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Medfield Public Schools invites you to our 4th Annual Digital Learning Day!  It is an entire day filled with free professional development from over 60 teacher-led workshops focusing on MakerSpace/ STEAM, the integration of iPads & Google Apps for Education, student showcases, discussion panels, and special Out-of-District guest presenters.

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Friday, March 25
 

8:30am

Using 'Book Creator' to assess student learning and ability to share their knowledge
Limited Capacity seats available

--I plan to share strategies, objectives for using the app, lesson ideas, as well as how to use the app to build confidence and familiarity (the features, components, etc).
--I have used Book Creator with my students for multiple activities and projects, and I will share examples of my students' work so that you may discover how this app can be utilized in your own classroom as a means to share knowledge and student learning.

You may access my presentation here.



Presenters
avatar for Maura Condon

Maura Condon

Grade 5 Teacher, Dale St. School
Grade 5 Teacher at Dale Street School in Medfield, MA


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Classroom 203 Upstairs

8:30am

Infographics: The New Way to Share Student Research
Limited Capacity full

Looking for fun, creative ways for your students to practice close reading and research skills?   Join us to learn how to use inforgraphics to motivate your students to create, collaborate and share research presentations.  At the end of the session, time will be given for teachers to make their own infographic.



 
 



Presenters
CC

Christy Callahan

Dale Street School
Reading Specialist grades 4-5
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Julie Lowerre

5th grade teacher, Dale Street School
Teaching 5th grade with enthusiasm. PBL and blended learning are my current passions but creativity in the classroom is a constant pursuit. Love the maker movement and want to promote the skills that will help my students change the world. #FuseMA #tlap #designthinking #bepr... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Classroom 115 First Floor

8:30am

Google Drawings
Limited Capacity full

Getting Funky with Google Drawings:
Learn the basics of Google Drawing and discover why it is one of Google’s hidden gems. This session will start with the basic tool set and then move beyond by looking at how images and drawings can be utilized across Google Apps and digital hubs. The Session will cover how to make basic drawings, flowcharts, Venn diagrams, Virtual manipulatives, and web graphics. Participants will have time to develop individual drawings and network with other teachers to explore other uses for the tool.

Presenters
avatar for Ashoke Ghosh

Ashoke Ghosh

Director of Technology, Hopkinton Public Schools
Ashoke Ghosh has been a dedicated educator for the past 14 years working in public school settings as a Biology teacher, Department Chair, IB Coordinator, Assistant Principal, and Technology Director. In his current role, he oversees all things tech including the 1:1 program he helped... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Lab 007 Downstairs

8:30am

Digital Portfolios with Seesaw: The Learning Journal
Limited Capacity filling up

Seesaw: The Learning Journal is a tool that allows students to easily save and share a variety of their work.  In this session, you will:  

  1. Define "digital portfolio"

  2. Use a hands-on approach to explore the Seesaw app to discover how students create and save work

  3. Create a class and manage students

  4. Explore how to link class/student work on a Seesaw blog

  5. Learn about the parent sharing feature

  6. Discover how students can import work from other apps such as explain everything

  7. Brainstorm classroom uses


Please install the (free) app Seesaw: The Learning Journal prior to attending this session.
Here's a link to our slides!

Presenters
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Julie Colantoni

Memorial School
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Debby Fromen

K-5 Tech Integration Specialist, Medfield Public Schools
Proud to be a hands-on engineer, Google Certified Educator 1 & 2, and Seesaw Ambassador!Twitter: @dfromen


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Classroom 202 Upstairs

8:30am

Building the Digital Learning Experience with Apple
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session you will learn about the latest available resources you could use in your classroom.  The items will include iTunes U courses and collections, iBooks Authored text, curated App collections and more. 

Presenters
MB

Matthew Brooks

K-12 Education Development Executive, Apple Inc.


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Classroom 110 First Floor

9:45am

Boom! Comics in the Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

- This workshop will give ideas on how to use comics within any classroom (student creation of comics and how to use the AppleTV to project published comics) and allow time to experiment with these new ideas so that you can bring this into your classroom on Monday!
- I will share some exemplars from my classroom through video & pictures
- I will share digital resources for getting graphic novels on apps that will allow students to access these & even differentiate learning
- I will have a suggested graphic novel list for each grade level and other amazing resources- I will give a quick overview of why comics are crucial tools to foster student engagement and promote active learning environments
Get ready to feel inspired and to be ready for class on Monday!
Here is a preview of my presentation... I can't wait! 

Presenters
avatar for Kerry Cowell

Kerry Cowell

K-12 Library Department Head, Dale Street School
@kcowell7 Library Media Specialist~ grades 4&5 #beproudbedale and K-12 library content specialist for Medfield Public SchoolsMy hope is to inspire, support, and empower students & teachers to embrace innovation in order to help our world... Former classroom teacher (14 years)Google... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 203 Upstairs

9:45am

Project Based Learning Activities and Apps to Transform your Classroom!
Limited Capacity full

Project Based Learning Activities and Apps to Transform your Classroom!

There is nothing new about assigning projects within a curriculum, but giving students the opportunity to learn through inquiry and discovery in a project-based environment is a positive step in personalizing education for your students. PBL helps you answer the question, “when will I ever use this again?”  No matter what device you use, this workshop will highlight how to make your classroom more student-centered with a real-world approach to learning.

  • Come and explore different resources, apps and tools to use in PBL lessons with your students

  • Gather information regarding PBL and how technology can enhance teaching and learning

  • Walk away with ideas on how to use meaningful projects based on essential questions

Presenters
avatar for Dianne Pappafotopoulos

Dianne Pappafotopoulos

Instructional Technology Specialist/Teacher, Dover Sherborn Public Schoos
Dianne is the District Instructional Technology Specialist at Dover Sherborn Public Schools, where she assists faculty and staff to integrate technology into the curriculum. With a combination of teaching, business, and her technology specialist experience, Dianne is well versed in... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 110 First Floor

9:45am

YouTube: More than meets the eye
Limited Capacity filling up

YouTube is great for watching videos, but it can do so much more.  In this session we will explore the various capabilities of the YouTube Video editor, including:

  • Creating a slideshow with music and other effects

  • Merging multiple videos together and/or trimming videos

  • Captioning Videos

  • Blurring out Student faces from videos

  • Adding 'thought bubbles', and text boxes into a video

  • Linking from one video to another one



And so much more ..

Come learn about this underutilized YouTube resource and stop watching cat videos and Justin Bieber videos!  The YouTube video editor does not work with iPads so this session will have laptops available, or please bring your own.

Here is my presentation
 

Presenters
avatar for Neal Sonnenberg

Neal Sonnenberg

Tech Integration Specialist, Medfield Public Schools
I am the tech integration specialist at Medfield HS and one of the crew that helps to assemble Digital Learning Day.  Have a passion for all things tech but especially Google and Spreadsheet things. Hit me up on the Twittter @nealman17... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
LMC

9:45am

Claim It! Name It! Share It!
Limited Capacity seats available

Yay! There is great learning going on in your classroom(s) but don’t just keep it to yourself! Time to spread the news….. In this workshop we will explore powerful ways to claim and name student learning and curricular goals by combining visuals, audio and video to create a curriculum update ‘short.’ This workshop is particularly ideal for specialists or content area teams looking for ways to share the relevance and importance of their content area to the growth and development of the whole child. The workshop is designed for folks who have experience using various apps on an iPad such as Explain Everything, iMovie etc... “And the award for best Live Action Short Film goes to…….” Level:  K-12, Specialists, Content Teams Intermediate-Adv;  iPad and bring some audio/photos/video of student learning to create your own 'short.'

Here is our presentation!

 






Presenters
avatar for Eithne Stover

Eithne Stover

Music Educator, Wheelock Elementary and Blake Middle Schools


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 202 Upstairs

9:45am

The Stop Motion App is a great way for students to visually tell what they know.
Limited Capacity seats available

Using the Stop Motion App students will learn how to animate an inanimate object and layer sound. Stop motion animation can be used to have students process information, tell a story, and visually reflect on what they know.

Presenters
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Christina Delaney

Blake Middle School
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Nancy Deveno

Blake Middle School



Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 112 First Floor

11:00am

Stop and Show
Limited Capacity seats available

Stop and Show: Come learn how to engage students by creating a short movie with the Stop Motion App. Incorporate humans, drawing, photos, paper, clay, or perhaps even legos to tell a story using your ipad. A great way to learn, create and then share with others. 

Presenters
GK

Garland Kincaid

teacher, Medfield High School


Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 203 Upstairs

11:00am

Using Explain Everything to support classroom teachers
Limited Capacity filling up

Ever have a student who missed a lesson?  Or one that just needs some extra time to think and have the lesson repeated?
How about a parent who really doesn't understand that "new" math and cannot help their child at home?
We might have the answer to that as we have discovered the benefit of having a video library of quick, targeted mini-lessons.

The purpose of this workshop is show teachers how to create instructional videos using Explain Everything and iMovie.
You'll walk away with a least one mini-lesson (we hope more) that you can store in your own teaching library (a folder in Google)!



Presenters
KC

Kim Connolly

Wheelock School
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Joan Dion

Grade 2 Teacher, Wheelock School
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Laurie McNeil

Math Intervention Specialist, Wheelock School
I'm passionate and curious about how students learn math and science. I chose this position at Medfield so I could help students develop a love for these two subjects. Being an artist and musician, as well as some one who can dig deep into data (yeah-both sides of the brain are working... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 202 Upstairs

12:00pm

Comics: AWESOME. Retelling the text: not so awesome...
Limited Capacity filling up

Comics: AWESOME.  Retelling the text:  not so awesome...Retells are an really important part of reading comprehension but what if they didn't have to be so boring for the kids and for YOU?!  Join me on a journey with Book Creator to turn those boring retells into an adventure filled comic!  Book Creator has created templates that make comics easy to construct as well as including real fonts from Marvel.  The kids will be begging to let them retell their favorite story!

Please make sure you have installed and updated Book Creator. 

Presenters
avatar for Deborah Trikoulis

Deborah Trikoulis

3rd Grade Teacher, Wheelock School
Using technology in the elementary classroom.


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Classroom 202 Upstairs

12:00pm

Introduction to Photoshop
Limited Capacity full

An introduction to the basic tools of Photoshop, a versatile application with incredible potential to transform presentations, posters and any other form of image-making into works of art. In a simple project, we will learn techniques such as layering, color correction and type to create a piece combining image and text that explores the powerful potential for visual communication that Photoshop has to offer. Participants should bring in at least 2 photos to work with.

Presenters
avatar for Christopher Faust

Christopher Faust

art teacher, Medfield High School
art/painting/drawing/photoshop/digitalphotography/analogphotography


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lab 008 Downstairs

12:00pm

Tell Your Story Digitally: Learn, Create and Share
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn how to share your students’ voice beyond your classroom with the Digital Storytelling app Adobe Voice. We will also show you the storytelling potential with SeeSaw. You will leave this workshop not only knowing how to use these apps but how to share them out in your websites, blogs and on Twitter. Please come with both (free) apps on your devices.

View our presentation here - we look forward to seeing you!

Presenters
avatar for Randie Groden

Randie Groden

Teacher Librarian, Memorial School
Randie is a Teacher Librarian who loves to connect students and staff with books and technology.
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Bethany Robertson

LMS, Wheelock School
@libfunnessBethany has taught K-12 as a Teacher Librarian, but is most currently at Ralph Wheelock Elementary School in Medfield. Funergizing learning, sparking innovation and tapping into students’ creativity are what Bethany is most passionate about.


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Classroom 203 Upstairs

12:00pm

DoInk (Green Screen, Movie Making)
Limited Capacity full

Want to put a student on the moon?  Would you like to bring your students to the great pyramids?  DoInk - a green-screen, movie-making app, allows you to put a new twist onto your classroom projects.  The goal of this session is to introduce you to the app and give you an opportunity to begin making your own green screen projects.  We will take you step by step through the process of making a short video.  There will be opportunites to practice creating your own videos and time to develop your curriculum with this app.  Medfield Schools are looking into making this app available to all students who are one-to-one with devices.  

Presenters
MB

Maura Batts

Blake Middle School
EH

Eileen Hurley

6th English Teacher
Blake Middle School
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Deb Manning

7th Grade Teacher, Blake Middle School
I am a 7th grade social studies teacher.


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Classroom 110 First Floor