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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

Google Classroom
Limited Capacity full

After much hesitation, I jumped into using Classroom this year, and I would not turn back having started using it. My session will cover the basics of how to set up Classroom and communicate to students with it. I have used Classroom to communicate with students, conduct class activities, work on major written asignments, and issue homework and class starter / exit slip activities. All of these topics will be covered in the session.

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Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Lab 006 Downstairs

8:30am

Pass your Google Driving Test!
Limited Capacity filling up

Calling all beginner Google Drivers- this session is for you.  Learn how to navigate Drive, be better organized, save time and use Google Drive like a pro!

Here is the link to my presentation. There will be plenty of hands-on time, so let me know if you'd like help with anything in particular!

Presenters
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Leora Seri

Medfield High School


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Lab 119 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

Specialists in Cyberspace
Limited Capacity seats available

Hey specialists...have you been thinking about creating a website to show off your amazing work and connect with families? If so, this session is for you. I'll show you how our PE and Art teachers use Google Sites. Then you can get your hands dirty by starting a site of your own. It's easy to embed Google Drive documents in your site and I'll show you how it can make your life more efficient.

You can view resources for this session here: bit.ly/2016dld 

Presenters
avatar for Stephen Harte

Stephen Harte

Technology Integration Specialist, Chickering School
I spent sixteen years teaching 4th and 5th grade so I am familiar with the demands placed on the classroom teacher. In 2009, I made the switch to a specialist. Now I spend my time educating teachers and students. It's the best job ever. I think it's important to put a heavy emphasis... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Lab 008 Downstairs

9:45am

FORMing an Assessment: Using Google Forms and GoFormative
Limited Capacity seats available

We will team teach a lesson on creating formative assessments with a focus on Google Forms and GoFormative. We will provide a hands-on experience creating Google forms and filling out Google forms.  We will introduce and preview the features of GoFormative.

When in the session, please fill-out our form.


Presenters
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Mel Bissell

Blake Middle School
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Tania Manuel

Blake Middle School
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Josh Walas

Blake Middle School


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Lab 117 First Floor

9:45am

Google Sites
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Come learn how to make a google site starting from scratch! 
You will be coached through the wonderful world of google sites and many of the exciting features google site has to offer. We will teach you step by step how to set up your site as well as organize any existing google site you may already have but have not explored.
There will be instructional time as well as time to work on creating/improving your own site.
You will leave this session with your google site ready to go and share with your students!

The link to our presentation can be found here

Presenters
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Mary Adams

Medfield High School
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GH McCabe

Medfield High School


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Lab 008 Downstairs

9:45am

Organizing Your Google Digital Life
Limited Capacity full


Are you feeling bogged down by a full inbox and a lengthy "shared with me" list? Do you wish that attendance list would just magically archive instead of clogging up your inbox? Come to my session and learn how to clean up your Google digital life! I will teach you how to use color-coded labels (which you can show or hide), color-coded folders, subfolders, filters, a gmail meter tool, stars, views, and a variety of other interesting Google settings options. Above all else, you will have the TIME to start getting yourself organized and on a roll for the new year. I promise that once you get to the point of organization you desire, it is much easier to keep it that way!

Presenters
avatar for Kelly Bertschmann

Kelly Bertschmann

Fifth Grade Teacher, Medfield Public Schools


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Lab 007 Downstairs

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
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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

Free Apps to be creative and more efficient, in Google Drive
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Discover Apps that work with Google Drive such as WeVideo, Coggle, PDF Mergy and Lucidpress. We will add and practice some favorites and share how it can be helpful in your classes/daily routine.

Presenters
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Chrystal Hoe

Technology Coordinator, Hopkinton


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Lab 006 Downstairs

9:45am

Using technology to enhance fitness and coaching
Limited Capacity seats available

Add the latest technology and apps to your teaching or coaching tool belt. Apps that will help individualize coaching/teaching instruction, analyse movement, mainstream creation and distribution of fitness programing with collective data, and wearable technology to maximize training performance. Be ready to learn and apply knowledge with hands on learning. 

Presenters
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Nick Adams

Wellness, Medfield Public Schools


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 115 First Floor

11:00am

May the Forms be With You!
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for an easy way to frame learning, assess your students’ knowledge, and compile responses in one place? We will show you a couple of ways to use Google Forms to survey your students, quiz them, and even have them poll each other. All of the results can be viewed by individual students or by the class (think: pie chart!). Leave with a customized survey to use in class tomorrow!




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Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Lab 119 First Floor

11:00am

Google Slides
Limited Capacity filling up

Have you ever wondered how to embed YouTube videos on slides without comments or suggested videos? This trick and several others will be shared. In addition to using Google Slides for presentations, we will provide you with a variety of ways to use Google Slides to teach. Methods will be shared for whole class, groups/centers, and individual use.

Here's our presentation!

Presenters
MD

Mike Douglas

Dale Street School
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Suzanne Flynn

4th Grade Classroom Teacher, Dale Street School


Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Lab 007 Downstairs

11:00am

Teach Beyond the Whiteboard And Mobilize Your Learning with Google Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for a more organized way to assign, collect, and grade assignments? Google Classroom is your solution! We will provide the opportunity to see this process from both teacher and student perspective. You will leave this session with your own Google Classroom and an idea for how it can enhance your teaching. For educators who already have Google Classroom, come learn about the latest updates and how to use them to enhance your instruction!

Presenters
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Shannon MacDonald

grade 4, Dale Street School



Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Lab 006 Downstairs

11:00am

Master your Digital Workflow
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to set up your student's digital workflow effectively.  We will look at how Drive and Google Classroom can combine to create a paperless classroom where you can 'pass out' assignments and handouts simply by dropping them into a folder.  I'll also show you how to have students set up their digital files and share with you so that you can keep tabs on their organizational skills.

Here are the slides

Presenters
avatar for Gregory Keohan

Gregory Keohan

Social Studies Teacher, Blake Middle School


Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Lab 117 First Floor

12:00pm

Using Google and Flubaroo to create assessments and autograde them
Limited Capacity full

You will learn how to set up a Google Form quiz, how to enable Flubaroo to autograde it and autoshare results with students via email, and of course how to view the data afterward.

Presenters
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Sarah Brown

English Teacher, Medfield High School
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Frank Mandosa

Medfield High School


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lab 006 Downstairs

12:00pm

What’s Your Superpower? Let’s Discover Together Through Approaches and Tools That Unleash Students’ Strengths!
Limited Capacity seats available

Taking the time to unleash our strengths or "superpowers" is essential as teachers and students! With cutting edge approaches like "Genius Hour," strength and passion based learning is playing a significant and important role in education all over the world.  In this session, you will get a taste of the SuperYouFUN Curriculum, a unique set of lessons created to empower youth through art, music, writing, and 21st skills. You will also learn the ins and outs of a unique tool called Thrively, a website designed to help students discover their strengths and passions while creating an online portfolio.  Most importantly, through witnessing evidence from empowered elementary students, you will learn how both SuperYouFUN and Thrively together can make a tremendous impact in your classroom and beyond!

Presentation

Presenters
avatar for Nili Bartley

Nili Bartley

Technology Teacher/Integration Specialist, Natick Public Schools
Nili is currently a technology teacher and integration specialist at Wilson Middle School in Natick, MA. Nili is passionate about bringing unconventional learning to students and colleagues and empowering them to bring their strengths and passions to school every day. After an eleven... Read More →




Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Classroom 112 First Floor

12:00pm

Be Productive and Efficient in the 21st Century Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Session Description - During this interactive share-a-thon, different Google and Web 2.0 tools, tips, tricks and ideas will be shared that will help make your job even easier in the classroom. These ideas range from day to day routines, to creating portfolios, to growing and learning from a personal learning network (PLN). Participants will also have an opportunity to share their own ideas that they have found helpful in their own classroom. Let’s be efficient together!

Presentation Link - can be found HERE (will post on the day of the conference)

Participation Link - we will be looking for participants to help join in on the fun with sharing tips/tricks/tools that can be used in the classroom. Already have an idea, feel free to complete this Google Form

Recorded Google Hangout - Want a refresher on what was discussed at our session? Feel free to watch a Google Hangout that was recorded on the original conference date.
 LINK to watch Google Hangout at 11:30am

Presenters
avatar for Mary Marotta

Mary Marotta

Business and Technology Dept. Head, Nashoba Regional High School
Mary Marotta is an Instructional Technology teacher with over twenty years experience teaching at the high school and college level with a focus on technology integration.  She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and MassCUE Pathfinder.  Mary uses technology with teachers... Read More →
avatar for Craig Sheil

Craig Sheil

STAFF, BHS
Technology Integration Teacher; Adjunct Faculty; love for Mathematics; Google for Education Certified Trainer, NH GEG Co-leader #bhstech222 #GoogleET #NHGEG


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Classroom 114 First Floor