Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Webinar Series: Using Google Apps by Canisius College Education Technologies Faculty




You're invited to an upcoming Webinar Series brought to you by the Education Technologies and Emerging Media Faculty at Canisius College:


Using Google Forms to Reduce Paperwork
Presented by Mr. Rob Zdrojewski
Thursday, April 23, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Learn how to use Google Forms to conduct surveys, administer quizzes and more. Google Forms is integrated into the Google Drive suite of apps, which makes it a perfect fit for collecting data on a large or small scale. All of your results are then collected within a spreadsheet, making it simple to rearrange your data and keep track of results. Before you pay for a service like SurveyMonkey, check out what Google Forms has to offer for free!
Thursday, April 30, 2015  4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
This session will give participants an overview of the free digital tools associated with Google Drive. Participants will learn how to create documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and forms using Google products that allow students to work collaboratively on documents and presentations in real time from any location. The session will also introduce participants to Google Classroom which facilitates teacher sharing and assessment of student work produced using Google Apps.
Presented by Jason Steinagle
Thursday, May 7, 2015  4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
"Back" flipping is a unique learning strategy where students help each other review for the assessment. They conduct research, create videos using Snagit, and then post their work to Google Classroom. This lesson develops literacy skills and allows for peer instruction which aligns to the Common Core. This session will focus on using Google Drive, Snagit for Chrome, and Google Classroom to facilitate this unique approach to flipped learning.
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This free webinar series is brought to you by the Education Technologies and Emerging Media Department at Canisius College



About the Education Technologies and Emerging Media Program at Canisius College: 
The Education Technologies and Emerging Media Programs are innovative and fully online. The Master's Degree program is designed to prepare classroom teachers for New York State (NYS) certification as an Educational Technology Specialist (grades PreK-12). A degree option is also available for students not interested in NYS certification. These programs are designed to teach students how to use technology in the classroom in a purposeful way to enrich and enhance learning and motivate their students. Learn more at http://www.canisius.edu/education-technologies/

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Using iMovie, YouTube and QR Codes In a Life Skills Course by Sara Kutter


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Final Project for EDT 505 submitted by Sara Kutter

Students in a 12:1:1 Life Skills class brainstormed and created a movie/poster/QR code.  Their project was to create a movie explaining why, how, when, and where we recycle.  The students used iMovie to create a trailer.  They then learned how to upload their movies to YouTube using appropriate privacy settings and then used a creative way to display a QR code that they linked to their movie.


About the Education Technologies and Emerging Media Program at Canisius College: 
The Education Technologies and Emerging Media Programs are innovative and fully online. The Master's Degree program is designed to prepare classroom teachers for New York State (NYS) certification as an Educational Technology Specialist (grades PreK-12). A degree option is also available for students not interested in NYS certification. These programs are designed to teach students how to use technology in the classroom in a purposeful way to enrich and enhance learning and motivate their students. Learn more at http://www.canisius.edu/education-technologies/

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Using Tablets for Ancient Civilization Projects by Brianna Pride


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Final Project for EDT 505 submitted by Brianna Pride:


During sixth grade, students learn about Ancient Civilizations in China, Greece, Egypt, and Rome.  This cross-curricular project provides students with the opportunity to use technology as a tool to deepen their understanding of these topics and demonstrate what they have learned.  Students use tablets and iPads as a tool to research, take notes, collaborate with peers, write essays, create a multimedia presentation, and present their finished products to peers.  This video explores the process, tools, and resources students use to complete their projects. 




About the Education Technologies and Emerging Media Program at Canisius College: 
The Education Technologies and Emerging Media Programs are innovative and fully online. The Master's Degree program is designed to prepare classroom teachers for New York State (NYS) certification as an Educational Technology Specialist (grades PreK-12). A degree option is also available for students not interested in NYS certification. These programs are designed to teach students how to use technology in the classroom in a purposeful way to enrich and enhance learning and motivate their students. Learn more at http://www.canisius.edu/education-technologies/

Monday, March 9, 2015

Using Kahoot to Gamify the Classroom by Cliff Quinn


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Final project for EDT 505 submitted by Cliff Quinn:

Each student will create a Kahoot quiz that is at least 10 questions and includes pictures.  The second portion of the project will be that students must participate in all of their classmates quizzes.  For this course I currently only have 9 students.  The assignment can be adjusted for larger numbers by randomly assigning groups and having students take their groupmates’ quizzes.




About the Education Technologies and Emerging Media Program at Canisius College: 
The Education Technologies and Emerging Media Programs are innovative and fully online. The Master's Degree program is designed to prepare classroom teachers for New York State (NYS) certification as an Educational Technology Specialist (grades PreK-12). A degree option is also available for students not interested in NYS certification. These programs are designed to teach students how to use technology in the classroom in a purposeful way to enrich and enhance learning and motivate their students.  Learn more at http://www.canisius.edu/education-technologies/

Sunday, March 8, 2015

High Tech Physical Education: Target Heart Rate Monitoring by Kory McMahon


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Final Project for EDT 505 submitted by Kory McMahon:

Welcome to my 3rd and 4th grade Spring Fitness Unit!  From the beginning of the school year I infuse fitness concepts and terms daily into the physical education curriculum.  In 3rd and 4th grade students will routinely check their pulse during physical activity, and compare it to the posted target heart rate zone in the gym.

In this fitness unit students will be using a mobile Smart board, the mobile laptop lab, digital heart rate watches, and possibly a heart rate or pulse bar as a backup in case the watch fails to work.  The introduction for the spring fitness unit has a brief video tutorial on how to put on and use the digital heart rate watches.  The video also explains how to correctly keep track of heart rate data from the various fitness stations on a group worksheet.  Students will access a second video tutorial on the mobile Smart board that explains how to transfer their data from their worksheet into an Excel spreadsheet using the laptop computers.  They will follow directions on how to personalize the heart rate chart and eventually print out their own copy which they will use to have discussions with their classmates, and later parents.

This unit is a great way to integrate technology into physical education, reinforce fitness concepts and terms, and connect with parents about one of the most important themes being taught.


About the Education Technologies and Emerging Media Program at Canisius College: 
The Education Technologies and Emerging Media Programs are innovative and fully online. The Master's Degree program is designed to prepare classroom teachers for New York State (NYS) certification as an Educational Technology Specialist (grades PreK-12). A degree option is also available for students not interested in NYS certification. These programs are designed to teach students how to use technology in the classroom in a purposeful way to enrich and enhance learning and motivate their students. Learn more at http://www.canisius.edu/education-technologies/