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Explore and create
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Explore and create : BYODex

Monday, June 25, 8:30–10:00 am
Location: Hyatt Regency Jackson A

Jennifer Brachfeld Berne   Dr. Joan McGettigan  
Come learn about the essential tools to develop an efficient workflow, engage students, and elevate learning! This is a hands-on session diving deep into Clips, Book Creator, Class Dojo, Animoto, Apple Files with Google integration, Flipgrid and more! We will set you up for a successful school year.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Tablet: iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Clips, Book Creator, Class Dojo are essential and Socrative, Kahoot, Animoto, Explain Everything helpful. We will showcase ideas for Explain Everything and a brief overview of IOS 11 Files with Google Drive Integration.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Storytelling/multimedia
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
  • Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.
  • Use assessment data to guide progress and communicate with students, parents and education stakeholders to build student self-direction.
Related exhibitors: Canvas , Flipgrid , OverDrive Education , Google, Inc. , Turnitin , Adobe Systems, Inc. , Kahoot! EDU, Inc.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of our workshop is to help attendees acquire the necessary skills to use technology to engage students, to promote a learner-driven environment and to foster multiple pathways for students to demonstrate their learning. Therefore, attendees will not only learn key skills or the "how", but we will also underscore the supporting research and provide pathways where they can continue to develop these skills so that they understand the "why". In this workshop experience, attendees will learn how to craft engaging personalized learning experiences that allow each student to go deep, develop confidence and understand what is needed to reach and exceed standards. It is essential to us that our participants leave our workshop feeling confident that they may take the toolbox and ideas that we have given them to create fun, engaging and innovative learning experiences for their students, to provide data for continual improvement and to develop an efficient workflow, especially for feedback. On the operational side, this workshop will provide attendees with an understanding of how to develop an optimal workflow where working smarter, not harder is the key. For example, we will teach attendees how to use a simple app like Class Dojo and use it not for class management but instead to embed your classroom standards and objectives so that there is clear communication and feedback on a student's development along a learning pathway. Our intent is to frame these tools and objectives within the framework of an academic year, beginning with the end in mind, we will provide a road map to reaching those objectives.


BYODex -90 minutes:
2 min Introduction - Meet Jen & Joan

3 min Overview of Workshop - How do these 5 tools connect to ISTE Standards for Students (Break down and connections to Knowledge Constructor, Creative Communicator, Global Collaborator)

TOOL #1 BOOK CREATOR - 15 minutes
(Participants will create a Book Creator book that will house everything they create in workshop)
Intro to Book Creator
3 examples
Title Page
Book Creator page

TOOL #2 Clips! - 15 minutes
Intro to Clips
3 examples
Create a clip in how to use Book Creator
Embed clip into "Book Creator Page"

TOOL #3 Animoto - 15 minutes
Intro to Animoto
3 examples
Create a clip in how to use Animoto
Embed clip into "Animoto Page"

TOOL #4 Class Dojo - 15 minutes
Intro to Dojo
How to insert standards into Dojo to assess your class
Create a clip in how to use Dojo
Embed clip into "Class Dojo Page"

TOOL #5 Flipgrid - 15 minutes
Intro to Flipgrid
3 examples
Create a clip in how to use Flipgrid
Embed clip into "Flipgrid Page"
Join Flipgrid in "What I Learned Today"

10 min Wrap up and Q & A

Supporting research

The Innovator's Mindset by George Couros
Seven Reasons for Standards-Based Grading by Patricia Scriffiney
Assessment 3.0 by Mark Barnes
Visible Learning by John Hattie
Making Thinking Visible by Ron Ritchhart
Six Reasons You Should Be Doing Digital Storytelling with Your Students by Anna Warfield
Digital Storytelling: Another Tool to Add to Your Pedagogy Toolbox by Jason Ohler

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Jennifer Brachfeld Berne, North Broward Preparatory School
Dr. Joan McGettigan, North Broward Prep

Dr. Joan McGettigan is the Director of Educational and Information Technology at North Broward Prep, an Apple Distinguished School, in Coconut Creek, Florida. She was recently named an Apple Distinguished Educator, class of 2017. Dr. McGettigan is passionate about STEAM, digital storytelling, coding and increasing the number of girls in STEAM. She is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences including ISTE and FETC and a member of many ISTE plns. Dr. McGettigan is a firm believer in the power of collaboration across networks to grow as professionals.

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