In today's world, where we live so much of our lives on the Internet, it's critical that we teach students how to stay safe and make smart choices online. Google’s Be Internet Awesome curriculum makes it simple for educators to impart important lessons on how to be Smart, Alert,
Coding is quickly becoming one of the biggest buzz words in education. However, teaching students to code can be intimidating. Join us as we discuss techniques for teaching coding concepts such as cause and effect, logic, and problem solving. Then we’ll dive into the CS First Curriculum to explore activities, lesson plans, and more.
Have you ever wondered how you can connect your students to a global community without ever leaving your hometown? Google Hangouts allows your students to research effectively, think critically, and communicate successfully, in order to determine the mystery location of the other group. Learn how to find other classrooms to connect with, prepare and assign student roles during the hangout, and complete follow-up activities that will allow your students to build and expand on relationships for future activities.
Objects are popping off the page and coming into our world! How?! See examples of how AR can bring lessons to life in your classroom and learn how to create AR experiences with your students. Resources, examples, as well as ideas of how to integrate this emerging technology into the curriculum will be shared.
Explore free math apps and websites that will engage students in grades K-8. Obtain practical tips and best practices to implement the resources.
Do you regularly check in on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest? Using social media to stay in touch with family and friends has become a routine part of most of our lives. Not only do these sites let us see what’s going on with people that we already know, they can also serve to inspire.
Thrively is a tool that gives strengths and interests assessments in an engaging and entertaining way. Based on 23 factors and developed for children, you receive a profile that is personal, positive, and celebrates each child's core strengths and unique talents. Children, teachers, and parents all have a dashboard displaying activities and videos selected specifically for the child's strengths and interests. Explore a comprehensive activity index with over 120,000 activities and hundreds of videos designed to inspire. The videos feature interesting ideas, leaders, and a range of insights into careers and opportunities that are a good fit for the child's unique strengths. The Activity Boards are a way to discover and research the activities and collect them all in one place.
Why Thrively? Thrively helps the students develop self-awareness, grit, and find their passions and purpose! It focuses on the whole child. It helps teachers personalize learning for each student. Thrively promotes goal setting and taking action steps to achieve those personal goals. Plus Thrively is easy to use, so you can get started right away!
Google Keep allows you to save what is on your mind, and retrieve information later. Discover how to engage students to take notes, access them, and insert them into different formats.
In 2015 Google launched Google Expeditions that allowed students to explore the world in a VR environment.
Now Google has released a product, Google Tour Creator, that will let students tell their own experiences in VR. In this presentation, we will look at the basics of Google Tour Creator and offer suggestions on curriculum integration of this exciting new product.
We'll keep spreading the word until all Ohio PreK-12 students and teachers know where they can access high quality digital resources for a successful education today and into their future. Learn more about the wide variety of electronic resources available through INFOhio that can be accessed from any mobile device — including Chromebooks and smart phones — with tools to help students learn.
This class will show you how to implement student-led workshops and tutorials that empower learners, encourage creativity and facilitate innovation. You will see examples of how educators can guide students to articulate personal learning goals and give them opportunities to teach their peers. We will also go over a few instrumental tools that make this blended learning process happen, including how to create Podcasts and utilize FlipGrid.
The Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators is a fun hands-on learning experience where you'll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit. We'll explore how to teach circuits and conductivity using Makey Makeys and then put our skills to use designing your own inventions! Participants learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that can be used later when working with your students or training others.
This presentation will help you find tools to engage your students in creating their own podcasts as well as uncovering the wealth of information that already exists in both short and long-form podcast format. Discover programs that make podcasting easier for you and for your students. Demystify the recording process and help your students create clear and compelling stories to share! Includes lesson plans for creating your own podcast.