NEOTIE Grad Cohort Final Products 2016

We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
– Margaret Mead

The NEOTIE2016 grad credit cohort has worked hard to reflect on their learning journey since the conference, and here are links out to their final products.

To see more about their reflective thoughts and comments, visit the Blog Post # 1 – The Human Hand, and Blog Post # 2 – The Chance of a Lifetime.

Cohort Final Products

The objective for the final product was to create a helpful resource for other teachers to use when just starting out with a new tool. Each product should have a description about what the tool does, where to get started, etc. Feel free to reach out to each teacher for more information – their contact information can be found on the product itself.

Animoto / Liz Vejar-Olwert

Connecting with Students for Feedback / Doug Thomas

How to Connect to a Network Printer / Kelly Pettis

EasyBib Bibliography Add-On for Google Docs / Mandy Marlo

Google Docs for Beginners / Nicole Notarian

final-piktochart-neotie / Lauren Girdler

Easycbm / Christina Holden

Labels & Filters in Gmail / Mike Gisondo

Classkick / Sarah Rivera

Lesson Plans on Google Classroom / Stacy Tekavec

Creating a Simple Google Form / Christian Barrus

Freezing Rows & Columns in Sheets / Blanche Davidson

Quizlet – More than flashcards! / Christine Ceraolo

Hangout # 2 – 10/20/2016

In which we meet to discuss how tech is integrated in your classrooms, see some quick new Google demos, enjoy a guest speaker, and review the requirements for the final project / product, and reflective paper.

If you missed it, please watch, and add your own comments (as a comment below) letting us know what works in your classroom, and what you’re planning next.

And…. some cool things are happening already!

I shared your reaction to the new features in Google Docs with one of the co-founders of Docs, Jonathan Rochelle at Google. Here’s what happened:

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and then…

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And what’s more, Christian and Sarah connected:

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…all in a day’s learning… I am #inspired

Hangout # 1 – 10/11/2016

Here’s Hangout # 1 from the NEOTIE grad credit cohort, streamed and recorded on 10/11/2016.

NEOTIE Fall 2016 Hangout # 1 – we’ll meet to discuss the highs and lows from the NEOTIE conference – what worked well, what didn’t, and what your suggestions for improvement are. And, we’ll talk about your assignments, and final products.

If you missed it, please watch, and add your own comments (as a comment below) letting us know what worked, which sessions you liked, and what we can improve for the future.

Assignment # 2 – The chance of a lifetime

“Whatever you do, do it with purpose. Being focused is not something to be ashamed of. It is something to be proud of. When you know what are you are doing and have a clear vision of where you are going, you will not need to chase opportunities. Opportunities will seek you. Happiness will chase you. And, instead of being a choice, you will be the one choosing.”
― Najwa Zebian, Mind Platter

Read this.

Then this.

And this.

What are your next steps?

Tell us below, as a comment.

Presenter Resources

Here are the resources our presenters have shared back with us, and you. Feel free to reach out to the presenters for more information.

Ryan Novak

bit.ly/neotiefly

Angie Jameson

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1JJEYqC5Zh6gKpzYHb3G4ET1_v8DpnHJx_h4QQrsA09M/edit?usp=sharing

Anthony Luscre

  • Teaching Above Your Head – tiny.cc/tayh
  • Reviving Some 1950’s & 60’s Concepts to Create 21st Century Learners – tiny.cc/1950-60

Jileen Urbanek

https://goo.gl/dlb16Z

Angela Wojtecki

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1J2E8RP03lvxJ7X_x-p550bl-NDiCMu8fEENdKk1NiSw/pub?start=true&loop=true&delayms=30000

Sarah Rivera

Presentation #1:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KrqUBfkXfEFk8a-GOwDoQ_4Tzzx-3GKhVNYCmLcjCcY/edit?usp=sharing

Presentation #2: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/13sb3cLb_2c6iS0lWC1PHYxU5_iZD72MutG5h2aspKMM/edit?usp=sharing

Ann Radefeld

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1P1iTka4FF6n48u5wav2UqistuOZ1Y0-wycMIbv-zXLI/edit#slide=id.g35f391192_00

Sal Maiorana

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1u258uh8P3Nk7noitphcam4W4GUE6LNvbFNiHekAWA44/edit?usp=sharing

Kimberly Mele

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KUDIi61d_Jj6hqkBvbr4cy0sjovTK7G8Fs0HhGUmwio/edit?usp=sharing

NEOTIE Swag Winners 2016

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The following won swag from our amazing donors and vendors!

Teri Merkle / Google Training Certificate
Julie Ungier / Google Training Certificate
Amber yeager / Google Training Certificate
JoAnn Smith / 1 Graduate Semester Hours On Campus from LEC
Erica Hartle / Fire HD Tablet
Stacy Tekavec / Little Bits / Circuitry Kit
Christina Holden / Little Bits / Circuitry Kit
Alex Sword / Magnatiles Kit
Nicole Mann / HP Chromebook
Mary Nichols /Google Cardboard
Carla Solomon / Google Training Certificate
Janel Norton / Google Training Certificate
Lori Guerrini / Fire HD Tablet
Ann Radefeld / Acer Chromebook

Assignment # 1 – The Human Hand

See the whole video. Then…

“The human hand can’t do anything perfectly. The human hand creates perfect imperfection.”

Character. Function. Doesn’t it all sound like what we do as educators? Can we afford to get it wrong?

Flow. Ballet.

What does your ballet look like? How do you hone your craft? What does your “shop” look like? What ingredients do you serve in your restaurant? What moulds do you build in your machine shop? What inspires you? Where does that come from? Do you think about egg cups? Is it time for farm-to-table in education? Do you think of yourself as an artist?

“This is what we do everyday.”

Your reactions, please. Leave them below, as a comment.

#NEOTIE2016


Formative Assessment and Technology

About the Session

Formative Assessment and Technology

Do you want to use more technology to gather student data? This session will consist of an explanation of over 20 different tech tools. Ranging from presentation mode, quizzes, and games. This session will show many alternatives to popular technology tools and examples with how to use them.

SAMR Alignment
My session best aligns with the ideas of Augmentation (A)

About the Presenter

Erica Hartle
6-8 Social Studies Teacher
Holy Trinity School (Avon Ohio)
erica.hartle@htsavon.org

I was born and raised in Hudson, Ohio. I graduated from Miami University in 2013. This is my third year teaching Social Studies at my school. I believe that every lesson should include formative assessment and student engagement.

Reviving Some 1950’s & 60’s Concepts to Create 21st Century Learners

About the Session

Reviving Some 1950’s & 60’s Concepts to Create 21st Century Learners

When we think about 1950’s education in the US we think of 40 student classrooms, by-the-book rote learning and many other questionable teaching techniques. But the part we forget about was the atmosphere that if students wanted to learn something new and exciting they had to find ways to do it on their own or with like-minded peers. In our current era, where we finally are getting tools to transform education, both parents and educators are micromanaging and constantly hovering over students. Step back into the time machine and see what we can salvage from the 1950 & 60’s to create lifelong, self-directed learners using today’s exciting tools.

SAMR Alignment
My session best aligns with the ideas of Redefinition (R)

About the Presenter

Anthony Luscre
Technology Integration Specialist
SPARCC
anthony.luscre@apps.sparcc.org

Anthony Luscre is a Technology Integration Specialist at SPARCC. His background includes over 20 years in Educational Technology and over 20 years in both the Medical Technology & Electronics fields. He is a frequent speaker at a variety of conferences on a wide range of tech-related topics. A strong advocate for Information & Technology Literacy, Anthony believes it is imperative that teachers enable their students to be effective and efficient users of electronic resources– incorporating advanced web searching techniques, critical evaluation of information found and the ability to glean and manipulate data using a wide variety of online & computer based productivity tools. He also believes in having your students do some of the “heavy lifting” of teaching & learning. His hobbies include Amateur (Ham) Radio, his call sign is K8ZT, Electronics, History & Geography, Trains, Cooking and Making Stuff.

Teaching Above Your Head

About the Session

Teaching Above Your Head

If you, as a teacher, feel completely comfortable and in control of your class and teaching; you are preparing your students for your past and not their futures!
I often hear district administrators say something along the lines of “if we could only bring in skilled computer programmers, a robotics expert or a teacher of state of the art manufacturing, biomedical, etc…. then we could have great STEM classes and really produce great career ready students…”.

Unfortunately I then need to let them know the bad news that there is almost no way they are going to get professionals that get salaries that dwarf teaching pay to teach at their school. And even if by some chance they could get them, do they realize that once they are out of their fields they will quickly fall behind.

Fortunately there is some good news: you do not need to know more than your students to be a truly impacting force on their future careers. Just as a 40+ year old football coach could not be expected to compete as a player on the field, we need to realize that same holds true for teachers of future careers of their students.

This session will explore how we can switch some of the heavy lifting of teaching and learning to the students, what things that we teach will have lifelong impacts on students and how we can provide them with opportunities to learn from the best leaders in today’s careers.

SAMR Alignment
My session best aligns with the ideas of Redefinition (R)

About the Presenter

Anthony Luscre
Technology Integration Specialist
SPARCC
anthony.luscre@apps.sparcc.org

Anthony Luscre is a Technology Integration Specialist at SPARCC. His background includes over 20 years in Educational Technology and over 20 years in both the Medical Technology & Electronics fields. He is a frequent speaker at a variety of conferences on a wide range of tech-related topics. A strong advocate for Information & Technology Literacy, Anthony believes it is imperative that teachers enable their students to be effective and efficient users of electronic resources– incorporating advanced web searching techniques, critical evaluation of information found and the ability to glean and manipulate data using a wide variety of online & computer based productivity tools. He also believes in having your students do some of the “heavy lifting” of teaching & learning. His hobbies include Amateur (Ham) Radio, his call sign is K8ZT, Electronics, History & Geography, Trains, Cooking and Making Stuff.

Go Formative Live Results For Immediate Feedback

About the Session

Go Formative Live Results For Immediate Feedback

​Say goodbye to paper and pencil and create an online assessment, classwork, or homework in seconds. Receive live results instantly and send feedback immediately to your students. Go Formative is optimized for any 1:1, BYOD, flipped or blended classroom. Bring a device if you would like to create one.

SAMR Alignment
My session best aligns with the ideas of Augmentation (A)

About the Presenter

Jileen Urbanek
Fifth Grade ELA Teacher
West Geauga Local Schools
jileen.urbanek@westg.org

Jileen has taught for five years. She currently teaches fifth grade at West Geauga Local Schools. Working at West G has given her a great opportunity to design engaging lessons that encourage independent student practice with the support of technology. Technology is an important tool for learning at West G; for instance, elementary classrooms are all outfitted with either iPads or Chromebooks for each student. Jileen is always looking for new resources to connect her students with new content, and she regularly uses software including Lucidchart, Lucidpress, Wizer.me, and various Google Apps. Currently, she is pursuing coursework towards her technology endorsement and serves as an instructional tech and webmaster in her building. @JileenUrbanek

The WOW! Factor: Increasing Student Engagement and Comprehension Using Technology

About the Session

The WOW! Factor: Increasing Student Engagement and Comprehension Using Technology

In this session, participants will learn about various interactive technology that can be incorporated immediately into their classroom using virtually any device. We will be exploring tools for comprehension, peer and teacher feedback, review for assessments, presentations, and project-based learning.

SAMR Alignment
My session best aligns with the ideas of Modification (M)

About the Presenter

Sarah Rivera
STEM/Science Teacher
Perry High School
riveras@perry-lake.org

Sarah has been teaching at Perry High School for 3 years and has taught everything from Biology to Engineering. She has spoken at many different area conferences about her journey into 3D printing and her students’ partnership with E-NABLE making prosthetic hands to send overseas. She is a classroom tech guru, ambassador for Comprendio, and lover of all things geeky.

You’ll Get a Kick out of ClassKick!

About the Session

You’ll Get a Kick out of ClassKick!

I will model the FREE app and web tool Classkick and encourage participants to create an account and begin making an assignment. Classkick allows teachers to create assignments for rosters of students and watch them work in real time. In addition, students can ask for feedback and assistance from the teacher or from each other, so assignments become very collaborative. I have used the app to practice skills and introduce new content, create differentiated lessons, and build collaboration in my classroom.

SAMR Alignment
My session best aligns with the ideas of Modification (M)

About the Presenter

Amy Roediger
Science Dept Coordinator and Instructional Coach
Mentor Public Schools
amyroediger@gmail.com

I have been teaching science in a variety of settings for 25 years. In addition, I work with other teachers as an instructional coach in Mentor and professional development instructor at Lake Erie College. I am an NBCT, a Google for Education Certified Trainer, a Nearpod Author and PioNear, a The Answer Pad Champion, a Plickers Ambassador, and a Classkick Mentor.

Project-Based Learning: The Basics

About the Session

Project-Based Learning: The Basics

In this session, we will walk through the basics of designing and implementing a project-based lesson. Resources will be provided as well as experience shared from a nearly 100% project-based classroom. Come with an open mind and leave empowered and ready to design a PBL!

SAMR Alignment
My session best aligns with the ideas of Redefinition (R)

About the Presenter

Sarah Rivera
STEM/Science Teacher
Perry High School
riveras@perry-lake.org

Sarah has been teaching at Perry High School for 3 years and has taught everything from Biology to Engineering. She has spoken at many different area conferences about her journey into 3D printing and her students’ partnership with E-NABLE making prosthetic hands to send overseas. She is a classroom tech guru, ambassador for Comprendio, and lover of all things geeky.

My 2 Year Tech Transformation

About the Session

My 2 Year Tech Transformation

To describe how a highly motivated teacher with average technology skills created a highly-effective technology-intensive high school science classroom.

SAMR Alignment
My session best aligns with the ideas of Modification (M)

About the Presenter

Christian Barrus
Physics teacher
Kenston High School
christian.barrus@kenstonapps.org

Physics teacher (plus other sciences) 16 years, AP teacher 12 years, AP reader 2 years. I have a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson U. ´91, worked at GE for 8 years, and have a M.Ed. from Cleveland State in ´01. My teaching mission is to encourage students take responsibility for their own learning in preparation for college and beyond. I´m happily married with 4 sons and in my spare time am a National Park enthusiast, Boy Scout leader, home brewing, golfing, sports watching Cavs fan.

Introduction to LMS’s and SAMR

About the Session

Introduction to LMS’s and SAMR

Learn how to integrate a learning management system (LMS) seamlessly into your classroom including posting resources, creating discussion boards, online submission of assignments, and teacher feedback. We will work our way through the levels of SAMR with examples and its applications within a LMS, with a focus on Schoology. No previous LMS experience required!

SAMR Alignment
My session best aligns with the ideas of Augmentation (A)

About the Presenter

Kim Mele
7-12 Computer Science/Photography Teacher
Berkshire Jr./Sr. High School
kimberly.mele@berkshireschools.org

I am in my second year of teaching computer science and photography at Berkshire High School. I have been in education for nine years, two of which were spent working as an educational technology trainer. I earned my K-12 Computer/Technology endorsement and am completing my master’s degree in Classroom Technology. Through my education and work, I have learned to meaningfully integrate technology into my classroom and am happy to share my knowledge with others.

Google Apps for Differentiation

About the Session

Google Apps for Differentiation

I will discuss some ways I’ve used Google Apps for Education to enhance/differentiate learning in my journalism program & open discussion for all other subject areas.

SAMR Alignment
My session best aligns with the ideas of Modification (M)

About the Presenter

Angie Jameson
Journalism Teacher
Chagrin Falls High School
angie.jameson@chagrinschools.org

Angie Jameson is a secondary English and journalism teacher at Chagrin Falls High School. She is a “Google Geek,” and loves using Google Tools for Education in both her English and journalism courses. Additionally, she is in her second semester of the Library/Instructional Technology graduate program at Kent State University. Outside of teaching, Angie participates in the Writing Ourselves project through Kent State where she works with secondary ELA teachers and freshmen comp college professors from Northeast Ohio to help devise strategies to bridge the writing gap for students heading to college.

Going paperless with Google

About the Session

Going paperless with Google

I’d like to showcase how I was able to go paperless in a class that was not 1:1, and how Google Apps made it extremely easy.

SAMR Alignment
My session best aligns with the ideas of Substitution (S)

About the Presenter

Salvatore Maiorana
Teacher
Kenston
Salvatore.maiorana@kenstonapps.org

I teach high school science at Kenston high school. I am really interested in Ed tech integration, and work in a 1:1 iPad school.

Dive Deep into Research with Google Apps

About the Session

Dive Deep into Research with Google Apps

Rigorous research requires the use of authoritative sources. Dive into some of the best research resources from Ohio’s free digital library and other great sites. Take the time to explore how these sources integrate with Google Apps to enhance teaching and learning with our team of three research experts! Assign articles seamlessly to Google classroom. Send articles straight to Google Drive for close reading, annotation and more. Go beyond the research tools in Docs and challenge students to become advanced researchers. Bring your own device or use one of ours in this hands-on workshop.

SAMR Alignment
My session best aligns with the ideas of Augmentation (A)

About the Presenters

Angela Maxwell, with co-presenters Julie Ungier and Lori Guerrini

School Librarian
Beachwood High School
amm@beachwoodschools.org

I am passionate about the transformative power of reading, technology and the importance of information literacy in our society. As a school librarian, I work with students, collaborate with colleagues and provide professional development about awesome edtech, rigorous research resources, and cool tools to enhance teaching and learning. In 2015, I was honored to receive the Information Technology Innovation award from the Ohio Educational Media Association.

Digital Formative Assessment Techniques

About the Session

Digital Formative Assessment Techniques

This presentation will provide an overview on what formative assessment is and how it differs from traditional summative assessment practices. It will also discuss and model several formative assessment techniques using Chrome Books that can be used by both beginning and veteran teachers alike. Session objectives are:
1. Identify differences between formative and summative assessments.
2. Experience various formative assessment techniques in action.
3. Develop an initial understanding that formative assessment is a “mindset,” not a thing.

SAMR Alignment
My session best aligns with the ideas of Augmentation (A)

About the Presenter

Ann Radefeld
Curriculum Facilitator
North Royalton City Schools
annmarie.radefeld@northroyaltonsd.org

Ann Radefeld has worked in the North Royalton City Schools since 2004. As a high school French and German teacher, Ann demonstrated a passion for innovation and always was eager to try the latest tool or resource to help enrich her students’ learning experience. Ann’s passion for innovation led her out of the classroom in 2013, when she took on the role of District Curriculum Facilitator. Currently, she deals primarily with the educational technology in all five North Royalton schools. She meets with teachers, provides professional development and explores new and innovative ways for teachers to integrate technology in the classroom.

Breakout of the Norm!

About the Session

Breakout of the Norm!

Join Kelly Nyzen and Angela Wojtecki (Nordonia Hills City Schools) as you experience a BreakOut EDU session similar to one that teachers can conduct in their classrooms. This active session will be hands-on and force you to experience a true immersive learning experience like no other! Breakouts teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve. Come and see what it is all about-and the power that exists in your classroom-if you are up for the challenge!

SAMR Alignment
My session best aligns with the ideas of Modification (M)

About the Presenter

Angela Wojtecki
District Library Media Specialist/One to One Tech. Integration Specialist
Nordonia Hills City Schools
angela.wojtecki@nordoniaschools.org

Angela has been with Nordonia Hills City Schools since 2012. She loves all things technology and library. She currently is the facilitator for the Know-How Nordonia staff professional development series in addition to being the 1:1 Integration Specialist and District Librarian. She also is a Past President of the Ohio Educational Library Media Association and represented Ohio school librarians at the national level through the American Association of School Librarians. Angela also helps co-teach the district’s Google Academy and serves as Technology Advocate for the High School. Follow her on Twitter @AngelaWojtecki.

Beyond Google Classroom

About the Session

Beyond Google Classroom

Are you using Google Classroom? Want to find ways to make it even better? In this session we will explore some additional tools that extend the power of Google Classroom.

SAMR Alignment
My session best aligns with the ideas of Modification (M)

About the Presenter

Josh Timmons
Tech Integration Specialist
Kenston Local Schools
josh.timmons@kenstonapps.org

Josh Timmons is a Technology Integration Coach for Kenston Schools. Previously, Josh has taught Science and Technology classes at Kenston Middle School. He received his B.S. in Education and Information Systems from Mount Union University and has a M.A in the Integration of Educational Technology. One of his current passions is coaching a Lego Robotics Team.

Becoming a Fly on the Wall: Using Tech to Foster Student-Driven Learning

About the Session

Becoming a Fly on the Wall: Using Tech to Foster Student-Driven Learning

We all want to maintain control in our classrooms, but sometimes the best thing to do is to let go and allow the students to take ownership. There can be many benefits to becoming an observer and letting your students surprise you.

This session will focus on how the use of tech tools can allow you to empower students through discussions, activities, and assessments that hold every student in your classroom accountable.

Come learn how Google Sheets, formMule, Google Forms, Socrative, Nearpod and Pear Deck can allow you to reach all students while providing immediate feedback along the way.

Whether you teach in a one-to-one building or not, you’ll leave this session with at least one new trick to get your students actively engaged that you can start using immediately.

SAMR Alignment
My session best aligns with the ideas of Augmentation (A)

About the Presenter

Ryan Novak
Teacher
Kenston High School
ryan.novak@kenstonapps.org

Ryan Novak works at Kenston High School, where he teaches English and journalism, is a member of the district technology committee, and advises Bomber Media, a club for students interested in journalism and video production. Ryan is always looking for new ways to engage his students using technology, especially when it comes to collaboration, the writing process, and media literacy.

About the Conference

Join fellow local educators for the 3rd installment (and so far annual) educational technology conference on October 1, 2016 at Orange High School. With over 30 sessions throughout the day, it will be worth your time!

Session topics include “Going paperless with Google”, “My 2 Year Tech Transformation”, “Introduction to LMS’s and SAMR”, “You’ll Get a Kick out of ClassKick!”, “Breakout of the Norm!”, “Digital Formative Assessment Techniques”, “Becoming a Fly on the Wall: Using Tech to Foster Student-Driven Learning”, “Google Apps for Differentiation”, “The WOW! Factor: Increasing Student Engagement and Comprehension Using Technology”, “Project-Based Learning: The Basics”, and many more!

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.

Registration is limited, so sign up soon. Individual registration is $15 and includes breakfast, lunch, and t-shirt, and access to all keynote and breakout sessions. Group registration and discounts are available if you sign up as a team. All registration is handled using Eventbrite.

Learn more about the conference, and register here.

Keynote Announced – Stephanie DeMichele

Stephanie DeMichele

We’re excited to announce this year’s keynote speaker for NEOTI2016 – Stephanie DeMichele!

A 2016 recipient of the Betty Cope Award and a 2015 IDEAtalk presenter, Stephanie DeMichele is the newest addition to the Cuyahoga County ESC, serving as an Educational Technology Consultant. She’s a former high school English teacher and a former gifted and talented coordinator who developed a paperless classroom providing for authentic learning opportunities.

Her passion is the curriculum integration of engaging educational technologies. She’s the underappreciated mom to two teenage boys, a rabid U2 fan, and an avid Netflix binger.

You can connect with Stephanie on Twitter @sdemichele or via her website: http://techknowteacher.weebly.com

We’re excited to learn from Stephanie – join us for the keynote at 9:15 on October 1, 2016.