Tech Tools for Teachers

Thursday, February 25

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Most teachers are aware of Turnitin.com as a tool for checking on plagiarism but there are so many other ways to use it! This workshop will focus on using the Turnitin app on your iPad for grading papers. Not only will your bag be lighter because you won’t be carrying around all those papers, you will also be able to give students much more substantive feedback and they will never lose their graded work.

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Are you tired of using PowerPoint? Padlet and Prezi are real-time collaborative presentation tools that provide excellent alternatives to PowerPoint. Padlet has been referred to as a “virtual sticky note app” that allows users to post images, videos, links, and more to an online wall or canvas. Prezi is a web-based tool that enables users to create engaging presentations and allows for collaborative online editing. In this workshop you will learn how to integrate both of these tools into your curriculum.

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Are you looking for a unique way to deliver your material? Have you ever thought about flipping your classes? This workshop will focus on the fundamentals of screencasting and introduce you to a free web-based screencasting tool called Screencast-O-Matic. It will also provide ideas about how you can use this dynamic tool to re-energize your lessons and provide constructive feedback on student assignments.

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Michele Gordon and some of her students will show how they best use their iPads for note-keeping and organization, presentations, and in-class discussion forums. See how Adobe Voice allows users to create animated slideshow-based video stories based on their own narrated scripts. Want an easy alternative to PowerPoint? Haiku Deck is a fun, easy to use presentation tool. How are the freshmen staying organized? Students will show how they use an app like Notability to take notes and organize all of their work in their iPad. And finally, learn about backchanneling. The backchannel is an online conversation that goes on alongside the primary activity, presentation, or discussion in class. Learn how a site like TodaysMeet allows students to engage in powerful conversations that augment the traditional classroom.

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Would you like to create assessments, deliver them to students, and obtain the results in real-time? In this workshop, you will learn how to use Formative and Socrative, two web-based tools that allow teachers to create formative assessments, view them in real-time, and provide grades and individualized feedback to students. Are you looking for a quick and easy way to design beautiful, interactive web-based assignments? This workshop will also introduce you to Tackk, an excellent creation and collaboration tool that allows you to combine text, images, video, and audio to present a lesson, assign homework, or provide a space for students to work on a project.

Please choose 2 workshops to attend by completing the form below. Registration will be open until 3pm on Monday.