitant to let students watch videos on their own devices because you are afraid they are watching music videos or building worlds in Minecraft? Well, Edpuzzle is here to save the day! In this introduction to Edpuzzle, you will learn how to create a class, search the thousands of videos already created for you, create your own interactive videos, and use the gradebook function!

The session is geared for Classroom Teachers

Constructing Math ft. Desmos Activity Builder

facilitated by Mike Gisondo

An rundown of the Desmos Activity Builder including the different types of activities, abilities, and assessments available.

The session is geared for Any Audience

Digital Escape Rooms

facilitated by Lindsey Nicholson

Using Google Forms to create Digital Escape Rooms: fostering active reading, investigation, and critical thinking through secret codes, cryptic messages, riddles, puzzles, and hidden passwords.

The session is geared for Classroom Teachers

Membean – effective, durable vocabulary learning

facilitated by Edie Joyce

Membean is a multimodal, interactive online vocabulary learning tool that can replace lists and workbooks. It is easy for teachers, students enjoy it, and most importantly, it is effective! Word lists and learning pace are tailored to each student’s needs. Words are never “memorized and forgotten,” as with traditional vocab lists. Watch students’ vocabularies grow and grow!

The session is geared for Classroom Teachers

Getting Google Certified is As Easy As 1-2-3!

facilitated by Sarah Rivera

In this session, learn about getting Google Certified for Levels 1 and 2. Preview sample questions and explore resources that will help you on your journey! We will also touch on the other certification programs that Google offers (Innovator and Trainer) that require Level 1 and Level 2 certification.

The session is geared for Classroom Teachers, Administrators / School Leaders

Digital Citizenship for Students, Parents & Teachers

facilitated by Jessica Detec

Learn about the amazing resources available through Common Sense Education. See Lesson Plans to incorporate into your curriculum, discover reliable EdTech reviews, and consider ways to share digital citizenship resources with parents and the community.

The session is geared for Classroom Teachers, Administrators / School Leaders

Hour of Code: Coding in the Classroom

facilitated by Jessica Detec

Learn ways to incorporate coding (computer programming) into your elementary curriculum on websites like Code.org, Scratch, and Google CS First. Whether you just want your students to participate in the annual Hour of Code or you want to integrate coding as an extension activity all year, your students will benefit from adding opportunities to create, collaborate, communicate, and think critically.

The session is geared for Classroom Teachers

Google Forms – More than Multiple Choice

facilitated by Kat Chamberlin

This session is for users who want to take their Google Forms to the next level using the linking section feature in Google Forms.

The session is geared for Classroom Teachers

Google Slides: the BFF You’ve Been Looking For!

facilitated by Nikki Diehm

While Google Slides is the go-to when it comes to presentations, it can be used for SO MUCH MORE! Come learn about 10+ ways to increase productivity to make your life more efficient. You’ll see ways to use slides for yourself (embed presentations on websites or worksheet creation), for students (online interactive notebooks), for colleagues (shared calendar planning), and more!

The session is geared for Classroom Teachers, Administrators / School Leaders

PBIS Data Management with Google Tools

facilitated by Jessica Detec

See how Kingsville Elementary is receiving and organizing PBIS data with Google Forms, Google Docs and various add-ons. We currently track major and minor offenses, including repeated minor offenses, and also positive behaviors with an automated system.

The session is geared for Any Audience

How to Build a Multimedia Empire (in Your Classroom)

facilitated by Ryan Novak

Find out how to get students involved in multimedia production (video, podcasts, writing published online, etc.) without breaking the bank and get some inspiration from work done by other students.

The session is geared for Classroom Teachers, Administrators / School Leaders, Students, Any Audience

Set your sights on a new Google Site!

facilitated by Molly Klodor

Google Classroom is great, but sometimes you need a website! Come to this session to learn about the new features in Google Sites, and spend time creating or perfecting yours!

The session is geared for Classroom Teachers, Administrators / School Leaders, Students, Any Audience

Read and Write with Read and Write with Google

facilitated by Molly Klodor

All students can sometimes benefit from having some extra help, but teachers don’t have extra hands. The Read & Write Extension for Google Chrome an essential tool to empower students to become independent note takers, readers, and writers. Come to this session to learn how to use it in your school!

The session is geared for Classroom Teachers, Administrators / School Leaders, Students, Any Audience

The Dynamic Literacy & Math Duo – EquatIO and Read&Write!

facilitated by Marc Callahan

This session compliments Molly’s session and spotlights the latest enhancements to Read&Write. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own devices to this fast paced session. Attendees will learn how to install the premium Free-For-Teachers version of Read&Write and EquatIO.

Read&Write for Windows and Google is a powerful literacy extension with features like Check It (new grammar tool), Text-to-Speech, Translator, Word Prediction, Talking Dictionary, Picture Dictionary, Speech Input, Study Skills Highlighters, Voice Notes, Simplify Web Pages, PDF Annotations and a super awesome Vocabulary Builder! More info at goo.gl/edhgL7

EquatIO is the exciting new Math and STEM extension that allows students and teachers to EASILY create, engage with, and respond to math and STEM using dictation, handwriting recognition, formula prediction and more in MS-Word and Google Docs, Slides, Forms, and all areas of G Suite! More info at goo.gl/jecP2K

Come learn why Read&Write and EquatIO are successfully used daily with over 16 million students across the globe!

Getting Started with Seesaw: The Learning Journal

facilitated by Jennifer Hancock

Have your heard about Seesaw but you really just think about the old toy on the playground from your childhood? Seesaw is a multimedia journal that
empowers students to showcase what they’re learning at school.
Throughout the school year, Seesaw allows you to help your students build an organized, digital portfolio of each student’s learning, accessible by teacher, student and parent.

The session is geared for Classroom Teachers

Get Techy!

facilitated by Michelle Dominick

Looking to add more technology in the classroom? Explore different ways to bring lessons to life while differentiating learning for your students. Any grade is welcome. I will focus on what I use in my 4-5 classroom. Learn about Google Classroom, Google Tools for Education, Class Dojo, Prodigy, Zearn, Quizlet, Khan Academy, Epic and more!

The session is geared for Classroom Teachers, Any Audience

Digital Tools For Diverse Learners

facilitated by Ann Radefeld

Join me to learn about digital tools for all students in your classroom and district. You will learn how to use built-in Chromebook accessibility tools, websites and Chrome extensions to improve learning outcomes for all students.

The session is geared for Classroom Teachers, Administrators / School Leaders

Super Students Sites

facilitated by Ann Radefeld

Are you looking for a way to measure your students’ work over time? Maybe you are tired of seeing the same interactive notebook year after year. Or, perhaps, you would like your students to carry their work to the next grade level. If so, you need to try Google Sites. The new Google Sites is simple to use and visually attractive. Join me as we create a basic New Google Sites and explore how your students can create a site of their own. You will leave this session ready to start Google Sites immediately in your classroom!

The session is geared for Classroom Teachers, Administrators / School Leaders

Wave that Feedback Flag! Using Technology to Assist in the Feedback Process

facilitated by Sarah Rivera

In this session, participants will learn about different tools that can be used for instant formative feedback. Options include tools from Google Apps for Education, Peergrade, and the ALL NEW AND COMPLETELY FREE (!) Flipgrid.

The session is geared for Classroom Teachers, Administrators / School Leaders

Maker Market School

facilitated by Paul Shircliff

We will discuss a wild idea (fictional) that a school could solely revolve around running a weekly/monthly Farmers Market. We will decide what our Market will have, and what the students will do to meet that and discuss what learning they are creating. Then we will take a step back and discuss how we could incorporate some of that into current classes.

The session is geared for Any Audience

Oh the Places We’ll Go!!

facilitated by Katie Adick

Using Google Expeditions Virtual Reality kit, participants will travel to different locations throughout the world. In the process, we will discuss how VR can be integrated into all content areas and grade levels, look at lesson resources and the variety of Expeditions available. We will also provide suggestions for grant writing to obtain funding and management tips.

The session is geared for Classroom Teachers, Administrators / School Leaders, Students, Any Audience

FlipGrid

facilitated by J. C. Lenk

Do you want to know what every student thinks? FlipGrid uses video responses to engage all students at every grade level. Students can share their thoughts, ideas or answers and respond to each other through FlipGrid. Learn the ins and outs of this great program and build a few Grids to use in your class next week in this interactive session.

The session is geared for Classroom Teachers, Any Audience

Online Assessments and Grading using Google Forms and Flubaroo

facilitated by Shenee King

Learn how to create online assessments using Google Forms. Then use the Flubaroo add-on to grade it quickly.

The session is geared for Classroom Teachers

ELA Online Resources

facilitated by Shenee King

Learn how to integrate online resources into your ELA classes. Learn how to use apps to accommodate struggling readers.

The session is geared for Classroom Teachers, Administrators / School Leaders, Students

Using Social Media to Maximize Student and Classroom Success

facilitated by Victoria McDonough

During this session, attendees will learn about unconventional methods to implement social media and collaborative tools in the classroom. The purpose of this session is to aid teachers in encouraging student engagement and collaboration, maximizing instructional decisions and tools to gather relevant data, and increasing educator efficiency. Additionally, this session will help educators increase their online presence, in order to connect with other leaders in the field and gather valuable classroom resources. Attendees will be encouraged to develop interactive lessons and learning opportunities in which students are able to strengthen core skills, in addition to strengthening 21st-century attributes needed for success in academics and careers. Within this session, attendees will also be exposed to collaborative technologies such as FlipGrid and Padlet as creative workarounds to typical social media sites that may be blocked within schools.

The session is geared for Classroom Teachers, Administrators / School Leaders

Successful Collaboration & Conflict Resolution in PBL

facilitated by Mike Feldman

This session will be about a strategy to implement Project (Problem) Based Learning. (PBL) Using the acronym M.O.V.E. it will show teachers how they can eliminate a majority of problem situations by teaching students how to collaborate. Not just using the share button in Google or Microsoft, but to actually work together to solve problems. Part of the collaboration process is to have conflict and this presentation will also provide strategies for the teacher to facilitate in a way that will help students navigate and find conflict resolutions that elevate the project or solution.

This session will ease anxiety in taking the step to RAISE the bar on the SAMR model or to dive deeper into TPACK. The application for the fundamental information provided is endless.

The session is geared for Classroom Teachers, Administrators / School Leaders, Any Audience

Bare Your SOLE

facilitated by Jeremy Bishko

In this session, participants will learn about Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE). You will leave with a greater knowledge of this learning experience and how to implement it in your classroom.

The session is geared for Classroom Teachers

SOLE and how it became a success at Wade Park

facilitated by Ryan Mark

I want to begin with a background of SOLE and how it is designed to work in the classroom. I then plan to transition into my own personal experience of working with SOLE in my classroom and how it has evolved the ways my students think and communicate in a school many would assume it would fail. I want to share photos, questions, and presentations that my students have created so far this year. To close I plan on having participants take part in a SOLE activity to learn through a hands on activity of what it should look like and feel like for their students.

The session is geared for Classroom Teachers, Administrators / School Leaders, Students, Any Audience

Registration for NEOTIE18 is now OPEN!

Join fellow local educators for the 5th installment (and so far annual) educational technology conference on October 27, 2018 at Beachwood High School.

With lots of sessions throughout the day, it will be worth your time!

All presenters are local educators themselves, and are more than willing to share what works in their classrooms, and more importantly, what doesn’t work so well. All have extensive backgrounds in teaching with technology, and integrating technology in the classroom for true, game-changing experiences. We’re excited to bring them all together in one place.

💥 Ready to register? Of course you are… 💥

Register herehttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/neotie-conference-2018-at-beachwood-high-school-registration-50418833087