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Explore and create : Creation lab

David Lockhart  
You're a Classroom master, but you know it can do more. This session is all about that. We focus on tips, apps and ideas to use Classroom in nontraditional ways. This session will bring out the Classroom expert in you.

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Google Classroom
Topic: Distance, online & blended learning
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.
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
Disclosure: The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The objective of this presentation is to move Classroom users further down the line. We spend time giving tips and tricks with each type of post, talk about apps that you can use with Classroom, collaborate on ideas to use Classroom in creative ways, and talk about the extensions that make classroom work. Of course, there is also time to collaborate and play!


{Let’s Start With Some Tips and Tricks-} Organization and transitioning to Google tools is the key for any Google Classroom. Learn some tips and tricks for it to make life easy.
{Tips for Assignment Post-} Assignment posts are the heart of Classroom. They can be used for all kinds of things, including personalization, discussions, and turning in digital media. Learn all about them here
{Apps That You Can Add-} There are great ed-tech apps that let you post directly into Classroom. Let’s learn about some.
{Even More Apps in Drive-} Google Drive gives you a load of apps you can add and use in Classroom. Let’s look at some of the best.
{Some Alternative Ideas for Classroom-} Google tools give you some tremendous essential functions, but you can get more creative with them as well. Let’s get some fantastic ideas!

Supporting research

Having a great learning management system is all about personalization. It allows you to present multiple options to students both in content and choice of activity. With that being said, research showing the efficacy of personalized learning and student choice applies here. Some options include:
Student Choice

Personalized Learning

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David Lockhart, Big Guy in a Bow Tie Inc.

David Lockhart is a little bit of everything. He is a teacher, coach, presenter, maker, and a whole host of other things that all have one goal in mind. Make the classroom different. He did it in his own classroom by bringing a historical news room concept to high school social studies, he did it as a coach and maker with the KSU iTeach team, and now he does it with coding as a member of the team at Tynker. Classroom’s need a change, and David’s mission is to bring it.

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