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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

Infographics: The New Way to Share Student Research
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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
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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 Classroom
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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!
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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

Using Today's Meet to Enhance Socratic Seminars
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My partner Ann Marie Fratolillo and I will show how to run a Socratic Seminar (student-run discussion) using Today's Meet, to facilitate involvement of all students. We will discuss how we've used it, how it can be extended beyond the classroom, etc.  To model the process, we will host a Socratic during the session on using technology in the classroom. To prepare for the session, feel free to visit this link:   and consider how/why you use technology in the classroom, and if you have any concerns about it. In addition, we will provide copies of the Goals & Rubric for Socratic.

Pre-reading is not necessary; we will provide access to the article at the session as well.

Presenters
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Ann Marie Fratolillo

Blake Middle School
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Mary Garcia

English Teacher, GSA Advisor, Medfield High School


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Classroom 116 First Floor

8:30am

Sphero Year II and MakerSpace
Limited Capacity seats available

Last year, I covered how we planned to use the Robotic Ball - Sphero - that Bedford received through a community grant. This year I will talk about what we learned and how they will fit into our MakerSpace this year!

This is a hands on activity so bring your iPad It might be a good idea to download the SPRK Sphero app from the App Store (its free)! Don't worry there will be extra iPads and plenty of Spheros :)

Handout/Presentation Link 

Presenters
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Matt Hall

Digital Learning Coach, High Plain Elementary



Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Classroom 120 First Floor

8:30am

Digital Portfolios with Seesaw: The Learning Journal
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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

Gamification with BreakoutEDU
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In this session we will beta test a Breakout game! Breakout is a game where a small group of educators will have 45 minutes to complete a series of challenges, reveal clues, and unlock mysteries in order to win the game.

Presenters
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Chrystal Hoe

Technology Coordinator, Hopkinton


Friday March 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Classroom 111 First Floor

9:45am

Student Showcase: Tinkerers with a Purpose
Limited Capacity seats available

In this showcase, Binit, Andrew, Sam and Matt will showcase how they are using innovative technology outside of the traditional classroom.  Sam will present about his passion for building and flying drones; Andrew will highlight his work with 3D printers;  Binit will show the apps he has created and Matt will demonstrate a 3D printing product. Come see the amazing work these Seniors have accomplished.

here is the slide show 

Presenters
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Orla Berry

Science Dept Chair 6-12, Medfield Public schools
AP Bio Teacher; Science Department Chair Grades 6-12;


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 205 Upstairs

9:45am

Boom! Comics in the Classroom
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- 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
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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

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
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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
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Kelly Bertschmann

Fifth Grade Teacher, Medfield Public Schools


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

9:45am

Using Osmo in the classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us in this hands-on session to explore the Osmo and the many uses for your classroom.

Presenters
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Margot Hayes

Dale Street School
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Meghan Krauss

Grade 4 Teacher, Dale Street School


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 125 First Floor

9:45am

Bring the POWER of Making into your Classroom
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Welcome! The Maker Movement is not just about making stuff but making meaning  (@Laurafleming). Our 7Gr Spanish teachers were willing to give the maker magic a try by bringing the Spanish + Scratch + Makey Makey Project to their classrooms. Students had to code a basic game in Scratch that included audio recordings and text in Spanish and also, design a game controller with Makey Makey kit to match. The student payoff was HUGE! These types of projects can easily work cross-curriculum.  Attendees will get hands-on experience walking through this process! You too can feel the power of the MAKER! 

LINK TO : PRESENTATION





Presenters
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Diane Horvath

Technology Integration Specialist, Blake Middle School
I am a Technology Integration Specialist at Blake Middle School who believes in living in BETA! I have a strong desire to continually evolve and spark opportunities for creativity, connectivity and innovation to students. My current spotlight is on blending technology + design thinking... Read More →



Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Classroom 204 Upstairs

9:45am

Project Based Learning Activities and Apps to Transform your Classroom!
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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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.
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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

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

Navigating through Raz-Kids to help teachers to support student reading growth and guide their instruction
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Hi RAZ Attendees,

I wanted to make sure you had my presentation so you can follow along with me tomorrow!  

Right-click on the word presentation, then "Open link in incognito window" and it should come right up :)

See you tomorrow at 9:45 in Lab 119 (First Floor)!

Suzanne

Presenters
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Suzanne Cooney

Reading Specialist, Medfield Public Schools


Friday March 25, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Lab 119 First Floor

11:00am

May the Forms be With You!
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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

Class is a hoot with Kahoot
Limited Capacity seats available

To see the eyes of your students light up as you say "Time for a Kahoot!" - that is my wish for you.  
  • Gather opinions, promote discussion, check for comprehension - all this can be done on Kahoot.  
  • This is a user-friendly tool that your students will love! 
  • You will have time to make your own Kahoot (or two) for your next class!

Here is a link to my presentation.


Presenters
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Paula Hamilton

Spanish Teacher, Medfield High School


Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 118 First Floor

11:00am

Using Socrative for formative assessment
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"How Do You Know What They Know" will introduce the practicing educator to Socrative, an easy to use tool that educators can use to check for understanding and use for formative assesment.  In addition, educators will learn how to collect the data that Socrative generates to help target instruction to individual students.   Educators will learn:

  • How to set up a free account with Socrative
  • How to use the major functions of Socrative
  • How to generate customized reports using Socrative's report feature
  • How EASY it is to use Socrative!
Participants should bring their own device and preload Socrative on their devices.  A significant portion of the seminar will be hands on.


Looking forward to meeting you.

Presenters
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John Panciocco

Social Studies Teacher/Assistant Athletic Director, Medfield High School


Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 120 First Floor

11:00am

Stop and Show
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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
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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
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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
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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

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
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Gregory Keohan

Social Studies Teacher, Blake Middle School


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

11:00am

Coding Drones in the classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn how to use the new Tickle app and learn how to code Drones to solve a problem.

Presenters
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Michael Gibbs

Blake Middle School
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Jason Heim

Science Teacher, Blake Middle School
Science Teacher - Blake Middle School 2002-20181:1 iPad classroom 2012 - 2018Presenter:  Masscue, Learn Launch, Medfield Digital Learning Day, iPad Summit, Innovation Summit.
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Jillian Shaw

Blake Middle School


Friday March 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 110 First Floor

12:00pm

Comics: AWESOME. Retelling the text: not so awesome...
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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
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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
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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
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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

Using Zaption to increase student engagement
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The goal of this session is to introduce teachers to the learning tool 'Zaption'. This web-based tool allows teachers to "turn videos into interactive learning experiences that engage students and deepen understanding." (from Zaption website).

I intend to share this tool from my perspective as a professional developer and then allow for exploration time for teachers to determine ways to use this tool with students in their classrooms.

Presentation Link: Increasing Student Engagement with Zaption

Presenters
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Jamee Callahan

Elementary Literacy Coordinator, Medfield Public Schools


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LMC

12:00pm

DoInk (Green Screen, Movie Making)
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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
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Maura Batts

Blake Middle School
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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

12:00pm

#TWEETING4RELEVANCE
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Stay Relevant in 140 Characters
Like drinking coffee, Twitter is an acquired taste. This session will focus on how teachers and professionals can use twitter to build a PLN and how students use it in today's world. This is for all educators - 'social media addicts' and those with 'socialmediaphobia'. Please have a Twitter Account already setup.
http://tinyurl.com/medtweeps 

Presenters
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Jason Heim

Science Teacher, Blake Middle School
Science Teacher - Blake Middle School 2002-20181:1 iPad classroom 2012 - 2018Presenter:  Masscue, Learn Launch, Medfield Digital Learning Day, iPad Summit, Innovation Summit.
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Nat Vaughn

Principal Blake Middle School, Medfield Public Schools
I have been an educator for 21 years and have been the principal at Blake Middle School in Medfield, MA for the past 8 years. I believe in advocating for and fostering an environment of collaboration and creativity with students, teachers and parents has played a significant role... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Classroom 205 Upstairs